Netherlands Comeback Win Over Turkey


U18 Women

10. Loyce Bettonvil (Netherlands)
Loyce Bettonvil of the Netherlands led all scorers with 19 points and also brought down 12 boards

The Netherlands beat Turkey 81-73 after a brilliant second half and will play for fifth place at the Global Vision U18 European Championship Women.

After the disappointing loss in the Quarter-Finals against Belgium, when they had the opportunity to send the game to overtime at the buzzer, Turkey started on full speed against Netherlands.

They were leading 27-15 after the first quarter, and they kept the pace until midway through the second, when the score was 40-26 in their favour.

But the Dutch managed to close that gap to nine at halftime, 43-34 for Turkey, in a sign of things to come.

After a partial score of 18-8, the Netherlands took their first lead in the game, 52-51, behind a three-pointer by Loyce Betonvil.

Turkey held on for another couple of minutes, but then it all went downhill.

The Netherlands used a 10-0 run in the beginning of the third quarter to make it 73-64 and never looked back.

Betonvil had a big game with 19 points and 12 rebounds, while Ozge Kavurmacioglu finished with 16 points, seven rebounds and three steals in a losing effort.


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