BSL Round 2 of Semi-Finals. Besiktas and Fenerbahce extend leads

Besiktas - Anadolu Efes 74-72

Besiktas held off Anadolu Efes to open 2-0 lead in the semifinal series. 24 personal fouls committed by Anadolu Efes helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was American guard DJ Strawberry (196-85, college: Maryland) who scored 18 points and 4 assists. The other American import point guard Michael Thompson (177-89, college: Northwestern) chipped in 20 points. Uruguayan-Italian guard Jayson Granger (189-89) produced 22 points and American-Armenian center Bryant Dunston (203-86) added 12 points and 7 rebounds respectively for the guests.

Fenerbahce - Darussafaka 95-81

Fenerbahce delivered the second straight blow against Darussafaka claiming a well-deserved win at home court. Nigerian-American power forward Ekpe Udoh (208-87, college: Baylor) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 13 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists. International point guard Bobby Dixon (178-83, college: Troy, agency: BeoBasket) contributed with 15 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Five Fenerbahce players scored in double figures. American guard Brad Wanamaker (193-89, college: Pittsburgh) replied with 21 points and 4 assists and his fellow American import forward Will Clyburn (201-90, college: Iowa St.) added 14 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Darussafaka. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.