Two teams ‘in it to win it’, the intense game between the Australia and Guam Men’s team was sure to be an exciting match for all.

With a crowd full of sheer cheer and laughter, the Australian and Guam women’s team come down to support their boys.

Abiola Akintola with a staggering 100 per-cent accuracy scored Australia’s first 3-pointer, while Guam’s Joshua Sebastian was their highest scorer for the first half of the match collecting 7 points alone for Guam.

By half time this fast paced match between these two enthusiastic countries soon came to the end with Australia taking the lead 39-20.

Starting off the second half with a 19 point deficit and the momentum all going Australia’s way, Guam had a mountainous challenge ahead of them.

Australia’s sheer size seemed to dominate over Guam’s speed and athleticism, as every offensive surge was met with a wall of yellow shirts, and ended in Australian score.

In a display of raw vertical leaps, Guam’s Reed Meyer (6 points, 9 rebounds) and Australia’s Thomas Wilson (7 points, 9 rebounds) treated the crowd to soaring leaps at both ends.

Continuing a dominant performance, and surely sending clear intensions for success at this tournament, Australia ran out 84-46 winners in a controlled, yet explosive game.

By Larissa Spano & Laura Mock of The Reporters’ Academy



2015 FIBA Calendar

FIBA Agent Licensing Test
Canberra, 10th June
FIBA U19 World Championship for Men  

Crete, Greece 27th June to 5th July

28th Summer Universiade
TBC, 3rd to 14th July

XIVth Pacific Games
Port Moresby, PNG July 4th to 18th July

FIBA Oceania Board Meeting
Port Moresby, PNG 11th July

FIBA U19 World Championship for Women
Russia, 18th July to 26th July

Olympic Test Event
TBC, 1st August

FIBA Oceania Championships for Men
Game 1: Melbourne, Australia 15th August
Game 2: Wellington, New Zealand 18th August

FIBA Oceania Championships for Women
Game 1: Melbourne, Australia 15th August
Game 2: Tauranga, New Zealand 17th August

FIBA Oceania U16 Championships for Men & Women          
Women: 14-17 August, Tauranga, New Zealand
Men: 15-18 August, Porirua & Wellington, New Zealand

FIBA Agent Licensing Test
Canberra, 11th November


Development Manager Annie La Fleur in Tuvalu