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Group A
Brazil 50% Aug.6 Australia
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Canada grabs last ticket for London - Jul 1, 2012


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Courtnay
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
  




Maya Moore
USA Olympic Women's Basketball Beats Select Team, 88-84 - 4 days 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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