GB's wheelchair men seal semi-final Euro Basketball place

Simon Munn
Simon Munn scored 15 points and 10 rebounds

The Great Britain men's wheelchair basketball team secured a place in the European Championship semi-finals with a 71-55 win over the Netherlands.

GB's men join their British female counterparts by gaining a place in the last four of the tournament in Israel.

Terry Bywater shot 34 points for Great Britain, who will now play Poland.

GB coach Murray Treseder said: "This has got a monkey off our backs which has been there since losing to France in the World Championship quarters."

Treseder added: "We started off a bit rocky as Ade Orogbemi picked up three fouls early on. Terry Bywater certainly carried us in the first half and we didn't take all of our chances.

"I was very pleased with the contribution from Ade Orogbemi, Peter Finbow, Abdi Jama, Matt Sealy and Matt Byrne and their honest defence was outstanding.

"We played well and were very switched on in the last three-quarters of the game, apart from the final three minutes where we went to sleep and allowed them to score three threes.

"We now look forward to playing Poland in the semi-finals, which certainly won't be an easy feat."

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