Turkey used some red-hot shooting to down Finland 89-64 and move top of EuroBasket Women qualifying Group C with a 5-1 record.
Turkey shot a collective 33 of 52 (63.4%) from the paint and five of 11 (45.4%) from three-point range and Finland simply could not keep up.
A 12-2 run in the second quarter busted the game open and Turkey continued to run away with it. The score was 49-25 at half-time and Turkey were able to ease up after the break.
Mahtap Gezer led Turkey with 18 points, while Melek Blige also cracked double figures with 14.
Minna Sten had 12 for Finland while Taru Tuukkanen and Henna Salomaa each had 11.
Quotes Turkey vs. Finland
Finland coach Tommi Koskinen: "We tried our best in this game. But our oppenent was very much focused on securing qualification to EuroBasket 2011. They played well. Congratulations to Turkey."
Turkey Coach Ceyhun Yıldızoğlu: "This was one of the best game we have played. Although we created a big gap in the beginning, our young players didn't give up the match. Now we we are going to play Hungary and then Montenegro. We want to win these games. Montenegro beat us away. We want to take revenge."
Turkey Player Gökçe Doğan: "I think we played great and secured [participation in] EuroBasket 2011. Today, both our young players and experienced players played awesome. From now on we must think only about the Hungary and Montenegro games. We want to beat Montenegro in particular. I am very happy that we will play in the European Championship."