Exciting game between Demir Insaat Buyukcekmece and Sakarya BSB in Istanbul last night as the home team got the W but not without some effort. The teams went head to head for the first three quarters with Sakarya holding on to a one possession lead to enter the fourth. A late 22 – 12 run by Demir IBB however turned the tide and eventually got them the 71 – 64 win.
Vlad got into foul trouble early which lead to limited minutes, roughly 22 but still managed to score 10 points on 3 of 5 shooting to help his team come away with the W. The team is now in second place in Turkey heading into the second round, on point differential, just behind Besiktas.
Demir IBB will now prepare for the second leg of the 2nd round qualifier of the FIBA Europe Cup where they currently hold a 9 point lead against Tartu Ulikool of Estonia on the 11th of October, before returning to Istanbul to face Istanbul BBSK in the second round of the Turkish Basketball League.