The Standard Life GB Women got back to their winning ways this afternoon with a crushing 113-86 defeat of world ranked number nine side, South Korea, in the opening game of the Turkish International Foundation Tournament.
The 27 point victory was the first of three games in Turkey as the side continue their Olympic preparations. South Korea will be competing in the Olympic Qualifying tournament later this month and are the highest world ranked side GB have defeated to date.
Standard Life GB player, Jo Leedham was the star of the show with a game-high 29 points in Ankara. Temi Fagbenle also impressed as she recorded a double-double of 14 points and 11 rebounds, with Julie Page contributing 14 points on her 50th appearance for her country.
A 13-0 run late in the first quarter saw GB take control of the game on their way to a 56-37 lead at the half.
Although the Koreans cut the deficit to 80-70 late in the third period, GB hit back with a 16-2 run and would go on to record their highest points total of 2012 so far.
Jo Leedham commented on the victory: "It was a great win for us and a very positive start to the tournament. We came out really aggressive on the offensive end, I think we needed that just for some confidence and positive energy."
Despite the high-scoring victory, Leedham believes GB still have some work to do at the other end of the floor: "We were a little disappointed defensively, we've got to crack down and tighten up, but overall it was very, very good and we're looking forward to tomorrow and hopefully getting another win."
GB had six players in total reaching double figures in scoring this afternoon with Jenaya Wade-Fray on 13, Azania Stewart with 10 and Chantelle Handy adding 11 points to the score line.
Next up for Great Britain is Argentina on Saturday evening, before concluding the round-robin tournament against hosts Turkey on Sunday.