|David Holston was one of five players in double figures as Pinar Karsiyaka almost scored 100 points against Dexia|
Pinar Karsiyaka left no doubt about their potential to go all the way in this season's EuroChallenge by romping to a 94-71 victory over Dexia Mons-Hainaut in the Last 16 on Tuesday.
The Turkish club got 19 points apiece from Jovo Stanojevic and Andre Smith as they improved to 3-0 in Group J and dropped Dexia to 1-2.
The Karsiyaka defense forced Dexia to turn the ball over 23 times, including a game-high six by Marcus Hatten.
The 21-year-old Birkan Batuk had four steals and Osiris Eldridge came up with three for Karsiyaka.
Dexia trailed by 16 in the first half before reducing the deficit to 46-36 at the break on a four-point play by Ben McCauley.
Arik Shivek's side never managed to get the Karsiyaka lead to single digits, though.
The hosts, on top 61-45 with 5:21 to go in the third quarter, blew the game wide open with a 10-0 run.
McCauley finished with 19 points for Dexia.