"When the tournament started, the team we had worked very hard. I think we surprised one or two opponents when everybody played well," explained former Dutch U20 women's coach, Griffioen who saw his squad give it their all but finish without a win in nine games.
"I'm not disappointed in the players, they did everything they could, and they worked incredibly hard.
"Even in the last three games (against Latvia, Portugal and Italy), it was already certain that we were going to the B Division but they still worked hard."
The play of the under-20 women was spirited throughout and was a continuation of the heart shown by the senior men and women's teams at the Olympics when both sides battled every minute of their respective games, earning the respect of all who encountered them.
Despite only joining the GB set-up in May this year, Coach Griffioen was left with a positive impression of the girls he spent the summer with in Hungary.
"Working with the GB girls was a very nice experience. They are a very disciplined group who work very hard. A lot of the girls showed very professional behaviour both on the court and off of the court.
"It was a fantastic experience."
Jessica Hurd finished the tournament as Great Britain's top scorer with 11 ppg. Erin McGarrachan averaged 9.3ppg and 7.1 rpg while 16 year old Cheridene Green showed that she has a bright future in international basketball as she recorded 7.3ppg and 8.8 rpg.