Great Britain Under-16s began their Division B European Championship with a 69-59 victory over Ireland on Thursday afternoon in Sarajevo.
Cameron Hildreth led GB with 16 points, whilst Segun Shodunke and Saul May added 10 points each, with the former adding 6 rebounds and 7 assists. Matthew Marsh was a force inside with 11 rebounds to go with his 6 blocks, whilst Victor Faroukou finished with 8 points.
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GB led by as many as 18 but managed to hold on down the stretch, despite some woeful free throw shooting, as they finished 16 of 36 from the line.
“It’s great to get our first win and we had some really good stretches in the game, but we know there are improvements to be made and I’m confident this group will continue to get better,” Head Coach James Vear commented.
They dominated the second half of the second period to gain a cushion which would prove to be enough the rest of the way.
Watch the game back in full, here.
GB will now face Romania on Friday at 3:30pm.
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