U18 Women win silver medal in European Championship
England’s U18 Women had to settle for the silver medal on Sunday in the European Championship (Division B) final after going down to Belarus, 76-74
Their tournament performance still earns them promotion to Division A next year, however, as coach Len Busch and his squad can take pride in a 5-2 overall record. Shequila Joseph was also selected to the All-Tournament team for the 2012 European
Championship thanks to a 15.3 points and 5.3 rebounds per game average.
England led for the majority of the game on Sunday, at one point holding a double digit advantage, but when Belarus’ Maryia Papova’s bucket gave them a 68-67 lead midway through the fourth they never looked back.
They did have their chances to tie the game in the final minute, though, as Joseph’s lay-up was blocked out of bounds and England’s resulting possession saw her miss a hook shot inside. England were then forced to foul being own by two points.
Joseph led all scorers with 22 points while Cheridene Green had yet another double-double with 14 points and 14 boards. Green averaged a double-double for the duration of the European Championship.