ANKARA 

Turkey National Women’s Basketball Team lost to Bosnia and Herzegovina 64-54 in the second match of 2021 FIBA ​​European Championship Group C.

Turkey could not start the match well and had only 2 points in the first 5 minutes.

Bosnia and Herzegovina were ahead 7-2 in the 5th minute with baskets from behind the three-point line and free throws.

Bosnia increased the lead to 10 points (4-14) in the 7th minute with Matea Tavic’s three-pointer. Turkey finished the first period behind 17-8.

Benefiting from Bosnia and Herzegovina’s turnovers with Melis Gulcan in the second period, Turkey caught up. Thanks to Pelin Bilgic and Bahar Caglar Okten’s contribution to the score, they made a 12-0 run.

Although the teams reached the equality of 22-22 in the 18th minute, they went to the locker room with Bosnia and Herzegovina leading 27-26.
Effective with fast attacks at the beginning of the third quarter, the Turkish national team took the lead 37-30 in the 24th minute.

Having a good rhythm and increasing the lead to 8 points (44-36) with Goksen Fitik’s three-pointer in the 28th minute, the National Team finished the third period ahead 44-38.

Bosnia and Herzegovina started the final period with a 17-0 run and took back the lead with 55-44 against Turkey.

Losing 64-54 to its opponent, Turkey lost their second match in the group.

Turkey will face Belgium in the third match of Group C at 1300GMT in Strasbourg, Rhenus Sport, on Sunday, June 20.

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