Great Britain Women finished their Olympic tournament without a win after falling 78-66 to Brazil on Sunday night at the Olympic Basketball Arena.
GB, who were awarded a spot at the games as the host nation, finish with an 0-5 Olympics record, and will now look to qualify in their own right for the 2016 Olympic games. Despite going winless, the team won over a lot of fans with their heart and commitment, in a number of tough losses.
Following their exit, Natalie Stafford took to Twitter to show her appreciation to the fans:
I just want to once again thank our wonderful fans. You have supported us because you could see the undying effort we displayed in each game
— nataliestafford (@nataliestafford) August 6, 2012
Jo Leedham added:
S/O to all the amazin fans who came to the games n watched at home! U guys hav been amazin..appreciate all the support!
— johannah leedham (@joey_leedham13) August 6, 2012
Stafford led GB with 15 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists, Leedham finished with 12 and Julie Page added 11. Clarissa Dos Santos had 16 points and 13 rebounds, whilst Adriana Pinto had a 15 point, 12 assist double double for Brazil.
Leedham finished as the team’s leading scorer with a 16.2 average through 5 games.
Image Credit: Mansoor Ahmed Photography
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