2019 Pacific Games: Fiji men’s basketball wins bronze

Fiji's Isireli Vuetibau on attack against Tahiti during their mens semifinal match at the Faleata Gym 1 in Samoa on Tuesday, July 16, 2019. Picture: JONACANI LALAKOBAU

THE Fiji men’s basketball team has won bronze in the playoffs against Papua New Guinea at the 2019 Pacific Games in Samoa a while ago.

The Fijians bounced back from the semi-final loss against Tahiti yesterday with an astounding lead 26-9 in the first quarter.

They extended their lead going into half-time 41-16.

PNG made a comeback in the third quarter, however, it was not enough as the Fiji basketballers maintained their lead until the last buzzer 72-49.

 

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