Tuesday, March 9, 2010

TBBL 16/2009 - Mersin 89, Samsun 61

Mersin continues to keep a firm lock on second place. Samsun (6-11) came visiting, and provided a first-quarter challenge but Mersin had a big second quarter to secure an 89-61 win.

Mersin advances to 15-1. The box score is here.

A 3-pointer by Mersin's Barbara Turner put Mersin up 10-5, but Samsun came back and actually had an 18-17 lead after ten minutes. Mersin went on the attack in the second quarter, and Samsun's offense could only put together nine second-quarter points. Mersin lead 41-27 at halftime.

In the third quarter, Mersin took a 20-point lead, going up 63-43 by the end of the third. There would be no miracle comeback for Samsun.

Samsun's Gulsah Akkaya led the visitors with 12 points, four rebounds and five assists. Saynur Tozlu had 10 points and six rebounds in 22 minutes of play.

For Mersin, Korel Engin was leading scorer with 15 points and seven rebounds. Barbara Turner scored 12 points and nine rebounds, shooting 2-for-7 from 3-point range.

Ivory Latta didn't have much of a shooting game - but she was terrific at dishing the ball:

5 points
1-for-6 shooting
2 rebounds
9 assists
22 minutes of play

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