Gb Women storm into second round of Eurobasket
21 June 2011
Standard Life GB Women registered a stunning 74-51 win over Israel in Bydgoszcz yesterday afternoon, making history in the process.
The British team, who trained at Surrey Sports Park in preparation for the tournament, dominated the game after a tight opening five minutes as they recorded the nation's first ever victory at senior European finals level and ensuring themselves a place in the second stage of EuroBasket 2011.
Standard life GB head coach Tom Maher praised his Standard Life GB women's for their achievement,
"It was a dream to win that game. It was a big big game and I was extremely nervous about it. I looked at some of the Isreal players and they are top class, so I knew it would be really hard but we knuckled down and we were always safe. It wasn't just a win, it was a comfortable win."