27 January 2023

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Turkey: what happened on Round 16 Sunday’s games – Arkas defeated by Hekimoglu

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Waiting for tomorrow’s postponement, in which Tokat BLD Plevne will face Altekma, Round 16 of the 2022/23 AXA Sigorta Efeler Ligi Metin Görgün Sezonu has been completed today.

A team fighting to avoid relegation, Hekimoğlu Global Connect Travel BVİ, made it difficult for Arkas Spor to fight for first place in the remainder of the regular part of the ongoing season.
Hekimoğlu came back from 0-2 to 3-2 (28:26, 25:21, 27:29, 26:28, 13:15) against Arkas and staged a huge upset, ending their rival’s run of six consecutive win.
Not even the disparity in the standings didn’t stop the competition’s newcomers from fighting for nearly two and a half hours! Following the victory, Hekimoğlu rose from 12th to 11th place in the standings, while Arkas remained third but now trailed leaders Halkbank by seven points.
The winners were led by Canadian Bradley Gunter, who scored 25 points, including four aces, while Ugur Kılınç made four blocks. Russian Aleksey Nalobin had 78% attack (14/18), while Metin Durmuş had 74% reception (19 digs, 2 errors, 0% excellent).
As for Arkas, Gunter’s fellow countryman and a colleague from the national team Nicholas Hoag scored 28 points, and American Daniel McDonnell recorded seven blocks.

On the other games of the day, all easy for Galatasaray HDI Sigorta, who down Hatay B. Sehir Bld with a clear 3-0 (25:15, 25:19, 25:21), Ziraat Bankkart Ankara, who won with the same result on the field of Türsad (23:25, 16:25, 16:25), and Fenerbahçe HDI Sigorta, 0-3 (20:25, 13:25, 22:25) too on the field of Develi Bld.

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🇹🇷| 2022/23 AXA Sigorta Efeler Ligi Metin Görgün Sezonu – regular season | Round 16

| Friday | January 20, 2023
Spor Toto – Halkbank 1-3 (20:25, 18:25, 25:22, 21:25)

| Saturday | January 21, 2023
Bursa Büyüksehir Belediye Spor – Cizre Belediyespor 3-1 (29:27, 18:25, 25:21, 27:25)

👉🏼 Sunday | January 22, 2023
• Galatasaray HDI Sigorta – Hatay B. Sehir Bld 3-0 (25:15, 25:19, 25:21)
• Türsad – Ziraat Bankkart Ankara 0-3 (23:25, 16:25, 16:25)
• Develi Bld. – Fenerbahçe HDI Sigorta 0-3 (20:25, 13:25, 22:25)
• Arkas Spor – Hekimoglu Global Connect Travel BVI 2-3 (28:26, 25:21, 27:29, 26:28, 13:15)

| Monday | January 23, 2023
Tokat BLD Plevne – Altekma 1-3 (15:25, 21:25, 33:31, 19:25)

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🏐| STANDINGS (updated on this day)
1. Halkbank 43
2. Ziraat Bankkart Ankara 40
3. Arkas Spor 36
4. Galatasaray HDI Sigorta 33
5. Fenerbahçe HDI Sigorta 31
6. Bursa Büyüksehir Belediye Spor 28
7. Türsad 27
8. Spor Toto 24
9. Cizre Belediyespor 24
10. Hatay B. Sehir Bld 16
11. Develi Bld. 11
12. Hekimoglu Global Connect Travel BVI 10
13. Altekma 8
14. Tokat BLD Plevne 2

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