Tofas SC Bursa Cruise At Home

05.11.2013

EUROCHALLENGE

Serhat Cetin (Besiktas)
Serhat Cetin, seen here playing for Besiktas, had a productive return to the EuroChallenge with new club Tofas, finishing with 13 points

2013 EuroChallenge Second Round participants, Tofas SC Bursa, have enjoyed a comfortable start to their 2013/14 campaign, defeating Fortress Jaszberenyi 86-72 at home on Tuesday evening.

American Nikolas Raivio provided the first three points of the night for the visiting Hungarians, but when Jure Balazic sunk his second three-pointer of the night in the seventh minute of play, the Turkish hosts were up by four and did not look like relinquishing the lead again.

An inability to neutralise Tofas shooting guard Marcus Denmon in the paint in the second quarter provided plenty of food for thought for Jaszberenyi at the half, as the American complemented eight points in the paint with a big three, finishing the frame with 11 points to have his side in command 48-31 at the change of ends.

The second half provided a little more relief for the visitors, who tied the penultimate frame 18-18, before coming out on top 23-20 over the last 10 minutes. However, their improved scoring was never a reason for concern for Tofas.

Denmon completed proceedings with 27 points as Serhat Cetin and Balazic followed suit with 13 points each whilst Chinemelu Elonu rounded out the home town players in double figures with 11 points alongside eight rebounds.

Rastko Dramicanin tallied a team-high 18 points in defeat.


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