Ercan Osmani posts a double-double and Darussafaka snaps Ludwigsburg’s streak

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Giannis Askounis

30/Nov/22 22:02

Keeping the bid for top seed alive, Darussafaka hands MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg some taste of its own medicine

By Eurohoops Team/

Leading from start to finish, Darussafaka secured a key win, 77-63, against MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg in MHP Arena Wednesday.

Effective defense and outscoring the home side, 40-20, in the paint were key. Delivering on both ends, Ercan Osmani posted a 15-point, 10-rebound double-double, his second in a row after putting up 16 points and 11 rebounds against Onvo Buyukcekmece in domestic action last Friday. From 4-3 in Turkey’s BSL to 2-2 in Group E of the Basketball Champions League Regular Season.

Stuffing the stat sheet once more, Dogus Ozdemiroglu tallied 17 points, six rebounds, three steals, and three assists. British international Gabriel Olaseni with 12 points made out the third double-digit scoring effort of Gameday 4 for the team coached by Selcuk Ernak. For the losing side, Jhonathan Dunn recorded 17 points but was held to four points after the break with his side unable to mount a comeback. Justin Johnson and Prentiss Hubb followed with 11 points each.

Accustomed to delivering solid defensive efforts itself, the team coached by Josh King found itself on the receiving end. A four-game winning streak in the Champions League was snapped. However, the win by a margin of 20 points in the reverse fixture in Turkey secured the tiebreaking advantage. Ludwigsburg is currently tied with Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem at 3-1 with Dacka sneaking in the race for the top seed and a direct ticket to the Round of 16, instead of a Play-In series reserved for the second and third seeds.

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Photo Credit: Basketball Champions League