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Group:  B | 20.08.2008, 19:00h
Group:  B | 20.08.2008, 19:00h
66-81
7 - 2723 - 1717 - 1819 - 19
7 - 2723 - 1717 - 1819 - 19
Venue: Helsinki (FIN) |
Spectators: 420 |
Referees: Ingus Baumanis (LAT), Mart Uuehendrik (EST)

GAME REPORT


Finland 66 Turkey 81

Turkey used a stunning first quarter to set up their second win of the EuroBasket Women qualification campaign, beating Finland 81-66 in Espoo.

Turkey opened the game on a 15-2 run and finished the first quarter with a 27-7 lead to put the game beyond doubt.

The lead grew to 34-7 when Birsel Vardarli sank a three-pointer early with 7:31 to go in the second period.

They could not keep up such levels of dominance however, and when Michaela Moua sank a jump-shot on the buzzer at half-time, the hosts had closed the gap to 44-30.

Minna Sten's three-pointer reduced the lead to 12, 51-39, with 5:06 to go in the third quarter, but they would get no closer as Turkey moved back through the gears.

Nevriye Yilmaz led Turkey with 18 points while Nevin Kristen Nevlin added 17. Esmeral Tuncluer and Saziye Karsli each had 10 points, with the latter adding 10 rebounds.

Turkey stay unbeaten at 2-0 following their opening win over Poland on Saturday.

Heta Korpivaara led Finland with 19 points while Moua had 17 and Sten 16. Finland drop to 1-2 with the loss.

COACH QUOTES


Quotes Finland vs Turkey

Ceyhun Yildizoglu, head coach of Turkey

Finland played well without their starting point guard. We used our experience to win the game. I'm
not satisfied with the win, because we have to play a lot better if we want to succeed in the upcoming rounds.

Domingo Diaz, head coach of Finland

Turkey was able to take advantage of our weaknesses and their aggressive tempo made it very hard for us. Anyway, I'm proud of my players who fought until the end.

Finland's Forward Michaela Moua

You could tell that they (Turkey) had been practising and playing together for a long time. Their aggressive defence caused us many problems.

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

41.8%

23/55
FG
M/A

45.0%

27/60

46.5%

20/43
FG2P
M/A

47.8%

22/46

25.0%

3/12
FG3P
M/A

35.7%

5/14

63.0%

17/27
FT
M/A

71.0%

22/31

30

10/20
RT
RO/RD

43

19/24

7

AS

9

20

TO

23

8

ST

11

2

BS

2

26

PF

27

66

Pts

81

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