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Canada grabs last ticket for London - Jul 1, 2012


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Pilypaitis
CANADA - JAPAN 71-63

Canada won the last ticket for the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Last time they played at the Olympics 12 years ago. They were better than Japan 71-63 in the last game of the Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Ankara. Canada took control on its rival from the beginning. They made impressive 11-0 start and were in charge for rest of the game. Canada was 37-31 up at the halftime and later jumped to 52-37 lead. It seemed that the winner is decided at that time, but Japan answered with great 2-14 run and teams went to exciting finish. Courtnay Pilypaitis (184-G-88, college: Vermont) (184-G-88, college: Vermont) stepped up for Canada making a basket from downtown and later they managed to seal the victory from the free throw line. Quarters: 21-11, 16-20, 15-11, 19-21. Pilypaitis top-scored in victory with 21 points and she also handed 6 assists. Teresa Gabriele (165-PG-79) followed her with 11 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists, while Krista Phillips (198-C-88, college: Michigan) added 9 points, plus 8 boards. In the loosing squad, Maki Takada (183-F/C-89) (8 rebs) and Yuka Mamiya (185-C/F-90) scored 14 points each. Yuko Oga (170-G-82) stopped to 11 points in this defeat.

Canada: Courtnay Pilypaitis 21+6 as, Teresa Gabriele 11+7 boards+5 as, Krista Phillips 9+8 boards
Japan: Maki Takada 14+8 boards, Yuka Mamiya 14, Yuko Oga 11   




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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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