Playing in front of 2,300 spectators at the Municipal Pavilon in Leon, Spain, Turkey completed their second victory over France in the Termosteps U16 European Championship Men to claim the gold medal.
The final proved to be just as close as the first match-up between the two sides, in which Turkey overcame a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter to edge the contest, 67-66.
Turkey gained a decisive edge against Spain midway through the second half to win 88-83 and reach the final of the U16 European Championship Men.
Leading 56-55 with one minute and four seconds remaining in the third quarter, Turkey went on a 10-2 run to take command, Ibrahim Yildirim finishing off the surge with a pair of three-pointers.
Turkey upset form team France on day 2 of the quarter-final round of the Termosteps U16 European Championship in Leon, Spain.
The Turkish side have quietly become medal contenders at the tournament, putting together an unbeaten record through 5 games and pulling out an emotional, last second win today against France.
Abdi Ipekci Spor Salonu
10. Yil Cad.
, 34020 Istanbul, TUR
+90 (212) 414 77 00
+90 (212) 679 74 30
President: Harun Erdenay
Secretary General: Celal Arisan