The New Zealand Tall Ferns women's basketball team fell just short of securing what would have been their second ever win over the Australian Opals after a tight game at the four-nations tournament in China last night.
The Tall Ferns lost 74-79 to Australia after being tied 39-all at halftime.
Despite the loss head coach Kennedy Hamilton-Kereama says his players scoring ability at vital times was encouraging
One statistic the Tall Ferns can be happy with is that they had only eight turnovers, but forced 15 from the Australians.
The Tall Ferns play Brazil tonight.