Manresa takes down Pinar Karsiyaka

By Eurohoops team / [email protected]

Two undefeated teams from Group B faced each other in Turkey, and the guests BAXI Manresa came out victorious with 72-67 over Pinar Karsiyaka. Manresa improved to 3-0 while Pinar Karsiayak follows with 2-1.

Despite the 12-4 start and a 61-54 fourth-quarter lead for Pinar Karsiayaka, Manresa stayed competitive and, with a triple by Elias Valtonen, took a 68-67 lead with a bit over a minute remaining.

Micahel Roll and Bonzie Coloson, who already banked in a game-winning three at the start of the season, tried to turn the tables but couldn’t make their shots go in. The Spaniards sealed the deal from the free-throw line.

Luke Maye was leading the winning side with 14 points while Chima Moneke and Joe Thomasson scored ten each. Maye and Monke also grabbed nine and seven rebounds respectively.

For Karsiyaka, Akil Mitchell had 18 points and nine boards while Amath M’Baye scored 14. Colson logged eight points, ten boards and Roll scored 12 points.

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