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.
Following her return to the Turkish Women's Basketball League with Orduspor, GBBasketball.com catches up with Chantelle Handy to talk about playing EuroCup Women and returning to the GB squad next summer for EuroBasket Women 2015.
November has been a good month for British Basketball. With funding confirmed from Sport England for the next two years and Basketball Wales formally committing its long term future to British Basketball, alongside Basketball England and Basketball Scotland, there is a lot to be positive about.
Since its formation in 2006 to enable Great Britain teams to compete in FIBA and FIBA Europe international competitions, British Basketball has delivered significant progress on the court as evidenced by an unprecedented six appearances in European Championship finals by the GB men and women, first time appearances in A Division, medals at age group levels and our significant climb in world rankings during that time.