The FIBA 3×3 World Cup continued overnight as the Australian women began their tournament on Day Two of action in Amsterdam.
First up the Australians faced Andorra, as they wasted no time in flexing their muscle. Bec Cole was effortlessly shaking defenders on the perimeter and finding her way to the hoop. Meanwhile, the size and strength of Cole and Kunek saw them dominate defensively over Andorra, forcing their opponents into poor shots.
Andorra managed to challenge the Aussies early, seeing them trail 7-4 a few minutes in. However, from there the Australians went on a 15-3 run to close out the game, as Keely Froling hit a two with minutes to spare on the clock as the Australians prevailed 22-9.
The second game tipping off at 3:05am AEST, saw the Australian’s take on the Swiss on the back of a fifteen-game winning streak.
The game got out to a slow start for both teams, with the score line reading just 1-0 for the opening few minutes. Eventually, Australia got going through the hands of Maddie Garrick who hit a couple of twos to see the Aussies take a 7-1 lead three minutes into the game.
Both Garrick and Kunek continued to dominate throughout the contest, as the Australian’s eventually defeated Switzerland 20-14 as time expired.
Australia’s schedule at the 2019 FIBA 3×3 World Cup (all times AEST):
June 19: Australian men def. Brazil 21-15
June 19: Australian men def. by Poland 14-16
June 20: Australian women def. Andorra 22-9
June 20: Australian women def. Switzerland 20-14
June 21: Australian men vs. Latvia at 12.25am
June 21: Australian men vs. Japan at 3.05am
June 22: Australian women vs. Japan at 12.25am
June 22: Australian women vs. France at 3.05am
June 22-23: Australian women Quarter-Finals between 11pm-4.15am
June 22-23: Australian men Quarter-Finals between 11.30pm-4.45am
June 23: Australian women Semi-Finals at 10.10pm or 10.40pm
June 23-24: Australian men Semi-Finals at 11.20pm or 12.05am
June 24: Australian women bronze medal at 1.40am, gold medal at 2.50am
June 24: Australian men bronze medal at 2.10am, gold medal at 3.30am