Emerging Opals reach medal rounds

August 25, 2017 | Townsville Fire news
A monstrous double-double from JCU Townsville Fire forward Darcee Garbin has propelled Australia into the medal rounds at the World University Games. In a major boilover, the Emerging Opals clinched a 76-69 victory to eliminate the USA, the reigning champions, in last night’s quarter-final. While five Australians found their way into double figures, Garbin’s performance cannot be overstated, finished with 10 points and 20 rebounds en route to yet another double-double. https://twitter.com/AUSUniroos/status/901044004577460224 The Emerging Opals co-captain was dominant on the glass, collecting eight offensive rebounds in her giant haul. “That was probably one of the most exciting games I’ve ever played in, whether it was local league or internationally so it’s great,” Garbin said. “Any time you beat the USA it’s always great. “That’s just a credit to the group. We’ve only been together three weeks. “We could have thrown it in after the first quarter but we came back and stuck together and you know the results paid off.” The Emerging Opals will now meet the host nation, Chinese Taipei, in the semi-finals from 7.30pm tonight, while Japan and Russia face off on the other side of the draw. Click here to see full box scores from the World University Games.