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Olympic Games Basketball (Women)


First Day Schedule
Group A
Brazil 50% Aug.6 Australia
Belarus 50% Aug.6 Japan
Group B
Turkey 50% Aug.6 France
China 50% Aug.6 Canada
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Olympic Qualifying tournament. Day 2 - Jun 10, 2008


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Nacissela
Mauricio

Senegal-Japan 69:71 (19-22, 8-17, 20-20, 22-12)

Japan survived a battle against Senegal in Day 2 o FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament for Women. Asian team opened and sealed a place in the quarter-finals in the process after 71:69. Senegal tried hard in the end, but 22:12 in the last period was not enough for them. Koiso led the winners with 18 points and 10 rebounds. Yuko Oga (170-G-82) and Masanobu Yano (180-G-78) supported her with 13 points each in a win. Bineta Diouf (186-C/F-79) collected 20 points and 11 rebounds. Fatou Dieng (166-G-85) ended up with 18, while Aya Traore (186-F-83, college: Purdue) nailed 17.

Group A saw a battle of two teams from different continents with different styles of the game. The Latvians beat Senegal by 60 points on the opening day, so just a victory was enough for Asians. Japan opened the campaign with 22:19 in the opening tip and looked better than the opponent. Another 17:8 lifted them up to 12 points at the halftime. Senegal hit back and at first produced 20:20 in the third period. The last quarter saw a real battle as African team leveled the scores four times, the last at 69:69. Japan scored two points and had 71:69 in the end. Senegal had a chance to tie but Fatou Dieng's jumper from bounced off the rim.

Senegal: Bineta Diouf 20+11 rebs, Fatou Dieng 18, Aya Traore 17
Japan: Koiso 18+10 rebs, Yuko Oga 13, Masanobu Yano 13



Cuba - Belarus 68:58

Cuban National team grabbed the second straight win at the Olympic Qualifying tournament in Madrid. They beat Belarus and advanced to the quarterfinal stage meaning they became just a step away from Beijing. Belarus meanwhile suffered their first loss setting up a must-win encounter against Chinese Taipei tomorrow.
The teams entered the game trading the baskets. Boulet, Yakelin Plutin (186-F-79) and Gelis gave Cuba an 8:2 lead but just to see Belarus cutting it to 9:12 midway through the first frame. Marina Cress capped the opening quarter with 4 straight points and Belarus trailed by one 13:14 at the end. Snytsina and Yelena Leuchanka (196-C-83, college: W.Virginia) scored 4 quick points early in the second frame and Belarus surged ahead 17:16. However


Lindsey
Harding
Belarus edge South Korea to secure Olympic Games birth - 5 days ago

Belarus - South Korea 56-39 Belarus rallied past South Korea to book the last Olympic Games ticket. Lindsey Harding (173-G-84, college: Duke) posted 17 points to pace the European side. Belarus held their opponents to just 16 points in the first half and opened an 11-point advantage. The teams traded baskets throughout the third term. But Belarus went on a 17:11 run in the fourth frame and iced the crucial victory. Anastasiya Veremeenko(194-C-87) and Tatyana Troina (188-F-81, college: S.C...   [read more]

Ajung Kang
Belarus and South Korea to clash for Olympic Games birth - 6 days ago

Argentina - Belarus 44-84 Belarus eased past Argentina to step closer to the Olympic Games birth. Belarus will now have to overcome South Korea hurdle on their way to Rio de Janeiro. Tatsiana Likhtarovich (180-G/F-88) provided 19 points to lead the winners. Belarus held Argentina to just 3 points in the first period to jump to a 17-point lead. Belarus sank 26 points in the second frame to record a comfortable 30-point halftime lead. They maintained the lead throughout the second half rall...   [read more]

Nwal-Endene
Miyem
France, Spain, China and Turkey punch tickets to Rio de Janeiro - 7 days ago

France - Argentina 90-53 France eased past Argentina to book their Olympic Games appearance. Les Bleues used a 28:11 run in the second frame to open a 20-point halftime lead. They boosted the margin at 28-point mark heading into the fourth quarter. France sank 25 points in the fourth frame to ice the victory. Nwal-Endene Miyem (188-PF-88, agency: Comsport) provided 21 points to lead the winners. Sandrine Gruda (193-C-87, agency: Comsport) added 11 points and 8 rebounds for the hosts. Maca...   [read more]


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Olympic Games Standings
Group A
 1. Australia 0-0 
 2. Belarus 0-0 
 3. Brazil 0-0 
 4. France 0-0 
 5. Japan 0-0 
 6. Turkey 0-0 
Group B
 1. Canada 0-0 
 2. China 0-0 
 3. Spain 0-0 
 4. Senegal 0-0 
 5. Serbia 0-0 
 6. USA 0-0 
Points Per Game
 Ramses LONLACK-NIMPA
  CMR
  (172-SG-89)
  Avg: 18
 1. Lonlack-N., CMR18.0 
 2. Miyem, FRA16.7 
 3. Perez, VEN16.5 
 4. Elonu, NGR16.0 
 5. Sanders, TUR16.0 
 6. Lyttle, VIN15.7 
 7. Torrens, ESP15.3 
 8. Harmon, USA14.5 
 9. Kang, KOR14.0 
 10. Harding, BLR13.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Yelena LEUCHANKA
  BLR
  (196-C-83)
  Avg: 10.8
 1. Leuchanka, BLR10.8 
 2. Park, KOR10.8 
 3. Lyttle, VIN10.3 
 4. Sanders, TUR10.0 
 5. Harmon, USA9.0 
 6. Yacoubou, FRA8.7 
 7. Noblet, CUB8.5 
 8. Veremeenko, BLR8.4 
 9. Nicholls, ESP8.0 
 10. Purcell, NZL7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Celine DUMERC
  (169-SG-82)
  Avg: 7.7
 1. Dumerc, FRA7.7 
 2. Vardarli, TUR7.0 
 3. Perez, VEN5.5 
 4. Alben, TUR4.7 
 5. Michel, FRA4.7 
 6. Cocks, NZL4.5 
 7. Zhao, CHN4.3 
 8. Lee, KOR4.2 
 9. Palau, ESP4.0 
 10. Harding, BLR4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Roselis SILVA
  VEN
  (166-PG-91)
  Avg: 4
 1. Silva, VEN4.0 
 2. Lyttle, VIN3.7 
 3. Vardarli, TUR2.7 
 4. Alben, TUR2.3 
 5. Marquez, VEN2.0 
 6. Wallen, VEN2.0 
 7. Romero, CUB2.0 
 8. Cruz, ESP2.0 
 9. Kang, KOR1.8 
 10. Papova, BLR1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Anastasiya VEREMEENKO
  BLR
  (194-C-87)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Veremeenko, BLR2.8 
 2. Davidson, NZL2.0 
 3. Sanders, TUR2.0 
 4. Park, KOR1.6 
 5. Corrales, VEN1.0 
 6. Huang, CHN1.0 
 7. Yacoubou, FRA1.0 
 8. Dongmo Tenke., CMR1.0 
 9. Burani, ARG0.8 
 10. Miyem, FRA0.7 
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