Türkiye beat Hungary 69-68 to take their first win in the 2023
FIBA Women’s EuroBasket on Friday, Azernews reports, citing Anadolu
In a Group D match in the Slovenian capital Ljubljana, the
Turkish women sealed the victory after Teaira McCowan’s huge block
against Hungarian shooting guard Reka Lelik, who attempted a
driving layup with two seconds remaining to the final buzzer.
Turkish center McCowan posted a double-double with 14 points and
15 rebounds, as well as a game-winning block.
Turkish shooting guard Sevgi Uzun had 15 points, while Sevval
Akalan added 10 points for the winners.
Meanwhile, Hungary was led by Lelik, who racked up 18 points and
nine assists, and was the game’s top scorer.
Cyesha Goree had 14 points and nine rebounds, while Virag Kiss
notched a total of 13 points.
Ranked 11th in the globe, Türkiye have 1-1 win/loss record to
top Group D.
Hungary were given their first loss to be in the second
Serbia, who beat Türkiye 71-63 on Thursday, are currently third
in the group with a game in hand.
Slovakia are in the fourth position after getting beaten by
Hungary 89-67 in a previous match.
Defending champions Serbia will take on Slovakia later
Türkiye will next face Slovakia to conclude the group phase on
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