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Group:  F | 20.07.2011, 16:15h
Group:  F | 20.07.2011, 16:15h
49-71
11 - 2818 - 174 - 1616 - 10
11 - 2818 - 174 - 1616 - 10
Venue: Bilbao (ESP) |
Spectators: 200 |
Referees: Marcin Kowalski (POL), Sergey Mikhaylov (RUS), Zoran Mitrovski (MKD)

GAME REPORT


Turkey Rout Germany, Both Qualify

Turkey erupted today just at the right moment to set their way through to the Quarter-Finals with a smashing 71-49 victory over Germany in Group F.

The final score meant both sides obtained a ticket to the Quarter-Finals as Germany prevail over Greece in the triple tie, if only by a single point on the goal average.

Turkey improved their record to 2-3 and thanks to the big margin secured their spot in the next phase in any tie-breaker.

Germany fell to 2-3 and was in danger of elimination from the race in case Greece won their last game, yet the 22-point loss was the needed margin for Germany to still stay on top of Greece in any tie-breaker.

Turkey took the third spot in the group while Germany will finish fourth and face the champion of Group E in the quarter-finals.

Furkan Aldemir was unstoppable under the boards and finished with 17 points and 25 rebounds, 15 of them on offense.



These figures buy Aldemir a spot in the record books of the U20 championship.

Huseyin Koksal added 15 points and 12 rebounds.

Daniel Theis had 12 points and eight rebounds for Germany while Niels Giffey added 11.

It was just one of those days for Turkey who saw everything work out for them and fall into their side as the minutes went on and on.

Germany was hopeless yet kept fighting to make sure the big loss won't send them to the 9-12 Classification Round.

The first quarter told the storyline for the game as Sertac Sanli and Koksal hit shots that some of them seemed miraculous but didn't hide the good overall display of Turkey.

Koksal's lay-up made it 16-6 after five minutes, and Safak Edge hit from long range before adding a lay-up to cap the first quarter score on 28-11.

Germany managed to cool down the Turkish engine, but when scored only four points in the third quarter, Turkey used it to take off even further and reach a 30 point lead, 59-29 after only 28 minutes.

Knowing a 22 point loss would still keep them alive Germany didn't let go, while Aldemir grabbed five of his offensive rebounds in a span of six minutes, yet still saw Germany manage to narrow the gap down to 22 with Giffey's lay-up with 1:23 to go, and keep his team's hopes for a medal with a pulse.

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

28.3%

13/46
FG
M/A

36.6%

26/71

40.7%

11/27
FG2P
M/A

42.2%

19/45

10.5%

2/19
FG3P
M/A

26.9%

7/26

75.0%

21/28
FT
M/A

75.0%

12/16

26

9/17
RT
RO/RD

56

28/28

9

AS

12

12

TO

10

4

ST

5

2

BS

3

17

PF

24

49

Pts

71

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