Pair hold fo­cus on world ti­tles push

Townsville Bulletin - - SPORT -

TOWNSVILLE prod­uct Sam Frol­ing and Fire de­vel­op­ment player Miela Good­child are a step closer to wear­ing the green and gold at a World Cup af­ter help­ing Aus­tralia to dom­i­nant Ocea­nia un­der- 17 cham­pi­onship wins in Guam.

Frol­ing racked up 22 points and 13 re­bounds in just 21 min­utes in a 93- 55 win over New Zealand in the fi­nal.

The cen­tre was named the tour­na­ment’s Most Valu­able Player as the Crocs brushed aside their min­now op­po­nents with ease.

The Sap­phires had to work a lit­tle harder to beat the Ki­wis in the women’s de­cider af­ter New Zealand be­gan the game on a 12- 4 run.

But Aus­tralia’s class eventu- ally told, with Townsville Fire de­vel­op­ment player Good­child con­tribut­ing 17 points, four re­bounds and three as­sists.

The guard fin­ished with a tour­na­ment- high 23 points per game and was named in the tour­na­ment’s All Star Five along­side Aus­tralia team­mates Shyla Heal and Is­abelle Bourne.

Mean­while Townsville ju­nior Bos­ton Ma­zlin played a piv­otal role in help­ing Queens­land North win the un­der- 16 na­tional ti­tle in Perth on Satur­day.

Ma­zlin nailed five three­p­oint­ers in nine at­tempts to score 15 points in the 88- 63 win over Queens­land South in the fi­nal. Highly rated Cairns young­ster Ta­muri Wig­ness was out­stand­ing through­out the tour­na­ment and fin­ished with 23 points, six re­bounds and six as­sists in the de­cider.

Bas­ket­ball star Sam Frol­ing.

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