Ebzery bags basketball bronze at Summer Universiade

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Katie-Rae Ebzery and her Australian University Games women’s basketball team have bounced back from their last gasp semi-final loss to claim a bronze medal on day 10 of the 2013 Summer Universiade (World University Games) in Kazan, Russia.

The Australia’s Emerging Opals side dismantled Chinese Taipei 99-58, jumping out of the blocks with a 27-13 first quarter. They never looked back, winning every period in an emphatic display.

Sydney University student and Sydney Uni Flames guard Katie-Rae Ebzery had another excellent game, contributing seven points and five rebounds.

Australia suffered only one hiccup for the tournament, a heartbreaking one-point loss to eventual champions the USA in Sunday’s semi-final.

In the pool, Sydney University swimmers Andrew Abood and Melissa Mitchell will be looking to achieve a podium result after qualifying for the men’s and women’s 50m freestyle finals, respectively.

Abood (22.37) qualified fourth fastest for the men’s final, while Mitchell (25.38) will go into tomorrow’s women’s final as the sixth fastest qualifier.

The Australian men’s water polo team will play off for a seventh place tournament finish against Brazil, after they went down to the USA overnight. Sydney University’s Paul Sindone scored two goals and contributed an assist in Australia’s 11-8 defeat at the hands of the American’s.   

The Australian women’s water polo team, featuring Sydney University’s Maddison Schmidt, will play off for fifth position against Japan tomorrow.

Sydney University has a total of 17 representatives competing for Australia at the 27th Summer Universiade in Russia. Please note that Anneliese Rubie was named in the team but will not compete due to injury.