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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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Canada and Japan to fight for the last Olympics ticket - Jun 30, 2012


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Yuko Oga
Japan - South Korea 79-51
Japan was too strong for South Korea in the Semifinals of the Olympic Qualifying Tournament. Japan celebrated 79-51 victory and will meet Canada tomorrow in the Final. The winner will book a spot for the 2012 Olympic Games. South Korea failed to reach the Olympics. Japan exploded in the first ten minutes making huge 29-4 lead. They had no troubles to keep the comfortable lead for rest of the way. Quarters: 29-4, 18-16, 18-13, 14-18. Yuko Oga (170-G-82) (170-G-82) shined for the winners with 20 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. She was the MVP of this meeting with valuation 30. Rika Tanaka (174-SG-82) scored 12 points and Maki Takada (183-F/C-89) added one pts less, plus 7 rebounds. In defeat, Sin Jung-Ja (185-C/F-80) answered with 17 points and 9 rebs. Beon Yeon-Ha (180-F-80) stopped to 6 pts with poor shot percentage.

Argentina - Canada 41-58
Canada eliminated Argentina in the Semifinals of the Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Ankara. It was a 41-58 victory for Canada, who will meet Japan tomorrow in the Finals. The winner will advance to 2012 Olympic Games in London. Argentina will have to wait next chance to reach the Olympics (2016). Canada won every single quarter in this game. They were 7-points up at the half time and jumped to plus 11 with ten minutes remaining. Argentina was not able to mount a comeback and actually Canada increased its lead in Q4 to the final plus 17. Courtnay Pilypaitis (184-G-88, college: Vermont) top-scored in victory with 12 points and Lizanne Murphy (185-F-84, college: Hofstra) had one less. Tamara Tatham (185-F-85, college: Massachusetts) helped Canada with 7 points and 6 rebounds for 12 minutes on the court. Argentina got 11 points from Andrea Boquete Manna (183-F/C-90). Erica Sanchez (184-F/C-76, agency: Players Group) and Marina Cava (168-G-85) scored 8 and 7 points respectively.
  




Maya Moore
USA Olympic Women's Basketball Beats Select Team, 88-84 - 10 hours ago

With just two practices and one shootaround, the USA Olympic Women's Basketball team took to the hardwood at USC on Monday night to take on the USA Select Team. The limited practice time was evident early on as the Olympic team got off to a slow start. But the Olympic team used a 26-13 run at the end of the second quarter to pull ahead and then fought through a late run by the Select team to win 88-84 at the Galen Center in Los Angeles, CA. Former UConn Husky Maya Moore (183-SG-89, colleg...   [read more]

Lindsey
Harding
Belarus edge South Korea to secure Olympic Games birth - 1 month 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 - 1 month 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]


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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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