2006-07Regular SeasonRound 4
November 21, 2006 CET: 19:00
Local time: 20:00 BJK COLATURKA ARENA
Cevher Ozer - Besiktas BK Cola Turka For the second consecutive week, Besiktas Cola Turka took a solid home victory, this one against still-winless Anwil Wloclawek by 74-61 on Tuesday in Group B. An 18-7 fourth quarter score was decisive for the hosts, who had lead by only a single basket, 56-54, after three quarters and trailed by as many as 14 points earlier in the game. In minute 36 however, Cevher Ozer spurred a 9-2 run for Besiktas that sealed the deal. With the win, Besiktas improves to a 2-2 record, tied with Ventspils and Snaidero Udine for third place in Group B, while Anwil drops to 0-4 and remains the only winless team in the ULEB Cup. Ozer and Aubrey Reese posted 16 points apiece, Jamel Thomas added 12 and Erkan Veyseloglu nailed 11. For Anwil, Seid Hajric led the way with his 15 points, Gatis Jahovics added 13 and Andrzej Pluta, 10.

Besiktas began without injured guard Baris Ozcan, but his replacement, Arda Vekiloglu, proved more than ready. Vekiloglu hit 3 of 3 triple tries from behind arc to pace the hosts in the quarter. By the fifth minute, Vekiloglu had nailed a pair of triples to shoot Besiktas ahead 15-12, but Hajric of Anwil levelled the score at 16-16 a minute later. Soon, forward Gatis Lahovics dunked on Besiktas to let Anwil take its first lead, 16-18. But Vekiloglu wasn't done. He made another three-pointer from the right side to retake the lead for Besiktas, 19-18. Jahovics made another layup to draw Anwil close again at 24-22 before but Reese ended the quarter with a tip-in at the buzzer good for a 26-22 Besiktas advantage. Anwil started the second quarter with aggressive defense and forced Besiktas into several mistakes. Besiktas was held to just 2 points in the first 5 minutes of the quarter while Mladen Soskic completed a 0-7 run for Anwil with a jumper that made it 26-29. Veyseloglu ended the Besiktas drought with a fastbreak layup, but it was something of a false alarm. Anwil found the rhythm again and took the control as Jahovics dunked at 30-34 and Pluta punished Besiktas with a three-pointer on a fine assist from Marlon Parmer, extending the lead to 9 points, 30-39. Than it was Bartkomiej Woloszyn’s turn for a three-pointer, this from the left corner, to make it 32-42. Finally, a Jahovics layup ended the first half and Anwil's 6-22 blast with the visitors in charge, 32-44.

Hajric made a huge dunk to open the second half by pushing Anwil to what would prove to be its biggest lead of the game 32-46. Besiktas concentrated on playing better defense and it slowly but surely worked. Meanwhile, Djuro Ostojic's tip-in of a three-point attempt by Reese got the hosts within 41-48. Soon, Jamel Thomas and Reese scored back-to-back three-pointers that cut the difference down to a basket which Thomas was happy to make to forge a 52-52 tie still midway through the third quarter. And when, Jahovics missed 2 free throws, Ozer was more than happy to make 1 of 2 and put Besiktas in the lead again, 53-52. Besiktas finished a 23-8 scoring run with free throws by Reese that were good for a 55-52 advantage that held at 56-54 as Ostojic finished the quarter with a free throw. The fourth quarter opened with Ozer's three-pointer giving Besiktas its best lead yet, 59-54. Both teams struggled to score for several minutes as Besiktas maintained the difference on free throws by Reese in the 35th minute that made the score 63-57. While Anwil continued struggling, Ozer fired up the hosts now with a pair of sudden three-pionters that boosted the Besiktas lead to 10 points. Whe Thomas threw an excellent alley-oop assist to him, Ozer slammed to make it 71-59 in the 37th minute, more than enough for Besiktas to register its second consecutive victory in Group B.
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
Gokhan Ture, Istanbul
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Referees: JUNGEBRAND, CARL; RYZHYK, BORYS; BRZIAK, MILAN
Attendance: 1500
By Quarter1234
Besiktas Istanbul2662418
Anwil Wloclawek2222107
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Besiktas Istanbul26325674
Anwil Wloclawek22445461
Besiktas Istanbul
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 REESE, AUBREY 40:00 16 2/10 2/9 6/8 1   1 7 1 5     1 8 10
8 OSTOJIC, DJURO 24:15 8 3/6   2/6 4 2 6   1 2     3 4 7
10 OZYILDIRIM, UMUTCAN 2:30                              
15 YANNIER, DERYA 1:30                              
17 BILGIN, LEVENT 1:15                              
21 VEKILOGLU, ARDA 17:00 9   3/4   1   1   2 1       2 12
22 OZER, CEVHER 23:00 16 1/3 3/4 5/6 5 6 11 1     2 1 2 4 27
31 THOMAS, JAMEL 33:00 12 3/9 2/6   1 5 6 7 4 1   1 2   15
32 SALES, BROOKS 15:15 2 1/5     4 2 6 1 1 1     3 1 3
35 SOGANCIOGLU, ARIN 0:45                              
54 VEYSELOGLU, ERKAN 34:00 11 3/5 1/2 2/2 1 5 6 1 1 3   1 3 2 11
55 GUNEY, REBII BARIS 7:30   0/2 0/3         1 1 1 1 2 2 1 -6
Team                                
Totals 200:00 74 13/40 11/28 15/22 17 20 37 18 11 14 3 5 16 22 79
        32.5% 39.3% 68.2%
Head coach: DIDIN, MURAT
Min: Minutes played; Pts: Points; 2FG M-A: 2-point Field Goals (Made-Attempted); 3FG M-A: 3-point Field Goals (Made-Attempted); FT M-A: Free Throws (Made-Attempted); Rebounds: O (Offensive), D (Defensive), T (Total); As: Assists; St: Steals; To: Turnovers; Bl: Blocks (Fv: In Favor / Ag: Against); Fouls: Cm (Commited), Rv (Received); PIR: Performance Index Rating
Anwil Wloclawek
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 DICKEL, MARK 30:15 4 1/6   2/3   1 1 6   3     4 2  
8 PIECHOWICZ, MAREK DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
9 JAHOVICS, GATIS 30:15 13 6/10 0/1 1/6 4 2 6 2 1 1 1   2 3 13
10 PLUTA, ANDRZEJ 35:30 10 2/3 2/6     2 2 2 1 3     3 1 5
11 WOLOSZYN, BARTLOMIEJ 10:30 6   2/2             1         5
14 GRUDZINSKI, WIKTOR 20:30 2 1/5 0/2   4 2 6   1   3   3 1 4
17 PELKIC, BOJAN 15:00 5 1/5   3/4 1 3 4     1   2 3 2  
20 OTASEVIC, NIKOLA DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
21 MICHALSKI, KAMIL 2:15                         1   -1
24 PARMER, MARLON 7:30   0/2 0/1 0/2 1 2 3 1       1 1 1 -2
32 SOSKIC, MLADEN 18:30 6 3/4 0/2     2 2 2 3       3 3 10
41 HAJRIC, SEID 29:45 15 5/9 1/2 2/3 2 9 11   1 7 1   2 3 16
Team             1 1     1          
Totals 200:00 61 19/44 5/16 8/18 12 24 36 13 7 17 5 3 22 16 50
        43.2% 31.3% 44.4%
Head coach: DEDEK, DAVID
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Head Coaches

DIDIN, MURAT
Besiktas Istanbul
"It’s really good to have the win by coming back from a 14-point deficit. My players never thought of losing the game any minute and I saw it every time when I looked at their faces. It was just a crazy second quarter in which we made a lot of mistakes in defense. The bad defense stopped us to make what we planned to do in offense, too. But our strong defense in the third quarter turned the game to our side. I’m glad to see the way Jamel Thomas played tonight. He was suffering the pain on the knee but never asked to stay at the bench. Cevher Ozer also did a great job to kill the hopes of Anwil along with Aubrey Reese. We didn’t feel the absence of Baris Ozcan because Arda Vekiloglu and Erkan Veyseloglu did their job very well. We will try to keep on winning to book a place in the second stage."
DEDEK, DAVID
Anwil Wloclawek
"The reason for us to lose the game to Besiktas is that we weren't able to control the boards in the second half. We also gave our opponent Besiktas Cola Turka too many open shots, which they did very well to score many three-pointers. When you look at our 44-point performance in the first half and then at the 17 points we scored in the second half, of course you feel a little bit upset. But the reason of that big difference is that we didn’t manage to do what we wanted in the second half on the court. And this is basketball. You sometimes can do what you have to do and sometimes not."

Players

OZER, CEVHER
Besiktas Istanbul
"We had a very bad first half especially defensively. But we made an unbelievable team effort and challenged very well in the second half. Coming back from 14 points to win the game by 13 points is not easy in basketball. It’s really good to have this team effort when the game was going bad. It will give us self -confidence in the next game. About my performance in the last quarter, it’s just very simple to explain. When I trust myself, I can score all the shots, but when I am not, it’s terrible. So in this game, I trusted myself and tried to do my best for my team."
DICKEL, MARK
Anwil Wloclawek
"We weren't able to stop Besiktas scoring too many outside shots. That’s why we failed mostly our outside defense. I have to confess that they also scored excellent three-pointers. The breaking point of the game for us is the third period. We made a lot of mistakes and weren't able to do anything we needed to. It’s really a very bad feeling to lose a game which you led by 14 points but when you make that amount of mistakes, there’s no chance to win."
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