EuroBasket 2017: GB women lose to Montenegro in qualifier

Jo Leedham
Leedham plays her club basketball for Bourges in France

Great Britain's women lost their opening EuroBasket 2017 qualifier 78-64 against Montenegro in Podgorica.

Cheshire guard Jo Leedham scored a game-high 20 points and 13 rebounds on her return from a two-year absence.

The home side led 42-28 ahead at half-time but GB closed to three points before Montenegro pulled away late on.

It was a debut defeat for new GB coach Jose Maria Buceta, whose side next play Italy - who hammered Albania 121-38 - in Manchester on Wednesday.

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