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Turkey: what an upset in Round 12! Newcomers Altekma beat Halkbank and Arkas take over leadership

Altekma staged an enormous upset in Round 12 of the 2020/21 Turkish AXA Sigorta Efeler Ligi regular season.
The newcomers surpassed the leaders Halkbank in Round 12 by 3-2, partially 19:25, 25:23, 20:25, 25:21, 15:11. Thus, the club from İzmir showed their recent results are no a coincidence. Beating Halkbank, Altekma prolonged the series of victory to three. Oğuzhan Tarakçı scored 23 points for the winners, Mehmet Hacıoğlu made 82 % reception (47 % perfect), while Yunus Emre Tayaz had a 71 % attack (10/14).
Halkbank’s three-game winning streak came to an end.
However, Arkas Spor’s continued. Prevailing over Ä°negöl Bld. in straight sets 3-0 Arkas, with Efe Mandiraci’s 20 points, recorded the fifth success in a row and took over the leadership from Halkbank.
Sweeping Haliliye Bld., Spor Toto with Brazilian Wallace Souza’s 23 points and Kemal Kayhan’s 4 blocks broke their own losing streak of three games.
Tokat Belediye Plevne beat Afyon Bld. Yüntaş in four sets and tallied the third successive victory led by Brazilian-Qatari Geraldo Filho, author of 26 points.

📌| 2020/21 AXA Sigorta Efeler Ligi regular season – Round 12

🗓| October 28

• Arhavi — Bursa BBSK 0-3 (18:25, 20:25, 14:25)
Top Scorers: Can 12, Tar 5; Baroti 18, Alisson Melo 12, Husaj 9, Kilinc 9.

• TFL Altekma Izmir — Halkbank Ankara 3-2 (19:25, 25:23, 20:25, 25:21, 15:11)
Top Scorers: Tarakci 23, Hugo Hamacher 16, Tayaz 13, Tumer 9, Hacioglu 9; Hernandez Ramos 29, Berger 18, Bayram 12, Gunes 6.

• Spor Toto Ankara – Haliliye Bld. 3-0 (25:19, 25:11, 25:22)
Top Scorers: Wallace Souza 23, Bruno 14, Kayhan 8, Dautefendic 6; Hernandez Carbonell 11, Bisset 9, Atli 6.

• Tokat Belediye Plevne — Afyon Bld. Yuntas 3-1 (25:18, 24:26, 25:16, 25:22)
Top Scorers: Geraldo Graciano Da Silva Filho 26, Cam 20, Kvalen 11, Aydin 10; Sket 13, Enaboifo 13, Bruno Lima 12, Poglajen 9, Dur 9.

• Inegol Bld. Bursa – Arkas Spor Izmir 0-3 (20:25, 20:25, 21:25)
Top Scorers: Gjorgiev 12, Bahov 12, Buyukgoz 8, Almaz 8; Mandiraci 20, Gungor 13, Gulmezoglu 11, Matic 10, Koc 8.

🦠| Postponed for COVID
• Sorgun Bld. — Solhan Spor Bingol
• Istanbul BBSK — Galatasaray HDI Sigorta
• Fenerbahce HDI Sigorta — Ziraat Bankkart Ankara

📄| Standings
Arkas Spor Izmir 27
Halkbank Ankara 26
Fenerbahce HDI Sigorta 24
Galatasaray HDI Sigorta 23
Spor Toto Ankara 23
TFL Altekma Izmir 17
Tokat Belediye Plevne 16
Istanbul BBSK 15
Inegol Bld. Bursa 13
Afyon Bld. Yuntas 11
Ziraat Bankkart Ankara 9
Bursa BBSK 8
Solhan Spor Bingol 6
Sorgun Bld. 6
Haliliye Bld. 4
Arhavi 0

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