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12 Tumau Lelei Edmund Tautau (SAM), 13 Tomas Higgins (NZL)
15/07/2017
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It's Finals time! Australia, New Zealand, Guam and Samoa are all ready to battle it out on Day 6

GUAM (FIBA U17 Oceania Championship 2017) - It day six (6), the matchups are set, it's time for Finals basketball. All four teams on display today are sure to entertain the crowd both in the UOG Fieldhouse and all over the globe.

Samoa v Guam

Samoa's #5 Dru-Leo Leusogi Ape

Both teams have separated themselves from the rest of the pack and shown why they are still in medal contention. Guam and Samoa couldn't stay with the size and skill of Australia but were able to push New Zealand for big chunks of their respective matchups. Samoa will look to use their superior size to bully Guam in the pain where the speed and scoring power of Guam will surely test Samoa on the defensive end. This will truly be a game that goes down right down to the wire.

Gabriel Simon will be one to watch for Team Guam averaging 16.5 points and 2.8 steals per game through the tournament so far.

Tumau Tautau and Dru-Leo Leusogi Ape have led Samoa this whole event averaging 18.3 points, 11.8 rebounds and 17.8 points, 5 steals per game respectively.

Don't miss out on any of the action starting at 2 pm GMT+10, watch the game live and for free here: 

Australia v New Zealand

Australia's #6 Kody Stattmann

Both the pool play and semifinals have been dominated by these teams, they have shown why each nation is so competitive not only in the region but globally. Australia will come into this game favorites after New Zealand were tested against both Samoa and New Zealand before pulling away in the second half of both encounters. But don't count New Zealand out, Australia were favorites at the U18 in Fiji but it was New Zealand that clinched that qualifying spot and was playing in Cairo last week.

New Zealand has been led all tournament by the sharp shooting of Max De Geest averaging 17.8 points per game shooting at a clip of 63.2%. Australia has multiple guys averaging double figures but Kody Stattmann has been the standout performer of the tournament averaging 33 points, 5 steals and connecting on 5.5 threes per game.

Don't miss this Trans-Tasman showdown, watch the game live and free here:

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