Germany held off Italy 67-62 in the teams' last qualifying round game of the U20 European Championship for Women.
Margret Skuballa had a game-high 23 points and pulled down 13 boards for the Germans while team-mate Romy Bar scored 20.
Turkey pulled away late in the fourth quarter to beat Germany 86-75 and clinch their second straight triumph at the U20 European Championship for Women.
Germany trailed 75-73 with three minutes remaining but their hopes of taking the lead were crashed as Turkey went on an 11-2 run to seal victory.
Latvia edged Germany 52-51 on Tuesday in the opening Group F clash for the two sides.
With 10 seconds remaining and Germany leading 51 50, Aija Putnina made two free throws to put Latvia in front.
Margret Skuballa is determined to lead Germany to a fifth-place finish at this year's U20 European Championship for Women.
The BC Pharmaserv small forward believes her team has what it takes to achieve that aim in Sofia.
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