Extra Bursa Fruits
Frutti Extra Bursa continues to reflect its rise in Europe to the league. Being one of the most fit teams in the league at the moment, the Green-Whites won three consecutive wins in the Eurocup, and had a great advantage on the way to the Top 16. At the weekend, they accelerated the Play-Off race in the ING Basketball Super League by beating Darüşşafaka, one of the teams that marked the league this season, after a breathtaking match.
Türk Telekom moved a little further away from the Play-Off race with their third consecutive defeat. Ankara team, whose offensive performance was below expectations, especially in the first half in Semt77 Yalova away, caught 39.39% hit in 3 points with 13/33, while they were able to achieve a very low percentage with 9/29 (31%) hits from the painted area and its surroundings.
Great match suited
In the highly anticipated giant fight of the week, Pınar Karşıyaka defeated its strong rival, the leader Fenerbahçe BEKO, in the last moment of the breathtaking fight, in the last part of the game, there were details that would affect the fate. First, Melih Mahmutoğlu got a foul in a difficult position with 5 seconds left before the end, and with the critical three-pointer and the following free throw, he contributed 4 points to his team and put the Yellow-Navy Blues forward. Then, meeting the ball in the last attack, Amath MBaye brought the victory to Pınar Karşıyaka with a terrific three-pointer at the last second despite Metecan’s defense.
DETAIL OF THE WEEK
Zukauskas made the difference
Tofaş’s Lithuanian power forward Eigirdas Zukauskas stood out with his contribution to his team in the first match of the ING Basketball Super League. Putting a near perfect performance in his first fight in the league, he was 2.06 tall and 29 years old and was effective with 17 points, 8 rebounds and 1 steal. As a team, Tofaş achieved one of the most magnificent performances of the season, defeating the rising Yukatel Merkezefendi at home.
SURPRISE OF THE WEEK
Semt77 Yalova put an end to their five-match longing for victory against Türk Telekom. The Yalova team, which kept its opponent 7 points in the first quarter and reached a difference of 12 points at the end of the half, won a very important victory on the way to stay in the cluster by winning even though it was caught by its strong opponent in the last period. Slovenian guard Luka Rupnik also came back from the brink of triple-double with Marcus Lee, and this duo had a big share in the win.
MIX OF THE WEEK: Marcus Lee (Semt77 Yalova), Melo Trimble (G.Saray NEF), Jarmar Gulley (Gaziantep Basketball), Amath MBaye (Pınar Karşıyaka), Kevarrius Hayes (Frutti Extra Bursa)
MVP: Doğuş Özdemiroğlu (Darüşşafaka) (19 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal – 18 VP)
HIDDEN HERO: Eigirdas Zukauskas (Tofaş) (17 points, 8 rebounds, 1 steal – 22 VP)
TEAM OF THE WEEK: Pinar Karsiyaka
COACHU OF THE WEEK: Ufuk Sarica (Pinar Karsiyaka)
6TH BEST MAN: Berkan Durmaz (Pınar Karşıyaka) (13 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist – 16 VP)
FLASH NAME OF THE WEEK: Sam Dekker (Bahçeşehir Koleji) (20 points, 14 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block, 1 steal – 35 VP)
TOTAL RESULTS: Gaziantep Basketball-Büyükçekmece Basketball: 80-72, Yukatel Merkezefendi-Tofaş: 66-98, Frutti Extra Bursa-Darüşşafaka: 83-81, District 77 Yalova-Türk Telekom: 72-68, Bahçeşehir College-HDI Insurance Afyon: 105-77, Anadolu Efes-Aliağa Petkim: 97-83, Beşiktaş Icrypex-Galatasaray NEF: 62-74, Pınar Karşıyaka-Fenerbahçe BEKO: 74-72
MATCHES OF THE WEEK: Friday, April 1 – 20.00: HDI Insurance Afyon-Fenerbahce BEKO, Saturday, April 2 – 13.00: Yukatel Merkezefendi Bld.-Turk Telekom, 15.30: Aliaga Petkim-Frutti Extra Bursa, 18.00: Darüşşafaka-Gaziantep Basketball, 20.15: Tofaş-Beşiktaş Icrypex, Sunday, April 3 – 15.30: Galatasaray NEF-Pınar Karşıyaka, 18.00: Büyükçekmece Basketball-District77 Yalova, 20.15: Bahçeşehir College-Anadolu Ephesus
20,33/15 matches: Allerik Freeman (Frutti Extra Bursa)
19,55/20 matches: Jarmar Gulley (Gaziantep Basketball)
19.40/15 match: Vasilije Micic (Anadolu Efes)
10.61/23 matches: Alpha Kaba (Gaziantep B.)
7.71/14 matches: Malcolm Thomas (Aliaga Petkim)
7.68/25 matches: Dedric Lawson (Besiktas Icrypex)
7.92/13 matches: Luka Rupnik (District77 Yalova)
7.32/22 matches: Demarquis Bost (Galatasaray NEF)
6,56/16 matches: Pierria Henry (Fenerbahce BEKO)
1.61/23 matches: Alpha Kaba (Gaziantep Basketball)
1,43 / 21 maç: Kevarrius Hayes (Extra Bursa Fruits)
1.21/24 match: Marcus Lee (Semt77 Yalova)
KINGDOM OF STEALING
2.13/24 matches: Doğuş Özdemiroğlu (Darüşşafaka B.)
1.90/20 matches: Jarmar Gulley (Gaziantep Basketball)
1.88/17 matches: Anthony Clemmons (Turk Telekom)
EFFICIENCY SCORE RANKING
19.93/14 matches: Malcolm Thomas (Aliaga Petkim)
19.87/23 matches: Alpha Kaba (Gaziantep Basketball)
19.60/15 match: Vasilije Micic (Anadolu Efes)