New Zealand beat Bahrain in Asian Championship opener


New Zealand got their FIBA U18 Asian Championship campaign underway with a first up victory against Bahrain in Thailand on Sunday.

Building on their 94-45 success against Kazakhstan in a warm up game a couple of days earlier the Kiwis proved too strong for their Croup C opponents winning 94-62.

All 12 New Zealand players featured on the scoring list with Canterbury guard Max de Geest leading the effort with 19 points (4/7 3PG).

New Zealand Scorers:

Max De Geest 19, James Moors 14, Kruz Perrott-Hunt 10, Nathan Hanna 10, Max Darling 9/11r, Isaac Faamausili 7, Sam Mennenga 6, Flynn Cameron 6, Matt O’Connell 4, Oscar Oswald 4, Max Stephens 3, Tom Higgins 2/7r

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