Merkezefendi Municipality Denizli Basket promoted to ING Basketball Super League
Having won the 14th consecutive win in the Turkish Basketball League by beating Nadir Gold Istanbul Basket differently, the leader Merkezefendi Belediyesi Denizli Basket secured the championship and debut in the ING Basketball Super League with 1 game before the end of the season: 87-63.
Having won the 14th consecutive win in the Turkish Basketball League by beating Nadir Gold Istanbul Basket differently, the leader Merkezefendi Belediyesi Denizli Basket secured the championship and the entrance to the ING Basketball Super League with 1 game before the end of the season: 87-63.
Denizli representative won the 21st victory in 29 games in the league and qualified to represent the city in the ING Basketball Super League for the first time in its history. Basketball players from Denizli experienced great joy after the game. Denizli Governor Ali Fuat Atik, Merkezefendi Mayor Şehiz Doğan and managers followed the championship match due to the audience ban and curfew imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Denizli representative finished the first period of the match ahead 21-15 with Hakan’s scorer game. At the end of the second period in which the landlord carried the difference to double-digit numbers, 46-32 was entered into the locker room. The third period, in which Merkezefendi increased his superiority to 20 points difference, ended 65-48. The host, who continued his effective game in the fourth and last period, left the hall with a comfortable victory and declared his championship. In Denizli, where Pamukkale University represented in the Turkish Basketball League and missed the championship many times, Merkezefendi Municipality was the first team to get its name in the Super League. The dream of Denizli Basket to be included in the Super League by the Turkish Basketball Federation at the beginning of the season did not come true because of the late fulfillment of the letter of guarantee, instead Lokman Hekim Fethiye Belediyespor was included in the Super League.
LIVING ROOM: Pamukkale University
REFEREES: Sami Özel (xx), Süleyman Dağder Dağlı (xx), İsmail Binbir (xx)
MERKEZEFENDİ MUNICIPALITY DENİZLİ BASKET: Collins (xx) 2, Serkan (x), Hakan (xxx) 18, Coleby (xxx) 10, Altan (xx) 7, Deniz Can (xx) 6, Mehmet (xx) 8, Ümit (xx) 7, Kılıçaslan (xx) 5, Gökhan (xxx) 10, Mustafa (xxx) 10, Barış Çağan (xx) 4
NADIR GOLD ISTANBUL BASKET: Zekeriya Yiğit (xxx) 15, Ozan (x) 4, Karahan Tuan (xx) 6, Tarık (xx) 6, White (xxx) 17, Enes (x) 2, Tolga (xx) 7, Yunus Emre (x) , Koralp (x) 2, Şevket (xx) 4
PERIOD 1: 21-15
FIRST HALF: 46-32
PERIOD 3: 65-48