|Egemen Güven won the battle of the boards against Yankuba Sima, grabbing a game-high 18 rebounds|
Turkey looked ready to cruise to an easy win but Spain fought back from a 23-point deficit before the hosts proved too strong in an 84-71 victory to push Turkey into the quarter-finals of the U18 European Championship.
Egemen Güven led Turkey with 21 points as Furkan Korkmaz had 16, Berk Ugurlu added 15 points and five assists and Okben Ulubay scored 10.
Francisco Alonso scored 19 points, Marc Garcia had 15 and Yankuba Sima chipped in 10 points and five rebounds in a losing effort for Spain, who will have a tough time to get to the knockout stages from Second Round Group F.
Turning point: Spain cut a 23-point deficit - 53-20 - to two points at 69-67 but Turkey went on an 11-2 surge for an 80-69 lead with just 1:32 minutes to play.
Game Hero: In addition to his 21 points, Güven also collected 18 rebounds, two assists and five blocks in the win.
Stats Don't Lie: Turkey shot 50 per cent compared to 30 per cent for Spain and Turkey won the rebound battle 45-38, which led to 16 second-chance points to just eight for Spain.
The Bottom Line: Turkey advanced to the quarter-finals from Group F by moving to 3-1. Joining them in the final eight were Serbia and Greece. Spain dropped to 1-3 and will be fighting Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina for the final spot.