Prunty's delight as GB men earn morale-boosting victory

05 August 2014 / 13:00

Head coach Joe Prunty insists it is all systems go for Great Britain’s men after bringing the curtain down on their EuroBasket Qualifiers preparation in style.

With Great Britain kicking off their EuroBasket 2015 2nd Qualifying Round campaign against Iceland on Sunday, Prunty’s team took on Moldova in Georgia desperate for a win, having lost all six of their previous preparation games.

And despite a whole host of players either ill or injured, Great Britain did exactly that as Moldova were comfortably brushed aside for a 92-43 victory.

Devon Van Oostrum top-scored for Great Britain on his return to the starting line-up – racking up 16 points, seven rebounds and seven assists – but it was a team effort with six players scoring double figures.

And ahead of this weekend’s clash with Iceland in Reykjavik, Prunty admits he couldn’t have asked for a better end to his team’s EuroBasket Qualifiers preparation.

"We're really happy with the last two days' efforts,” Prunty said. “All three days in Georgia provided great learning opportunities for us.

“We like the improvements we've made as we look forward to the opening qualifier in Iceland.”

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