Emus hold off New Zealand to win maiden FIBA…

Australia were made to work hard by Oceania rivals New Zealand on their way to winning the 2018 FIBA Under-18 Asian Championship 72-63 in Bangkok, Thailand. Making their tournament debuts after the two most dominant Oceania teams joined the Asian region, as much as Australia threatened to blow out the final, New Zealand continuously fought back to keep alive the contest. Ultimately it was a commanding 19-0 run to end the first quarter that provided the platform from which the Emus would win their first Under-18 Asian crown.

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