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August 2016
13 Cagdas Atbas (TUR), 15 Alperen Demir (TUR)
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Turkey inflict first loss on Finland to move into Semi-Finals

RADOM (FIBA U16 European Championship 2016) - Turkey handed Finland their first loss of the tournament as they moved into the Semi-Finals.

Eray Akyuz netted 25 points including the game-winner to lead his side to an 80-78 victory in overtime.

Lithuania maintained their unbeaten run in the competition with a 84-67 win against Italy, while Spain are also five-of-five after easing past Montenegro by a 20-point margin.

Croatia started the day with a 69-52 triumph over France to secure their first Semi-Final appearance at U16 level in five years.

Meanwhile, in the Classification Round for 9th to 16th Place, four teams secured their spot in Division A for next year.

Sweden, Germany, Serbia and Latvia all recorded victories to leave the remaining sides on the brink of relegation with just one more space available.

Marko Pecarski produced a brilliant double-double of 45 points and 19 rebounds to lead his side past Poland.

The hosts will now battle with Estonia, Greece and last year's champions, Bosnia and Herzegovina, for the final survival place.

Thursday's Results:


Croatia defeated France 69-52
Lithuania defeated Italy 84-67
Turkey defeated Finland 80-78 (OT)
Spain defeated Montenegro 75-55

Classification 9-16

Sweden defeated Greece 59-57
Germany defeated Estonia 66-59
Serbia defeated Poland 82-73
Latvia defeated Bosnia and Herzegovina 87-64