You are using an older browser version. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience.

Harmon stars in Italian basketball decider

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 11/05/2017

New Zealand's Jillian Harmon has played a prominent part in a championship title for her Italian club Le Mura Lucca.

Tall Ferns forward Harmon scored a game-high 19 points in the final of the Italian Basketball Championship, won 65-50 over favoured opponents Famila Schio.

The achievement was sweet revenge for Harmon, who was involved when Lucca lost last year's final to the same opponents.

She compared it to New Zealand's upset of world No.2 Spain last year.

"Hard work, heart and belief can take you a long way and this team proved that," she said.

"We were absolutely the underdogs, as we often are in New Zealand basketball as well."

Harmon enjoyed a productive second season with the club, averaging 17.2 points, 6.7 rebounds and 2.1 steals per game.

image beaconimage beaconimage beacon