Two years ago

Women's Asia Cup 2019, Opals vs Philippines

FIBA Women's World Cup 2019 - Opals.

This deserves it's own thread.

Smashing win over the Philippines last night! Impressive team effort. I would say all the players deserved their selections.

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Two years ago

Ezi Magbegor stuffed the box score against the Philippines to lead all scorers with 18 points, while also adding six rebounds, three blocks, two steals and an assist.

Jenna O'Hea had 17 points, while Cayla George, Bec Allen, Abby Bishop, Steph Talbot and Sara Blicavs had 11. Lauren Nicholson also chipped in with 10.
Opals first round games:
Tuesday, September 24: Opals v Philippines - @ 5:45pm.

Wednesday, September 25: Opals v New Zealand – @ 5:45pm.

Thursday, September 26: Opals v China – @ 8:00pm.

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Two years ago

Seen enough of Bishop and Seekamp to know they don't have a shot for Tokyo or beyond. Maybe friendlies but not majors...

Bishops role could have gone to Aokuso as a third post option. Unfortunately she tore her acl on return to club.
Was hoping to get minutes into Wallace or Mangakahia as 3rd pg option to see how they go. 1 injured, 1 ill. Unfortunately...
Smith needed more time, also injured early in mercury season.
Bunton needed more minutes but her body could not hold out. Retired.
Tolo needed minutes before Tokyo, Injured again.
Guards in hot form like Garrick and Cole, 3x3 running at the same time,
Froling sisters who performed well in uni games been on fire, Alicia out Injured, Keely dominating against China b and preseason games. Unfortunately for her, the sf position is stacked with 4-5 players being able to play there. Allen, Talbot, Ohea, Nicholson, Blicavs. Could also bring in kunek and not lose a whole lot.

Lucky there are so many lead up qualifying games before Olympics. The roster is no where near set in stone.

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Two years ago

As good a win that it was against a plucky outfit, i couldn't help but notice multiple players struggled to contain smaller guards off the dribble. Allen, for one, got beat numerous times. Will be interesting to see how we fair against Japan after the last time we played them.

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Two years ago

Same issue over and over, watch us get beat by Japan in u16s in October.

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Two years ago

So Philippines lose to us by 66 points. Are their fans on social media as deluded when it comes to the women's team as they are with the men's?

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Two years ago

Nz gassed at the half, no competition beyond Japan.
Get rid of molloy ffs.

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Two years ago

Molloy is amazing... at getting hired.

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Two years ago

He's filled the boomers roster with NZ players too...hmmm

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Two years ago

To get a gig again...

Cameron the assistant is a much better choice.

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Two years ago

Nz women are falling.
Quite a few getting up there in age.
No real top level juniors coming through except leger Walker.
Not many big names in college either.

These are the best atm, most of which will be nbl1 / nz nbl level.

Reed - wnbl future
Gapare - wnbl future
Whittaker- wnbl future

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