Basketball: Anadolu Efes defeat city rivals Besiktas


Anadolu Efes beat Istanbul rivals Besiktas Sompo Sigorta 80-68 in an away game in Turkey’s Basketball Super Lig on Monday.

Anadolu Efes won a hard-fought victory over Besiktas during the match’s second half.

In the first half of the game, Besiktas was ahead 43-41.

Reigning champions Anadolu Efes took control of the game in the second half, taking the win with 80-68.

Vasilije Micic and Alec Peters were vital for Anadolu Efes, each scoring a team-record of 15 points.

On the losing side, Shaquielle McKissic was the only player who scored in double digits with 22 points.

Besiktas lost their first game this season while Anadolu Efes had their second consecutive Basketball Super Lig win.

Pinar Karsiyaka, Fenerbahce Beko, Anadolu Efes and the newly-promoted Bursaspor won their first two games at the end of the week two.

Afyon Belediyespor, Bahcesehir Koleji, Ormanspor, Buyukcekmece Basketbol and ITU Basket still have gone winless in the league.

Week 2 results in Basketball Super Lig

Tofas 123-80 Sigortam.Net ITU Basket

Galatasaray Doga Sigorta 85-76 Bahcesehir Koleji

Darussafaka Tekfen 63-81 Frutti Extra Bursaspor

Pinar Karsiyaka 80-59 Arel University Buyukcekmece Basketbol

OGM Ormanspor 81-86 Teksut Bandirma

Fenerbahce Beko 84-75 Gaziantep Basketbol

Besiktas Sompo Sigorta 68-80 Anadolu Efes

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