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Disappointing Finish For Fiji

  The Fiji Under-18 girls basketball team have a lot of work to do as they take on Papua New Guinea in the 4th/5th place playoff of the FIBA U18
08 Dec 2016 11:02
Disappointing Finish For Fiji
Ministry for Youth and Sports acting director George Francis (left) with Basketball Fiji vice president Ned Taito standing with the new FIBA U18 Oceania Championship logo. Photo: SIMON ABANA

 

The Fiji Under-18 girls basketball team have a lot of work to do as they take on Papua New Guinea in the 4th/5th place playoff of the FIBA U18 Oceania Championship in Suva today.

The Fijians were walloped 122-8 by Australia in their final pool match at the Vodafone Arena in Suva yesterday.

The side failed to execute most possessions as the Australians dominated all areas of play from first quarter till the final whistle. The host side started off well with good defence from the opening whistle but failed in their finishing. Australia led 58-2 at half time and Fiji assistant coach Agnes Margaret Sokosoko admitted that they had focussed more on their defence game.

“We came up with a game plan of playing really good defence, unfortunately the points did not go our favour but we are positive on the way we played on our defence,” she said.

The Fijians aim to play hard defence against PNG.

“PNG plays similar style as us, they are very athletic, we will now go back and look at our weaknesses, we will have to play hard defence,” she added.

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

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