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GB U20s Fall at Final Hurdle to Poland

July 21, 2013 18:18 pm 2 comments

by Sam Neter

GB U20s vs Poland - DVO

A full summer undefeated was one bridge too far for the Great Britain Under-20s as they suffered a tough 83-71 loss to Poland in the Division B European Championship Final on Sunday in Romania.

Their promotion to Division A is still ensured however, but their only loss of the summer couldn’t have come at a worse time.

Plagued by poor shooting (31.6% from the field) and struggling to stop Grzegorz Grochowski and Przemyslaw Karnowski, who combined for 36 points on 14/21 shooting, the U20s saw their record fall to 7-1 at this year’s European Championships as they picked up the Silver medal in a showing that was the best ever for a GB U20 men’s team.

Devon van Oostrum finished with 29 points, as he easily finished the tournament’s leading scorer, whilst Nick Lewis finished with 8 and Rowell Graham, Raphell Thomas-Edwards and John Stewart added 7 each.

More to come.

Box score.

Image Credit: GB Basketball

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Morris July 21, 2013 at 7:08 pm

I would be interested to know who had the best shooting percentage of the tournament.

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Fan July 21, 2013 at 7:32 pm

Karnowski (Poland) was the best FG %ge shooter (DVO was 25th and 3rd in Assists – but 1st in turnovers!!)

Stats are available at

http://u20men.fibaeurope.com/enDivB/cid_GtpNa-qCJkM1Osy8c8nb01.pageID_IjESScqTJQIpBk6N0NI560.compID_UIfgjyQcGqk-fPlnl66Tj0.season_2013.html

A GREAT performance by the whole squad and its coaching staff.

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