Estonia blows out Great Britain to capture its first win in EuroBasket

2022-09-06 14:31

Estonia decisively won every quarter of the match to dominate against Great Britain.

Credit: FIBA

Estonia (1-3) dominated the entire match against Great Britain (0-4) the entire match to capture its first win 95-66 (24-18, 25-18, 29-17, 15-11).

Ever since the match began, Estonia's presence was felt. The Baltic country started the game leading 10-4 and never looked back. Although they led only by six (24-18) after the first quarter, Estonia continued its dominance into the second quarter.

After leading by 13 following the first half (49-36), Estonia did not let Great Britain even think about capturing a victory. The Estonians started the second half with a 10-0 run (59-36), and the rest of the game was just a mere formality.

Player of the Game
Maik  Kotsar
Maik Kotsar
Points 15
Accuracy 6-9
Rebounds 8
Assists 2

Henri Drell led Estonia with 20 points on 8-for-12 shooting in just 23 minutes. Siim-Sander Vene finished the match with 18 points and perfect shooting from the free-throw line, while Maik-Kalev Kotsar added 15 points and 8 rebounds.

Myles Hesson was the top scorer on the British team with 14 points on 6-for-9 shooting.

It was the first win for Estonia after suffering three losses in a row to start the tournament. Great Britain remains winless.

Estonia: Henri Drell 20 (5/7 2PT, 3/5 3PT), Siim-Sander Vene 18 (3/6 2PT, 2/5 3PT), Maik-Kalev Kotsar 15 (6/9 2PT, 8 REB), Kristjan Kitsing 14 (4/6 3PT), Janari Joesaar 11 (3/6 3PT).

Great Britain: Myles Hesson 14 (5/6 2PT), Carl Wheatle 12 (5/8 2PT, 11 REB), Patrick Whelan 12 (3/6 2PT).

Henri Drell's highlights:

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