England U18s Take 9th Place with Victory Over Italy - Hoopsfix.com

England U18s Take 9th Place with Victory Over Italy

The England Under-18s finished 9th place in their first ever Division A European Championships after beating Italy 69-59 in their final game in Latvia on Sunday morning.

Despite trailing at the half, a dominant third quarter performance from head coach Steve Bucknall’s side saw them run out 10 point victors to bring their European Championship campaign to a close.

Luke Nelson led England with 20 points and 5 steals, Mo Soluade finished with 13 points whilst Jules Dang Akodo added 11 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists.

England finished the championships with a 5-4 record, including a historic victory over Spain, whilst ensuring next year’s Under-18 team will also get to play in Division A.

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