Women's Basketball: Great Britain beat Italy again

Stef Collins

Great Britain women continued their winning start under new coach Peter Buckle by beating Italy 60-48 in a friendly in Rome.

Britain defeated the Italians 59-51 on Saturday and Buckle kept faith with the same starting line-up.

Harvard University's Temi Fagbenle, who top scored in the first game, again led the way with 20 points.

Stef Collins contributed nine points and seven rebounds, with Azania Stewart also winning seven rebounds.

"Each and everyone of us has a real connection on court," Fagbenl told the British Basketball website.

"No one would have expected that this early, especially from girls who haven't played together.

"It is a real surprise to see just how well we have gelled, but it's a credit to the coaching staff and everyone involved."

Britain next face Germany in behind-closed-doors games in Worcester on 24 and 25 May.

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