Australia work hard for win over Finland at …

Australia have recorded their first win of the FIBA U17 World Championship, working hard for a 77-62 win over Finland. Needing to win by 13 points or more to secure third place in Group C and avoid facing the USA until a possible match up in the gold medal game, Australia earned the win behind the versatile play of sweet-shooting big man Matthew Johns (17 points) and all-round class from team Captain Tom Fullarton (19 points and 8 rebounds). Australia withstood every Finnish challenge, taking control in the third term and motoring ahead on the final quarter to secure the 15 point win.

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