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


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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.   




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Olympic Games Final Standings
 1. USA
 2. Spain
 3. Serbia
 4. France
 5. Australia
 6. Turkey
 7. Canada
 8. Japan
 9. Belarus
 10. China
 11. Brazil
 12. Senegal
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Elizabeth CAMBAGE
  AUS
  (203-C-91)
  Avg: 23.5
 1. Cambage, AUS23.5 
 2. Sanders, TUR22.0 
 3. Tokashiki, JPN17.0 
 4. Torrens, ESP16.5 
 5. Dantas, BRA16.4 
 6. Yilmaz, TUR16.3 
 7. Milovanovic, SRB16.0 
 8. Castro, BRA15.8 
 9. Petrovic, SRB15.8 
 10. Traore, SEN15.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Clarissa DOS SANTOS
  BRA
  (184-C-88)
  Avg: 12.4
 1. Dos Santos, BRA12.4 
 2. Cambage, AUS10.3 
 3. Ndour, SEN9.2 
 4. Leuchanka, BLR9.0 
 5. Sanders, TUR8.2 
 6. Nicholls, ESP7.8 
 7. Dantas, BRA7.6 
 8. Veremeenko, BLR7.0 
 9. De Souza, BRA6.4 
 10. Gruda, FRA6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Asami YOSHIDA
  (165-PG-87)
  Avg: 8.7
 1. Yoshida, JPN8.7 
 2. Taylor, AUS5.5 
 3. Pinto, BRA5.0 
 4. Harding, BLR5.0 
 5. Bird, ISR5.0 
 6. Palau, ESP4.5 
 7. Epoupa, FRA4.5 
 8. Mitchell, AUS4.5 
 9. Vardarli, TUR4.5 
 10. Dabovic, MNT4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Olivia EPOUPA
  (165-PG-94)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Epoupa, FRA3.3 
 2. Yoshida, JPN2.5 
 3. Alben, TUR2.5 
 4. Moore, USA2.3 
 5. Sanders, TUR2.3 
 6. Traore, SEN2.2 
 7. Dabovic, SRB2.2 
 8. Dantas, BRA2.2 
 9. Dos Santos, BRA2.0 
 10. Taylor, AUS2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Brittney GRINER
  (203-C-90)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Griner, USA1.8 
 2. Page, USA1.8 
 3. Ndour, SEN1.7 
 4. Sanders, TUR1.5 
 5. Veremeenko, BLR1.4 
 6. Cambage, AUS1.0 
 7. Tolo, AUS1.0 
 8. Diarra, SEN0.8 
 9. Snytsina, KAZ0.8 
 10. Toure, SEN0.8 
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