12 Sep 2011

Aussies sweep Olympic basketball series

11:29 am on 12 September 2011

Australia has completed clean sweeps over New Zealand in the Olympic men's and women's basketball qualifying series.

In the third and final games in Sydney on Sunday the Boomers beat the Tall Blacks 92-68, and the Opals beat the Tall Ferns 82-57.

The New Zealand teams have second but rather more difficult chances to qualify for London via worldwide repechage tournaments next year, which will feature a number of European heavyweights.