- National Teams
The Great Britain Under-20s were unable to get past Spain, falling 76-59 at the Division A FIBA European Championships on Wednesday afternoon in Crete.
The loss means the side will be unable to advance to the quarter final stages in their first year in Division A, and will now be playing for a best possible position of 9th (out of 20).
Luke Nelson had 17 points and 8 assists for GB, who were up at halftime but fell apart in the second half. Grant Mackay had 9 points and 10 rebounds, Rowell Graham 9 and Kavell Bigby-Williams 8.
Great 1st half vs. Spain where we hit all our off/def goals. 2nd half we got away from "GB Basketball" but the effort was still there!
— Douglas Leichner (@CoachLeichner) July 16, 2014
It was GB’s fourth consecutive loss as they’ve faced powerhouse after powerhouse, but will now look to complete their first year in Division A with a ninth place finish.