Turkey broke open a close game early in the third quarter and beat Germany 63-53 in their opening game at the UMCORU18 European Championship.
Germany got 10 first-half points from Svenja Greunke and only trailed 32-31 at the break.
|Arina Lysyuk scored 25 points in Ukraine's win over Italy.|
In the other group game, Arina Lysyuk poured in a game-high 25 points to guide Ukraine to a 77-67 triumph over Italy.
The Italians started cold allowing Ukraine to storm to a 24-7 lead late in the first quarter.
The Azzurre managed to cut down the deficit to 58-55 with a hopeful second-half comeback but Ukraine stepped up on defense and held on for the win.
"I am very happy with my performance," said Lysyuk.
"At times we lost some concentration on defense but in the crucial time we didn't give Italy many options."