Pınar Karşıyaka, who defeated Türk Telekom 96-71 in the last match in the contested quarter-final series in the Basketball Super League, entered the semi-finals in the Play-Off 6 years later, and set her sights on the final.
Kaf-Kaf, which became the champion in the 2014-2015 season, where he was the champion again under the management of Coach Ufuk Sarıca, wants to overcome the Fenerbahçe Beko obstacle, which he matched in the semi-finals, and want to compete for the championship in the final with the team that will come from the Anadolu Efes-Beşiktaş series. In 2015, when Karşıyaka was the champion, despite the field disadvantage from its competitors, it passed Fenerbahçe in the semi-finals and Anadolu Efes in the final and reached the cup.
This season, the green-red team will play the semi-finals again with the disadvantage of the field, the first 2 games in the series, where the side that wins 3 wins, will play the first 2 games in Istanbul and the third game at home. Kaf-Kaf will play its first match against its opponent on Thursday, May 20th. After playing the final in Russia in the FIBA Champions League, Pınar Karşıyaka’s coach Ufuk Sarıca reminded that his players played injured and injured in a busy period. Sarıca stated that 4 players in the team played injured and 2 of them had hernias and praised the team after they eliminated Türk Telekom.
7 MATCHES IN 13 DAYS
Stating that they played 7 matches in 13 days in Europe and the league, Ufuk Sarıca said, “It was an important final match because the winner would take a break while the loser was going on. It was a difficult series for us as well.
We had our 7th game in 13 days, not to mention the 10-hour, 6-hour travels. We have achieved great success, but as a community, we could not digest it. Because we played a match as soon as it arrived. Therefore, there are psychological discomfort and distress in the players. We cannot take a break, we cannot rest. We play matches every day. They also did the best thing in those moments of decision. I congratulate them all. Once again, I want to remind our community, we had a semi-final in Europe last year, this year we made a final. We continue putting it on top. I congratulate the whole team for this, “he said.
Ergin KARATAŞ / İZMİR, (DHA)