Great Britain Under-16 Women finished in sixth place at the FIBA European Championships Division B in Podgorica, Montenegro after a final-game loss to Iceland.
GB fell just short at 69-62 in the 5-6 classification game to end the tournament, with Irene Oboavwoduo top-scoring with 14 and Athena Thompson hitting 13.
Head coach Lee Davie’s team were victorious in all four of their Group C games before going down to Estonia in the quarter-finals on Thursday with an agonising 66-65 defeat. Thompson led the GB effort then with 19 points.
They regained momentum with a 67-53 win over Romania in the 5-8 classification round on Friday – Thompson top-scored with 15, Oboavwoduo had 14 – before falling to Iceland, who they beat in the group stage, to end the tournament.
GB had racked up big group-stage wins over Iceland (65-54) Bosnia and Herzegovina (61-46), the Netherlands (78-47) and Denmark (75-50).
Hayley Wright is leading the GB averages for efficiency (14) and rebounds (7), with Thompson (14) top scorer and Ayla Habbal dishing out 4 assists per game.
Thursday 10 August 2023: Great Britain 65-54 Iceland – Boxscore
Friday 11 August 2023: Bosnia Herzegovina 46-61 Great Britain – Boxscore
Saturday 12 August 2023: Great Britain 78-49 Netherlands – Boxscore
Monday 14 August 2023: Denmark 50-75 Great Britain – Boxscore
Thursday 17 August 2023: Quarter-finals – Great Britain 65-66 Estonia – Boxscore
Friday 18 August 2023: 5-8 classification – Romania 53-67 Great Britain – Boxscore
Saturday 19 August 2023, 3pm: 5-6 classification – Iceland 69-62 Great Britain – Boxscore
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For results, stats and group tables, see the FIBA U16 Women’s European Championships Division B website HERE
Kara Bassil, Endeavour Ipswich
Emma Briggs, M14 Hoops (USA)
Tiarna Chambers-Desmond, Derby Trailblazers
Fleur Gamal, City of Edinburgh
Ayla Habbal, Haringey Hawks
Maisie Keyes, Manchester Mystics
Irene Oboavwoduo, Manchester Mystics
Neve Rugette, Richmond Knights
Athena Thompson, Milton Keynes Breakers
Chloe Vella, Richmond Knights
Megan Verbeeten, Sussex Storm
Haley Wright, Valencia (Spain)
Charley Woodman, Bristol Academy Flyers
Alice Woodward, Nottingham Wildcats
Head Coach: Lee Davie
Assistant Coach: Maialen Zilbeti
Assistant Coach: Azeb Smalley
Team Manager: Charlotte Redhead
Physiotherapist: Chedell Cruickshank
S&C Coach: Dan Cruse
Media officer: Lauren Newham