Great Britain Wins Close Against Greece


In Great Britain’s two wins of the U20 European Championships, they have a combined differential of five points – but hey, a win is a win. Today the English were able to take down the host country, Greece, by a mere three points.

Overall, Britian had a better game than their last outing, and definitely a better shooting percentage as they shot 43% from the floor, while also shooting 61% for 2-point field goals alone. The one problem the English had this game was the amount of offensive boards they allowed Greece to attain. The home country found 18 offensive rebounds, and that statistic alone is well enough to give them the chance to secure the win. Great Britain had just half of that number as they saw nine second chance rebounds.

For Greece, despite having not two, not three, not four, but five players score in double digit figures, they found themselves on the bottom end of the scoreboard by the English 69-66.

For Ben Lawson, it definitely wasn’t his best outing, but for the amount of minutes he saw he had decent production. Lawson saw nearly half of the number of minutes he had seen in the prior two games this tourney. In the 19 minutes he played, he accumulated seven points, four boards, and an assist. He was a perfect 3-for-3 from the field and 1-of-2 from the charity stripe. Definitely not terrible production stats, but just below what he has placed up the past two outings.

The English will take the court tomorrow against Lithuania who demolished the Latvia squad Great Britain only beat by two points, so things could be interesting. If Britain is successful in winning, though, they will clinch a spot in the second round. With the British victory against Greece, it eliminated Latvia from that possibility.