Future Broncos Lead Australia to Next Round
NOTE: Photo courtesy of FIBA.com.

VALMIERA, Latvia – Incoming Boise State freshmen Anthony Drmic and Igor Hadziomerovic turned in two of the top three single-game scoring performances of the 2011 FIBA U19 World Championship, combining for 61 points and leading Australia to a 93-65 victory over Chinese Taipei, Saturday. With the victory, Australia advanced to the Eighth Final Round as Group B’s top seed.

Drmic scored a tournament-high 34 points on 11-of-15 shooting (.733) - including 7-of-9 (.778) from the 3-point line - and pulled down a game-high eight rebounds. He also chipped in three assists, two steals and a block.

Hadziomerovic scored 27 points – the third-highest scoring total of the tournament - on 11-of-17 (.647) shooting. He went 2-of-5 (.400) from the 3-point line, and added four rebounds and a game-high four assists.

Drmic’s 23.7 points per game in the three Preliminary Round games currently leads the World Championship. He also owns two of the top four single-game scoring totals, including his 25-point outing against Argentina on the opening day of the tournament.

After an off-day on Sunday, the three advancing teams from each of the four groups will be combined into two groups. Groups A and B will combine to form Group E, and Groups C and D will combine to form Group F. Each team will play the three new teams in its own group,

Australia will face Russia on Monday, Brazil on Tuesday and Poland on Wednesday. All three games will be played in Riga, Latvia.

The top four teams in each of the two new groups will advance to the quarterfinals, where a traditional bracket-style format will be implemented.


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