Opals shine against Japan, one win away from…

Participating in their first Asian Cup, Australia has progressed to the quarterfinals undefeated following an important 83-74 win against a very good Japanese team. The experienced duo of Marianna Tolo and Belinda Snell provided the drive behind a classy win in what proved to be an entertaining, quality contest. Tolo returned to the starting lineup to contribute 24 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists, while Snell wound back the clock with 13 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists. Yet it was Kelsey Griffin who stole the show for the Opals, draining a game-high 26 points on 7-of-11 shooting with 9 rebounds and 4 assists in a commanding individual display.

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