Great Britain coach Murray Treseder remained pragmatic about the defeat and says his side can feel proud of their efforts after what has been a fantastic competition of wheelchair basketball.

Treseder said:

We could have won that game, but we just had a few moments where we lost concentration and consistency. The boys showed a lot of spirit though and that is so important, they came back at the USA after the first quarter and they gave a great show.  The British fans have been great here, really fantastic and they have been right behind the boys and it’s great to see and exciting for London.

This sentiment was echoed by his team leaders, with Jon Pollock and Munn insisting that there progress this week can be seen with the four-point difference in this match, compared with the 30-point deficit seen in their last meeting earlier in the competition.

“It was a great game, much better than the first game we played against them this tournament,” said Pollock. We have learnt a lot this week that we need to work on for London. It was a shame we couldn’t win today, but what a game for the crowd to watch.

“I personally love this tournament because I train in Manchester and my family live nearby so they can easily come and watch and the crowds are amazing and they get better and better every year.”

Munn added: “That was a preparation game, we didn’t win but we will learn a lot from this tournament and that’s why it is so important to us to come here. I have lost my shooting form here, but sometimes it happens and there is no point in dwelling on it, but I am going to have to just find my form again.

“It has been a great tournament and we have improved since the first game and now we just have to work hard until London.”

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