Game Tracker | Opals – China Tour

The Seven Consulting Opals kicked off their international run with a 72 – 70 triumph over China in Benxi City in Game One of the China Tour.

Australia’s Opals found edge from long range, particularly in the first half finishing the game 7 – 17 from beyond the arc.

They took a physical brand into the game represented with 27 total fouls – however the Chinese team couldn’t capitalise from an abundance of free throw opportunities.

Lauren Jackson continued her imposing run from the WNBL into Opals duties with 17 points and six rebounds. Jackson looks up for the challenge and will take confidence from her the opening performance into Shenyang.

Isobel Borlase was clean with 6 – 10 from the field and two threes. This included a big time shot in a 9-point unanswered run from the Opals to retake the lead in the fourth. 

Maddy Rocci played a massive part to close China’s six-point buffer in the fourth – finishing with 8 points from 4 – 6 from the field.

Skipper Tess Madgen finished with 5 points – 6 assists and Darcee Garbin 6 points – 3 rebounds.

Opals 72 – 70 China | Benxi City, Liaoning Province, China

  Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
AUS 18 42 59 72
CHI 20 42 65 70

 

Player

MIN

PTS

REB

AST

BLK

STL

Tess Madgen*

18:32

5

2

6

0

1

Cayla George*

23:53

3

4

0

0

0

Lauren Jackson*

22:28

17

6

0

2

0

Alice Kunek*

13:12

3

0

0

0

0

Stephanie Reid*

13:59

5

0

1

0

0

Isobel Borlase

21:01

14

3

1

0

1

Maddy Rocci

19:10

8

4

3

0

3

Zitina Aokuso

17:51

7

2

0

0

0

Georgia Amoore

15:46

0

1

0

0

1

Darcee Garbin

13:52

6

3

1

0

1

Lauren Nicholson

12:44

4

1

2

0

0

Chloe Bibby

6:47

0

0

0

0

0

* starters

The Opals continued a strong start to their international schedule – holding out against China to claim a 80 – 72 victory in Game Two of the China Tour.

Australia’s rebound game set up the offense for success – led by Cayla George who brushed off a quiet performance in the opener. George finished with 15 points and 10 rebounds

Zitina Aokuso was a problem for the Chinese team in the first half with 14 points and 7 – 8 shooting. Aokuso finished with 20 points, seven rebounds and two assists

Maddy Rocci was solid with ball in hand finishing with 11 points and four assists. Izzy Borlase had eight points including 2-2 from three point range.

The series goes to the final game of the tour in Shenyang City again on 2 June.

Opals 80 – 72 China | Shenyang City, Liaoning Province, China

  Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
AUS 27 49 66 80
CHI 15 33 55 72

 

Player MIN PTS REB AST BLK STL
Tess Madgen* 20:57 4 1 2 0 1
Cayla George* 25:38 15 10 2 2 1
Maddy Rocci* 25:43 11 3 4 0 0
Lauren Jackson* 14:01 2 2 1 0 1
Isobel Borlase* 24:05 8 2 1 0 1
Zitina Aokuso 21:27 20 7 2 0 1
Lauren Nicholson 19:38 7 1 3 0 0
Alice Kunek 15:48 4 4 4 0 0
Darcee Garbin 13:04 0 3 1 0 1
Stephanie Reid 7:38 2 0 0 0 0
Georgia Amoore 6:27 2 1 1 0 0
Chloe Bibby 5:34 5 3 0 0 0

* starters

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