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Alex Wilson makes Commonwealth games history in 3×3 basketball bronze medal win

Alex Wilson has won a Commonwealth Games bronze medal after helping topple New Zealand for third place in the women’s 3×3 basketball on Wednesday.

The Australian side was at one point 10-6 down against their trans-Tasman rivals before storming back in an inspired effort towards claiming the medal.

A 9-3 run in the later stages of the match clinched the tight victory with teammate Marena Whittle putting the outcome beyond doubt, sinking the penultimate basket with one minute on the clock.

New Zealand scored a final consolation point to end the match down 15-13.

Wilson (far right) with teammates Lauren Mansfield, Lauren Scherf and Marena Whittle. image: Basketball Australia Facebook

Birmingham is the first city to host the 3×3 format, cementing Wilson’s place in history as a maiden medallist in the sport.

Canada defeated home side England for the Gold.

With five days of…

Read more at www.nit.com.au

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