Opals unravel in final quarter as Belgium secure opening Olympic win

Emma Meesseman's 16 fourth-quarter points combined with a flailing Opals offence rendered a solid first-half performance moot in their Olympic opener

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Australia’s Opals face an uphill battle in their quest for Olympic gold after a 29-13 run saw Belgium roll to an 85-70 victory after breaking the game open midway through the final quarter. Despite missing Steph Talbot due to injury, the Opals held the advantage for much of the first half and into the third quarter. However, Washington Mysti…

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