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Harrison, Cheetham selected for GB U18 Women squad

PRESTON, Lancs. - Myerscough’s Shauna Harrison and Emma Cheetham named in Great Britain squad to compete at the 2018 FIBA U18 Women’s European Championship in Austria.

Great Britain opens the competition against the hosts Austria on Aug. 3, before rounding out Group C play with Turkey, Montenegro, the Netherlands and Denmark. Three of the five group games will be staged in Oberwart whilst the other two will be played in Gussing and Furstenfeld.

Harrison, who represented the Under-20s earlier this summer, makes her return to the squad that finished fourth in 2017. Last year she averaged 12 points per game, which ranked 15th overall.

Cheetham, meanwhile, is one of eight newcomers and will make her FIBA competition debut.

Great Britain Under-18 Men’s Group D Schedule (All times BST)
Friday, Aug. 3 - Great Britain vs. Austria (7:15 p.m.)
Saturday, Aug. 4 - Turkey vs. Great Britain (7:15 p.m.)
Sunday, Aug. 5 - Great Britain vs. Montenegro (2:45 p.m.)
Tuesday, Aug. 7 - Netherlands vs. Great Britain (12:30 p.m.)
Wednesday, Aug. 8 - Great Britain vs. Denmark (7:15 p.m.)

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Allen Gunn is a graduate of the University of Salford with a Masters degree in Journalism.