BSL Round 2 of Regular Season

There were only 2 rounds played so far and it's still very beginning of the Regular Season in BSL.

Anadolu Efes smashed TED Kolejliler in Istanbul 109-60. The game without a history. Anadolu Efes led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 66 of its points in the paint compared to TED Kolejliler's 26. They outrebounded TED Kolejliler 54-19 including a 21-10 advantage in offensive rebounds. Anadolu Efes looked well-organized offensively handing out 28 assists comparing to just 10 passes made by TED Kolejliler's players. French guard Thomas Heurtel (189-89, agency: BeoBasket) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 10 points, 5 rebounds and 12 assists. American guard Bryce Cotton (185-92, college: Providence) contributed with 18 points for the winners. American guard Shannon Shorter (193-89, college: N.Texas) replied with 24 points and 8 rebounds for TED Kolejliler. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. TED Kolejliler will play next round against Usak Sportlif trying to get back on the winning streak. Anadolu Efes will try to continue on its current victory against Balikesir on the road.
The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Darussafaka (1-1) in Balikesir. Visitors were defeated by Banvit (2-0) 93-88. American point guard Jordan Theodore (182-89, college: Seton Hall) scored 32 points and 6 assists to lead the charge for the winners and Can Mutaf chipped in 22 points during the contest. American guard Brad Wanamaker (193-89, college: Pittsburgh) responded with 20 points and 8 assists. Darussafaka's coach David Blatt tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Banvit will play against Galatasaray (#4) in Istanbul in the next round. Darussafaka will play at home against Gaziantep to get more than just one victory in their record.
A very close game took place in Bursa between Galatasaray and Tofas. Galatasaray (2-0) got a very close victory on the road over Tofas (0-2). Galatasaray managed to escape with a 2-point win 82-80 on Sunday evening. Guest team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. Austin Daye notched 23 points and 4 assists to lead the effort. Even 26 points and 8 rebounds by Sammy Mejia did not help to save the game for Tofas. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Galatasaray will meet at home Banvit in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Tofas will play against Darussafaka (#8) in Istanbul and hope to win that game.
A very interesting game took place in Gaziantep. It ended with only two-point home defeat of Gaziantep (0-2) to Pinar Karsiyaka (1-1) 75-73 on Saturday evening. The best player for the winners was Kevin Dillard who scored 14 points and 5 assists. Pinar Karsiyaka's coach Nenad Markovic allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Pinar Karsiyaka's next round opponent will be Trabzonspor (#16) at home and are hoping to win another game. Gaziantep will play against Darussafaka (#8) in Istanbul and hope to win that game.
Important game to mention about took place in Balikesir. Demir IBB (1-1) saved a 3-point derby victory on the road edging Balikesir (1-1) 80-77 in the fight for the sixth place. Kenneth Hayes orchestrated the victory by scoring 27 points (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line). Demir IBB's coach Ozhan Civgin used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Demir IBB will have a break next round.

There were no big surprises in other games of round 2: Istanbul BBSK was beaten by Fenerbahce on the road 76-62. Trabzonspor lost to Yesilgiresun on its own court 85-89. Usak lost to undefeated Besiktas in Istanbul 65-87.

Anadolu Efes - TED Kolejliler 109-60

Anadolu Efes smashed TED Kolejliler in Istanbul 109-60. The game without a history. Anadolu Efes led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 66 of its points in the paint compared to TED Kolejliler's 26. They outrebounded TED Kolejliler 54-19 including a 21-10 advantage in offensive rebounds. Anadolu Efes looked well-organized offensively handing out 28 assists comparing to just 10 passes made by TED Kolejliler's players. French guard Thomas Heurtel (189-89, agency: BeoBasket) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 10 points, 5 rebounds and 12 assists. American guard Bryce Cotton (185-92, college: Providence) contributed with 18 points for the winners. Five Anadolu Efes players scored in double figures. American guard Shannon Shorter (193-89, college: N.Texas) replied with 24 points and 8 rebounds and his fellow American import Dominique Morrison (198-89, college: ORU) added 15 points and 4 assists in the effort for TED Kolejliler. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. TED Kolejliler will play next round against Usak Sportlif trying to get back on the winning streak. Anadolu Efes will try to continue on its current victory against Balikesir on the road.
Top scorers:
Anadolu Efes: F.Korkmaz 18+3reb+1ast, B.Cotton 18+1reb+3ast, C.Osman 16+6reb, D.Thomas 13+5reb+3ast, A.Omic 12+10reb, B.Dunston 10+7reb
TED Kolejliler: S.Shorter 24+8reb+3ast, D.Morrison 15+1reb+4ast, J.Love 7+4reb+1ast, O.Akis 5+1reb, K.Akpulat 4+1reb, Y.Sarikaya 3+3reb



Fenerbahce - Istanbul BBSK 76-62

Fenerbahce used a home court advantage and beat the opponent from Istanbul 76-62 on Monday night. The game was mostly controlled by Fenerbahce. Istanbul BBSK was better in third quarter 18-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. FYR Macedonia-Bulgaria power forward Pero Antic (211-82, agency: BeoBasket) orchestrated the victory by scoring 15 points. Czech power forward Jan Vesely (213-90) contributed with 10 points and 4 steals for the winners. American-Bulgaria guard Earl Calloway (191-83, college: Indiana) replied with 10 points and 5 assists and international point guard Kartal Ozmizrak (189-95, agency: BeoBasket) added 12 points in the effort for Istanbul BBSK. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Fenerbahce will face Yesilgiresun Bld (#5) in Giresun in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Istanbul BBSK will play at home against Besiktas (#3) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Fenerbahce: P.Antic 15+3reb, K.Sloukas 10+1reb+3ast, J.Vesely 10+3reb+2ast, B.Dixon 9+3reb+2ast, J.Nunnally 7+2ast, A.Duverioglu 6+7reb
Istanbul BBSK: K.Ozmizrak 12+2reb+2ast, E.Calloway 10+2reb+5ast, B.McCauley 10+3reb+2ast, D.Markota 8+6reb+1ast, M.Cevik 7+1ast, D.Kilicli 6+4reb



Banvit BK - Darussafaka 93-88

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Darussafaka (1-1) in Balikesir. Visitors were defeated by Banvit (2-0) 93-88. Darussafaka was plagued by 28 personal fouls down the stretch. American point guard Jordan Theodore (182-89, college: Seton Hall) scored 32 points and 6 assists to lead the charge for the winners and the former international guard Can Mutaf (190-91) chipped in 22 points during the contest. American guard Brad Wanamaker (193-89, college: Pittsburgh) responded with 20 points and 8 assists and his fellow American import guard Scottie Wilbekin (188-93, college: Florida) scored 14 points and 4 assists. Four Darussafaka players scored in double figures. Darussafaka's coach David Blatt tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Banvit will play against Galatasaray (#4) in Istanbul in the next round. Darussafaka will play at home against Gaziantep to get more than just one victory in their record.
Top scorers:
Banvit BK: J.Theodore 32+2reb+6ast, C.Mutaf 22+3reb+2ast, G.Vidmar 14+5reb+3ast, G.Orelik 9+9reb+3ast, J.Chappell 8+5reb+1ast, D.Kulig 8+6reb
Darussafaka: B.Wanamaker 20+2reb+8ast, S.Wilbekin 14+2reb+4ast, A.Moerman 12+7reb, B.Batuk 10+4reb, W.Clyburn 9+2reb+1ast, L.Harangody 9+3reb+1ast



Tofas - Galatasaray 80-82

A very close game took place in Bursa between Galatasaray and Tofas. Galatasaray (2-0) got a very close victory on the road over Tofas (0-2). Galatasaray managed to escape with a 2-point win 82-80 on Sunday evening. Guest team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. Galatasaray looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. American forward Austin Daye (211-88, college: Gonzaga, agency: Alti Sport) notched 23 points and 4 assists to lead the effort and international Sinan Guler (192-83, college: Carroll, MT, agency: 1x1 Sports) supported him with 16 points, 5 assists and 4 steals. Four Galatasaray players scored in double figures. Even 26 points and 8 rebounds by Dominican-American swingman Sammy Mejia (198-83, college: De Paul) did not help to save the game for Tofas. Dominican-American forward Ronald Roberts (203-91, college: St.Joseph's, agency: Pensack Sports) added 15 points and 10 rebounds for the hosts. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Galatasaray will meet at home Banvit in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Tofas will play against Darussafaka (#8) in Istanbul and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Galatasaray: A.Daye 23+4reb+4ast, S.Guler 16+4reb+5ast, B.Schilb 13+2reb+3ast, A.Tyus 12+5reb, G.Koksal 8+1reb+2ast, E.Arar 4+2reb
Tofas: S.Mejia 26+8reb+3ast, V.Micic 20+2reb+2ast, R.Roberts 15+10reb+2ast, K.Ivanov 8+6reb+4ast, C.Topaloglu 6+3reb+2ast, K.Peker 3+1reb+3ast



Best Balikesir - Demir IBB 77-80

Important game to mention about took place in Balikesir. Demir IBB (1-1) saved a 3-point derby victory on the road edging Balikesir (1-1) 80-77 in the fight for the sixth place. Demir IBB made 18-of-18 free shots (100 percent !!!) during the game. They also forced 20 Balikesir turnovers. American point guard Kenneth Hayes (188-87, college: Miami, OH, agency: BeoBasket) orchestrated the victory by scoring 27 points (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line). The other American import guard Osiris Eldridge (191-88, college: Illinois St.) contributed with 12 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Demir IBB's coach Ozhan Civgin used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. American point guard Mike Green (185-85, college: Butler) replied with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 assists and American-Nigeria Ike Ofoegbu (205-84, college: SMU) added 19 points in the effort for Balikesir. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Demir IBB will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Demir IBB: K.Hayes 27+1ast, O.Eldridge 12+6reb+3ast, A.Caloiaro 11+5reb+2ast, C.Hannah 10+3reb+4ast, A.Stipanovic 8+3reb+2ast, C.Altay 6+4reb+2ast
Best Balikesir: I.Ofoegbu 19+2reb+1ast, M.Green 15+3reb+10ast, A.Nichols 11+6reb+1ast, R.Culpepper 11+1reb+2ast, V.Golubovic 8+1reb, Y.Akcay 7+3ast



Trabzonspor - Yesilgiresun 85-89

Very expected game when Trabzonspor (0-2) lost at home to Yesilgiresun Bld (2-0) 89-85 on Saturday. Yesilgiresun Bld made 18-of-23 free shots (78.3 percent) during the game. Swingman Okben Ulubay (200-97) orchestrated the victory by scoring 20 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. American-Romania point guard Malcolm Armstead (187-89, college: Wichita St., agency: BeoBasket) contributed with 15 points and 6 assists for the winners. American power forward Julian Wright (203-87, college: Kansas, agency: Alti Sport) replied with 19 points and 6 rebounds and his fellow American import point guard Stefan Moody (179-93, college: Mississippi) added 12 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for Trabzonspor. Five Yesilgiresun Bld and four Trabzonspor players scored in double figures. Trabzonspor's coach Sergey Bazarevich let to play ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Yesilgiresun Bld will face Fenerbahce (#10) in Istanbul in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Trabzonspor will play on the road against Pinar Karsiyaka (#9) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Yesilgiresun: O.Ulubay 20+6reb+4ast, E.Kosut 16+4reb+3ast, M.Armstead 15+3reb+6ast, R.Mahalbasic 13+4reb, R.Ledo 11+9reb, A.Gill 6+6reb
Trabzonspor: J.Wright 19+6reb+2ast, M.Lee 15+8reb+1ast, S.Moody 12+9reb+4ast, C.Green 10+6reb+4ast, M.Basturk 9, D.Cantekin 8+3reb



Gaziantep - Pinar Karsiyaka 73-75

A very interesting game took place in Gaziantep. It ended with only two-point home defeat of Gaziantep (0-2) to Pinar Karsiyaka (1-1) 75-73 on Saturday evening. The best player for the winners was American-Albania point guard Kevin Dillard (183-89, college: Dayton) who scored 14 points and 5 assists. American point guard J'Covan Brown (188-90, college: Texas) chipped in 10 points and 7 assists. Pinar Karsiyaka's coach Nenad Markovic allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Bulgaria power forward Dejan Ivanov (205-86, agency: BeoBasket) produced a double-double by scoring 18 points and 11 rebounds and American point guard Will Cherry (185-91, college: Montana) added 17 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists respectively for the hosts. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Pinar Karsiyaka's next round opponent will be Trabzonspor (#16) at home and are hoping to win another game. Gaziantep will play against Darussafaka (#8) in Istanbul and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Pinar Karsiyaka: K.Dillard 14+2reb+5ast, M.Ponitka 12+5reb, D.Summers 10+4reb, J.Brown 10+4reb+7ast, B.Petway 9+3reb+2ast, J.Owens 8+5reb
Gaziantep: D.Ivanov 18+11reb+3ast, W.Cherry 17+8reb+5ast, M.Denmon 15+7reb+4ast, J.Balazic 12+5reb+2ast, N.Aleksandrov 8+8reb+2ast, T.Ruzic 3+1reb



Besiktas - Usak 87-65

Besiktas used a home court advantage and rolled over the opponent from Usak 87-65 on Saturday night. Besiktas dominated down low during the game scoring 64 of its points in the paint compared to Usak Sportlif's 34. They outrebounded Usak Sportlif 44-26 including 18 on the offensive glass. Besiktas looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Serbian center Vladimir Stimac (210-87, agency: Interperformances) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 15 rebounds. American forward Earl Clark (208-88, college: Louisville) contributed with 20 points and 6 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) for the winners. American power forward Darryl Monroe (201-86, college: George Mason, agency: BeoBasket) replied with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 11 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) and his fellow American import point guard Mark Lyons (185-89, college: Arizona, agency: Higher Vision Sports) added 12 points and 4 assists in the effort for Usak Sportlif. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Besiktas' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Istanbul to the arena Istanbul BBSK.
Top scorers:
Besiktas: E.Clark 20+6reb, V.Stimac 19+15reb, K.Weems 10+4reb+3ast, M.Roll 9+3reb+6ast, S.Sanli 8+6reb, M.Thompson 7+1reb+6ast
Usak: D.Monroe 19+11reb+2ast, M.Lyons 12+4ast, S.McKissic 12+1reb+1ast, J.Hazell 7, B.Candan 7+5reb+1ast, H.Demirel 4+1reb+2ast


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