| No wheelchair Basketball in Turkey?- Jan.27, 2015 (by Alev)|
Shocking news came from the Turkish Disabled Sports Federation today as the announcement came concerning the cancellation of all the disabled sports in Turkey. The reason was the low budget. The decision has been taken after the management board meeting. As this includes wheelchair basketball too. The cancellation is valid till a futher announcement as this might as well be forever [read more]
Shocking news came from the Turkish Disabled Sports Federation today as the announcement came concerning the cancellation of all the disabled sports in Turkey. The reason was the low budget. The decision has been taken after the management board meeting. As this includes wheelchair basketball too. The cancellation is valid till a futher announcement as this might as well be forever. This is a very pity decision as a team from Izmir has been the world champion in the beginning of this century and the experience gained might not be transferred to further generations..
With all the hopes that this news would reach the responsible authorities and some budget could be given soon.
| Turkish teams in Europe last week- Jan.11, 2015 (by Alev)|
Turkish teams were partly successfull last week in the european arena. In Turkish Airlines Euroleague Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul and Anadolu Efes Istanbul grabbed a win while Galatasaray Liv Hospital Istanbul could not do much against their strong opponent in the away game. Eurocup was the week of two Turkish teams playing against each other (Besiktas Integral Forex Istanbul vs. Pinar Karsiyaka SK Izmir) as Banvit Basketbol Kulubu had a win in the away game.Here are the details.Turkish Air... [read more]
Turkish teams were partly successfull last week in the european arena. In Turkish Airlines Euroleague Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul and Anadolu Efes Istanbul grabbed a win while Galatasaray Liv Hospital Istanbul could not do much against their strong opponent in the away game. Eurocup was the week of two Turkish teams playing against each other (Besiktas Integral Forex Istanbul vs. Pinar Karsiyaka SK Izmir) as Banvit Basketbol Kulubu had a win in the away game.
Here are the details.
Turkish Airlines Euroleague
Galatasaray Liv Hospital Istanbul: The lions played against Real Madrid in Madrid. The first auarter was one of the only time where the Turkish represenatative went ahead in the game as the ended the first 10 minutes with 1 point deficit. Whereas the second quarter was a total disaster for the Turkish site, the Mardirds boosting performance led them to the halftime score of 55 -39. Galatasaray Liv Hospital Istanbul kept the hope in the third part leading the quarter by 5 (18-14) but Madrid was simply too strong for the students of Ergin Ataman (agency: Beo Basket ) and the lions went back home with loss of 93-78. The important point of the game was the Ergin Ataman (agency: Beo Basket ) gave the change to whole 12 players in the roster in such an important game. 10 of 12 players made a contribution in points (17 from Zoran Erceg (210-PF-85) and 11 each from Ender Arslan (190-PG-83) and Carlos Arroyo (188-PG-79, agency: Interperformances, college: FIU)) while all of them had a contribution in the statistics (rebounts, assists, etc.).
Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul: The students of Zeljko Obradovic had to fight in the cold Russia agains BC Nizhny Novgorod in the away game. In the first 2 quarters both of the teams gave full power to get an advantage before going to the dressing room but the performance of both sides was pretty much equal as the first half ended with an advantage of 2 points for the Turkish side. The decisive score as well as the difference came in the second half of the game as the game ended with a difference of 18 for Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul (60-78). The 23 point performance of Andrew Goudelock (190-G-88, college: Charleston) was the turning point of the game as 10 players were given the chance in Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul 9 of which contributed the score. A negative side for Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul was their unbelievable bad free throw percentage of 35.7% (5/14).
Anadolu Efes Istanbul: The beermen had their season best comeback against Unicaja Malaga. The disatorous first two quarters (15-23 and 19-26) scared the fans of Anadolu Efes Istanbul as the halftime score was 34-49 for the favour of the Spanish team. Some magic touch as well as effective speech of Dusan Ivkovic (agency: Beo Basket ) ensired a totally different Anadolu Efes Istanbul on the court. The unbelievable defensive performance (8 points) as well as better shooting percentage brought the tie (57-57) for the Turkish side in the third quarter. The same momentum was kept for Anadolu Efes Istanbul in the last part of the game as the beermen grabbed their second win (74-70) the Turkish Airlines Group F being one of the three unbeaten teams of the Group. An important factor of the game was that all of the 11 players who were given the chance to play have contrtibuted the statistics 4 of which has double digit score.
Besiktas Integral Forex Istanbul- Pinar Karsiyaka SK Izmir: The duell of two Turkish teams in Eurocup ended with the clear win of the Izmir representative Pinar Karsiyaka SK Izmir. The very first quarter was the turning point of the game as the Izmir representative demolished Besiktas Integral Forex Istanbul by 16-29 as the same trend during the whole game kept going leading them to a clear with of 77 - 105 in Istanbul. Th 58% three point percentage as well as the 6 players scoring double digit score were the turning point of the game for Pinar Karsiyaka SK Izmir.
Banvit Basketbol Kulubu: The Bandirma representative had to play in an unsafe environment in Montenegro agains KK Buducnost Voli Podgorica. The decisive first quarter for Banvit Basketbol Kulubu was the 14 point difference (8-22) followed by their 24-27 performance in the second quarter leading them to the dessing room with a 17 point advantage. The extra peformance of KK Buducnost Voli Podgorica during the second half helped them only reduce the score as the game finished with 68-74 for the Turkish side. Chuck Davis was definitely the man of the game with his 28 point performance making him the top scorer of the court. An important point of the game as the Montenegran spectator entering the court and hitting a Banvit Basketbol Kulubu player who was making a free throw at the time followed by a small fight where two Banvit Basketbol Kulubu had to spend the night in the police station.
| 88.88- Nov.24, 2014 (by Alev)|
Last week has been a spectacular week for the Turkish teams in the European arena while 8 of the 9 participants added a win bringing it to an interesting win percentage of 88.88%EuroleagueAnadolu Efes Istanbul: The beermen got frozen in the cold Russian against Unics Kazan with a dramatic loss. Having the first 2 quarters leading led the Turkish side go to the dressing room with confidence. As Efes continued their good performance ending the third period 43-53 ahead. Everything happened i... [read more]
Last week has been a spectacular week for the Turkish teams in the European arena while 8 of the 9 participants added a win bringing it to an interesting win percentage of 88.88%
Anadolu Efes Istanbul: The beermen got frozen in the cold Russian against Unics Kazan with a dramatic loss. Having the first 2 quarters leading led the Turkish side go to the dressing room with confidence. As Efes continued their good performance ending the third period 43-53 ahead. Everything happened in the 4th quarter as the defence got demolished and the 10 point difference was eliminated and the Russian party continued their full performance till the very end of the game shocking Anadolu Efes Istanbul with 67-64.
Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul: A pretty easy win for the Turkish side after having led the first three quarters by 13. The key point of the game was the comeback trial of EA7 Emporio Armani Milano in the last part of the game dominating the court and reducing the difference to 3 points in the last minute as the Turkish team was experienced enough to keep calm grabbing an important win in Italy (74-80)
Galatasaray Liv Hospital Istanbul: Galatasaray Liv Hospital Istanbul, the only Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 8 representative around all the Turkish teams in the last season grabbed an extremely important win against the Serbian representative after a heart stopping double OT game last Friday. Galatasaray Liv Hospital Istanbul was the dominating side in the first half and went to the dressing room leading by 5. As the halftime seemed to have brought a totally different crvena zvezda to the court. The Belgrade representative had an amazing performance blocking their rim for the Turkish side for 6 minutes with their 14-0 series. It was not before the 26th minute till the Turkish side had their first basket of the second half. As the bad performance of Galatasaray Liv Hospital Istanbul brought the score to 54-63 in favour of the Crvena Zvezda Telekom Beograd at the end of the third quarter with their amazing series of 23-9). The Lions gained confidence with the opener three pointer or Sinan Guler (192-SG-83, agency: 1x1 Sports, college: Carroll, MT) in the last quarter as the dominating side was Galatasaray Liv Hospital Istanbul. The last quarter of the game was full of comebacks for both of the sides as the very last almost buzzer beating three pointer came from Zoran Zoran Erceg (210-PF-85) bringing the game to an overtime. As the parties could not decide on the winner after 5 min while the last words have been said by the playmaker Carlos Arroyo of the Istanbul team grabbing a win of 110-103 after a fascinating performance amazing the whole Galatasaray Liv Hospital Istanbul fans in this hostorical game.
Zoran Erceg became the MVP of Euroleague Week 6 with this performance of 32 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists.
Besiktas Integral Forex Istanbul: The black eagles took their revenge against Union Olimpija Ljubljana defeating them by 57-80 after an amaing performance. The Slovenian side tried their best and fought for a comeback in the second half after their 12 point deficit in the first half whereas the Istanbul representative was going ahead with strong steps increasing the difference to 14 in the 3rd quarter and grabbing a win of 23 points difference with their knocking three pointers in the last part of the tame to take the lead of Group D.
Banvit Basketbol Kulubu: The Bandirma representative managed to grab an important win in the away game against Hapoel Jerusalem (78-82). Both of the sides showed a pretty equal performance during the first two quarters having a tie of 39-39. The Israeli team was the leading side after the third quarter while the last words have been said by the Bandirma representative with their finalizing performance of 18-26 in the 4th quarter securing their second place on Group E.
Pinar Karsiyaka SK Izmir: The Izmir representative took their revenge from the first round against PAOK Thessaloniki (74-79). After a relativels equal performance in the first half (45-41) the Greek side led the third quarter by 20-16 to bring the difference to 8. After that point the Turkish representative Pinar Karsiyaka SK Izmir woke up and to defear their Greek rival with a knocking performance of 22-9) to grab an important victory in Selanik (74-79).
Tofas Bursa: The Bursa representative had a fantastic comeback in the away game in Romania against CSM Oradea. Unlike other Turkish epresentatives it did not take Tofas Bursa very long for a wake-up in this weeks game. As the score was 33-13 in favour of CSM Oradea the Bursa team increased the gear and went to the dressing room with only 5 points difference (37-32). The good performance in the last quarter led them to their first victory in the European Arena this season (69-77)
Usak Sportlif: The game against the Lithuanian representative BC Siauliai had a varying atmosphere with varying performances. As Usak Sportlif had ups and downs during the game but leavind the first half by 4 (35-39) as the third period was a nightmare with the extra performance of the home team (59-52). Luckily the Turkish sides awakening did not take long and the last quarter brough the win ensuring the second win of Usak Sportlif in their very first participance in the European Arena.
Trabzonspor Basketbol: The black sea giants had an unbelievable performance despite the resignation of their head-coach to grab a home-win against the Austrian representative UBC Magnofit Gussing Knights (80-72). The first half was just a showcase for the Turkish side going to the dessing room with a 14 point lead (44-30). As UBC Magnofit Gussing Knights managed to reduce the difference to 7 in the 3rd (60-53) but the group leader Trabzonspor used the advantageof the difference in the first half grabbing a valuable win ensuring their first position in Group F.
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