Gold medal for Ballarat Rush's Kasey Burton

KASEY Burton is the new holder of an international basketball gold medal.

The Auslec Ballarat Rush player was a member of the Australian under-19 women’s team to win an Oceania Pacific championship in New Zealand.

Australia defeated New Zealand Maori 74-54 in the final in NZ – going through the tournament unbeaten.

This ends on a high what has been a huge year for the 17-year-old Burton, going from representing Vic Country to touring Hungary with a national development team and then NZ.

Burton, who plays with Exies Acmy in the Ballarat Basketball Association, scored seven points and had two assists in the gold medal play-off.

She averaged 6.8 points at 58 per cent, shooting 3.8 rebounds and 2.3 assists in Australia’s six games.

 Qualifying final

Australia 101 d Samoa 40 


Australia 100 d Tahiti 52 

Grand final

Australia 74 d New Zealand Maori 54 

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