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GB U20s Lose to Czech Republic

Dave Smart GB U20s vs Belarus

Dave Smart GB U20s vs Belarus
The Great Britain Under-20s lost their third straight game on Thursday afternoon putting their hopes for promotion in doubt after falling 91-75 to the Czech Republic in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Without Ali Fraser, who injured his ankle in Wednesday’s game against Finland, Grant Fiorentinos stepped up to the tune of 18 points on 8/12 shooting but it wasn’t enough. Devon van Oostrum added 20 points, 3 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals, whilst Joe Hart finished with 13.

Jaromír Bohacík had 24 points to lead Czech Republic. GB will now wait on the result of Finland and Croatia later in the day to see whether or not they advance.

More to come.

Box score.

7 Comments

  1. passerby

    July 19, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    Extremely exciting game (for GB) between Croatia and Finland at the moment. Croatia up by 16 at the half. I think a win by less than 20 points gets us promoted.

  2. chris scruton

    July 19, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    They won by over 20 so we are out

  3. Troy

    July 19, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    GB’s points difference is -7, where as Croatia’s is -12..

    GB – For 229 Against 236
    Croatia – For 239 Against 251

    So surely they are through?

  4. passerby

    July 19, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    That’s in the Second Round but in the mini-league of Croatia, Finland and GB it’s in Croatia’s favour I think.

  5. Vareity

    July 20, 2012 at 6:48 am

    Anyone know why Zak has not played yet? IS there a physical reason or is it Coach choice?

    • Sam Neter

      July 20, 2012 at 8:13 am

      He suffered a concussion at practice before the tournament started and has been forced to sit out all the games.

  6. Djlou

    July 20, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    Zak has recovered now and been ready to play in the last two matches but the coach hasn’t put him on to play for some reason?

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