England Under-15s Take Third at Copenhagen Invitational

England U15s

England Under-15s returned from Copenhagen with a third place medal after defeating Sweden 80-57 in their final match-up on Sunday in Denmark.

After going through the group stages undefeated with wins over Malbas of Sweden (82-56), Iceland Blue (72-50) – who they overcame with just 8 players due to a bout of food poisoning spreading across the team – and Denmark Red (90-78), England fell to Estonia 83-68 in the semi-final to set up a bronze medal game with Sweden.

Meanwhile, Ipswich’s Veron Eze impressed enough to make the All-Tournament team, despite missing a game with an achilles issue.

Results & scorers:
England 82-56 Malbas
Veron Eze 17, Marcus Bucknall 10, Josh Mims 8

England 72-50 Iceland Blue
Veron Eze 16, Alex Distras 10, Saul May/Malachi Boakye-Yiadom 9.

England 90-78 Denmark Red
Veron Eze 24, Malachi Boakye-Yiadom/Alex Distras 11.

England 68-83 Estonia (semi-final)
Marcus Bucknall 18, Pharrell Wallace-Steele (’03 born) 12, Josh Mims/Cameron Hildreth/Alex Distras/Malachi Boakye-Yiadom 7.

England 80-57 Sweden (Bronze medal game)
Josh Mims/Malachi Boakye-Yiadom 17, Marcus Bucknall 14.

Here is Head Coach Manuel Pena Garces speaking after their win over Denmark:

And player Malachi Boakye-Yiadom after their Denmark victory:

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