Saitama, Japan (Associated Press)-led by Emma Meesseman Belgium He achieved an impressive victory in his Olympic debut.
“This is great because this is part of our current history. If you told me before, we would beat Australia, One of the favorites, 15 points? I might laugh,” Meesseman said. “But at the same time, I understand every team…we are playing, and every team can be beaten.
Belgium Falling behind 59-58 early in the fourth quarter, and then continued with a 12-2 run triggered by Meesseman, he scored 8 points and 2 assists in a game-changing sprint. She scored and then stole an inbound pass and converted it to another basket, rewriting the score to 67-61 with 6:19 remaining.
Australia Can’t get close to eight in the rest of the game.
“I think that for most of the second half, it was the confidence between us that pushed us through the difficult times, and that allowed us to achieve amazing results in the fourth quarter,” Misiman said.
She made 14 of 24 shots and had 4 steals.
“She played a great game tonight and she was very happy,” Australia Coach Sandy Brondello said. “She did a great job. We need to regroup and go back to the next one.”
Belgium Finished fourth in the 2018 World Championships-this is the first appearance of the event, and has been steadily rising.
Australia Missing Stephanie Talbot, she was sitting on the bench but not wearing a uniform and suffered minor injuries to her foot.
“She is expected to return in the next game,” Brondlow said.
Ezi Magbegor takes a 20-point lead Australia.
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