Cory Joseph LeadsCanada to 77-69 win over Turkey

Durham, ON, Canada / channel12

Toronto Raptors point guard and Pickering native Cory Joseph led Canada to a 77-69 win over Turkey on the opening day of the FIBA Olympic basketball qualifying tournament.
Joseph led the Canadian attack with 21 points, five assists and three rebounds.
The Turks pulled within five late in the second quarter but Joseph and Tristan Thompson of the Cleveland Cavaliers quashed the momentum as Canada entered halftime with a 39-30 lead.
Canada outshot Turkey from the floor, hitting 42 per cent of field-goal attempts and 37 per cent from three-point territory.
Sinan Guler led Turkey with 14 points.
Canada faces Senegal on Wednesday.

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