16 Aug 2010

Tall Blacks lose to Russia at World Champs build up event

7:33 am on 16 August 2010

The Tall Blacks have been outclassed in their third and final final match at a four nations world championships build up tournament in Maribor, losing to Russia 89-76.

Kirk Penney led the scoring with 29 points while Craig Bradshaw managed 13.

The Tall Blacks opened the tournament with an epic buzzer beating win over the hosts Slovenia before being thumped by Serbia 95-69 yesterday.

The team play their third and final build up tournament next weekend in

Croatia, ahead of the world champs which start in Turkey on August the 28th.