The junior men’s Kitakyushu Champions Cup wrapped up in Japan earlier today, with Great Britain winning silver and Australia finishing with a bronze. Great Britain lost to Japan 64 – 58 in the gold medal game, while Australia defeated South Korea 66 – 41 in the bronze medal game.
Great Britain came into the gold medal game undefeated in pool play. On Friday, the beat Australia 70 – 52. On Saturday, they defeated South Korea 59 – 40. On Sunday morning, they defeated Japan 52 – 45. Meanwhile, Australia lost to Great Britain, lost to Japan 62 – 55 on Saturday and beat South Korea on Sunday morning by a score of 71 – 41.
Great Britain sent a twelve member strong team that includes Jim Palmer, Nathan Maguire, Jack Perry, Mark Scholefield, Billy Bridge, Christy Gregan, George Bates, Phil Pratt, Gregg Warburton, Emmanuel Filson, Charlie Fryer-Stevens, and James MacSorley. They were led by head coach Mat Foden. Bridge andWarburton scored important points for Great Britain in their silver medal game, even if they did not win.