08/06/2012 02:15 EDT | Updated 10/06/2012 05:12 EDT

Britain beats China 90-58 to give hosts 1st Olympic victory in men's basketball since 1948

LONDON - Kieron Achara scored 16 points and Britain sent the home fans into a frenzy by winning its first men's basketball game at 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 winless China with 11 points.