Great Britain


Centro Deportivo municipal Marques de Samaranch

December 5, 2021



The Netherlands vs Great Britain (M)

Later in the afternoon, GB Men were also in action and recorded their second victory of the competition, winning out over the Netherlands 45-69.

Lee Manning shone from the very start, winning the ball to start the game – and this set the tone for a strong performance from the captain.

From starting the game off winning possession, to sinking a shot with 6 seconds left on the clock to end the first quarter, giving Great Britain a 10-21 lead as reward for their fast start.

The high quality continued to half time, with Phillip Pratt and Simon Brown entering mid-way through the second quarter to help shore up the game and fully assert Great Britain’s control. A successful switch, as the team extended their lead to 16-37.

Lee Manning scored a remarkable 18 points across the game, and also turned provider on a number of occasions, registering 2 assists.

The Netherlands were competitive until the very last, and finished the game strongly with a 20 point final quarter – but Great Britain were able to hold their advantage, eventually ending the game 45-69 winners.

Both teams are in action again today, with GB Women taking on Turkey at 13:30 GMT, and GB Men facing off against Austria at 16:45