TOUGH SATURDAY FOR T&T BASKETBALLERS IN TURKEY

It was a tough Saturday for DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell and Johnny Hamilton as they were both on the losing ends for Galatasaray and Afyon respectively.

Hamilton, who hails from Rio Claro, scored 11 points and pulled 16 rebounds, as the Afyon Belediye went under to his former team, Darussafaka 79-73. American Wayne Selden led Afyon with 24 points, while another American, Nathan Boothe led Darussafaka with 18 points.

Afyon are currently 14th in the 16-team table. The bottom 2 teams will be relegated.

Akoon-Purcell scored 11 points and pulled 1 rebound as Galatasaray went under to Bursaspor 99-78. Despite the loss to 11th ranked Bursaspor, Galatasary are 5th in the table and are on course for the playoffs. The top 8 teams advance to the post season.

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