Opals welcome Jade’s showing



TRARALGON product Jade Melbourne (pictured) helped Australia to a 72-66 win against Japan in the first of a three game series last Saturday.
The 19-year-old was influential in the victory, coming off the bench to shoot 11 points, as the Opals overcame a five-point deficit at three quarter time.
Melbourne won the praise of assistant coach Shannon Seebohm for her efforts.
“I thought young Jade Melbourne came in and really gave us energy in the fourth quarter and sort of turned that tide for us,” she said.
Melbourne was recently taken at pick 33 in the WNBA by Seattle Storm.