Cumbernauld duo bring home silver medal

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Two schoolgirls from Cumbernauld have brought home silver medals from the European under 16 basketball championships in Gibraltar.

The finals took place last month, and Scotland lost out to Cyprus for first place.

Christie Lamb (16), team captain,from Craigmarloch and Shannon McAuley (15), from Condorratm who both attend St Maurice’s High, formed part of 
the 12-strong team.

Mum Gillian Lamb said: ‘‘It was a fantastic opportunity for the girls and an experience they both will never forget.’’

As part of their preparations for the final the girls spent a week in Spain acclimatising, and did some voluntary work in local schools and hospitals in the area, promoting their sport.

They would like the thank sponsors Devro Bellshill, Tunnocks Uddingston and TJ Hughes Coatbridge who supported them and their team in the championship.