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12 Dec 2019 18:50
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    The Tall Ferns have opened their Olympic pre-qualifying series account with a 111-54 hammering of the Philippines in Auckland

    The Tall Ferns have opened their Olympic pre-qualifying series account with a 111-54 hammering of the Philippines in Auckland


    Tessa Boagni and Penina Davidson led the way with 16 points each.

    Captain Kalani Purcell says they aimed to keep motivating each other as the game wore on.



    South Korea have edged China 81-80 in the other match.

    The Tall Ferns next play China tomorrow.

    © 2019 Newstalk ZB, NZCity


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