Turk Telekom Rout Group Leaders


Turk Telekom picked up only their second win in EuroChallenge Group D as Barak Netanya, who began as group leaders and were already assured of progress, rolled over in an 84-60 loss.

Sani Becirovic and Ceyhun Altay each took full advantage of Netanya's genorosity as they poured in 20 points each, while Mehmet Yagumr added 13 and K'zell Wesson 10.

Turk Telekom were quickly off the mark in a game that meant little to their visitors, and an early 11-0 run had them up 13-3 after Altay split a pair of free throws.

They continued to pull away, taking a 33-16 lead on Adem Oren's three-pointer midway through the second period.

That was the cue for Netanya to threaten a storming comeback, as they reeled off a 13-1 run, closing the gap to five, 34-29, on Anthony Younger's lay-up with 37 seconds left in the first half.

But Turk Telekom heeded the warning, and began to edge away again, reclaiming a double-digit lead when Wesson sank a three-pointer midway through the third period to make it 53-42.

This time Netanya did not have another comeback in them, and the lead went past 20 as Becirovic's three-pointer made it 74-52 with 6:45 to go.

Further three-pointers from Yagmur, Becirovic and Oren followed without reply as the lead ballooned to 31, 83-52.

Barak had the better of the final stages, but the result had long since been determined.

Younger led Netanya with 15 points.


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