Great Britain women's head coach Peter Buckle has been reflecting to gbbasketball.com on a summer which not only saw him clinch a spot at EuroBasket Women 2015 with the senior team, but also pick up the reins of the under-20 women for the first time.
Great Britain's under-20 women produced their third victory of the European Championship, when they outscored Romania 75-45 in Sofia. A day's break from competition had clearly served GB well, with four players scoring 10 points or more including Harriet Ottewill-Soulsby's GB tournament-high 22 points in addition to eight rebounds.
A Whitney Allen jump shot with three seconds remaining helped Great Britain's under-20 women to a second win at the FIBA Europe Championship in Sofia, Bulgaria on Wednesday 9 July, as they beat Portugal by the narrowest of margins, 58-57.
Great Britain under-20 Women played another hard fought and close game in Sofia earlier today, Monday 7 July and were unfortunate to lose out to Germany, 58-69, in their fourth game of the Division B FIBA European Championship for Women.
Great Britain's under-20 women gave hosts Bulgaria a real test in their latest European Championship game in Sofia. But despite a double-double from Cheridene Green, they suffered their second narrow defeat in as many days, losing 70-75.
Following a thrilling opening win over Norway on Thursday night, 3 July, the under-20 women suffered a heart breaking 60-58 defeat at the hands of Lithuania last night, losing out in the closing minutes of the game.
While continuing to evolve and still enhancing their reputation around the world, Great Britain senior women face a tricky task in maintaining their dream of reaching the Olympic Games in Rio next year.