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Cambage conducts clinic in Opals' opener
TENERIFE (FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup 2018) - Liz Cambage wasted little time in underlining her status as one of the biggest stars on the planet after opening her FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup 2018 account with 34 points.
"I don't keep track of [my scoring records], I just go out and try and do my job," Cambage told FIBA.basketball as she just missed out on her 37-point Opals record which she posted in Rio.
"You know, we have to get used to these rims, they are new rims so they are a bit bouncy, but it will come as the tournament comes along."
Even her opponents had to accept that she had outclassed them, with the Nigerian standout Evelyn Aktahor admitting as much.
🇳🇬 "We fought but then we just gave up a little in the last 5 minutes of the game. We shot ourselves in the foot. @ECambage is a monster - she really is a beast. Overall, we just need to learn and come back really strong for the next #FIBAWWC game against Turkey." - @Akhator pic.twitter.com/n3u2LzF0hZ— FIBA (@FIBA) September 22, 2018
Australia will try to go 2-0 when they go up against Argentina in their next game, although Cambage fired a warning shot that there is more to come and adjustments still to be made.
"It was a rough one right from the jump ball, but we stayed together as a team because Nigeria was tough and we'll take the win," the 27-year-old added.
"We grinded it out, but there are a lot of things we need to improve on, because we had too many turnovers and gave up too many offensive rebounds," .