2019 Pacific Games: Fiji women basketball team win silver

Fiji's Valerie Nainima goes for the basket against Samoa during their match at the Faleata Gym 2 complex in Samoa on Friday, July 12, 2019. Picture: JONACANI LALAKOBAU

DEFENDING champions in the women’s basketball Fiji had to settle for silver in the final today against a strong American Samoa side at the 2019 Pacific Games.

Silver medalists at the 2015 Pacific Games, American Samoa left no stones unturned from the first buzzer to lead in the first quarter 24-13.

They maintained their lead going into half-time 30-22 and pulled away in the final quarter 74-53 to be crowned the queens of Pacific’s women’s basketball.

More reports from the Pacific Games in tomorrow’s edition of The Fiji Times.

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