Creek helps write bas­ket­ball his­tory

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Horsham’s Mitch Creek helped write a spe­cial chap­ter in Aus­tralia’s bas­ket­ball his­tory at the week­end when he was part of the coun­try’s first ever win against the United States.

Creek and the na­tional team, nick­named the Boomers, played two exhibition games in Mel­bourne against the US in the lead-up to the FIBA Bas­ket­ball World Cup.

Aus­tralia was de­feated soundly in the first game on Thurs­day night but bounced back two days later to win 98-94 in front of more than 52,000 spec­ta­tors at Mel­bourne’s Marvel Sta­dium.

It was the first time in 31 en­coun­ters the Boomers had beaten the US, and snapped a 13-year, 78-game win streak in in­ter­na­tional games by the vis­i­tors.

Creek played about 10 min­utes in each of the games, scor­ing three points with one rebound and one as­sist in Thurs­day’s loss and ad­ding two points and two re­bounds on Satur­day.

The re­sult high­lighted Aus­tralia’s cre­den­tials as a se­ri­ous medal threat at the world cup in China, which starts on Satur­day.

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