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Losing start for Flyers’ youngsters at U20 European Championship.

Great Britain kicked off their 2015 FIBA European Under-20 Championship campaign with a 57-59 overtime defeat to defending champions Turkey on Tuesday.

SGS Academy products Deane Williams and Dwayne Lautier-Ogunleye were crucial off the bench, with Williams scoring six points in a 10-0 run late in the third quarter, whilst Lautier-Ogunleye finished with a team-high 14 points.

"The difference was the first half, when we went down by 13,” Lautier-Ogunleye explained to

"We can't allow teams to get those big leads, but we can definitely take away positives. We showed we can compete with any team in the tournament.”

"We were playing the reigning champions in our first game. We need to get over this defeat quickly, and be ready to get a win tomorrow."

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GB U20s sit joint third in Group D ahead of today’s clash with Slovenia (15:30 BST), who fell to Germany 63-68 last night.

The game will be available to watch live at

U20 European Championship First Round (Lignano & Sabbiadoro)*
07/07/15 v Turkey - L 57-59 (OT)
08/07/15 v Slovenia - 15.30 BST
09/07/15 v Germany - 13.15 BST
11/07/15 v Lithuania - 17.45 BST

*Further games will be scheduled and are dependent upon results of the opening phase.