Basketball - Britain lose EuroBasket opener against Czech Republic

Johannah Leedham registered her highest points total so far at the EuroBasket however it wasn't enough to help Britain’s women to victory in the first of their second-round games against the Czech Republic.

Basketball - Britain lose EuroBasket opener against Czech Republic

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Leedham, who represented Team GB at the London 2012 Olympics, scored 12 and 14 points as Britain began their campaign with 76-68 and 69-56 first-round wins over Serbia and Latvia respectively.

The 25-year-old then hit 13 as Britain lost 79-47 to hosts France in their last match before progressing to the second round where they would face the Czechs and fall to a 66-55 defeat.

Leedham notched 20 points this time, with Kim Butler and Chantelle Handy also posting double figure scores, however the Czechs led themselves by 20 from Michaela Zrustova edged the Group F encounter.

Britain now have a day's rest before their next clash with Belarus on Friday with their last second-round fixture against Croatia on Sunday and a top-four placing in Group F needed to make the quarter-finals.

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