GB Under-18 Women make it back-to-back wins, play for 11th

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Great Britain’s Under-18s made it back-to-back wins at the FIBA ​​U18 Women’s European Championship in Division B after beating Estonia 75-56, on Saturday.

Kenrick Liburd’s side will now play for 11th place on the final day after another all-round team display.

Carys Roy top scored with 16 points along with seven rebounds and five steals, while Leia Edwards added 11 points and 10 rebounds. Olivia Forster netted 13 points with Issy Bunyan and Fatmata Janneh both scoring nine points apiece.

Box score.

It was an even start to the contest until Estonia used an 8-0 run to open up a double-digit lead at 21-11, although GB’s 5-2 close reduced the deficit. The gap was back up to nine at 35-26, but GB responded with a 9-0 close to the half as Janneh’s drive and spin to beat the buzzer tied the game at the break.

GB were 38-37 behind at the midpoint in the third before putting together an 11-2 run that included six points from Edwards and a first three from Forster to take control.

Roy moved into double figures to push GB further ahead early in the fourth and they were able to close out another win in style with Forster moving into double figures late on.

Notes

– GB now have a 3-3 record in the tournament
– They finish in 2nd place in Group E, 3-1
– GB’s final game is on Sunday will be for 11th place at 4:15pm
– Starting 5: Charity, Wroe, Januszewska, Bunyan & Roy
– Edwards posted a third double-double of the tournament

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