Australia’s Women Triumph in Olympic Basketball Test Event

By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The 2016 Aquece Rio Olympic “warm-up” test events kicked off once again this weekend. Running between January 15th and 19th, the Women’s International Basketball Tournament between Argentina, Australia, Brazil and Venezuela was played at the newly opened Carioca Arena 1 in Barra da Tijuca. Men’s Wheelchair Basketball was also contested between two Brazilian teams.

As firm favorites to win, Australia’s victory came as no surprise. They arrived with star player Erin Phillips, who plays for the LA Sparks, in tow and proceeded to beat Argentina and . . .

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