By Eurohoops team/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Although Besiktas Sompo Japan was close to overtaking the game multiple times, Segafredo Virtus Bologna managed to stay ahead and record a 94-90 road win on Day 5 of Basketball Champions League.
Tony Taylor scored 21 points for the victors while Pietro Aradori added 16 (4/6 triples) in addition to Kevin Punter’s 15 points (3/3 triples). Brian Qvale flirted with a double-double by notching 15 points and nine rebounds.
For Besiktas, Kyle Gibson scored game-high 22 points along with seven assists while Ivan Buva added 12 points.
After a balanced first quarter in which Besiktas had an upper hand (21-19), Bologna went ahead for their first double-digit lead (41-31) but the Turks recovered a bit before halftime (47-41).
Besiktas managed to decrease the deficit to a two-point margin multiple times (66-64; 80-78; 90-88) but the Italian team didn’t let them take over the lead and stayed in front until the end securing the victory.
Bologna stayed perfect with 5-0 at the top of Group D while Besiktas now holds a 1-4 record.
Photo Credit: Basketball Champions League