GOLD MEDALS ON OFFER FOR UNBEATEN EMUS AND JAYCO GEMS AT FIBA U18 OCEANIA CHAMPS

GOLD MEDALS ON OFFER FOR UNBEATEN EMUS AND JAYCO GEMS AT FIBA U18 OCEANIA CHAMPS

The Australian Emus and Jayco Australia Gems have kept their unbeaten streak through the FIBA U18 Oceania Championships going, both defeating New Caledonia in their respective Semi-Finals.

The men and women are now set up for a gold medal clash against New Zealand with the winner of that Grand Final advancing to the FIBA Under-19 World Championships next year.

In their Semi-Final, the Emus won every quarter convincingly on the way to a 121-30 victory.

Isaac White hit 9-12 from the field for a game-high 28 points with five steals while Gabe Hadley (19 points) and Samson Froling (12 points) also enjoyed hot shooting games.

Hitting 62% from the field as a team, every Aussie player made their mark on the scoreboard and their 49 field goals came from 37 assists with that team-play sure to be valuable in the gold medal game tomorrow.

Find the box score here while a replay of the game can be found below.

The Gems hit the century mark in the fourth consecutive game while defeating New Caledonia 137-8 in their Semi-Final.

Lara McSpadden (22 points) and Chantel Horvat (22 points, 11 rebounds, four assists, two steals) dominated under the rim from the outset with their 44 combined points coming from 20-30 shooting.

They paced seven Gems players in double-figures while every player again hit the scoreboard aside from Maddison Rocci who sat out after her injury two days ago.

Zitina Aokuso collected a double-double of 11 points, ten boards and five assists while the back court duo of Monique Conti (10 points, six assists, six steals) and Jazmin Shelley (seven points, five assists, nine steals) were incredible in their defensive pressure.

The box score for that game can be found here while a replay of the game can be viewed below.

Find the remaining schedule for the Emus and Gems' below. All times are AEDT.

Australian Emus:
Saturday December 10: 5pm Gold Medal Game vs. New Zealand or Guam.

Jayco Australia Gems:
Saturday December 10: 2pm Gold Medal Game vs. New Zealand.

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