Young Aussies take another Hungarian scalp

Young Aussies take another Hungarian scalp

The Australian Women’s Development team have ended the first leg of their Hungarian tour on a winning note, defeating club side MTK Budapest 62-52 in another impressive performance from the young squad.

Bendigo Spirit guard Tessa Lavey was again the star for the young team, amassing 13 points, 4 steals and 3 assists in the 10-point win, coming off impressive displays in the opening two games of the six-game tour.

It was a standout game from Townsville Fire youngster Alicia Froling, who was dominant on the glass, posting 15 rebounds and 15 points, while Melbourne Boomers rising star Alexandra Sharp filled the boxscore with 7 points, 9 rebounds and 5 steals.

Jayco Australian Opals Head Coach Brendan Joyce praised his young team for their ability to grind out victories against some of the best club teams in Hungarian basketball.

“The team has won two out of three games against some of the premier clubs in the Hungarian Division One competition due to their relentless defence and rebounding,” Joyce said.

“They have continued to improve the execution of the offense in each game they play together and get to understand each other’s strengths. This has been a tremendous experience for these young players due to the physicality that has occurred in the first three games against senior women.”

After the demanding opening phase of the tour, the Australian team enjoy two days of rest before facing the Hungarian Under 18 and Under 20 teams later this week.

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