Great Britain dominated on the opening day of the 2018 Women’s U24 European Championships.
In the three-team tournament taking place in Villenave D’Ornon in France, an experienced Great Britain team, which consists of five players from their senior team that won silver at the World Championships in August, comfortably won the first two games over France, 45-25, and Germany, 57-17.
The final game of the day was much more even between Germany and France. Led by their captain Grace Wembolua, France held a nine-point lead going into half-time, 19-10. In the third quarter, both teams exchanged baskets, but the fourth quarter belonged to Germany. They pressed France into turning over the ball and taking full advantage to win the quarter 8-18 and take the game by just two points, 34-36.
Tomorrow will see all teams face each other again to determine the final standings of the round robin stage and the two teams who will meet in the final.
Results from Thursday 1st November.
G1 – France 25-45 Great Britain
G2 – Great Britain 57-17 Germany
G3 – Germany 36-34 France
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