By Nikos Varlas/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Preseason is in full action all over Europe and on Saturday night Maccabi Tel Aviv was shocked once again in the Nuremberg tournament, after being defeated by German champions Brose Baskets Bamberg by 77-70. Former NBA forward Boki Nachbar (photo) with 22 points was the top scorer for the winners. On the contrary Olympiacos got it’s second straight successful result (96-86) vs. BC Khimki. On Sunday the Reds will play against Maccabi Tel Aviv.
For BEKO Leagues Cup 2012, Besiktas didn’t have any problem against Zalgiris Kaunas (75-57) and they reached the final. Curtis Jerrells reached 14 points and Patrick Christopher added 12, while Damir Markota had 11p. and 9 rebounds. For Zalgiris, Oliver Lafayette was the only one with double digit (12 points).
Besiktas will play on Sunday against CSKA Moscow, after the Russians defeated Bayern Munich (66-87). Ettore Messina’s team started with a 3-10 and they never looked back. Alexander Kaun was the first scorer (26p.), with Rice scoring 14 points for the Germans. Benzing and Jagla had from 13.
At Ankara for the “Tansev Mıhçıoğlu Basketbol Turnuvası”, Fenerbahce Ulker beat Ted Ankara Kolejliler (89-74). Mike Batiste didn’t play and Omer Onan was the best scorer (18), with Romain Sato giving 17 points, as many as Bojan Bogdanovic had. The trophy of the tournament belongs to KK Buducnost, after their 76-75 win over Pinar Karsiyaka
Galatasaray Medikal Park is the champion of International Banvit TÜBAD, after they beat Banvit (79-73). David Hawkins was the leader (17 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists), Cenk Akyol gave 13 points, Ersin Dağlı 10 points and 9 rebounds and Furkan Aldemir also had 10 points. Also, Anadolu Efes was defeated in Croatia by Cibona Zagreb 70-66.