GB share series with Canada
June 10, 2012 18:25 pm
Great Britain's women's basketball team ended up with a split of their two-game series against Canada as they lost Sunday's second meeting 63-50 in Edinburgh.
Coming off Saturday's 70-57 win at the Meadowbank Arena, Britain came up against a Canada team set on revenge as they raced into a 28-6 lead early in the second quarter.
Although Britain battled back well, closing to within four, 35-31, in the third quarter, they had left themselves too much to do and the strain showed down the stretch as Canada - who will go in to the Olympic qualifying tournament in Turkey at the end of the month - put the game away.
Jo Leedham and Natalie Stafford led Britain with 14 points each, but Leedham was left disappointed by the display.
"That's not what we're about," she said.
"We've showed glimpses of how we need to be and the style we need to play. But not to do it consistently really hurts, especially in Edinburgh where the crowd was really great, it was disappointing."
Britain now head to Turkey for a four-nation tournament, opening against Korea on Friday.
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