Fenerbahçe Beko defeated TOFAŞ 98-87 on the road in the second match of the Turkish Insurance Basketball Super League play-off quarter-finals.
Bringing the situation to 2-0 in the series, the yellow-dark blue team advanced to the semi-finals.
Fenerbahce Beko, who scored points in the set attacks with Pierre and Montley in the match, which started with mutual baskets, got the 16-9 advantage in the 5th minute. The yellow-dark blue team continued their good game in the remaining minutes against TOFAŞ, which had difficulties in scoring against its effective defense, and finished the first quarter ahead by 26-13.
Finding the solution by using Toure effectively under the basket against Fenerbahçe Beko, who was effective in the outside shots in the second quarter, TOFAŞ reduced the difference to single digits (30-38) in the 15th minute after receiving the score contribution from Manek. Fenerbahce Beko, who showed a better score than the first quarter, responded with Hayes’ effective performance, and the yellow-dark blue team went to the locker room with a 49-38 superiority.
Starting the third quarter well, Fenerbahçe Beko did not break the same game discipline from the beginning of the match until these minutes and continued to be effective in outside shots. Scoring points with Hayes and Pierre from behind the three-point line, the yellow-dark blue team used Montley well under the rim and managed to maintain the lead in the 25th minute: 48-59. Breaking the pressure of the guest team with Ennis’ assists and points, TOFAŞ suddenly reduced the gap to 5 points (60-65) with 1 minute left, but Fenerbahçe Beko Montley and Biberovic scored points and entered the final period with a 70-60 score advantage.
Failing to start the last quarter well, TOFAŞ broke with the game discipline after head coach Orhun Ene was disqualified as a result of his objections. Turning this situation into an advantage, Fenerbahçe Beko did not allow his opponent to return in the score and won the park 98-87.
Living room: TOFAŞ
Referees: Zafer Yılmaz, Hüseyin Çelik, Seher Ayşe Nur Yazıcıoğlu
TOFAS: Berk Uğurlu 7, Ennis 14, Toure 24, Doyle 9, Manek 19, Özgür Cengiz, Tevfik Akdamar, Ege Demir 1, Gray 13
Fenerbahce Beko: Montley 15, Wilbekin 6, Hayes 25, Pierre 8, Calathes 7, İsmet Akpınar 2, Samet Geyik 6, Melih Mahmutoğlu, Tarık Biberovic 13, Guduric 16
1. Period: 13-26
3. Period: 60-70