Gold for Garbin at World Uni Games

August 29, 2017 | Townsville Fire news

Australia has captured gold at the World University Games in Taipei after a stunning performance from JCU Townsville Fire forward Darcee Garbin.

The Emerging Opals co-captain, who had been simply brilliant en route to the final, saved her best performance for last as she top-scored with 30 points, 10 rebounds and six assists to defeat Japan 85-78.

When the whips were cracking, Garbin was simply brilliant for Australia, netting five points inside the opening minutes – including a well-time three – along with a block and an assist to get the Opals off to a flyer.

The WNBL championship winner failed to slow down, however, as she paced her team with 15 points and six rebounds at the main change as the Emerging Opals led 43-33.

Australia made their move in the third quarter as they busted open the game, and while Japan challenged in the final term, they hung onto record a seven-point win.

UC Capitals centre Lauren Scherf finished with 18 points and 12 rebounds, while Fire championship winner Ally Wilson chimed in with 17 points.

Click here to see box scores from the gold medal game at the World University Games.