Great start to FIBA ​​Champions League from Pınar Karşıyaka

Pınar Karşıyaka, one of our representatives in the FIBA ​​Champions League, made a great entrance to the organization by beating Hapoel Jerusalem 86-84 with Bonzie Colson’s three pointer in the last second.

Pınar Karşıyaka, who started the ING Basketball Super League as the top partner with 2 in 2, also beat Hapoel Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem in the marathon in the FIBA ​​Champions League, where it played in the final last season, with superstar Bonzie Colson’s three-pointer 86-84 on the road. He entered defeated. Our representative, who aims to lift the trophy he missed for 2 years this season in Europe this season, has proven from the first week that he will not give up early in any match. Colson, who was selected as the most valuable player (MVP) of the Champions League and the French Pro A League last year in Karşıyaka, which renewed its pre-season squad with assertive foreign transfers, had a magnificent performance in 2 consecutive matches.

The 25-year-old US small forward, who scored 41 points in his first 7-pointer against Bahçeşehir College at the weekend in the league, scored a double-double with 22 points and 13 rebounds on the road to Israel, and won the game with a 3-point field goal with Hapoel leading 84-83 with 0.3 seconds left. . The last transfer of the Izmir representative, shooting guard Michael Roll, also scored 12 points in his first match. The green-red basketball players and the technical committee became a ball of joy at the end of the match. Kaf-Kaf, who proved his strength in the league and Europe from the first weeks and renewed his morale with his ambitious team, will host Polish representative Stal Ostrow next Wednesday, October 13, in the Champions League Group B.

Ufuk Sarıca: We never gave up

Pınar Karşıyaka Coach Ufuk Sarıca said that it was not in their character to give up after Hapoel’s away game. Sarıca said, “The beginnings are always difficult. We played a very difficult game against a very strong team. They have a great coach and experienced players. They hit 14 three-pointers and that was a lot for us. However, we did a great job, we shared the ball, stayed together and “We never gave up. I am very happy with the win. It was a great start for us. Congratulations to my players.”

Ergin KARATAŞ / İZMİR, (DHA)

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