- National Teams
GB’s performance was greatly improved from the 5 quarter scrimmage the night before, playing much better defensively, as all players look to impress the coaching staff enough to get a shot at senior men’s training camp.
Coach Paul Mokeski’s squad led by as many as 19, and saw an impressive all around performance from Matthew Bryan-Amaning (pictured) who finished with 24 points, 11 rebounds, 4 assists, 4 steals and a blocked shot. He said after the game they will be looking to close the series with another win on Saturday night:
“It was a great win tonight, we came out tough. We executed a lot better and played defence much better than last night.
“After half time we restricted them which was key and it was good for most of the players to get good court time. We’ve got a lot of confidence heading to tomorrow’s game.”
Kyle Johnson added 15 points and 5 rebounds, whilst Chris Ayer had 9 points, 7 boards, Ovie Soko had 9 points and Devon van Oostrum had 9 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists.
Martynas Paliukėnas had 11 points to lead Lithuania, Darius Tarvydas added 10 to join him as the only other player in double figures, whilst Saulius Kulvietis and Paulius Dambrauskas finished with 9 each. Mindaugas Kupsas added 10 rebounds to go along with his 6 points.