Besiktas Edge Fenerbahce To Advance

10 May 2012

BASKETBALL IN EUROPE

34. David Hawkins (Besiktas Milangaz)
David Hawkins scored 21 points to help Besiktas advance to the semi-final play-offs.

Besiktas Milangaz remain on course for an impressive treble after sweeping Fenerbahce in two games in the Turkish quarter-final play-offs.

Already the winners of the Turkish Cup and the EuroChallenge this season, Besiktas won Game 2 of their first-round series on Wednesday night at Fenerbahce, 77-74, and will now go up against Galatasaray - the side that finished first in the regular season in the Turkish league (Beko Basketbol Ligi).

Croatia internationals Bojan Bogdanovic and Roko Leni Ukic poured in 22 and 19 points, respectively, for Fenerbahce but Neven Spahija's team wasn't able to protect a 43-36 half-time lead.

In the third quarter, Besiktas stormed out of the gates and outscored the hosts 18-9.

Ergin Ataman's side held on for a narrow win.

David Hawkins poured in 21 points and Serhat Cetin, Besiktas' Turkish Cup MVP, had 17.

Cetin buried three of his six shots from behind the arc.

Galatasaray advanced with a 2-0 triumph over Tofas.

The other semi-final will pit Banvit against Anadolu Efes.


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