- National Teams
England under-16’s fell to an 80-65 defeat against Turkey in their second game of the preparation tournament in France.
The two teams will meet again at the European Championships in Lithuania next month having both been drawn in Group A alongside Germany and Russia.
Jacob Iwowo (pictured) top scored with 16 points, while Caleb Fuller added 15 points and there were 13 points off the bench from Kareem Queeley.
England opened the scoring on a three from Jacob Round, who went 0-12 for the remainder of the game, before Turkey soon moved ahead and led 17-12 at the end of the first.
There was nothing to separate the two sides over the next two quarters with the second and third periods shared 18-18 and 17-17 as England kept in contention, down 52-47 heading into the fourth.
However, Turkey stormed clear with a 15-2 start to the final quarter and that proved to be enough as they went on to seal a 15-point victory.
England coughed up a total of 30 turnovers over the course of the game, still three less than their opponents, but were crucially out-rebounded 44-26.
England round off the tournament with a game against Poland tomorrow (Sunday) with a 1pm tip (UK time).