Posted 30.07.2012 13:35:00 UTC
Updated 30.07.2012 13:35:00 UTC
At the European U16 championship co-hosted by latvia and lithuania Turkey won the victory.
After challenging games throughout the tournament Turkey faced France in the decisive game.
Turkey making a good start in the game got ahead by the end of the 1st quarter. France tried to make a comeback but Turkey finished the 1st quarter ahead 19-16. Turkey dominated the 2nd quarter too. The margin grew with Turkish players' long range shots and Turkey ensured a 37-33 halftime lead. Turkey storming through the 2nd half never lost the control of the game and never let their rivals find easy baskets. France trimmed the distance to a single point with just over three minutes remaining in regulation. But Turkey maintained the lead and overcame France to reach for the title.
Turkish player Okben Ulubay earned an all-tournament first team selection along with winning the MVP award.