Credit: Imago – Scanpix
Credit Imago – Scanpix

ALBA Berlin (1-1) played their second match at the Frutti Extra Cup, beating Yukatel Merkezefendi Belediyesi (0-2) 101-92 (38-21, 17-27, 20-20, 26-24).

ALBA had a really strong first quarter, scoring whopping 38 points in the first 10 minutes and gaining a 17-point lead (38-21).

The second period was not as successful for the German champions. Merkezefendi showed character and beat them by 10, cutting their deficit to single-digits going into the half (55-48).

Both teams played evenly in the third period, with ALBA going into the final period with the same seven-point advantage. The Germans were able to sustain their lead in the fourth and come out with a nine-point victory.

Ben Lammers, Christ Koumadje, Kreso Nikic, and Johannes Thiemann did not play for ALBA due to injuries.

ALBA: Marcus Eriksson 21, Malte Delow 16, Maodo Lo 13, Louis Olinde 10 (6 REB), Yovel Zoosman 9 (5 REB) Christopher Tilly 8, Luke Sikma 8 (6 REB, 5 AST), Tim Schneider 7 (7 REB), Jaleen Smith 6 (8 AST), Tamir Blatt 3 (4 AST).

Merkezefendi: Rihards Lomazs 22 (9 AST), Adam Smith 20 (8 AST), Hakan Yapar 11, Nathan Sestina 11.

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