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UK: Turkey women beat China 82-55 in Olympic hoops


Nevriye Yılmaz scored 16 points to help Turkey advance to the quarterfinals of the women's Olympic basketball tournament with an 82-55 victory over China on Friday.

Işıl Alben nailed two 3-pointers and Turkey ended the first quarter with a 12-0 run to take a 26-13 lead.

Turkey stretched its lead to 19 but then could not score for nearly seven minutes before Birsel Vardari hit a 3-pointer, but the Turks still led 39-27 at halftime.

But China, which has already qualified for the quarterfinals, could not mount a serious second-half challenge and fell to 3-1 in the tournament.

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