Basketball: GB women through to EuroBasket semi-finals

Date published: 05 July 2019

Whitworth’s silver Commonwealth medallist Mollie Campbell and the Great Britain women’s basketball team have made it through to the semi-finals of the EuroBasket tournament after beating Hungary on Thursday (4 July).

The team’s 62-59 victory means they are now certain to play Olympic qualifying games next year.

Speaking before their quarter final match, Mollie, centre for Leicester Riders, said: “Knowing that you’ve achieved something that hasn’t been done before gives a real sense of pride, especially as we were the under dogs coming into the competition.

“However, it’s important now to keep our heads and stay focused on the next task in order to really achieve our potential.”

Mollie was the youngest player of England's basketball squad that won a silver medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia, and hopes to take part in the upcoming 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Her basketball career began at the age of 12, when she followed in her brother’s footsteps and took up the sport, playing for Manchester Mystics.

EuroBasket sees 16 of Europe’s best teams compete for the crown, taking place between 27 June and 7 July.

England will next play France or Belgium on Saturday 6 July.

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