|Egemen Güven collected 13 points and nine rebounds for Turkey|
Turkey bounced back from a bitter loss to Bosnia and Herzegovina and fought off a strong effort by Greece for a 68-64 win in Group C of the U18 European Championship.
Egemen Güven and Okben Ulubay both scored 13 points to lead Turkey while Berk Ugurlu had nine points and four rebounds for the host team.
Vasileios Charalampopoulos paced Greece with 18 points, eight rebounds, three assists, two steals and three blocks while Dimitrios Stamatis added 14 points.
After playing less than 11 minutes combined in the first two games, Greek star center Georgios Papagiannis collected eight points, eight rebounds, one assist and one block in nearly 21 minutes. But he sat the final 12:41 minutes of the game - albeit not because of foul trouble or physical injury.
Turning point: Turkey led by 16 points in the first quarter but Greece raced back into the game and it was a tight contest the entire second half. Greece went ahead 58-57 but then went more than four minutes without a point as Turkey were able to pull ahead 62-58. After two Tolga Gecim free throws with 19.9 seconds left, Stamatis turned the ball over and Furkan Korkmaz iced the game with two free throws with 11.3 seconds to make it 68-62.
Game Hero: In addition to his 13 points, Güven also had nine rebounds, one assist, one block and a key dunk with 42 seconds to play to make it 64-60.
Stats Don't Lie: Turkey were a bit better from long range - 37 per cent to 22 per cent for Greece - and from the free-throw stripe - 14 of 22 (63 per cent) to 10 of 18 (56 per cent).
The Bottom Line: Greece wound up winning Group C with Greece taking thrid spot behind Bosnia and Herzegovina as all three teams moved into the Second Round.