|BSL Round 18: TED Kolejliler record their first victory
There was no lack of excitement in the last round games. The round ended with favorites losing the games and even winless team recording their first victory.
TED Kolejliler has finally registered their first victory this season after 17 consecutive losses. They used home court advantage to defeat Usak Sportlif (5-13) 90-84 on Saturday. TED Kolejliler made 29-of-35 free shots (82.9 percent) during the game. TED Kolejliler outrebounded Usak Sportlif 44-31 including 16 on the offensive glass. 27 personal fouls committed by Usak Sportlif helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American guard Shannon Shorter (193-89, college: N.Texas) scored 23 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists (went 12 for 12 at the free throw line !!!) to lead the charge for the winners and the other American import forward Ian Hummer (201-90, college: Princeton) chipped in 19 points and 14 rebounds during the contest. The best for the losing side was American D'Angelo Harrison (193, college: St.John's, agency: Three Eye Sports) with 32 points and 8 assists. TED Kolejliler maintains sixteenth position with 1-17 record. It was Usak Sportlif's third loss in a row. They keep the fourteenth place with 13 games lost. TED Kolejliler are looking forward to face higher ranked Istanbul BBSK (#13) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Usak Sportlif will play against the league's second-placed Anadolu Efes where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
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