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Turkey impress on Day 1 at 3x3 U18 European Championships Latvia Qualifier
RIGA (2016 FIBA 3x3 U18 European Championships Latvia Qualifier) - Reigning U18 European champs Turkey's men were among the four teams which had a perfect record while the women's team qualified for the quarter-finals on Day 1 of the FIBA 3x3 U18 European Championships Latvia Qualifier in Riga on 16 July.
In the men's category, last year's U18 European Championships top scorer Tanalp Sengün got buckets once again (21 in 3 games) and led Turkey to a perfect 3-0 record. Germany was the only other undefeated team thanks to Jeferson Hiller who won the scoring charts on Day 1 with 8 points per game.
Russia and Spain - two basketball powerhouses - are already out after Day 1.
Germany - Serbia
Belarus - Latvia
Slovenia - Poland
Turkey - Romania
In the women's category, Spain were absolutely unstoppable in Pool B, conceding just 9 points... in 4 games!
The towering Paulo Ginzo (1.90m) - who won bronze at the U18 World Championships a month ago - topped all scorers with 28 points on the day.
Belgium showed nerves of steel on Saturday, winning 3 of their 4 games by 2 points or less.
Belgium - Turkey
Latvia - Switzerland
Spain - Netherlands
Russia - Slovak Republic
Action resumes tomorrow at 10.00 local time (GMT+3) with the start of the quarter-finals.
The best 6 men's teams meaning the winners of each quarter final plus the two winner teams of the loser's bracket -between the teams that lost in the quarter finals- qualify and the best 5 women's teams meaning the winners of the quarter finals and the winners of a loser's bracket qualify to the 2016 FIBA 3x3 U18 European Championships.