The Great Britain women suffered a 73-65 loss to Canada at the Olympic games on Monday evening, to fall to 0-2 in London so far.
GB led by 4 with six minutes to play, but couldn’t keep Canada off the offensive glass down the stretch with Shona Thorburn coming up clutch for the Canadians.
“Giving up those three rebounds was a killer, if we could have got that one rebound it might have been a different story,” said Natalie Stafford, who led Great Britain with 15 points.
“We were a little bit tired down the stretch, I know I was and we just made some silly errors but it was our defence overall that killed it..”
Leedham joined Stafford on 15 points and admits the better team won on the day:
“They beat us fair and square, they played really well. We had chances and we didn’t take them and they punished us.”
GB head coach Tom Maher echoed Leedham’s thoughts: “It was what it was, the better team won,” he admitted. “We had our chances but we were not good enough to win.”
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