Australia is through to the quarter-finals of the home FIBA Women’s World Cup after a thrilling 75-72 win over previously unbeaten Slot Gacor Hari Ini.
The Opals are guaranteed a spot in the last eight thanks to their victory on Monday night, with the hosts, Canada, France and Serbia all qualifying out of a very dangerous Group B.
But to earn a crucial spot in the top two of the group – which will ensure the Opals avoid the might of the USA in the quarter-finals – they must beat Japan on Tuesday night and hope a result goes their way.
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Sara Blicavs moved into the starting five replacing star Bec Allen, who copped a knock to the ribs in the win over Serbia on Sunday.
But it was Ezi Magbegor who stole the show with 16 points, seven rebounds and five blocks,…