Great Britain’s women were crushed 85-33 by the USA at the World University Games in Shenzhen, China, to finish third in their first-round group.

The Americans, the tournament favourites, delivered a dominating second quarter to seize complete control of the tie, out-scoring GB 30-6 to grab a commanding 53-17 half-time lead.

And with Britain, led by 9 points from Yemi Oyefuma, hitting 1/18 from three-point range, the USA increased their advantage right to the finish, leaving Damian Jennings’ side to focus now on the classification round which will decide the places from 9-16. (Box Score)

Earlier, Brazil defeated Slovakia 65-44 to join the Americans in the quarter-finals.

Brazil wax GB

Great Britain’s women lost 68-55 in their second game at the World University Games in Shenzhen, China on Monday.

Chantelle Handy’s team-best 16 points proved in vain as GB fell away after a promising start. Ahead for most of the first quarter, Damian Jennings’ side were level at 22-22 midway through the second before the Brazilians made a decisive break with a 8-2 run before half-time.

And with Nadia Colhaho firing a game-high 21 points, they steadily pulled away in the second half.

In their final pool game on Tuesday, Britain face the USA who remained unbeaten after a 114-68 mauling of Slovakia.



Handy start

Great Britain’s women defeated Slovakia 64-51 in their opening game at the World University Games in Shenzhen, China on Sunday.

And it was Chantelle Handy who provided the spark, scoring a game-high 25 points as Damian Jennings side got the perfect start.

However it took a late fightback by GB to secure victory after they fell 12-2 behind early on, allowing the Slovakis to run to a 29-22 half-time lead.

But Britain drove relentlessly inside and swept ahead with a 8-0 burst in the third quarter, moving as much as 52-42 clear in the fourth.

Rose Anderson, one of four senior caps in the side, added 9 points for GB who meet Brazil on Monday.

The Brazilians were thrashed 112-53 by the USA on Sunday after falling 25-9 behind in the first period.

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