Pınar Karşıyaka – District77 Yalovaspor: 79-73

Pınar Karşıyaka, the leader of the ING Basketball Super League, defeated Semt77 Yalovaspor 79-73 in a contested home match. In the match played at Mustafa Kemal Atatürk Karşıyaka Sports Hall, Roll was the name that brought the victory to his team with 18 points. With this score, the green-red team achieved their 5th victory in their 6th match in the league.

While Alex Tyus, who recently played for Real Madrid in Pınar Karşıyaka and was transferred to the İzmir team, sat on the sidelines and supported the team, while Semih Erden, who had an injury, and Mitchell, who were expected to part ways with the arrival of Tyus, did not play due to injury. In the green-red team, 3 centers were on the side, while the number 5 long forward Mahir served.

In the first period, which started with mutual baskets, Karşıyaka put its weight on the game with the intervention of M’Baye and Roll. Izmir team, which caught a 10-0 series in this section, increased the difference to 12 points with 21-9. In the last second of the period, Karşıyaka was ahead 26-13 in the first 10 minutes with Roll’s three pointer from the midfield.

At the beginning of the second period, Karşıyaka carried the lead by 30-13 to 17 points, but Yalovaspor reduced the lead to 7 with Cosey, Jones and Can. The first half was completed 42-35 with mutual three-pointers from hosts Can Kormaz and Williams from Yalova.

In the third period, Yalovaspor first brought the score to 46-44 with Conklin, then tied 50-50 with Jones. After this minute, Pınar Karşıyaka opened the lead again with Yunus and Roll’s 10-point streak, 6 of them from Burak Can, and did not allow his opponent to take the lead. The period ended 62-52.

Taking advantage of Karşıyaka’s lack of scoring for a long time in the fourth quarter, Yalovaspor brought the score to 68-67 with Jones’ layup with 3 minutes and 29 seconds to go, and then equalized 68-68 with a technical foul with Cosey. Jones put his team ahead 71-70 with a three-pointer he found entering the last 3 minutes. Very critical outside shots of Roll and Colson brought Karşıyaka 75-71 once again with 2 minutes and 2 seconds left. Karşıyaka, who did not let his opponent catch him again with Roll’s baskets in the remaining moments, won the hall 79-73.


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