EMERGING OPALS COMPLETE UNI GAMES TUNE-UP WHILE EMERGING BOOMERS LAND IN TAIPEI

EMERGING OPALS COMPLETE UNI GAMES TUNE-UP WHILE EMERGING BOOMERS LAND IN TAIPEI

Completing their Four Nations Tournament in Japan, the Emerging Opals are now set to head to Taipei for the 2017 World University Games while the Emerging Boomers have landed and are in the village before competition begins on August 21.

Sitting at 1-1 coming into their final clash of the Four Nations tournament with a victory over Japan following a loss to USA, the Emerging Opals finished on the positive side of the ledger with a 79-52 win against Canada.

They extended their lead at every quarter and were paced by Darcee Garbin's 21 points on 7-12 shooting while Lauren Scherf had a double-double of 15 points, ten rebounds, three steals and two blocks.

Kristy Wallace (12 points, three steals) and Alex Sharp (ten points) joined them in double-figure scoring while Aimie Clydesdale also contributed at both ends of the floor with seven points, five boards, four assists and four steals.

A strong lead-in to the World University Games, the Emerging Opals now have four days to prepare for their first game against Lithuania on Monday night.

The Emerging Boomers, flying in from Australia and the USA, arrived at the Athletes Village yesterday which is established in the middle of the New Taipei City around recently built apartments.

Emerging Boomers - Taipei - Day 1 Training 1

Unfortunately, Duop Reath is a late omission due to injury which means the Aussies will be competing with a roster of 11 for the competition.

They have three friendly games scheduled against Germany, Estonia and Argentina across the next two days before their first official clash against Ukraine on Sunday afternoon.

Stats for the entire basketball tournament at the World University Games can be found via the official website here.

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