USA - France 92-62 USA blasted France to win the Gold medal in Toulouse. The powerful American squad got 20 points and 6 assists from Ariel Massengale (168-G-93). Kaleena Lewis (183-F-93) and Elizabeth Williams (191-C-93) helped with 15 points and 5 rebounds each. In France, Sara Chevaugeon (177-G-93) delivered 11 points. She was their only player with double-digits in scoring. USA celebrated at this event with the perfect 8-0 record. USA took control on their rivals from the very beginning. Ariel Massengale and her teammates made nice 26-16 lead in the first quarter and were looking good. France improved in the next ten minutes, but still they needed a way more against strong Americans. USA ended Q2 with 24-24 for 12-point lead at the halftime. They dominated in Q3 as well finishing it with 25-16. At that time it was already clear who the winner of the night will be and France was without a chance. USA didn't stop and they made 17-8 in the last quarter for the final 92-62 victory and the Gold medal in Toulouse. The Silver belongs to France, who was the host of this event.
China - Belgium 85-73 China outplayed Belgium 85-73 winning the Bronze in Toulouse. Yu Dong (195-C/F-93) was totally the best player in this victory with 29 points and 13 rebounds. She reached valuation 32 and grabbed the MVP title for this meeting. Li Meng (185-G-95) had 16 points and 8 rebounds, while Ma XueYa (187-F-93) helped China with 11 points and 9 boards. Yang LiWei (175-G-95) stopped on 10 pts. On the other side, Julie Vanloo (172-G-93) scored 23 pts. Lien Delmulle (179-F-93) followed her with 17. China was slightly better team at the beginning as they made minimum lead in the first quarter, 26-25. In the second frame it was Belgium who took control on their rivals. Julie Vanloo was on fire and mostly owing to her Belgium was 41-46 up at the halftime. China replied after the breather with 21-16 and everything was open again. In the last ten minutes Yu Dong and her teammates demonstrated wonderful performance. They drained 23 points, while stopping Belgium to just 11 for comfortable 85-73 victory at the end. Belgium stays without the medal in Toulouse.
Russia - Japan 68-74 Japan won the fifth place in Toulouse. They outplayed Russia in the last day of the competition 68-74 to end on this spot. Of course, Russia finished as No.6 at this event. Moeko Nagaoka (180-F-93) exploded for Japan with 28 points and 9 rebounds. Yuki Miyazawa (181-F-93) is another player with wonderful role in this game: 26 points and 16 rebs. Actually she was the MVP of this meeting with valuation 30. On the other side, Russia got 12 points and 7 rebounds from Mariya-Margarita Davydova (189-F/C-93). Ksenia Tikhonenko (190-C/F-93) (8 rebs) and Anastasia Tochilova (168-G-93) added 10 points each. Everything started good for Russia as they made nice 22-12 lead in the first ten minutes. Nothing has changed after that and Japan was in trouble. Mariya-Margarita Davydova and her teammates closed the second period with 19-14 for comfortable 41-26 lead at the half time. Russia was on the right way to victory and was looking great at that time, but they somehow stopped after the breather. Japan drastically improved at the both sides of the court and finished Q3 with 10-22. Everything was open again, but Russia still had 3-point lead. Moeko Nagaoka and Yuki Miyazawa had no mercy for Russia in the last ten minutes and they paced Japan to wonderful 17-26, what was enough for 68-74 victory and the fifth place in Toulouse.
Spain - Australia 48-74 Australia finished as the seventh ranked team in Toulouse. They blasted Spain on Sunday morning to take this place. Tayla Roberts (191-F/C-93) was the leading player in victory with double-double of 25 points and 14 rebounds. Gretel Tippett (190-F-93) had 14 points, 6 boards and 5 assists, while Sara Blicavs (188-F-93) added 10 points and 5 boards. In the loosing squad, Yurena Diaz (176-G-93) delivered 14 points. She was followed by Andrea Vilaro (179-F-93) and Maria Gonzalez Grueso (177-G/F-93), who had 12 and 10 points respectively. Spain ended as No.8 at this event. First quarter was the low-scoring and it was the only one which belonged to Spain in this game (12-8). Australia players woke up after that making nice 12-22 in the second frame. It means that Australia had 6-point lead at the halftime and that was just the beginning. They destroyed Spain in third period with 5-20 and question about the winner was resolved. Spain didn't have enough power to mount a comeback and actually last quarter was another one which belonged to Aussies, 19-24. At the end it was totally deserved 19-24 win for seventh place in Toulouse. Australia registered 4 wins and 3 defeats at this event.
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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