Bahçeşehir College defeated Türk Telekom 75-58 in the first match of the 21st Cevat Soydaş Basketball Tournament, hosted by TOFAŞ, one of the ING Basketball Super League teams.
Bahçeşehir College and Türk Telekom faced off in the first match of the 21st Cevat Soydaş Basketball Tournament, hosted by TOFAŞ, one of the ING Basketball Super League teams.
Bahçeşehir College, which finished the first quarter ahead 19-16, continued its good game in the second period and entered the locker room 36-32 superior.
Bahcesehir College succeeded in gaining the upper hand over its rivals with a score of 20-14 in the third quarter, and continued this performance in the final period, winning 75-58 from the park.
In the other match of the day, TOFAŞ and Gaziantep Basketball will face each other.
Former national basketball player Cevat Soydaş succeeded in wearing the national jersey 38 times in his 19 years of active basketball life, which started in Güllükspor, one of the amateur teams of Eskişehir, and ended in Paşabahçe.
Soydaş played for Eskişehir Güllük, MKE Ankaragücü, Eczacıbaşı, TOFAŞ, OYAK Renault and Paşabahçe teams, respectively, and coached at OYAK Renault and Bursa Belediyespor.
Soydaş, who wore TOFAŞ uniform for 9 seasons between 1975-1984, is the 5th player to play the most matches in TOFAŞ history with 221 matches, and the 2nd player to score the most points after Murat Konuk with 3,498 points.
Cevat Soydaş died on August 2, 2001 as a result of a traffic accident.