LEEDHAM DESPERATE TO REPAY FANS' FAITH.ELLESMERE Port Ellesmere Port, town and district (1991 pop. 78,800), Cheshire, W central England. Ellesmere Port, located on the Manchester Ship Canal near its junction with the Shropshire Union Canal and the entrance into the Mersey estuary, is the principal town of the district. basketballer Johanna Leedham admits she is desperate for her Great Britain Great Britain, officially United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, constitutional monarchy (2005 est. pop. 60,441,000), 94,226 sq mi (244,044 sq km), on the British Isles, off W Europe. The country is often referred to simply as Britain. side to shed their 'plucky losers' tag as soon as possible after an agonising loss to Russia.
The 24-year-old Great Britain women's basketball Women's basketball is one of the few games which developed in tandem with men's. It became popular, spreading from the east coast of the United States to the west coast, in large part via women's colleges. captain was back in action at the capital's Basketball Arena, looking to bounce back from two opening defeats.
And things looked promising when Great Britain racing into a 12-2 lead in the first quarter, but Russia fought back to winS a tight game t67-61.
It is a sign of how far the team have come that they are disappointed to lose to the second best team by just six points, but Leedham is adamant that talk is cheap, with the team needing to turn performances into results sooner rather than later.
"It is a tough loss to take but we have two more games left and we are determined to bounce back," said Leedham, who ended with 14 points to her name.
"It is disappointing to lose like this but what is more disappointing is that everyone keeps saying 'you have done so well' and 'you are trying so hard'.
"For us that is not good enough and we need to win some games and quick."
The defeat means that nothing less than two wins from games with France and Brazil will see Great Britain through into the quarter-finals.
But despite having the odds stacked against them, Leedham remains convinced that they can pull off the great escape."The fans have been great and we want to give them a win. They deserve a win and we are ready to give it to them."? Lloyds TSB Lloyds TSB Group plc (LSE: LLOY) is a banking and insurance group in the United Kingdom. It was formed in 1995 by the merger of Lloyds Bank and the Trustee Savings Bank (TSB). The Group's head office is at 25 Gresham Street, London. , proud supporter of Team GB and proud partner of the London 2012 Olympic Games. Get closer to the Games at lloydstsb.com/london2012