Britain lose EuroBasket second-round opener against Czechs

19 June 2013 / 15:34

Johannah Leedham registered her highest points total so far at the EuroBasket however it wasn’t enough to help Britain’s women to victory in the first of their second-round games against the Czech Republic.

Leedham, who represented Team GB at the London 2012 Olympics, scored 12 and 14 points as Britain began their campaign with 76-68 and 69-56 first-round wins over Serbia and Latvia respectively.

The 25-year-old then hit 13 as Britain lost 79-47 to hosts France in their last match before progressing to the second round where they would face the Czechs and fall to a 66-55 defeat.

Leedham notched 20 points this time, with Kim Butler and Chantelle Handy also posting double figure scores, however the Czechs led themselves by 20 from Michaela Zrustova edged the Group F encounter.

Britain now have a day’s rest before their next clash with Belarus on Friday with their last second-round fixture against Croatia on Sunday and a top-four placing in Group F needed to make the quarter-finals.

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