Besnik Bekteshi nailed a three-pointer with 37 seconds remaining to end a nearly six-minute stretch without a basket for Germany, who held on for a 68-66 victory over Turkey in Group B at the U18 European Championship Men.
Bekteshi scored 15 points to lead Germany while Dennis Schröder added 13 points and Bogdan Radosavljevic had 11 points. Turkey's Berkay Candan led all scorers with 16 points with Kenan Sipahi scoring 15 points and Samet Geyik chipping in 12 points.
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Turkey led all of the first quarter, their biggest lead being five points for an 18-13 advantage. The cushion grew to eight points 23-15 before Germany pulled to within one point. But Turkey led 37-32 at the break.