"We really played good defense tonight," he said. "We want to win a medal. For this goal we work really hard."
The Greeks had the support of their fans in Kozani but they shot a horrid 17.7 percent from the field.
Both sides started the game nervously, especially the hosts who simply could not get into any offensive rhythym. Greece didn't score a field goal in the first ten minutes with two converted free throws were their lone two points.
Turkey quickly got rid of the nervousness and took advantage of the Greek scoring woes. After the first quarter they were already up by 15 points (17-2).
A three-pointer by Foteini Priona finally ended the Greek drought from the field. But the Turkish still controlled the game. Deniz Dogan played efficiently, with 13 points in just 10 minutes. She shot 50 percent from the field and netted in two three-pointers on Turkey's way to a 30-19 halftime lead.
The first half set the tone for the game as Turkey continued to run away from the host in the third quarter (47-25). Both sides traded baskets in the final quarter en route to a commanding 60-36 win of Turkey.
Dogan finished the game with 15 points. For Greece, Elisavet Kotoula marked 10 points for Greece who still have a chance to grab a Quarter-Final spot.