LONDON -- Kieron Achara scored 16 points and Britain sent the home fans into a frenzy by winning its first men's basketball game in the Olympics since the 1948 London Games, beating China 90-58 on Monday.

Nate Reinking added 12 points for Britain in the last game of the tournament for both teams.

Britain (1-4) had not qualified for the Olympics since 1948, but received a berth as the host this year.

In 1948, Britain beat Ireland for its only win, 46-21. Ironically, the Britons lost to China 54-25 in those Games.

Wang Zhizhi led China (0-5) with 11 points. Former Cal player, 7-foot-2 center Max Zhang, had four points, three rebounds and one blocked shot for China.

Both teams are eliminated following the end of group play Tuesday.



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