Ballarat's Abbey Wehrung has led the The Emerging Opals to a gold medal at the World University Games.
Wehrung scored 21-points in the side's victory over the United States in the final played on Thursday.
The Opals went on a 15-2 run at the end of the third quarter before clinching the match 80-72.
With only four points separating the sides inside the last three minutes, Wehrung sparked the game-winning run by scoring eight straight points from her own hand.
The US got back within nine points in the final term but by that stage the game was beyond doubt.
The Emerging Opals were on from the opening tip with Wehrung and Scherf (16 points, seven rebounds, five assists) scoring four points each in a 14-4 run that started the contest.
The Opals' offence came to a halt in the second period, going scoreless for four minutes before regaining momentum.
The USA moved in front momentarily at the start of the third term before Wehrung caught fire to set up a memorable victory.
Ballarat Miners head coach Brendan Joyce, who coached a number of the winning squad while working at the Basketball Australia Centre of Excellence, said the result was great news for Basketball Australia.
"It's a wonderful effort and we are all wrapped," he said.
Joyce heaped praise on Wehrung, saying she had represented the Ballarat region tremendously well.
"Abbey was at the AIS and was a part of Australian junior teams. Her pathway has been challenging but she is making the most of it."
Both teams entered the final the game without a loss, with the USA keen to avenge 2017's quarter-final defeat.