Sapphires top Latvia in low-scoring affair t…

In a low-scoring game that saw the teams combine to go 5 of 50 from beyond the arc, Australia’s Sapphires have emerged victorious over Latvia 60-41 in their second group game at the FIBA Under 17 Women’s World Cup. The victory was set up by a 15-2 first quarter as stifling defense combined with some errant shot-making from the Latvians allowed the Australians to set up a buffer which they would not soon relinquish. Shyla Heal led the Australians with a double-double, whilst Alex Fowler finished with 11 points.

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