Scotland settle for 22nd spot at European Under-18 Championship

Capital-based coach Craig Nicol and his Scottish junior men's basketball team of mainly Edinburgh players had to be content with 22nd place '“ one place above Ireland '“ in the European Under-18 Championship, which finished in Skopje last night.

Monday, 8th August 2016, 5:30 am

Having beaten Albania in their group match, the Scots went down narrowly 71-68 to the same opponents in the play-offs yesterday after trailing 62-68 with 30 seconds left.

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Edinburgh Kings point guard Konrad Kantorski had a shot to tie with three seconds left but could not convert, though he ended up with 11 points.

Top scorer was his Kings team-mate Kyle Jiminez with 17 points while another Capital player Sean Nealon-Lino had a “double double”, ten points and ten rebounds.

Results: Scotland 61, Luxembourg 65; Scotland 66, Cyprus 52; Scotland 68, Albania 71.