Big wins for Aussies at Pacific C'ships

Big wins for Aussies at Pacific C'ships

Australia has made a winning start to the 2013 FIBA Oceania Pacific Championships in New Zealand, with the men’s and women’s teams making light work of their opponents on Day One of the tournament.

The Australian men easily accounted for Papua New Guinea 93-35, while the Australian women posted a remarkable 97-6 win over Guam.

Coming into the tournament as favourites, the Australian men wasted no time asserting themselves on the opening day of action, racing to a 26-6 quarter time lead.

The one-way traffic continued as the Australians cruised to a 58-point victory, with New South Welshman Kai Healy posting a game-high 18 points (7-of-11 FG) to go with five rebounds in 23 minutes.

Tasmanian duo Tanner Krebs (14 points) and Kai Woodfall (12 points and three assists) provided support, along with Geremy McKay (13 points and four rebounds) and Rhys Vague (10 points and four rebounds).

It was a dramatically one-sided affair for the Australian women as they established a 32-4 lead at quarter time, before keeping their opponents to scoreless after half time.

Dandenong Rangers WNBL player Lauren Scherf led the way for the Australians, posting a game-high 18 points and 10 rebounds, while Kristy Wallace had 18 points and Brodie Theodore had 17 points in the rout.

Friday see the women take on New Caledonia, while the men face Guam.

For all the latest news and results from the 2013 FIBA Oceania Pacific Championships be sure to visit the official tournament website on the below link and the BA website at

Australian Teams for 2013 FIBA Oceania Pacific Championships


Callum Barker TAS

George Blagojevic VIC

Tad Dufelmeier ACT

Kai Healy NSW

Tanner Krebs TAS

Geremy McKay VIC

Joseph Owens QLD

Joel Smith VIC

Rhys Vague WA

Kai Woodfall TAS


Michael Wearne VIC

Jaden Weldon NSW

Tyler Constable VIC

Head Coach: Adrian Dark


Rachel Antoniadou VIC

Kasey Burton VIC

Madison Doorn NSW

Meg Essex QLD

Alliyah Fareo NSW

Montana Farrah-Seaton NSW

Mikayla Pirini WA

Lauren Scherf VIC

Brodie Theodore VIC

Kristy Wallace QLD


Riley Evans NSW

Rebekah Hatchard SA

Head Coach: Mark Wrobel

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