Basketball: Kool Kat Hannah can’t stop GB loss

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A “DOUBLE DOUBLE” by Edinburgh Kool Kats basketball ace Hannah Peacock was not enough to give Great Britain their first win of the European Women’s Under-20 Championship in Podgorica.

Peacock scored 13 points – five in the last few minutes – took 16 rebounds and gave two assists and a block as a much-improved GB side, possibly refreshed by their first day’s rest, narrowly failed to topple unbeaten hosts Montenegro, going down 58-56.

GB captain Harriet Ottewill-Soulsby also had a big game with 18 points and 16 rebounds and Scotland’s Robin Lewis enjoyed 35 minutes court time, giving five assists.

Lewis’ former St Mirren team-mate Sarah Thompson had a quieter outing with three points and two rebounds after scoring 14 in the previous game, a 60-52 defeat to Greece.