July 21, 2015

Aussies complete perfect group round

Australia wrapped up group play today with an easy 87-38 victory over Korea. The Aussies scored on the first possession and never relinquished the lead.

Alanna had a quiet game: seven points, five rebounds and a steal.

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This completes group play. Australia placed first in its group with a perfect 3-0 record. Here are the cumulative team statistics . Australia ranked second to the USA in scoring (84.7 ppg) and in rebounds (57.0 rpg).

Here are Australia's group round statistics. Alanna led her team in scoring (12.3 ppg on 15 of 31 field goals and 6 of 10 free throws), steals (2.7 spg), blocks (2.3 bpg) and efficiency (15.0).

The final phase of the competition begins with the Round of 16 on Wednesday. Australia will play Mali (#4 in Group C) at 5:15 am Pacific Time. Here is a statistical preview of the game. You can watch it on YouTube.

The winner will advance to the quarterfinals on Friday against the winner of the China v Chainese Taipei game. Here is the bracket for the final phase of the competition. Australia and the USA are in different halves of the bracket, so they won't meet (if they do, at all) until the Gold Medal game.

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