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A crucial win against Spain for GB Women, and GB Men go 3/3 on day three of the 2023 IWBF European Championships.
GB Women took the win 70:53 against a strong Spanish side. The starting five were relentless from the tipoff, with Robyn Love expertly claiming the first points. Jade Atkin muscled through Spain’s defence to build the foundations of GB’s lead. Charlotte Moore was on form blocking the Spanish offensive manoeuvres, securing 5 rebounds. Helen Freeman closed out the first half by sinking a three-pointer, earning a roar from the crowd. Freeman was game leader on assists with 11 assists.
GB Men won 83:49 against Israel in a game that showcased the depth of the squad. Lee Manning claimed game leader on points with 17 points, and joint game leader on rebounds with Martin Edwards who had 7 rebounds. Lee Fryer was close behind Manning on points with 16 points. Phil Pratt was game leader on assists with 9 assists. The GB Men controlled the tempo of the game throughout, carving through Israel defences and creating unstoppable offensive opportunities for themselves.
Next up, GB Women play France tomorrow (14/08) at 2pm BST. GB Men face Italy at 7pm BST.
Follow GB Men and GB Women as they progress through the competition via our GB Fanzone: https://britishwheelchairbasketball.co.uk/fan-zone/iwbf-european-championships-2023/
Watch the games live on the European Para Championships website: https://www.epc2023.tv/