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Australia advance to Semi-Finals with dominant second half

BEIRUT (FIBA Asia Cup 2017) - Australia have booked their place in the FIBA Asia Cup Semi-Finals with a 97-71 drubbing of China.

A 14-0 run over the final four minutes of the third period, led by Mitchell McCarron, saw Australia take a sixteen point lead into the last quarter where they would cruise for the final 26-point differential.

Mitch Creek of Australia.
The second half saw the Australians tighten the screw defensively, allowing just 29 points.

Jason Cadee led Australia in scoring with 20 points, McCarron finished with 17, whilst Daniel Kickert and Mitch Creek added 16 points-a-piece.

Gen Li had 19 points to pace China.

Australia now await the winner of the New Zealand against Jordan Quarter-Final match up on Thursday evening, and will join Iran and Korea in the Semi-Finals.

Source: http://www.fiba.basketball/asiacup/2017/news/australia-advance-to-semi-finals-in-fiba-asia-cup-debut

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