Golden Great Britain!

26.07.2010

Mairi Buchan scored 13 points and Mary Durojaye added 12 points as Great Britain clinched their first Division B title by beating Slovakia 47-46 at the U20 European Championship for Women.

Great Britain, who have only played Division B at the women's and men's U20 level since 2006, allowed just 14 points in the first half and held on to grab the crown. Both Great Britain and Slovakia, who were led by Klaudia Lukacovicova's 16 points and 14 points from Veronika Cernakova, will play next summer in Division A.

Great Britain opened a 22-9 lead in the second quarter and the lead was still 32-20 early in the third quarter. Slovakia pulled back into the game more and more and used a 6-0 run to pull ahead 44-43 with five minutes to play.

Durojaye scored to make it 47-46 with 1:52 remaining and neither team scored the rest of the way with Slovakia having the last chance of the game but Cernakova missing a driving layup with four seconds left.

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