The Emerging Boomers have made their way into the quarter-finals, after taking an emphatic 88-59 victory against the Czech Republic in the 30th Summer Universiade (2019 World University Games), held in Naples, Italy this year from 3 to 14 July.
The team was led by Dejan Vasiljevic’s scoring, who made 10 in the first quarter, and eventually ended with 21 points.
Despite Czech Republic taking the fourth quarter with strong rebounding efforts, the deficit from the earlier periods could not be overcome.
Multiple Australians impressed, including George Blagojevic (10 points), Jack White (8 points, 8 rebounds), Jonah Antonio (9 points), Kyle Zunic (8 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists) and Will Magnay (7 points, 7 rebounds).
Full box score available on the tournament website.
Australia will play Argentina on Tuesday morning, 1:30am AEST.
Emerging Boomers Schedule for the 2019 World Uni Games (AEST)
July 5: Emerging Boomers def. by Israel 64-92
July 5: Emerging Boomers def. Mexico 105-62
July 7: Emerging Boomers def. Czech Republic 88-59
July 9: Emerging Boomers’ quarter-final vs. Argentina at 1.30am
July 10: Emerging Boomers’ semi-final at 1.30am or 4am
July 12: Emerging Boomers’ medal game at 1.30am or 4am