Darüşşafaka Doğuş in the 3rd place in Geovillage tournament
Darüşşafaka Doğuş 75 – Sidigas Avellino 54 (14-11; 23-13; 16-22; 22-8)
On Saturday 6th September, Darüşşafaka Doğuş faced Italian opponents Sidigas Avellino at the 3rd Geovillage Tournament on the island of Sardinia. With the starting five of for Redding, Gordon, Emir, Bjelica, Dudley, Darüşşafaka Doğuş led at the end of first quarter 14-11.
At the last 3 minutes of the second quarter, Darüşşafaka Doğuş had a partial score of 9-2 thanks to points in the transition and at foul line and took a of 37-24 into the locker room. Darüşşafaka Doğuş made 8 of 12 shots during the second quarter, Milko Bjelica leading the team with 10 points.
At the early third quarter Darüşşafaka Doğuş widened the gap to 18 points. But with a partial of 13-0, Sidigas Avellino closed the gap to 5. At the last 1:40 of the quarter, Erwin Dudley and Metin Türen contributed 5 points and Darüşşafaka Doğuş reopened the gap to 10 points. They closed the quarter 53-46.
Darüşşafaka Doğuş tightened their defense at the beginning of fourth quarter, and had a partial score of 12-2 mostly through transition points. Emir Preldzic made his only points behind the 3-point line, 1 minute 52 seconds remaining in the game and Darüşşafaka Doğuş led 75-52 and that was biggest gap in the game. Sidigas Avellino scored the final points in the game and Darüşşafaka Doğuş won it with 75-54. Top scorer of the game and Darüşşafaka Doğuş was Milko Bjelica with 19.
Sidigas Avellino (54) : Veikalas 7; Acker 2; Green 20; Severini 2; Pini 3; Buva 20; Parlato 0
Darüşşafaka Doğuş (75): Mehmet Yağmur 7p, 2r, 5a; Reggie Redding 6p, 7r, 2a; Metin Türen 3p, 6r, 3a; Samet Geyik 6p, 1r; Doğuş Özdemiroğlu 4p, 2r; Jamon Gordon 0p, 1a; Ender Arslan 3p, 1a; Erwin Dudley 10p, 3r, 1a; Luke Harangody 15p, 8r, 2a; Milko Bjelica 18p, 8r, 2a; Emir Preldzic 3p, 2r, 3a
Darüşşafaka Doğuş: FT (10/14, 71%); 2-point FG (25/37, 68%); 3-point FG (5/18, 28%); 41 rebounds (d 33, o 8); 20 assists; 15 turnovers, 7 steals, 2 blocks