18 Aug 2013

Tall Ferns out of worlds

6:51 pm on 18 August 2013

The Australian women's basketball team have ended New Zealand's World Championship hopes with an 84-66 win in the second game of the Oceania Championships in Canberra.

Once again the Tall Ferns, who needed to win by 16 points to book their place at next year's elite tournament in Spain, were competitive early on and only trailed 39-34 at half-time.

But the full-strength and much bigger Opals dominated the second half and cruised to the 18-point win to seal the series 2-0 and book their spot at the World Cup.