Turkey Coast To Victory Over Israel


Reigning U16 champions Turkey took another step towards their title defense by defeating Israel 88-65 in the quarter-final round of the Termosteps U16 European Championship in Spain.

Four players tallied double-digit scoring as Turkey shot 74 percent on two-point field goals to win their fourth consecutive game of the competition.

Brikan Batuk led the way with 17 points and 10 rebounds.

Turkey took control of the game with a 17-4 run midway through the first quarter and never trailed again following the spurt.

They increased their to 21 following an 11-2 run just before the end of the first half.

Lirian Moran and Elad Ventura led Israel with 17 points and eight rebounds respectively.