Great Britain women's forward Kristy Lavin had high praise for the whole Team GB set-up as her 16 points helped the side to the brink of the European Championship A Division.
"I"m really happy with the result"Â€Â said the Manchester Mystics player who starred on her own court as Britain destroyed Holland 68-32 on Saturday evening in the first leg of the play-off.
"As a team we played very well, and defensively we were really good. The whole programme has been brilliant, though, and I"d like to thank British Performance Basketball for everything they"ve done. It"s been run really well, we"ve had excellent coaching, and things like being able to send Lloyd [Gardner] to watch all of the side we were due to play has really helped."Â€Â
The final score for Britain in Saturday"s huge win saw veteran centre Andrea Congreaves score in what will be her last game on home soil for the national team, and Lavin was delighted for her team-mate: "Andrea"s been brilliant throughout the competition, and she scored even though we were too busy celebrating to set up her play for her."Â€Â
With Britain due to travel to Holland for the second leg on Wednesday evening, Lavin is keen to wrap the international season with a sixth straight win: "We still want to win, and we"d love to finish 6-0 this year and emulate the men"s team. It"s been a great team to play on, and easily the most talented national team I"ve played with."Â€Â
In an exciting development for British Basketball, this Sunday's (26 May) fixture between the Standard Life GB women and Germany will be broadcast live from Surrey Sports Park to mark their 100th game.