DESPITE the firepower of Johannah Leedham Great Britain’s student team could only manage sixth in the World University Games after losing their play-off with Poland.
The Little Sutton ace, 21, playing alongside sister Jennifer, bagged 24 points to help push GB into overtime against the Poles.
But they suffered an agonising 79-74 defeat as Poland seized fifth spot at the Milenijum Vrsac Sports Hall in Belgrade, Serbia. Older sister Jennifer, 23, chipped in with three points, six rebounds, two assists and a steal in 21 minutes off the bench.
Johannah finished the games ranked third in the tournament’s leading scorers with 18.9 points per game.
She and Jennifer will now return to Franklin Pierce College in New Hampshire, USA, where Johannah is an All-American star and Jennifer is assistant coach of the basketball team.
Time is running out to sign up for the 23rd annual BiG Storage Cheshire Jets’ summer camp.
The camp, which is run by the Jets’ professional players and coaching staff, is the largest camp in the UK and attracts young players from as far away as Spain and Croatia.
The action takes place between Wednesday, July 22 and Monday, July 27 and is open to all ages and abilities.
Campers will be given the opportunity to win an all expenses paid trip to a five-star basketball camp in Pittsburgh as well as receiving a free Cheshire Jets reversible vest.
The week-long camp will be held at Ellesmere Port Catholic High School and will culminate with a Guinness world record attempt for the most people spinning a basketball simultaneously.
The attempt will include more than 200 campers aged 7-18, camp organisers, Jets staff and players.
A record will be set if 200 people manage to spin a basketball on their finger for a total of three seconds at the same time.
Anyone wanting to attend the week long training camp can download an application form from www.jetsbasketball.org.uk or call the Jets office on 01244 302010