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Group:  A | 03.07.2014, 14:00h
Group:  A | 03.07.2014, 14:00h
47-53
9 - 1211 - 1613 - 1114 - 14
9 - 1211 - 1613 - 1114 - 14
Venue: Udine (ITA) |
Spectators: 40 |
Referees: Carole Delauné (FRA), Andrei Sharapa (BLR), Laurie Meboung (CMR)

GAME REPORT


Turkey Triumph in Tense Opener

15. Tilbe Senyürek (Turkey)
Tilbe Senyürek (pictured here playing at the U18 European Championship Women 2013) was the star in Turkey's opening game win

Turkey held off a late Russian fight-back to take a 57-43 victory in their U20 European Championship Women opener in Udine on Thursday.

Turning Point: Büsra Akbas' three-pointer with two minutes to play took Turkey's lead back up to six and curtailed Russia's revival - to the audible relief of the Turkish bench.

Game Hero: Tilbe Senyürek was tireless in the paint on both ends of the floor, limiting her formidable opponents and finishing with 11 points and five rebounds herself.

Stats Don't Lie: Russia went scoreless for 9:05 from midway through the first period.

The Bottom Line: Turkey have given themselves a real chance of advancing to the next round, particularly with the confidence taken from this victory, while Russia must produce better against Belarus and Czech Republic.

 

 

 

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

40.9%

18/44
FG
M/A

38.5%

20/52

46.9%

15/32
FG2P
M/A

42.5%

17/40

25.0%

3/12
FG3P
M/A

25.0%

3/12

53.3%

8/15
FT
M/A

62.5%

10/16

28

9/19
RT
RO/RD

35

15/20

6

AS

5

12

TO

11

6

ST

5

4

BS

0

12

PF

13

47

Pts

53

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