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Zorg en Zekerheid Leiden eliminated in Eurochallenge by Pinar Karsiyaka

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After losing the home game with 65 -87 last week, Leiden didnt have a realistic chance to advance to the next round of the Eurochallenge. Both players and coach where heading to Izmir in Turkey however to make up for the weak performance at home. And it showed off in the first quarter where they only trailed Karsiyaka by 1 on the end of the first quarter. Till deep in the second quarter ZZ Leiden could keep up with the turkish teams with a solid post play of Scorers1st client Ross Bekkering, Seamus Boxley and Jesse Smith. However in the last minute of the second quarter Karsiyaka hit two important shots to finish the half with a 6 point lead, 38 -32. At the beginning of the second half Karsiyaka paced up the game to extend their lead to 16 points. Leiden fought back in the fourth quarter but never had a chance to come closer to Pinar Karsiyaka. Final score 77 -63. For Pina Karsiyaka Osiris Eldridge scored 20 points. For Leiden Ross Bekkering had 14 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists.