Beşiktaş continues trophy spree with Presidential Cup
Beşiktaş players lift the Presidential Cup, their fourth trophy in eight months. The team has won the Turkish league, Turkish Cup and Eurochallenge earlier this year. AA photoBeşiktaş beat Anadolu Efes 77-75 to take the Presidential Cup on Sept. 30 and claim its fourth trophy in eight months.
The Black Eagles took a 33-27 lead 14 minutes into the game and went on to win without allowing Efes to cut the gap.
Turkish point guard, Tutku Açık, led Beşiktaş with 14 points, while Patrick Christopher added 12 points.
Jordan Farmar produced 16 points for Efes, but it was not enough for Anadolu Efes.
The win in the Presidential Cup, Turkish basketball’s Super Cup, helped Beşiktaş open the new basketball season with a trophy.
Beşiktaş won its first league title in 37 years when it beat Anadolu Efes in the final series in June. The Istanbul club also won the Turkish Cup and Eurochallenge Cup earlier this year.
It was Beşiktaş’s first competitive game with Erman Kunter as head coach.
“It was an important game for us,” Kunter said after the game. “To start the season with a win like that will motivate the team and the fans alike.”