Uzun's Huge Shot Keeps Turkey Alive

06 August 2013

10. Sevgi Uzun (Turkey)
Sevgi Uzun was the game hero for Turkey, making the game-winning three with six seconds remaining on the clock

Sevgi Uzun hit a three-pointer with six seconds left to break a tie and give Turkey a 44-41 Group E win over Greece to maintain their hopes of reaching the U16 European Championship Women quarter-finals.

Turkey established a nine-point lead in the first half, but a 16-2 run by Greece from the end of the second quarter through to the middle of the third period put them in charge.

The Greek defense was troubling their opponents, forcing steals and causing numerous turnovers, but the Turkish team hung in and Melisa Korkmaz's three-pointer cut the lead to just one point heading into the final period.

And Greece's offense deserted them down the stretch as they went scoreless in the final seven minutes, with missed shots and turnovers proving costly.

Korkmaz tied the game with 2:25 remaining, and found Uzun for the crucial score in the final seconds. Meltem Avci blocked Evgenia Kollatou's final attempt to spark celebrations on the Turkish bench.

Korkmaz had a game-high 19 points, while Avci added five points and eight rebounds.

Garyfallia-Paraskevi Ntanou's 11 points and 7 rebounds led the way for Greece, who now need to hope for results to go their way to set up a final shot at qualification in Wednesday's match with Latvia.


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