U18 Four Nations: Second place for England teams in Dundee - recap, results and gallery

England Men's and Women's squads finished in second place at the 2024 edition of the U18 Four Nations Tournament.

Both headed into the final day of the competition with a 1-1 record, having lost to Ireland and beaten Scotland. 

In their final fixture, Head Coach Lauren Mulligan's Women faced Wales first and wrapped things up with a 97-44 victory.

Felicia Jacobs put in another consistent offensive performance that earned her a spot on the tournament's Women's All-Star 5.

The Men, under Head Coach Troy Culley's tutelage, then beat Wales 116-56.

Kervy Mabaya put away 21 points, and teammates Moziah King-Danchie and Noa Istrefi chipped in 16 and 15 each.

King-Danchie had a really positive tournament, including scoring 26 in the loss to Ireland, and he joined Jacobs, named on the Men's All-Star 5 team.

Hosted by basketballscotland, the tournament ran from the 2-4 April at the Regional Performance Centre in Dundee.

Heading up the women was Barking Abbey's Lauren Milligan and taking the reigns for the men was Myerscough College's Troy Culley.

England Women lost their opener to Ireland, 91-67, and the Men followed suit, coming up just short to a spirited Irish side, 72-75.

Felicia Jacobs top scored with 17 points and Adaora Dioramma cleaned up the boards with 18 rebounds, whilst Moziah King-Danchie put away 26 points for England’s cause.

However, both squads were able to regroup and dominate Scotland in their second game. 

Milligan's girls won 71-43, with Felicia Jacobs, Elizandra Costa and Isobel Robinson scoring 14, 13 and 11, respectively.

Then it was Culley's turn to amp up the pressure on the Scots, his boys winning out 99-66, with Tyreese Mensah getting it done in double-double fashion, 24 points, 11 rebounds.

In 2023, England Men scooped up tournament silverware, following an unbeaten run, whilst England Women finished runners up, after picking up an L to Ireland on the final day. 

All games were tracked and stated via the NBN23 Swish app.

This talent activity is part of Basketball England's New Horizons programme, which aims to strengthen the talent pathway by expanding opportunities for older talented basketball players to play for their country.

England schedules/recaps

Tuesday 2 April

20:00-21:00: England Men and Women practice session

wednesday 3 april

10:30: England 67-91 Ireland (Court 2)
16:00: Scotland 43-71 England (Court 1)

13:30: England 72-75 Ireland (Court 2)
18:30: Scotland 66-99 England (Court 1)

thursday 4 april

09:30: Wales 44-97 England (Court 2)

12:00: Wales 56-116 England (Court 2)

Squads, coaches and staff

The physiotherapy and sports science team for both squads was David Barron, Kirsten Wing and Sean Lewis.

A gallery of images from the tournament are below.