Galatasaray snaps losing streak with a win over the Bakken Bears

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11/Nov/20 19:40

Galatasaray bounced back from a slow start to take a win against the Bakken Bears and it was a much-needed one at that

By Stefan Djordjevic /

Galatasaray was on a five-game losing streak in all competitions and are in the process of parting ways with head coach Ertugrul Erdogan, however, the squad managed to bounce back and grab a 91-81 home win over the Bakken Bears in Group A of the Basketball Champions League.

RJ Hunter scored 19 points for the victors followed by Brock Motum with 17 in addition to Daryl Macon and Yigit Arslan’s 13 points each.

For the Bears, QJ Peterson banked 22 points while Michel Diouf added 14, and Tylor Ongwae and De’Shawn Stephens 12 points each.

It looked like the Turkish team was off to another loss as they found themselves down by ten points (25-15) after the first quarter. However, they managed to pull it together and turn the tables, grabbing a minimal lead at the break (47-45).

Their control of the boards, as well as good ball movement via a form of the triangle offense with Alex Tyus doing a lot with his cuts, gave the Bears much trouble and Galatasaray slowly but surely increased the lead to double-digits (87-71) and closed the game.

Photo Credit: Basketball Champions League