Garbin inspires first-up win

August 22, 2017 | Townsville Fire news
JCU Townsville Fire championship winner Darcee Garbin has inspired Australia to a first-up win over Lithuania at the World University Games overnight. The Emerging Opals clinched a 78-71 victory on the back of 14 points, six rebounds and four assists from Garbin. UC Capitals recruit Lauren Scherf top-scored with 19 points and 11 rebounds, while Fire championship winner Ally Wilson chimed in with 11 points and eight rebounds. After a topsy-turvy start, the Emerging Opals made their move in the second term as they opened up a 10-point lead by the main break. Garbin was the sparkplug for her team as she reached double figures off the back of five from six shooting from the field. Having been appointed co-captain of the team, the Fire star led from the front as they held on to clinch a seven-point victory. The Emerging Opals will return to the court tonight when they face Argentina. Click here to see full box scores from the World University Games.