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GB Lose Tight One To Finland

Pops Mensah Bonsu GB

Pops Mensah-Bonsu's return wasn't enough

The addition of Pops Mensah-Bonsu to the GB Senior Men’s team wasn’t enough as they lost to Finland last night 81-77 in a game that was easily winnable.

As has been a problem in the past, GB struggled from the free throw line in the closing minutes, missing 7 successive free throw attempts in the fourth quarter.

Nate Reinking led all GB scorers with 18 points (15 in the first half), Matthew Bryan-Amaning added 14, whilst Ogo Adegboye had 13 before fouling out. Pops Mensah-Bonsu started strong and finished with 12 points and 6 boards.
Finland won the three-team tournament, edging Canada to second place with GB finishing third.

Random Notes/Thoughts

  •  Hoopsfix live streamed the game online and it ended up pretty popular. If you missed it, the recorded stream is available to view here. Look for future Hoopsfix live streams, all comments have been taken onboard!
  • This game was there for the taking, GB really need to sort out their free throw shooting-look at the team’s percentage over the last few the top of my head it’s something like 60%.
  • Finch’s rotations are interesting and changed drastically from Wednesday with veterans Reinking and Boyd featuring a lot more heavily in the backcourt after barely playing against Canada.
  • Pops Mensah-Bonsu had the highlight of the game with a powerful dunk in the final moments.
  • Crowd was dead. Despite big efforts from myself and Sillky courtside, very few people seemed to want to join us lol.

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