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Basketball: Great Britain record second victory over Italy

May 19, 2014

Britain’s women continued their good start to the season with a second friendly victory over Italy in the space of two days.


New coach Peter Buckle’s team recorded a 60-48 victory to build on their 59-51 win over the Italians on Saturday.

Harvard University’s Temi Fagbenle, who top scored in the first game, again led the way with 20 points.

Stef Collins contributed nine points and seven rebounds, with Azania Stewart also winning seven rebounds.

Buckle said he was delighted with his team’s good start. “No one would have expected that this early, especially from girls who haven’t played together,” he said.

“It is a real surprise to see just how well we have gelled, but it’s a credit to the coaching staff and everyone involved.”

Britain next face Germany in behind-closed-doors games in Worcester on 24 and 25 May.

Beth Shine, Sportsister
The Women’s Sports Magazine

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