Basketball: Hannah Peacock top scores but GB lose

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Scotland basketball player Hannah Peacock led the scorers Great Britain Women slipped to a 71-48 defeat by Israel in their opening game of the European Under-20 Championship in Podgorica, Montenegro.

GB got off to a great start, taking the first quarter 20-13, but Israel turned that round to lead 30-26 at half-time.

Although the GB side only lost the third 19-18, they slumped to a disastrous 22-4 final quarter.

Peacock, of Edinburgh Kool Kats, scored 15 points and also added seven rebounds.

Former St Mirren player Robyn Lewis took ten rebounds, four assists and two steals while Peacock’s clubmate Kirsten Simpson came on for the last four minutes and took an offensive rebound.

GB were due to play Austria today.