WSU Men's Hoop Summary In New Zealand And Australia
JUNE 13 - GAME 6 vs. Cairns Marlins at Cairns Basketball Stadium in Cairns, Australia, 7:30 p.m.
JUNE 12 - GAME 5 vs. Southern Districts Spartans at Rowland Cowan Stadium in Brisbane, Australia, 8 p.m.
JUNE 10 - GAME 4 vs. Sydney Kings at Hills Basketball Stadium in Sydney, Australia, 4 p.m.
JUNE 8 - GAME 3 vs. Waratah All-Stars at Newington College in Sydney, Australia, 7 p.m.
JUNE 7 - GAME 2 vs. Australian Boomers at AIS Training Hall in Canberra, Australia, 8 p.m.
Australia's national team overcame Washington State University's halftime lead by outscoring the Cougars 33-13 in the third quarter and edged WSU 85-84.
Derrick Low led WSU with 30 points and three rebnounds, hitting 10 of his 18 shots.
Aron Baynes added 22 points for the Cougars and grabbed 17 rebounds and his mother and father watched from the stands. He connected on nine of 16 shots.
Daven Harmeling chipped in with 10 points for WSU.
Leading 42-36 at halftime, WSU trailed going into the final period 69-58, then outscored the Australian team 26-16 and had a chance to win in the closing seconds.
WSU coaches reported the Cougars were down by one point with five seconds to play when Taylor Rochestie was called for a questionable charging foul at mid-court, ending the visitor's chance at the win.
JUNE 5 - GAME 1 vs. New Zealand Breakers Academy at Trust Stadium in Auckland, New Zealand, 7:30 p.m.
The Breakers Academy showed they can hang with a top 20 USA College team, losing 80-55 to the Washington State University Cougars in front of a Henderson crowd last Tuesday night at Trusts Stadium.
The young Academy players, ages 15 to 20, were bolstered by Harvey Norman NZ Breakers Mika Vukona and Ryan Kersten, as well as Development Squad newcomer Chris Daniel and former NZ Breaker and current development manager Blake Truslove.
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