Some of Australia’s best female talent will get a taste of international basketball this month.
China will come up against the Chemist Warehouse Opals in Canberra on September 19, while the rest of the national squad will form a secondary side to play WNBL, NBL1 and Centre of Excellence teams in the China Challenge.
Patty Mills produced in the clutch, Aron Baynes provided the physicality, Joe Ingles served up dimes on a silver platter and Nick Kay delivered the x-factor. Australia had contributors across the board against Lithuania, in what was an absorbing 87-82 victory.
It wasn’t as easy as some may have predicted, but another strong fourth quarter propelled the Boomers to an 82-76 win over the Dominican Republic on Saturday night. Australia improves to 4-0 at the FIBA World Cup, extending their best ever start at the tournament with the win leaving them with one foot in the quarter finals.