European Wheelchair Basketball: GB women through to semi-finals

Great Britain women's wheelchair basketball

The Great Britain women's basketball team beat Spain 55-32 to qualify for the European Championship semi-finals.

Helen Freeman led the scoring with 20 points, and the result gives GB a chance to improve on the bronze medals they won at the last two tournaments.

Twelve points scored with just three conceded in the second quarter saw Britain move into a comfortable lead.

Britain face the hosts, defending European champions Germany, in their last-four clash in Frankfurt on Friday.

Freeman is Britain's leading scorerexternal-link in their three matches at the championships so far, averaging 12.8 points per game, as well as leading the way in assists and rebounds.

A 70-18 win over Italy was followed by a 60-43 victory over Turkey, but Britain fell to a 62-46 defeat by the Netherlands in their third match.

Great Britain were beaten 55-44 by eventual Paralympic champions Germany in the London 2012 quarterfinals.

Britain have won seven European bronze medals, but have never progressed to the final.

Top Stories