Bendigo Braves star Abbey Wehrung helped the Opals collect a bronze medal at the FIBA Women's Asia Cup in Jordan.
Wehrung scored eight points in 24 minutes as the Opals thrashed Korea by 30 points in the bronze medal match.
Captain Sami Whitcomb led the way with 15 points, while Darcee Garbin (14), Keely Froling (10) and Zitina Aokuso (10) also played well in the 88-58 win.
"Our pace and our size were our advantages today and we really played on that as part of our game plan,'' Opals coach Paul Gorris said.
"The girls did a terrific job at the defensive end, in the last two games against Japan and now Korea we made a defensive statement in the scores we held those teams to, and we do a great job sharing the ball offensively, so I couldn't be happier with the result."
After losing narrowly to Japan in Saturday night's semi-final, the Opals bounced back strongly to dominate the bronze medal game.
"It was a tough loss against Japan, and it's easy in those moments to carry that in the next game but we didn't come here to come this far, to lose in a medal game, so I was really proud of the response and the effort top to bottom, it was really fun to watch," Whitcomb said.
The Asia Cup bronze medal capped a big weekend for Wehrung.
Over the weekend she was named as the Braves' co-MVP for the 2021 NBL1 season alongside Kate Oliver.
Wehrung averaged 18 points, five rebounds and four assists per game in a consistent season for the Braves.
Oliver was dominant in the paint, averaging 20 points, nine rebounds and three assists per game.
Cassidy McLean won the adaptability and versatility award after averaging 10 points, five rebounds and three assists per game.
There were no surprises in the men's awards with star forward Ray Turner winning the most valuable player award.
Turner led the league in scoring with 24 points per game and was fourth in rebounding with 11 rebounds per match.
Matt Andronicos won the most improved award, while Jacob Foy was named best defensive player.
Awards were also presented for the Braves' development teams in the Big V Youth League.
Kai Daniels and Billy Smythe were named co-MVP of the men's team, while Dylan McCauley was named best defensive player and Oliver Mayman was most improved.
In the women's Big V Youth League, Caitlin Richardson was named MVP, Taylor Stibbe won the best defensive player award and Phoebe Radford was most improved.
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