Australia loses to Tunisia at Stankovic Cup + VIDEO
An Australian men’s team has lost to the Tunisian men’s nation team, 62-60, at the Stankovic Continental Cup.
An Australian men’s team has lost their third preliminary match at the Stankovic Continental Cup in China, being narrowly downed by the Tunisian men’s nation team, 62-60.
Newly-signed Cairns Taipans rookie Clint Steindl led the Australians with 11 points, while Hugh Greenwood also added 11.
Townsville’s Todd Blanchfield added nine points, while Adelaide 36ers guard Jason Cadee had six points, seven assists and three steals.
Macram Romdhane was superb for the Tunisians, scoring 24 points on 11-of-14 shooting from the field, as well as 12 rebounds.
The Australians started well and led 14-12 at the first break.
By halftime the Australians still led narrowly, 32-29, and the Aussies also won the third quarter 16-13 to have a six-point edge at the final change, 48-42.
The Tunisians rolled over the Australians down the stretch however and won the final stanza 20-12 to clinch the match.
Despite the loss, the Australians can still make the final of the tournament if host nation and favourites China defeat Russia in their last preliminary game.