Canada - France 60-81 France ended Preliminary Round in Rodez with 3-2 record, what was enough for the second place in Group A. It means that France will meet Australia in the Quarterfinals. Canada failed to advance as they registered just one win in five appearances. Christelle Diallo (193-C-93) stepped up for France with 24 points and 9 rebounds. Margaux Galliou-Loko (184-F-93) also had very important role adding 19 points and 8 boards. Esther Niamke (163-G-93) helped with 13 points. In the loosing squad, Nirra Fields (173-G-93) was on fire with 30 points. Frederique Potvin (178-G-93) scored 9. First quarter ended with 22-22 tie as neither of two teams was able to create a bigger lead. France was slightly better in the second frame and went to the halftime with 35-39. Canada had to improve after the breather, but that didn't happen. France ended third period with 14-18 for plus 8 before the last ten minutes. Then, Christelle Diallo and her teammates smashed Canada with 11-24 for the final 60-81 victory. The Quarterfinals start on Friday.
Russia - Turkey 51-64 Turkey was better than Russia 51-64, but that was not enough for the Quarterfinals. There is a three-way tie in Group A (2-3 record), where Russia is No.3, Japan No.4 and Turkey No.5. It means that Turkey failed to reach the next stage despite this win. Russia advanced and will meet China in the Quarterfinals. Ozge Kavurmacioglu (187-F-93) came up with 17 points and 7 rebounds in victory. Ayse Cora (175-G/F-93) collected 12 points and 6 rebounds, while Ferda Yildiz (182-F-93) added 10 pts. Ksenia Tikhonenko (190-C/F-93) collected 18 points and 15 rebounds in defeat. Alina Zamaraeva (180-G-93) followed her with 12 points and 6 rebs. Turkey was better team at the beginning as they made 7-16 lead in the first ten minutes. Russia replied with 13-7 in the second frame for 3-point deficit at the HT. Ozge Kavurmacioglu and her teammates shined after the breather and they once again took control on their rivals. Turkey drained 18 points in Q3, while Russia was limited to 11. Russia was not able to mount a comeback in the last ten minutes and Turkey celebrated 51-64 victory. The Quarterfinals start on Friday, when Russia will meet China. Turkey will play against Mali in Classification Round.
USA - Japan 133-71 USA ended this stage with perfect 4-0 and will meet Spain in the Quarterfinals. They demonstrated the best performance at this event so far and of course they are the main candidates for Gold. On the other side, Japan slipped to 2-3, but also reached the QFinals (No.4 in Group B). Breanna Stewart (191-F-94) shined for the winners with 30 points and 7 rebounds. Elizabeth Williams (191-C-93) also was great adding 16 points, 8 boards and 5 assists, while Kaleena Lewis (183-F-93) helped with 14 pts and 6 rebs. Japan got 15 points from Rie Izumita. Naho Miyoshi (165-G-93) added one less. USA dominated in all basketball elements against Japan. They made huge 35-12 in the first and 26-15 in the second quarter. It was clear that Japan won't have a chance. Powerful USA team drained 72 points in the second half, while limiting Japan to 44. At the end it was a 133-71 blowout win for Breanna Stewart and her teammates. USA will play against Spain in the Quarterfinals (Friday). Japan will take on Belgium.
Mali - Argentina 49-75 Argentina blasted Mali, but despite that failed to reach the Quarterfinals. The reason is defeat against Spain, who also has 2-3 record in Group B but they outplayed Argentina in Day Four. On the other side, Mali ended dead last in this pool with 0-5. Rocio Diaz was the leading scorer in Argentina with 22 points. Carolina Martinez (160-F-93) scored 14, while Diana Cabrera (187-F-93) almost registered triple-double: 11 points, 12 rebounds and 9 assists. Cabrera was the MVP of this meeting with valuation 28. In Mali, Mariam Maiga (169-G-96) netted 12 points. Aminata Traore (185-C-95) (15 rebs) and Fatoumata Sanou (185-C-93) (14 rebs) delivered 11 points each. Argentina won every single quarter in this game. They started with 12-17 in the first ten minutes and continued with impressive 10-24 in the second frame. Argentina was 19-points up at the half time and question about the winner was already resolved. Rocio Diaz and her teammates slowed down after that finishing Q3 with 13-15 and the last one with 14-19 for the final 14-19 win. Both teams will continue in Classification Round for 9th to 12th place. Argentina's first rival will be Canada, while Mali will take on Turkey.
China - Spain 77-58 China ended as No.2 of Group B and their rival in the Quarterfinals will be Russia. China has the same 4-1 score as Belgium, who grabbed the first place in this pool. On the other side, Spain also reached the next stage as they finished as the fourth ranked team in this group with 2-3 record. Yu Dong (195-C/F-93) this was the leading player in victory with 20 points and 14 rebounds. She reached valuation 28 and grabbed the MVP title for this game. Li Mingyang (196-F/C-94) also was great adding 17 points and 12 boards, while Li Meng (185-G-95) is another player with 17 pts. In Spain, Yurena Diaz (176-G-93) delivered 16 points. Silvia Marcelo (188-C-93) (10 rebs) and Itziar Llobet (177-G-93) had 10 points each. China destroyed Spain in the first period making 23-9 lead. Yu Dong and her teammates looked great during the first ten minutes. Spain slightly improved after that and for rest of the time in the first half cut the margin to 12 points. Third period ended with 17-17 tie, meaning that China still had comfortable lead. Spain was not able to resist and China finished last ten minutes with 21-14 for the final 77-58 victory. China will meet Russia in the Quarterfinals, while Spain will take on powerful USA.
Australia - Belgium 61-67 Belgium ended this stage as No.1 of Group B with almost perfect 4-1 record. They will meet Japan on Friday in the Quarterfinals. Australia also reached the next stage, but as No.3 of this pool with 3 wins and 2 defeats. Their rival will be France. Lien Delmulle (179-F-93) came up with 16 points in victory. Julie Vanloo (172-G-93) had 14, while Heleen Adams (173-G-94) added one point less. In Australia, Tayla Roberts (191-F/C-93) collected 23 points and 14 rebounds. Gretel Tippett (190-F-93) scored 16 points and pulled down 10 boards. Lien Delmulle and her teammates shined in the first period taking 12-19 lead. Australia immediately woke up after that and took control on their rivals. Australia drained 20 pts in the second frame, while Belgium was stopped to 12 for 32-31 turn at the half time. However, Belgium finished Q3 with 16-20 and once again was in charge. Australia was not able to mount a comeback and Belgium ended last ten minutes with 13-16 for the final 61-67 victory. Quarterfinal games will be played on Friday.
FINAL Italy - Australia 38-62 Australia dominated the game for winning gold medal. They overcame Italy for 24 points. They Italians to score only 38 points for 40 minutes of the game while Australia score 62 which was enough for winning most shiny medal of the tournament. for Italy scored only 8 points on the game in the most important game of the tournament, which was just not enough for Australia who dominated every single part of the game winning every quarter. They also... [read more]
Italy - Australia 38-62 Australia dominated the game for winning gold medal. They overcame Italy for 24 points. They Italians to score only 38 points for 40 minutes of the game while Australia score 62 which was enough for winning most shiny medal of the tournament. Starting five for Italy scored only 8 points on the game in the most important game of the tournament, which was just not enough for Australia who dominated every single part of the game winning every quarter. They also was better in rebounds then Italy (41-27). Jasmine Simmons (163-G-99, college: Rock Valley JC) scored 14 points and had 12 rebounds for MVP performance of the game, she was followed by Eziyoda Magbegor (176-F/G-99) with 13 points and 9 rebounds, Monique Conti (165-PG-99) scored 18 points. For losing team Costanza Verona scored 13 points.
China - USA 50-65 Taylor Mikesell (175-G/F-99) led USA to bronze medal game with 15 points and 4 rebounds, also Maya Dodson (185-C-99) scored 12 points and had 7 rebounds. USA winning by 15 point margin against China to deserve bronze medal on World Cup. They dominated in rebounds by 18 more (48-30). For losing side once again best was Han XU (200-C-99) with 16 points and 9 rebounds. China lost last game on this tournament and finishing World Cup on fourth place.
Spain - Czech Republic 51-63 In European derby for battle of 5th place, Czech Republic was better then Spain with 12 point difference. Czech Republic let Spain to win first and third quarter, second and fourth Czech won it by 5 and 17 point difference which is just enough for huge win for Czech side. Winning side was leaded by Veronika Vorackova (184-SF-99) with 13 points and 7 rebounds, also Tereza Vitulova (182-C-99) scored 12 points and 13 rebounds and Adela Smutna (183-C-99) scored 15 points with 3 rebounds. Aina Ayuso (181-PG-99) for losing side scored 14 points. Czech Republic won 5th place on tournament.
Canada - France 58-53 Canada won game and winning seventh place of World Cup by beating team of France. It was close game with only 5 point win for Canadian side, Kyla Shand (188-C-99) scored 12 points and had 6 rebounds, for losing side best was Noemie Brochant (178-F-99) with 9 points and 5 rebounds for index points of 9, while Nabala Fofana (186-C-00) scored 4 points and had 7 rebounds for total index of 10 and that was not enough for Canadian side. France finish World Cup on eight place.
Semifinals USA - Australia 60-73 Maybe someone is surprised but for sure not Australian players who believed in self and win this big game for their National Team. They controlled every quarter and didn't let USA to put their energy in the match. Half time was done by Australia leading by 9 (27:36) and they just increased difference at the end of third quarter by 4 more. In last ten minutes result was tied (14:14) and that was more then enough for Australia win in total of 73:60. Winning... [read more]
USA - Australia
Maybe someone is surprised but for sure not Australian players who believed in
self and win this big game for their National Team. They controlled every
quarter and didn't let USA to put their energy in the match. Half time was done
by Australia leading by 9 (27:36) and they just increased difference at the end
of third quarter by 4 more. In last ten minutes result was tied (14:14) and that
was more then enough for Australia win in total of 73:60. Winning side was lead
by Jazmin Shelley (174-G/F-00) with contributing 23 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assist while
Eziyoda Magbegor (176-F/G-99) had 10 points and 10 rebounds. For losing side Nelson Oddoda-Olivia (193-C-00) had 17 points and 10 rebounds. USA will be playing for bronze medal
Italy - China
62-51 Sara Madera (186-C-00) lead European side to glory by putting 21 point into the basket and catches 8 rebounds. She helped Italian National Team to win this big game in
semifinals against China with 11 points. She was helped by Valeria Trucco (190-C-99) with
14 points and 6 rebounds. Italian side had 10 rebounds more then China (42-32).
Also, they let China win only first quarter (9:12), they won all remaining ones.
For losing Asian side best was Han XU (200-C-99) with 13 points and 15 rebounds. Italy will
be playing against Australia in big final and battle for gold medal.
France - Czech Republic
55-62 Veronika Sipova (181-PG-98) lead Czech to another win on this tournament, this time against
France. She didn't have miss for two points (5/5) and she scored 10 points with
3 assists. For losing side Emmanuelle Tahane (180-F-99) scored 16 points but that was not
enough for win against Czech Republic as they win this game by 7, even when
France was leading on half time with 11 points, Czech make big return and win
second 20 minutes of the game by 17 points. Czech will play against Spain to
decide who will finish on 5th place on World Cup.
Canada - Spain
Pretty interesting game for battle from 5th to 8th place. Spain won this game by
only 3 point difference and will play against Czech Republic which will decide
who will be 5th and who will be 6th place on this tournament. After losing this
game, Canada will face France in game decider for 7 and 8 place. In this game,
decider was last quarter which Spain won by 10 (15:25) and that give them win
with 3 point margin. Spain side was led by Silvia Serrat (183-G-99) with 16 points and 10
rebounds, Sofia Galeron (186-PF-99) had also good game with 17 points and 6 rebounds. For
losing side Roxane Makolo (170-PG-00) scored 10 points and had 6 rebounds for best index
ranking (15) in Canadian team.
Latvia - Japan
Japan win this game and finished tournament on 9th position. Mayuko Fujinaga (178-SG-99) had
huge game with 19 points and 6 rebounds and she was followed by Mai Yamamoto (162-PG-99)
with 10 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. For losing team Aleksa Gulbe (184-F/C-00) nipped 20
points and had 8 rebounds, also Nikola Ozola (172-G-00) scored 17 points.
Mali - Portugal
Last game for Mali on this tournament and they finish it with a nice win against
Portugal for 11th place on World Cup. They flushed 69 points and allowing
Portugal only 47. Salimatou Kourouma (175-G/F-99) had 19 points and 14 rebounds for winning
team and Mariana Silva (182-PF-99) for Portugal scored 5 points and had 8 rebounds which
gives her total number of 8 index points which was highest in losing team.
Portugal finished tournament on 12 place.
Mexico - Brazil
For the game who deciding who will be 13, Brazil was more successful then Mexico
and they won this match without much trouble. They won it three out of four
quarters with huge difference and that was enough in this game. Emanuely De Oliveira (180-SG-99) scored 17 points and had 5 rebounds and Raphaella Da Silva (186-C-99) had 12
points and same number of rebounds. For losing team Maria Ruiz (171-SG-99) had 18 points.
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