Australia has sent a youthful, inexperienced side to the Asia Cup, but it was the Boomers’ youngest player who stepped up when the chips were down.
Breakout performances from rising stars Tyrese Proctor and Keanu Pinder helped the Boomers avoid a major boilover, posting a comfortable 76-52 win over Saudi Arabia in their second Asia Cup clash.
Saudi Arabia, ranked 80th in the world, gave the Boomers an almighty scare before the Australians rallied.
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The West Asia nation led by as many as six points in the second period as the Boomers struggled in offence, shooting just 23 per cent from the field.
Thankfully, the Australians steadied to surge to a commanding win to remain undefeated at the Asia Cup.
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