Great Britain slipped to a home defeat in the first game of their FIBA Women’s EuroBasket 2023 qualifying campaign.
Greece, six places ahead of GB in the world rankings at No.15, claimed a 73-66 win in a frantic game at Manchester’s National Basketball Performance Centre.
The visitors, however, commanded themselves defensively and it held power, their constant pressure and physicality doing just enough to keep breaking up GB’s rhythm and stripping their mid-range assault away.
Angeliki Nikolopoulou, with 4/5 three-point shooting, and the powerhouse Artemis Spanou were twin thorns in GB’s side with 17 points apiece.
Next up for Greece is Portugal on November the 14th in Greece