5 Dec 2014

Sport: Semi finalists found at Oceania Jr Basketball Champs

11:51 am on 5 December 2014

Australia and New Zealand have finished top of their respective groups to qualify for the men's and women's semi-finals at the Oceania Junior Basketball Championships in Fiji.

In the men's draw, the Junior Tall Blacks thrashed American Smaoa 106-18, while Australia overwhelmed the Solomon Islands 103-18 to both finish with four straight wins.

New Caledonia and Tahiti also advance to the final four, with 3-1 records, despite a bye in the final round.

In the women's draw, Australia embarrassed the previously unbeaten Guam 131-9 to finish top of Pool 1 while the Junior Tall Ferns proved too strong for Fiji 90-31 to seal top spot in Pool 2.

Guam and New Caledonia are also through to the final four.