The Australian Boomers have claimed their second win in a row at the 2019 FIBA World Cup, pushing them into the second round.
The Boomers locked in a 2-0 start to their world cup campaign with a roller coaster win over Canada in game one and a lack lustre win over Senegal on Tuesday.
The Senegal Lions are currently ranked 37th in the world, making them perfect prey for the 11th ranked and start-studded Australian side.
A big win was expected of Australia, especially since the Lions were slaughtered 101-47 by Lithuania in their previous game, but unfortunately it wasn’t delivered by the green and gold who scraped together a messy 13-point victory.
Senegal started the meeting strongly, leading 5-0 but the Aussies were able to build to a two-point lead by the first break.
The Lions were persistent, making an unsuspecting Australia work hard for a frightening 36-33 lead at half time.
Thankfully, Australia picked up the pace in the second half of the match, but Senegal still sat only 10 points away at the end of the third.
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