Efes comes back in the fourth quarter against bottom seed Samsunspor

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Giannis Askounis

03/Mar/24 15:18


Recovering from a 12-point deficit in the fourth period, Anadolu Efes avoids an unexpected home loss

By Eurohoops Team/ info@eurohoops.net

An 11-0 sprint restored the lead for Anadolu Efes en route to a 91-86 victory versus Reeder Samsunspor.

Narrowly escaping out of the Round 21 challenge, the Istanbul outfit improved to 18-3 in the Turkiye Sigorta Basketbol Super Ligi Regular Season.

Taking over down the stretch in Sinan Erdem Dome, Darius Thompson recorded a team-high 17 points to go with four rebounds and four assists. Erkan Yilmaz produced a 15-point, 10-rebound double-double. Justus Hollatz chipped in 14 points, matching his individual best across all competitions in the 2023-24 campaign, plus five assists and five rebounds.

The list of unavailable players for the defending BSL champions went across Shane Larkin, Rodrigue Beaubois, Elijah Bryant, Erten Gazi, Will Clyburn, Dogus Ozdemiroglu, Tibor Pleiss, and Daniel Oturu.

Samsunspor’s captain Sek Henry dropped a season-high 33 points but fell shy of launching a late run to avoid relegation with a triumph on the road. The 34-year-old combo guard connecting seven triples was the major highlight in a team total of 11/19.

Fenerbahce dominates Tofas, with 16-Year-Old Ziyaettin debuting

The last time Fenerbahce was defeated in the TBSL was back in December, and since then, they have notched 10 wins in domestic competition.

The latest victim of Sarunas Jasikevicius’ firing squad was Tofas Bursa, as the Istanbul team recorded a dominant 109-77 home victory.

Sertac Sanli led the winning side with 24 points, while Yam Madar recorded a double-double with 19 points and 10 assists. Georgios Papagiannis followed with 17 points, while Nigel Hayes Davis added 11. Three more players ended up in double digits: Sehmus Hazer, Melih Mahmutoglu, and Nate Sestina.

It’s also worth noting that talented 16-year-old Omer Ziyaettin made his debut with the senior Fenerbahce team, scoring six points in 10 minutes of play.

For Tofas, Caleb Homesley had 24 points, Austin Wiley followed with a double-double of 16 points and 14 rebounds, while Tolga Gecim added 11 points.

BSL Round 21

Darussafaka Lassa – Bahcesehir Koleji 68-75
Bursaspor Info Yatirim – Pinar Karsiyaka 68-102
Manisa – Besiktas Emlakjet 78-70
Turk Telekom – Galatasaray Ekmas 90-92
Onvo Buyukcekmece – Cagdas Bodrum Spor 108-71
Anadolu Efes – Reeder Samsunspor 91-86
Aliaga Petkimspor – Yukatel Merkezefendi 89-81
Fenerbahce Beko – Tofas 109-77
lu Efes 18-3, Besiktas 16-5, Pinar Karsiyaka 14-7…

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