Belarus lose to Turkey in EuroBasket 2019 qualifier


Belarus lose to Turkey in EuroBasket 2019 qualifier

On February 11, a match of the qualifying tournament for the women's European basketball championship was held in Minsk.

Belarus host Turkey. After the first half of Belarus were 8 points behind. It was necessary to improve the performance after the break, since Belarusians needed victory like air.  But Turkey did win 64:54. However, there is no time to lose heart: on February 14 Belarus will host Poland.

Tatiana Likhtarovich, player of the women's national basketball team of Belarus:
We were simply not accurate enough - that's all I can say. Turkey did not surprise at all, as they always play well, intensely, cruelly. So everything depended on us alone. We were inaccurate and we should blame it on ourselves.

The coach said that if we cannot score from distance, we must attack, feel the ring and then continue throwing. We did that, we hit a couple of three-pointers. But we did not score from under the ring.

Belarus are now with their leader Yelena Leuchanka, who has resumed play for her national team.

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