FIBA: Australia wins historic double at 3x3 Asia Cup


Posted at May 27 2019 11:22 AM

Australia ruled both the men's and women's divisions of the FIBA 3x3 Asia Cup. FIBA photo

The Australian men's and women's teams dominated their respective divisions in the FIBA 3x3 Asia Cup, held in Changsha, China over the past week.

Over 40 teams – 22 in the men's division and 18 in the women's – competed in the fourth edition of the tournament, which concluded on Sunday evening.

The Australian men's team secured a second consecutive gold by going unbeaten in the competition. They trounced Mongolia, 21-9, in the gold medal game in what was a rematch of last year's final.

Tim Coenraad led the Boomers with 8 points, including the game-winning bucket.

The Australian women's team was also triumphant, beating Kazakhstan, 20-9, in the final.

China won bronze in the men's division with a 14-11 triumph over Kazakhstan, while Japan placed third in the women's division after beating Mongolia, 21-14.

The Philippine women's basketball team placed 8th overall, while its men's team ranked 16th.

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