Sunday, August 21, 2011

ODU duo, Great Britain finish 14th at World University Games

Great Britain ended the World University Games in disappointing fashion Saturday, dropping a 69-56 decision to Slovakia to finish 14th out of 15 teams. The loss was the fourth straight for the Brits (1-4) since they opened the tournament with a 61-54 victory over this same Slovakia outfit.

Old Dominion's Mairi Buchan, who was hoping to use this event as a springboard to a spot on Great Britain's 2012 Olympic team, finished with 2 points and 4 rebounds in 14 minutes while her Lady Monarchs teammate Becca Allison contributed 2 points in a little over 9 minutes for Great Britain. Buchan, who was coming off a 6-points, 7-rebound effort in her previous game, finished the tournament with 12 points and 14 rebounds in the five games; Allison totaled 8 points in the tournament.

Lithuania finished 11th by downing Japan 80-66. Poland, the only winless team in the tournament (0-4), wound up in 15th (last) place.

The gold-medal game featuring the United States and Chinese Taipei is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Sunday and can be viewed here.

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