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Group A
Cuba 50% Jun.13 France
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USA rolls to seventh Olympic gold! - Aug 12, 2012

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USA - France 86-50
France coach Pierre Vincent said his women's basketball team was carried by magic forces into the gold medal game. To beat the USA on Saturday, France needed more than magic, much more. The U.S. captured its fifth consecutive gold medal with an 86-50 victory against France, extending its Olympic winning streak to 41 games. The last Olympics loss came in the 1992 Barcelona Games. The U.S. is now 58-3 since women's basketball was added to the Olympics program in 1976, an amazing run of dominance. That includes seven gold medals. The U.S. started slow against France, caught up a frenzied pace that yielded turnovers and sloppy play. But in the second quarter, the USA settled into its game, led by Candace Parker (193-C-86, college: Tennessee) who had 15 of game-high 21 points and nine of her 11 game-high rebounds in the first half. Sue Bird (175-PG-80, college: Connecticut) added 11 points and three assists. Diana Taurasi (183-SG-82, college: Connecticut) had nine points and six assists, and Maya Moore (183-SG-89, college: Connecticut) had six points and seven rebounds for the USA. All 12 American players scored. Just Sandrine Gruda (193-C-87) (12 points) reached double figures in scoring for France. The USA ensured it would win gold with a dominating third quarter, outscoring France 26-12 and taking a 63-37 lead into the final 10 minutes. The U.S. put full-court pressure on France, limiting clever point guard Celine Dumerc's ability to effectively run France's offense. The pressure forced France into 26% shooting from the field. Courtesy of

Third place
Australia - Russia 83-74
Lauren Jackson (196-F/C-81) wouldn't let Australia leave the Olympics without a medal. The 6-foot-5 Jackson scored 21 of her 25 points in the second half to help Australia beat Russia 83-74 on Saturday and win the women's basketball bronze medal.It is the fifth straight Olympics that Australia has won a medal. The Australians had won the past three silver medals since winning the bronze in 1996. Russia cut a 38-30 halftime lead to three early in the third quarter before Australia scored 10 straight to take command. Suzy Batkovic-Brown (195-C-80) had a three-point play on a tip-in of a missed shot and Jackson had a putback that made it 48-35 with 5:21 left in the quarter. Australia extended the lead to 15 points on Jackson's basket with 7:21 left in the game before Russia rallied behind Becky Hammon (175-PG-77, agency: Josep and Nicolas, college: Colorado St.). The Russians cut their deficit to 76-71 with 1:21 left but that's as close as they could get. Hammon scored 17 of her 19 points in the second half to lead Russia, which finished without a medal for the first time in three Olympics. The Australians had the two most memorable moments in women's basketball at the Olympics. Belinda Snell hit a 50-foot heave to send a game into overtime and Cambage Elizabeth (203-C-91) had a dunk against Russia, which might have been the first in Olympic history. Now they have a bronze medal. They would have liked gold, or even silver, but the team were felt very good about the bronze. Australian point guard Kristi Harrower (166-PG-75) finished with 21 points and four assists. The 37-year was playing in her final Olympics. As she dribbled out the final seconds on the clock, her teammates gathered around her, hugging and congratulating her. A few minutes later, they lifted Harrower up on their shoulders so she could be saluted by the fans. Australia came into the London Games off a disappointing fifth place finish at the 2010 world championship. The Australians are missing star guard Penny Taylor, who tore her anterior cruciate ligament in the EuroLeague finals in April. They lost a pool game to France - the first time they were beaten by a team other than the U.S. in the Olympics since 1996. Winning a medal at this Olympics was something Jackson really wanted. The Australians challenged the U.S. in the semifinals, giving the Americans their first halftime deficit in Olympic play in 12 years. They just ran out of gas in the second half and fell by 13, leaving them playing for the bronze. Trailing 20-19 early in the second quarter, Australia took control behind Harrower and Batkovic. The two sparked a 19-8 run to take control. Batkovic got the burst started with a jumper and had eight points during the spurt. Hammon scored her first basket of the game just before the halftime buzzer to get Russia within eight at the half. Hammon, 35, is playing in her second Olympics for Russia. She became a Russian naturalized citizen before the Beijing Games. Because she hadn't played for the United States in any major FIBA-sanctioned international events, she is allowed to compete for Russia in the Olympics. The 5-foot-6 South Dakota native helped Russia win the bronze medal at the Beijing Games. This is the third straight Olympics that Russia has reached the semifinals, but the team had to settle for the bronze in Athens - falling to the U.S. in 2004 and 2008. Even though she didn't win a medal this Olympics, she had a less stressful experience. Her patriotism was questioned in 2008 when she played with Russia, which won the bronze medal. Russia had won the bronze medal in the past two Olympics and hasn't won a gold medal since 1992 when the country was known as the Unified Team. *Courtesy of

USA Basketball leaves Candace Parker off Rio Games final roster - Apr 26, 2016

Two-time Olympic gold medalist Parker Candace(193-C-86, college: Tennessee) is not on the roster for the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro according to a report by ESPN. Widely considered as one of the top players in the world, the 30-year-old forward received word from USA Basketball last week that she was not going to be on the list of 12 players selected for the final roster. In the past few months Parker promoted Team USA and the Rio Games via her social media accounts. In addition,...   [read more]
Draw result in for Rio 2016 Olympic Basketball Tournament - Mar 11, 2016

The Official Draws of the Rio 2016 Olympic Basketball Tournaments for Men and Women took place at the House of Basketball on Friday afternoon. 2016 Rio Women's Olympic Basketball Tournament (6-20 August) Group A: 1. WOQT 5; 2. Japan; 3. Brazil; 4. Australia; 5. WOQT 3; 6. WOQT 1. Group B: 1. Canada; 2. WOQT 4; 3. USA; 4. Senegal; 5. Serbia; 6. WOQT 2. Teams designated as WOQT 1, WOQT 2, WOQT 3, WOQT 4 and WOQT 5 will be those qualifying through the 2016 FIBA Women's Olympic Qualifying...   [read more]
Olympic Qualifying Event Draw Results - Jan 26, 2016

The official draw of the 2016 Olympic Games Qualifying Tournament took place in Switzerland today. Twelve teams have been drawn into four pools with three teams in each. The teams will then play quarterfinal stage to figure out the four teams that qualify directly to the tournament. The rest of the teams will play the classification phase to figure out the fifth team to join the Olympic tournament. The draw results are as follows: Group A: Cuba, New Zealand, France Group B: Cameroon, T...   [read more]

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Qualifications for Olympic Games
Group A
 1. Cuba 0-0 
 2. France 0-0 
 3. N.Zealand 0-0 
Group B
 1. Argentina 0-0 
 2. Cameroon 0-0 
 3. Turkey 0-0 
Group C
 1. Belarus 0-0 
 2. S.Korea 0-0 
 3. Nigeria 0-0 
Group D
 1. China 0-0 
 2. Spain 0-0 
 3. Venezuela 0-0 
Points Per Game
 1 De Souza, BRA16.2 
 2 Leedham, ENG16.2 
 3 Jackson, AUS15.9 
 4 Chen, CHN15.7 
 5 Stafford, ENG15.2 
 6 Viteckova, CZE15.2 
 7 Dumerc, FRA14.3 
 8 Mandir, CRO14 
 9 Smith, CAN13.8 
 10 Cambage, AUS13.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 1 Dos Santos, BRA
 2 De Souza, BRA8.8 
 3 Jackson, AUS7.9 
 4 Parker, USA7.8 
 5 Charles, USA7.3 
 6 Yilmaz, TUR7.2 
 7 Manuel, ANG7.2 
 8 Osipova, RUS6.8 
 9 Horakova, CZE6.8 
 10 Chen, CHN6.7 
Assists Per Game
 1 Miao, CHN6.5 
 2 Vardarli, TUR4.5 
 3 Thorburn, CAN4.5 
 4 Bird, USA4.5 
 5 Pinto, BRA4.4 
 6 Hammon, RUS
 7 O'Hea, AUS3.5 
 8 Dumerc, FRA3.4 
 9 Rodrigues, BRA3.2 
 10 Lelas, CRO3.2 
Steals Per Game
 1 Ivezic, CRO2.8 
 2 McCoughtry, USA2.5 
 3 Leedham, ENG2.4 
 4 Horakova, CZE
 5 Alben, TUR1.8 
 6 Catchings, USA1.6 
 7 Dumerc, FRA1.6 
 8 Moore, USA1.5 
 9 Yilmaz, TUR1.5 
 10 Rodrigues, BRA1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 1 Gruda, FRA2.1 
 2 Burgrova, CZE1.7 
 3 Cambage, AUS1.6 
 4 De Souza, BRA1.6 
 5 Ivankovic, CRO1.4 
 6 Stewart, ENG1.4 
 7 Parker, USA1.3 
 8 Fagbenle, ENG1.2 
 9 Osipova, RUS1.1 
 10 Kulichova, CZE
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