Tall Ferns put in good showing against US side

Last updated 18:56 28/08/2014

Relevant offers

Basketball

Sydney Kings make Australian NBL Chinese signing coup Steven Adams and the kid – inspiring story of an NBA giant's help Small basketballer, big skills Ethan Rusbatch, Derone Raukawa handed Breakers 'D-Unit' chance NBA star Steven Adams on watching sister Valerie in Rio: 'It got emotional' Thunderous intentions as Steven Adams passes down meaning of hoops to Kiwi kids Recap: Steven Adams press conference in Auckland Kiwi NBA star Steven Adams joined by two Oklahoma City Thunder team-mates for basketball camps Rio Olympics: US men's basketball team romp to gold with 96-66 win in the final US routs aging Argentina to restore mojo ahead of Olympic semifinals

The inexperienced Tall Ferns continue to box above their weight as they make the most of a rare international experience in China.

Kennedy Kereama's raw squad, featuring eight debutants, gave the mighty USA women's side a run for their money in their latest game in China, eventually beaten 63-44 - but not before closing the margin to single-figures at the end of the third quarter.

The undermanned and undersized Kiwis were well led by captain Toni Edmondson in producing one of their better efforts against a US side.

Colgate University's Josephine Stockill led the New Zealand scoring with 10 points, Samara Gallaher had a nice double of nine points and eight rebounds, Kate Fielding added nine points and Jess Bygate chipped in with six points and five boards.

The Tall Ferns trailed 30-19 at halftime but rocked the Americans with a superb third quarter (18-16) to cut that deficit to single-figures heading into the final quarter.

USA made the predictable correction from there, pulling away in the final 10 minutes for a comfortable win.

Result: USA 63 NZ Tall Ferns 44 (Josephine Stockill 10)

Ad Feedback

- Stuff

Special offers
Opinion poll

How do you expect the Breakers to perform in this season's Australian NBL?

Last season was a blip, they'll be champions once again

They'll go close to another title, beaten finalists I'd say

Playoffs for sure, but can't see them going any further

Not too excited, they'll miss the playoffs again

Vote Result

Related story: (See story)

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content