ESTONIA NO MATCH FOR EMERGING BOOMERS AT WORLD UNI GAMES

ESTONIA NO MATCH FOR EMERGING BOOMERS AT WORLD UNI GAMES

A powerful offensive display from the Emerging Boomers has seen them defeat Estonia 105-83 in their first classification game of the World University Games.

Australia will now take on the winner of Mexico/Norway as their classification games continue with the possibility of still finishing as high as ninth.

Unfortunately, the Emerging Boomers' next clash is scheduled for 10pm AEST tomorrow night, the same time as the Emerging Opals' gold medal game.

Against Estonia, they were clinical at the offensive end as they shot 58% from the field as a team while Jack McVeigh (12 points, five rebounds, three assists) and Tanner Krebs lit it up from distance, combining for 4-5 three-point shooting.

Estonia were able to keep the scoreboard ticking over themselves but following a 13-2 start, the Aussies never looked in danger.

They struggled to get the defensive stops needed to reel the Emerging Boomers in and while they won the final term by three points, the Emerging Boomers had opened up a 35-point lead at that stage.

Xavier Cooks (19 points, ten rebounds, three assists) and Gorjok Gak (17 points, ten boards) dominated inside, leading their team to a +14 edge on the glass while collecting double-doubles each and shooting 13-17 from the field combined.

Dejan Vasiljevic was effective as usual with 12 more points to his tournament tally while Kyle Adnam shone thanks to some extended minutes, recording 19 points and five assists to make it five Aussies in double-figure scoring.

Tyrell Harrison was able to put the finishing touches on the contest late as every Emerging Boomer got on the scoreboard as well in an impressive team performance.

Find the box score here.

Don't forget the Emerging Opals are playing for gold tomorrow night against Japan with FISU streaming the game here.

The 2017 Emerging Boomers and Opals Schedule (all times AEST):

August 28: Emerging Opals vs. Japan at 10pm in the gold medal game
Emerging Boomers vs. Mexico/Norway at 10pm in 9-12 Classification
August 29: Emerging Boomers Classification