2019 UNDER-20 AND IVOR BURGE CHAMPS RECAP- DAY 4
For a full review of the Day 4 games as well as the draws, ladders and top performers, click here.
The men are headed into the Semi-Finals on Day 5 and there were some big performances in the Ivor Burge men leading into those games, with every victorious team cracking the century mark.
In an intrastate clash, Victoria got the better of Victoria A as Frazer Dawber shot 12-12 from the field for 24 points.
They will meet Tasmania who held NSW to 33 points in the Quarter-Final while the other Semi will see Japan face South Australia who notched 140 points against Western Australia as every player hit the scoreboard and six reached double-figures.
For the Under-20 Men, Western Australia, with several players aiming to back up their Under-18 Championship from last year, will battle NSW in the Semi-Final today.
Both teams claimed two victories on Day 4, leading WA to an unbeaten record and an average winning margin of over 14 points.
The other Semi will see defending Champions Victoria meet Tasmania who impressed against the NBA Global Academy late on Day 4, succeeding by 13 points behind 20 points from Tre Armstrong and a double-double from Jacob Richards (18 points, ten rebounds).
The women’s tournaments finish off their group games tomorrow before the medal games on Sunday and Victoria remain on top of the Under-20 women’s ladder.
They countered Victoria A with an 81-49 win but Victoria A were able to bounce back in the afternoon against Queensland.
Trailing by as much as 17 points at one stage, Victoria A used a 27-11 final quarter to claim an incredible 71-69 victory and LT Poa was the heroine, nailing the game-winner on the buzzer.
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NSW are currently in a position to meet Victoria in the gold medal game on Sunday while South Australia (3-2) and Western Australia (2-3) fill up the top four spots.
For the Ivor Burge women, Victoria are also unbeaten at 4-0 and NSW Country are placed at 3-1 while ACT and NSW Metro remain neck and neck at 2-2 as they looked destined to meet in the bronze medal game on Sunday.
For all the draws, results and LiveStats, click here.
Results and top performers from Day 4 of the 2019 Australian U20 and Ivor Burge Championships being held in Canberra at Basketball Austraila’s Centre of Excellence.
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