Bentil in huddle with teammates Photo Courtesy: Milano can confirm Ghana Power Forward Ben Bentil won’t compete in the 2021-2022 Euroleague Basketball Championship any further after his team Olimpia Milano got eliminated from the competition.

Milano lost 70-75 to Turkish side Anadolou Efes in Game 4 of the best of five game series at the quarterfinal stage of the European continental tournament. (Click highlighted text to watch game highlights)

Bentil (50) with teammates in a huddle before Game 2 against Efes Photo Courtesy: Milano

Bentil started the contest and registered six points, two rebounds, an assist and a steal in 19:34 minutes as veterans Luigi Datome and Kyle Hines led Milano with 21 points and 10 points and 12 rebounds respectively.

After losing 65-77 to the defending champions in Game 3 also played in Turkey, Milano needed to beat Efes in the must win Game 4 to force a series decider in Game 5.

Bentil in action against Virtus Bologna in Serie A Photo Courtesy: Milano

6 foot 8 inch Bentil converted his sole two point shot attempt and buried of a trio of three point shots; he scored his sole free throw shot attempt in the contest.

Tibor Pleiss scored 25 points to lead Efes to secure a semifinal berth against either AS Monaco or Olympiacos. Milano will now focus on winning the Serie A with the team ranked second in the league ahead of the playoffs.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah

@YawMintYM on Twitter


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