Galatasaray Nef started the round of 16 with a win

Champions League round of 16 in their first game in Group K Galatasaray Nef, France representative hosted Limoges.

At the beginning of the match, the yellow-red team scored with Caloiaro and McGee, and they had a 7-2 advantage in the 2nd minute. Galatasaray, who could not prevent his opponent from catching a 12-0 series, passed the 5th minute behind 14-7. Afterwards, the yellow-red team, which defended well and took control of the game, took the lead with Ristic’s 3-pointer in the 9th minute: 20-18. However, the first quarter ended with a 20-20 tie. Ristic, Caloiaro and McGee’s score and rebound performances came to the fore in Galatasaray.

At the beginning of the second period, Galatasaray Nef had a good attack on the field defense of his opponent, and caught an 8-0 series in the first 1.5 minutes. Continuing their good game, the yellow-red players scored 14 points (46-32) at the end of the 19th minute. “Cimbom” was ahead 48-37 at halftime.


Starting the second half of the match well, Galatasaray was ahead by 20 points (62-42) in the 25th minute. A minute later, Caloiaro’s free throw baskets increased the lead to 22 points (64-42) and the yellow-red team finished the period ahead 73-55. Galatasaray Nef, who did not allow the gap to melt in the last quarter, won the parquet 100-73.

The new transfer Russell, who played his first game in the yellow-red team, became the top scorer of the match with 20 points. Caloiaro and Ristic played an important role in the victory with 18 points each, McGee 14 and Ennis 12 points. In the visiting team, Kyzlink was the team’s top scorer with 16 points.

Galatasaray Club Vice President Metin Öztürk, board members, Galatasaray Sportif AŞ Deputy Chairman Erden Timur, football team coach Okan Buruk, football player Lucas Torreira and former football player Arda Turan watched the fight in the hall.

In the previous stage, Galatasaray Nef had completed the group consisting of Hapoel Holon, Ooestende and Legia Warsaw in the first place with 4 wins and 2 losses in 6 games. Limoges, on the other hand, finished Group F in 3rd place after three wins and a draw, and remained in the round of 16. The last 16 round matches will end on March 22 and the teams that finish in the top 2 places in their groups will qualify for the quarter finals.

Galatasaray Nef: 100 – Limoges: 73

Salon: Sinan Erdem
Referees: Ademir Zurapovic (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Michal Proc (Poland), Martin Vulic (Croatia)
Galatasaray Nef: McGee 14, Ennis 12, Floyd 6, Göksenin Köksal, Caloiaro 18, Ristic 18, Russell 20, Sadık Emir Kabaca 6, Muhaymin Mustafa 3, Yunus Emre Sonsırma, Tan Yıldızoğlu, Hummer 3
Limoges: Graves, Hawkins 5, Lang 8, Wojciechowski 5, Yeguete 6, Ugolin 10, Schilling 8, Kyzlink 16, Graves 13, Desseignet 2, Names, Shots

1. Period: 20-20

Circuit: 48-37
3. Period: 73-55



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