Beşiktaş Milangaz 107, Bandırma Kırmızı 69

In their League opener at the Arena, the Black Eagles rout visiting Bandırma.

Spurred on by a vocal home crowd, Beşiktaş Milangaz rode the hot-hand of Marcelus Kemp in the first quarter to take a 30-23 lead into the second. NBA players Deron Williams and Semih Erden joined forces in the second quarter and stretched that lead to double-digits, 54-39, at the break.

Bandırma managed to crawl within 10 points midway through the third, but a late spurt sparked by Hawkins’ unanswered buckets, helped the Eagles rebuild a safe cushion going into the final stanza, en route to a lopsided 107-69 victory.

Kemp scored a game-high 27 points for Beşiktaş Milangaz while David Hawkins poured in 22 and Semih Erden had 13.