GB Under-16s Claim 7th With Williams' Late Basket -

GB Under-16s Claim 7th With Williams’ Late Basket

Cameron Hildreth

Great Britain Under-16s finished seventh at the Division B European Championships with an 80-76 win over Romania after a late go-ahead basket from Amari Williams with 4 seconds remaining on Saturday in Sarajevo.

With neither team being able to gain separation and the score tied 76, Cameron Hildreth got the ball out of a timeout dribbled into the lane, before handing it off to Amari Williams who finished the open lay up to give GB the lead. Josh Uduje then sealed the game at the line for the final deficit.

Following the team being short-handed for the past two games due to food poisoning, the squad was almost back at full strength, as they avenged an earlier loss to Romania in the tournament.

“This tournament has been a roller coaster but we finished on a great high beating a team who beat us by 20 only a week ago which shows how far we have come in such a short period of time,” Head Coach James Vear commented.

“The team and staff have had to go through a huge amount of adversity over the past few days and I am so proud how they reacted today.”

Matt Marsh did not miss a basket for his 17 point return, going 6/6 from the field and 5/5 at the line, adding 3 blocks, Josh Uduje had 14 points and 6 rebounds, Victor Faroukou had 12 points on 6/7 shooting, Cameron Hildreth had 10 points.

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