Basketball: Dunk from Down Under deflates Denmark

Australian-born Steve Leven showed just why he is such a valuable asset to Scottish basketball with a vintage display in a 88-68 defeat to favourites Denmark in their opening clash of the Euro C Championship in Malta.

Leven, whose father hailed from Edinburgh, intends signing a new pro contract with a Greek club next season but not before the man who represented Australian Universities has performed mightily for his new country.

He scored 23 points off three from four shots from three-point range, six from 13 from two point range and eight from nine from the line and nearly brought the house down with a spectacular dunk which toppled the portable basket. Ross Campbell added 12.

Laurie Costello (Edinburgh Kings) said: "We have to play better as a team."