June 16, 2009

Turkey eliminated from EuroBasket tournament

In spite of Kristin's game-high 20 points, Turkey lost to Belarus in the final game of the qualifying round of the 2009 EuroBasket Women tournament.  Worse — they lost by more than seven points.  

Both teams finished 2 for 3 in the qualifying round, as did Italy. But Turkey had the smallest margin of victory, so ended in 5th place in its group and does not advance to the quarter-finals.

The final score was 80-76. Here is the game card (game report, box score, play-by-play and photos).

Kristin was an outstanding member of the Turkish National Team.  During the tournament, she led the team in points per game (12.7), rebounds per game (6.7) and blocks per game (1.2). She also hit 100% of her free throws. You can read all the details of  her performance here.

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