World Championships : Australia won World Championship title (Photo: FIBA)
Czech NT taking 7th place as a success - Sep.
World Cup 2006 for women has ended and now before all the regular
seasons start all the teams are thinking if their performance on the
tournament was a success. For sure Australian girls taking home gold
medals it sure was a success, Russians taking for the third time in a
row only silver medals it might be a little annoying and for favorized
Americans taking only bronze medals it was probably one big
dissapointment. But Czech NT eventhough they finished 7th they say that
they have fulfillefed their plans to come to quarterfinals. The head
Jan Bobrovsky said that he is not happy only with one game against
Brazil which meant end of czech hopes in the tournament. So now is time
to start working again and hope that another tournament would be even
Day 10 of World Championship for Women 2006 - Sep.
59-99 (21-31, 13-18, 11-34, 14-16)
Brazil : Janeth 16+5reb, Iziane 13, Ega 7+5reb, Erika 6+5reb, Kelly 6,
Helen 5, Adrianinha 3, Micaela 2, Cintia 1, Karen 0, Silvia 0,
USA : Taurasi 28, Thompson 15+7reb, Catchings 11+8reb, Parker 10+6reb,
Beard 8, Milton-Jones 8+5reb, Smith 6, Ford 5, Augustus 2, Bird 2+5ast,
Swoopes 2, Snow 2.
Coming home without a medal from the Women's World Basketball
Championship was unfathomable for the United States. Diana Taurasi did
not let it happen.
Taurasi scored 18 of her 28 points in the third quarter to lead Team USA
to a 99-59 victory over host Brazil in the bronze medal game on
On Thursday night, Team USA (8-1) had its 50-game winning streak in
international competition end in stunning fashion with a 75-68 loss to
Russia in the semifinals. The Americans had beaten the Russians, 90-80,
in group play.
The winning streak in FIBA and Olympic competition dated to a 110-107
loss to Brazil in the semifinals of the 1994 World Championships. The
run included championship victories over Russia in the 1998 and 2002
Despite the disappointment of not playing for the gold, the Americans
showed plenty of pride on Saturday.
"We knew we had to bounce back," Team USA coach Anne
Donovan said. "We knew that not just Brazil would be ready, but we
knew the fans would be ready. So our mental preparation and our
emotional preparation had to be high.
"I give a lot of credit to the girls. We knew we had to come out and
play our best game in order to walk away with the bronze."
After Team USA methodically built a 49-34 halftime lead, Taurasi caught
fire with four 3-pointers in the third quarter. The Americans would
outscore Brazil, 34-11, in the quarter and Donovan sat her starters
throughout the fourth.
Taurasi played just 16 minutes and made 11-of-15 shots, including 6-of-7
from 3-point range.
"Individually, you could talk about it being a very good night," Taurasi
said. "But as a team we learned a lot about ourselves. We came off a
tough loss to Russia, who played a great game, hats off to them they
"This morning we knew it was going to be a very difficult game against a
wonderful Brazilian team. Our focus was the highest it's been all
tournament, which is a testament to the coaches for getting us
Tina Thompson scored 15 points and Tamika Catchings added 11 and nine
rebounds for Team USA, which shot 56 percent (39-of-70) from the field,
including 11-of-20 from 3-point range.
Janeth Arcain of the Houston Comets led Brazil with 16 points. Brazil
shot just 37 percent (22-of-59) from the field, including 4-of-20 from
Alessandra Olivera, who averaged 13.8 points and 8.6 rebounds in
Brazil's first eight games, wore a sling on her left arm and watched
from the bench.
Team USA was on fire from the start, hitting 5-of-6 from 3-point range
to open a 25-16 lead with 3:16 left in the first quarter. Katie Smith
ended the quarter with another 3-pointer to increase the advantage to
31-21. Taurasi finished with 10 points in the period.
A steal and a pair of free throws by Catchings with 3:13 left in the
second quarter ignited a 7-2 run which gave Team USA a 49-34 halftime
Australia won World Championships - Sep.
AUSTRALIA finally stands alone at the summit of
women's basketball, after the Opals crushed Russia 91-74 in the final of
the world championship today (AEST).
The Opals have finished in the top three nations at every Olympic Games
and world championships since 1996, but this is the first time any
senior Australian side has laid its hands on a gold medal at the highest
Penny Taylor (186-F-81) was again the star of the show, finishing
with 28 points to earn tournament MVP honours ahead of teammate
Lauren Jackson (196-F/C-81) and Russia's
Maria Stepanova (202-C-79), who was a distant third in voting.
Taylor's effort was even more impressive considering she carried a groin
injury over the second half of the tournament, but she was the glue that
held the Opals together during their history-making run.
Australia is deserving recipient of the title of world champion, having
been the only team to make it through the entire tournament undefeated.
The United States had won gold medals at all major tournaments since the
Atlanta Olympics, when Australia made its breakthrough with a bronze.
But America's semi-final defeat by Russia, coupled with Australia's
improved form in every outing here, allowed a new world order to emerge.
From the opening tip-off the Opals were clearly nervous in front of the
biggest crowd for any game not involving the host nation, struggling for
rhythm as Russia skipped out to an early 9-2 lead.
But a time-out from coach
Jan Stirling settled the Opals, and they immediately embarked on an
11-2 run for a 13-11 lead as the battle unfolded.
Stirling rotated her players throughout the quarter and the Australians
found their groove, taking a 19-15 lead into the first break before
extending it to 24-15 early in the second term.
The Opals then began to really assert some authority.
Some outstanding defence led to plenty of offensive opportunities, and
an 11-0 run gave Australia a 17-point edge with just over four minutes
left to the main break.
Russia has earned its reputation as one of the sport's great nations,
and managed to fight its way back into the contest.
Stepanova, a nightmare of a match-up courtesy of her athleticism and
202cm frame, led the way as it produced a 15-6 spurt to close the margin
to 43-35 at halftime.
But Taylor took over in the second half, producing consecutive steals
and lay-ups midway through the third term as the Opals grabbed a
championship-winning, 21-point lead.
From there it was a procession as the Australians created a unique place
in the nation's sporting history.
In the earlier game, the US routed Brazil 99-59 to claim the bronze
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Day 9 of World Championship for Women 2006 - Sep.
79-73 (23-16, 18-18, 18-12, 20-27)
France: Gomis 22, Gruda 12+7reb, Le Drean 12, Gillespie 10, Godin 6,
Dumerc 6, Lesdema 5, Bade 4, Ndongue 2, Beiges 0, Hermouet 0, Dijon 0.
Lithuania : Valuzyte 19+9reb+8ast, Bimbaite 19, Streimikyte 9+7reb,
Bradeikyte 6, Valentiene 6, Razmaite 6, Petronyte 6, Ciudariene 2+5reb,
Rinkeviciute 0, Briedyte 0, Kuktiene 0, Sulciute 0.
France held off a determined fight-back from Lithuania to clinch fifth
place at the FIBA World Championship for Women with a 79-73 win. The
French looked to be cruising at 77-60 with 2:47 to go, but
Sandra Valuzyte (176-G-82)'s lay-up then sparked a 13-0 run for
Lithuania that brought them back into contention.
They got within seven, at 77-70, with 50 seconds left.
Valuzyte then missed a three-pointer with 16 seconds on the clock, but
Ausra Bimbaite (179-G-82)'s trey nine seconds from time moved them
to within four points, 77-73.
However, Audrey Sauret-Gillespie sank two late free throws to secure the
win for France.
Czech Republic -
57-49 (15-15, 6-10, 16-9, 20-15)
Czech Republic: Machova 17+8reb, Vesela 11+7reb, Vecerova 6+8reb,
Pavlickova 6+5reb, Klimesova 6+5reb, Viteckova 5, Kulichova 4+7reb,
Mokrosova 2, Johnova 0, Hartigova 0, Uhrova 0, Krizova 0.
Spain: Valdemoro 20, Fernandez 9, Martinez 5, Segui 4, Palau 2, Sanchez
2, Dominguez 2, Montesdeoca 2, Pascua 2+5reb, Pina 1, Aguilar 0,
Hana Machova (182-F-79) collected 17 points and eight rebounds as
the Czech Republic secured seventh place at the FIBA World Championship
for Women with a 57-49 win over Spain. The Czechs had trailed 25-21 at
half-time but took the lead in the third quarter before pulling clear in
the final stanza.
After Marta Fernandez sank a jump shot with 9:04 left to bring Spain
within a point at 37:36, the Czech Republic went on a 9-0 run - capped
by Machova's lay-up with 6:42 on the clock ?to set up the victory.
Spain twice closed the gap to five points but got no closer down the
stretch despite the Czechs committing three turnovers in the final five
Day 8 of World Championship for Women 2006 - Sep.
A Brazilian moment of glory was stolen away by Belinda Snell and
Australia as the determined Opals reached the final of the FIBA World
Championship for Women. France did the double over the Czech Republic
with an overtime triumph in Ibirapuera.
Jurgita Streimikyte (190-F-72)'s brilliant performance helped
Lithuania win the game with Spain 80-71. The U.S. women's dream of
claiming a third straight World Championship title fell short Thursday
night when Russia stunned the Americans 75-68 in semifinal action. China
seemed to lose the enough energy for the Classification games and lost
Cuba which they beat in the Preliminary round. Argentina prevailed
Canada 74-57 with ease.
74-57 (19-15, 12-15, 22-14, 21-13)
Argentina: Vega 21+7reb+8st, Paoletta 15, Soberon 12, Sanchez 9, Pavon
9, Chesta 5, Landra 2, Rios 1, Nicolini 0+10ast, Lineira 0, Gatti 0,
Canada: Kleindienst 15, Sutton-Brown 11+9reb, Smith 11+11reb, Johnson
7+5reb, Brown 6+6reb, Aubry 4, Riebesehl 3, Townsend 0, Adrian 0,
Grenier 0, Crooks 0, Watson 0.
71-68 (25-21, 10-13, 13-19, 23-15)
Cuba: Plutin 21+7reb, Amargo 12+5reb, Avila 10, Boulet 9+6reb, Gelis 8,
Martinez 6, Oquendo 5, Romero 0, Suero 0, Soria 0, Calvo 0, Rodriguez 0.
China: Xiaoli Chen 15+6reb, Feifei Sui 14, Nan Chen 12+5reb, Lan Bian 6,
Xiaoyun Song 5+5reb, Lei Ren 5, Dan Liu 5, Lijie Miao 4, Guang Jia 2,
Wei Zhang 0, Liwei Song 0, Xiaoni Zhang 0.
78-79 (20-17, 15-11, 15-23, 19-18, 9-10)
Czech Republic: Machova 18, Viteckova 16+6reb, Kulichova 15+14reb,
Vesela 14+9reb, Klimesova 7, Pavlickova 5, Uhrova 3, Vecerova 0, Johnova
0, Hartigova 0, Mokrosova 0, Krizova 0.
France: Gruda 15, Gillespie 13, Le Drean 12+5reb, Dumerc 10+5ast, Gomis
9, Lesdema 8, Godin 8+5reb, Bade 2, Dijon 2, Beikes 0, Hermouet 0,
71-80 (11-12, 19-18, 14-19, 27-31)
Spain: Valdemoro 28+7reb, Montanana 13+6reb, Fernandez 12, Palau 6,
Montesdeoca 4, Pascua 3+5reb, Martinez 3, Segui 2+6reb, Pina 0, Sanchez
0, Dominguez 0, Aguilar 0.
Jurgita Streimikyte (190-F-72) 23+13reb, Valuzyte 17+6reb,
Brazdeikyte 16+9reb, Ciudariene 10+5reb, Razmaite 6+6reb, Bimbaite
5+5reb, Valentiene 3, Rinkeviciute 0, Briedyte 0, Kuktiene 0, Sulciute
0, Petronyte 0.
Day 7 of World Championship for Women 2006 - Sep.
Tatiana Shchegoleva (195-F-82) scored five crucial points near the
end to propel Russia to a thrilling triumph over Spain and earn her team
a place in the semi-finals of the FIBA World Championship for Women.
Iziane Marques poured in 11 of her game-high 23 points in the second
quarter as Brazil took control early and cruised to a 75-51 triumph over
the Czech Republic. Australia charged into the final four of the FIBA
World Championship for Women after a blistering start against France.
Candace Parker (191-F-86) scored 18 points and
Tina Thompson (188-F-75, college:
added 15 as the United States separated themselves from Lithuania in the
second period, paving the way for a 90-56 rout. Argentina and Canada
beat their own competitors and will contest for the 9th place tomorrow.
China and Cuba will meet with each other again for the 11th place.
76-73 (21-20, 19-16, 11-23, 25-14)
Argentina: Gisella Vega 23+16reb, Rios 23, Sanchez 15, Lineira 7,
Soberon 3, Pavon 3, Paoletta 2, Nicolini 0, Chesta 0, Gatti 0, Fernandez
0, Landra 0.
Cuba: Boulet 24+7reb, Pluton 16+8reb, Amargo 11, Avila 10+6reb, Romero
5, Gelis 5+8reb, Soria 2, Suero 0, Martinez 0, Calvo 0, Oquendo 0,
65-61 (15-17, 17-7, 14-21, 19-16)
Canada: Smith 18+8reb, Kleindienst 15+13reb+8ast, Sutton-Brown 13+8reb,
Brown 8, Aubry 3, Grenier 3, Townsend 2, Johnson 2, Adrian 1, Crooks 0,
Watson 0, Riebesehl 0.
China: Nan Chen 22+12reb, Lijie Miao 21, Xiaoli Chen 8, Lan Bian 5,
Xiaoyun Song 3+5reb, Feifei Sui 2, Guang Jia 0, Wei Zhang 0, Lei Ren 0,
Liwei Song 0, Dan Liu 0+5reb, Xiaoni Zhang 0.
56-60 (21-11, 6-20, 19-10, 10-19)
Spain: Valdemoro 21+5reb, Aguilar 14+5ast, Palau 8+5st, Montanana
7+5reb, Montesdeoca 4, Martinez 2, Pina 0, Fernandez 0, Sanchez 0,
Dominguez 0, Segui 0, Pascua 0.
Russia: Stepanova 14+10reb, Korstin 14+9reb, Vovopynova 14+7reb,
Shchegoleva 12+8reb, Rakhmatulina 6, Arteshina 0, Demagina 0, Abrosimova
0, Karpunina 0, Karpova 0, Osipova 0, Lisina 0.
75-51 (19-19, 27-9, 16-12, 13-11)
Brazil: Iziane 23, Janeth 15+10reb, Alessandra 11+6reb, Erika 8,
Arianinha 6, Helen 5, Ega 4+8reb, Cintia 2, Kelly 1, Karen 0, Micaela 0,
Czech Republic: Machova 10, Klimesova 9+6reb, Viteckova 7+6reb,
Mokrosova 6, Vesela 5, Pavlickova 4, Kulichova 4+6reb, Vecerova 3,
Uhrova 3, Johnova 0, Hartigova<
Day 6 of World Championship for Women 2006 - Sep.
The Defence Jobs Opals will enter the quarter final stage of the 2006
FIBA women's world basketball championship with the top seed and full of
confidence after they defeated Argentina 83-49 in Sao Paulo today.
Russia beat Cuba 96-81 with ease. Iziane Castro Marques hit 17 points as
Brazil ran out winners 81-42 over Canada in group E.
Amaya Valdemoro (184-F-76) had 39 points, six rebounds - arguably
the best performance of the FIBA World Championship for Women so far -
as Spain beat Lithuania 75-55. China squeaked past France 66-64, but
they still can not clinch to the next round. The undefeated USA World
Championship team withstood a sluggish first half and pulled away for a
63-50 win over the Czech Republic.
55-75 (21-17, 11-16, 10-19, 13-23)
Lithuania: Razmaite 15+5reb, Valentiene 11, Ciudariene 10, Brazdeikyte
8+5reb, Streimikyte 7, Bimbaite 4, Rinkeviciute 0, Briedyte 0, Kuktiene
0, Kuktiene 0, Valuzyte 0, Sulciute 0, Petronyte 0.
Spain: Valdemoro 39+6reb, Montanana 11+5st, Martinez 9, Palau 9, Pascua
3+6reb, Aguilar 2, Fernandez 2, Pina 0, Sanchez 0, Dominguez 0, Segui 0,
41-82 (13-24, 11-23, 8-17, 9-18)
Canada: Sutton-Brown 14+5reb, Smith 9, Aubry 5, Brown 4, Grenier 3,
Adrian 2, Watson 2, Johnson 2, Townsend 0, Kleindienst 0, Crooks 0,
Brazil: Iziane 17, Helen 10+6ast, Janeth 10+11reb, Adrianinha 9,
Alessandra 8, Micaela 6, Ega 6+5reb+5ast, Cintia 6, Erika 4+5reb, Kelly
4, Karen 2, Silvia 0.
83-49 (21-10, 20-16, 22-12, 20-11)
Australia: Jackson 30, Snell 10, Grima 10, Randall 10, Randall 8+9reb,
Whittle 7+5reb, Summerton 7, Taylor 5+6reb, Screen 3, Phillips 2+5reb,
McLnerny 1+6reb, Bevilaqua 0, Harrower 0.
Argentina: Rios 14, Lineira 12, Soberon 8, Pavon 3, Chesta 3, Gatti 3,
Vega 3+9reb, Sanchez 2, Paoletta 1, Nicolini 0, Fernandez 0, Landra 0.
81-96 (21-23, 11-22, 19-17, 30-34)
Cuba: Plutin 18+8reb, Boulet 17+9reb, Oquendo 12+6reb, Gelis 8+6ast,
Soria 8, Martinez 6, Avila 3, Amargo 2, Calvo 2, Suero 0, Rodriguez 0.
Russia: Korstin 26+14reb, Rahkmatulina 13+7ast, Shchegoleva 11,
Stepanova 10, Karpova 8, Arteshina 7+6reb, Vovopynova 7+9reb, Abrosimova
5, Karpunina 5, Demagina 2, Lisina 2, Osipova 0.
Day 5 of World Championship for Women 2006 - Sep.
Penny Taylor (186-F-81) and
Lauren Jackson (196-F/C-81) combined for 48 points and 20 rebounds
as Australia dug deep to hold off Brazil in Group E of eight-finals
action. The United States led for virtually the entire game and
demolished France to underline their superiority in the women's game
Amaya Valdemoro (184-F-76) exploded for 28 points to fire Spain to a
comprehensive triumph over Canada. Lithuania won the battle of the
boards in their convincing victory over Argentina.
Hana Machova (182-F-79) took over when the game was in the balance
for the Czech Republic as they beat Russia in a rematch of last year's
EuroBasket Women final. China squeaked past Cuba and kept the chance to
clinch to the next round. The place 13-16 was Korea, Chinese Taipei,
Senegal and Nigeria.
66-64 (9-14, 16-9, 24-24, 17-17)
Senegal: Aya 16+7reb, Traore 11, Diatta 10, Diuof 7, Ndeye Ndiaye
6+5reb, Astou Ndiaye 6, Fatuo Dieng 4, Sarr 3, Ngom 3, Diame 0, Dia 0,
Nigeria: Udoka 17+7reb, Isidro 15+5reb, Oha 9+6reb, Umoh 8+6reb+7ast,
Akiode 6, Olanrewaju 5+7reb, Mohammed 2, Sanni 2, Ogunoye 0, Okorie 0,
Nwagbo 0, Adebayo 0.
73-52 (21-14, 16-14, 15-14, 21-10)
Korea: Kwe Kim 21+12reb, Kang 13, Jung Kim 12, Choi 11+6reb, Eun Kim
6+6reb, Park 6, Lee 2, Sin 2, Se Kim 0, Beon 0, Hong 0, Ji Kang 0.
Chinese Taipei: Chun-Yi Liu 17+7reb, Wei-Chuan Chien 14, Chiang 10+9reb,
Chi Wen 5, Pei-Chen Tsai 4+6reb, Yung-Hsu Chu 2, Yi-Feng Chen 0,
Chieh-Ping Sun 0, Jui-Yu Lan 0, Wan-Ting Li 0, Hui-Mei Lin 0, Chi-Wen
73-82 (21-17, 18-30, 18-21, 16-14)
Brazil: Janeth 22+8reb, Alessandra 16+9reb, Iziane 13, Cintia 7, Helen
6, Ega 5, Erika 4, Adrianinha 0, Karen 0, Micaela 0, Silvia 0, Kelly 0.
Australia: Taylor 27+7reb, Jackson 21+13reb, Harrower 11, Summerton
10+5reb, Bevilaqua 6, Snell 5, Grima 2, Phillips 0, Screen 0, Randall 0,
Whittle 0, McLnerny 0.
47-62 (9-19, 15-13, 10-11, 13-19)
Argentina: Soberon 14, Sanchez 8, Rios 8, Vega 7+8reb, Landra 4,
Nicolini 3, Lineira 3, Pavon 0, Chesta 0, Gatti 0, Paoletta 0, Fernandez
Lithuania: Streimikyte 20+13reb, Valuzyte 14, Brazdeikyte 12+7reb,
Bimbaite 7, Ciudariene 4+9reb, Valentiene 3, Sulciute
Day 4 of World Championship for Women 2006 - Sep.
Argentina pushed Brazil to the limit, upset Spain and defeated Korea
- so a tough battle against Canada was the last thing anyone expected in
their eight-finals opener. Brazil bounced back from their narrow defeat
to Spain with a resounding victory over Lithuania, 84-67 in the first
game of the eight-finals. Spain dug themselves an early hole they could
not climb out of as Australia remained undefeated at the FIBA World
Championship for Women. The unpredictable French claimed another famous
win by defeating European giants Russia in Group F on the first day of
the eight-finals. USA swept to Cuba with 40 points led. By losing the
game with Czech Republic, China must win the next to games to clinch to
the next round. The two Classifications were held between Asia and
Africa, Finally, the two Asia team both won the games.
77-81 (19-18, 20-23, 19-19, 19-21)
Nigeria: Umoh 19+6st+10ast, Udoka 17+13reb, Akiode 15+5ast, Olanrewaju
8, Nwagbo 6+8reb, Sanni 4, Oha 4, Ogunoye 2, Okorie 2, Adebayo 0,
Mohammed 0+6reb, Izidor 0.
Chinese Taipei: Chun-Yi Liu 22, Chi Wen 21+8reb+5ast, Pei-Chen Tsai
14+5reb, Chiang 9, Chieh-Ping Sun 9, Jui-Yu Lan 3, Yung-Hsu Chu 2,
Wei-Chuan Chien 1+5ast, Yi-Feng Chen 0, Wan-Ting Li 0, Hui-Mei Lin 0,
Chi-Wen Lin 0.
75-69 (18-13, 23-23, 20-17, 14-16)
Korea: Eun Kim 19, Kwe Kim 16+17reb, Jung Kim 14+5reb, Jung Sin 13+8reb,
Yeon-Ha Beon 8, Youn Choi 5+6ast, Young Kang 0, Se Kim 0, Kitung Lee 0,
Sun Park 0, Hyun-Hee Hong 0, Ji Kang 0.
Aya Traore (186-F-83, college:
Purdue) 27+7reb, Astou Ndiaye 11, Mame Diuof 7, Astou Traore 7+5reb,
Mariama Dia 6, Awa Doumbia 6, Oumou Sarr 4, Ndeye Ndiaye 1, Fatou Dieng
0, Nene Diame 0, Diatta 0, Ngom 0.
67-84 (15-16, 12-17, 14-25, 26-26)
Lithuania: Sulciute 18, Streimikyte 17+5reb, Bimbaite 9, Valuzyte 8+5st,
Brazdeikyte 7, Ciudariene 4, Valentiene 2, Razmaite 2, Rinkeviciute 0,
briedyte 0, Kuktiene 0, Petronyte 0.
Brazil: Iziane 18, Alessandra 16+9reb, Janeth 14+5reb, Adrianinha 10,
Micaela 9+5ast, Ega 9+7reb, Helen 6, Erika 2, Karen 0, Silvia 0, Cintia
0, Kelly 0.
58-62 (17-14, 14-8, 11-18, 16-22)
Canada: Sutton-Brown 17+6reb, smith 12+8reb, Kleindienst 8+13reb+5ast,
Grenier 0, Riebesehl 6, Johnson 6, Brown 2, Townsend 1, Adrian 0, Crooks
0, Watson 0, Aubry 0+5reb.
Argentina: Vega 14+6reb, Soberon 10, Chesta 10, Rios 9+5ast
Day 3 of World Championship for Women 2006 - Sep.
Brazil missed two shots from under the basket in the dying seconds as
they lost for the first time at this year's FIBA World Championship for
Women, going down 67-66 to Spain. Canada battled back from 13 points
down to make it close at half-time, but Australia then turned on the
style after the interval and romped to victory. Senegal led at half-time
but failed to spring the upset as Lithuania prevailed 74-63. The United
States continued their march towards the medal round of the 2006 FIBA
World Championship for Women with a 90-80 triumph over Russia.
Yayma Boulet (193-C-83) came up with 28 points and 11 rebounds as
Cuba upset France at the FIBA World Championship for Women with a 78-73
win in Group D. Argentina followed up their impressive victory over
Spain with a comfortable triumph over Korea as
Gisella Vega (187-C-83) poured in 25 points and grabbed eight
rebounds. It wasn't easy until the end for the Czech Republic who
finally saw off a determined Chinese Taipei to claim their second win in
Group A in Ibirapuera
64-73 (22-20, 9-23, 11-23, 22-7)
Korea: Yeon-Ha Beon 13+6ast, Jung Kim 13, Kitung Lee 12, Kwe Kim
11+13reb, Jung Sin 9, Young Kang 6+5reb, Youn Choi 0, Se Kim 0, Eun Kim
0, Sun Park 0, Hyun-Hee Hong 0, Ji kang 0.
Gisella Vega (187-C-83) 25+9reb, V. Soberon 12+5reb, Natalia Rios
12, M. Paoletta 6, Laura Nicolini 6, Erica Sanchez 5, A. Chesta 4, Maria
Landra 2, Sandra Pavon 1, Cecilia Lineira 0, Paula Gatti 0, Maria
66-67 (21-24, 19-16, 17-15, 9-12)
Brazil: Iziane 19, Alessandra 13+13reb, Helen 9, Janeth 9, Micaela 7,
Ega 6+11reb+5ast, Kelly 3, Adrianinha 0, Karen 0, Silvia 0, Erika 0,
Spain: Amaya Valdemoro 19+5reb, Elisa Aguilar 15, Laia Palau 13, Eva
Montesdeoca 10+8reb, Nuria Martinez 5, Ana Montanana 4, Paula Segui 1,
Maria Pina 0, Marta Fernanadez 0, Isabel Sanchez 0, S. Dominguez 0,
Lucila Pascua 0.
Group B in Ibirapuera
74-63 (19-20, 6-10, 24-12, 25-21)
Lithuania: Egle Sulciute 20+10reb, Rima Valentiene 14, Sandra Valuzyte
12, L. Brazdeikyte 11+5reb, J. Streimikyte 10+5reb+5ast, Agne Ciudariene
5+5reb, Ausra Bimbaite 2, A. Rinkeviciute 0, Ela Briedyte 0, Diana
Razmaite 0, Vita Kuktiene 0, G. Petronyte 0.
Senegal: Mame Diuof 17, Astou Traore 10, Awa Doumbia 10, Ndeye Ndiaye 9,
Astou Ndiaye 7+14reb, Oumou Sarr 4, Traore Aya 4, Salimata Diatta 2,
Fatuo Dieng 0, Nene Diame 0, Mariama Dia 0, Khady Ngom 0.
Czech NT wins their first game on the 2006
Championship - Sep. 14, 2006
Czech girls succeeded in their second game winning 73:51 against Cuba
and made their chances for quarterfinals more than real. Tonight they
play against the weakest opponent in their group - against Thaiwan.
Czech rep. - Cuba 73:51 (16:20, 41:30, 55:41)
Best scorers:: Viteckova 19, Machova 17, Mokrosova 14 - Bouletova 16,
Plutinova 11. Ref: Mayberry (Austr.), Lefwert (Sved.), Smith (Arg.).
Fouls: 22:16. FT: 13/9 - 26/15. 3pts: 8:4.
1. France 2 2 0 162:126 4
2. Czech rep. 2 1 1 131:113 3
3. Cuba 2 1 1 126:143 3
4. Thai-wan 2 0 2 138:175 2
Day 2 of World Championship for Women 2006 - Sep.
Tournament hosts Brazil hit the century mark against winless Korea on
Wednesday to remain undefeated in the 2006 FIBA World Championship for
Women. Spain coach Domingo Diaz has praised Argentina after they
defeated his side 77-64 in their group A clash. Lithuania put their
opening day forfeit to Australia behind them by thrashing Canada on
Wednesday. Russia claimed their second victory but China made things
interesting for three quarters of the game. The Czech Republic bounced
back from their upset against France with a decisive triumph over Cuba.
France upset the Czech Republic on opening day and now they have won two
in a row after a comprehensive victory over Chinese Taipei.
Group A in Ibirapuera
64-77 (20-20, 16-15, 17-21, 11-21)
Spain: Laia Palau 20+5reb, Ana Montan 14+7reb, Paula Segu 10, Nuria Mart
9, Elisa Agui 6, Marta Fern 2, Eva Montes 2+8reb, Isabel San 1, Maria
Pina 0, Domingu 0, Amaya Vald 0, Lucila Pas 0.
Argentina: Gisella 24+12reb, Erica Sanc 15, V. Soberon 11, Natalia 9, M.
Paolett 4, Sandra 3, Paula Gatt 3, Laura Nico 2, Cecilia Li 2, A. Chesta
2, Maria Land 2, Maria Fern 0.
106-86 (23-15, 20-23, 37-22, 26-26)
Brazil: Iziane 21+5reb, Alessandra 20+11reb, Helen 19+8ast, Janeth
12+5reb, Ega 8+7reb, Kelly 8, Silvia 7, Micaela 5, Adrianinha 3, Cintia
3, Karen 0, Erika 0.
Korea: Yeon-Ha 25, Jung 15, Kwe 14, Jung 11, Kitung 10, Hyun-Hee 5,
Young 3, Youn 3, Se Kim 0, Eun Kim 0, Sun Park 0, Ji Kang 0.
Group B in Ibirapuera
58-84 (10-24, 12-22, 20-20, 16-18)
Canada: Sutton 11, Amanda 10, Kleindi 8, Chelsea 6, Grenier 5, Riebese
4, Nicole 4, Sheila 2, Kelsey 2, Kimberley 2, Sarah 2, Carrie 2.
Lithuania: Streimi 21+7reb, Sandra 15, Egle Sulci 14+8reb, Brazdei 13,
Rima Valen 9, Ausra Bimb 8+5reb, Agne Ciuda 4, Rinkevi 0, Ela Briedy 0,
Diana 0, Vita 0, Petrony 0.
95-55 (25-8, 19-16, 32-12, 19-19)
Australia: Lauren 31+5reb, Penelope 16+7st+5ast, Kristi 11, Laura Summ
9, Belinda 9, Erin Phill 7, Whittle 6+6reb, Tully 3, Jennifer 2+5reb,
Emma 1, Hollie 0, Emily 0.
Senegal: Traore 17, Astou Trao14+6reb, Astou Ndia 8+6reb, Khady 5, Mame
5, Ndeye 4, Salimata 2, Fatou 0, Nene 0, Oumou 0, Mariama 0, Awa 0.
Group C in Barueri
66-86 (23-19, 19-23, 13-24, 11-20)
China: Nan Chen 19+9reb, Lijie Miao 11, Xiaoyun So 8, Xiaoli Che 8,
Liwei Song 6, Lan Bian 4, Lei Ren
Day 1 of World Championship for Women 2006
- Sep. 13, 2006
Helen Luz scored the winning basket with
seven seconds remaining as Brazil started their Group A campaign in the
FIBA World Championship for Women with a narrow success at the expense
of rivals Argentina.
survived a late comeback by Senegal to post a 65-64 triumph on
the first day of Group B action in Ibirapuera. Chinese Taipei threw a
Cuba before falling 75-70 in their
opening day encounter.
France began their FIBA
World Championship for Women adventure with a narrow 62-58 win over Czech Republic.
Spain landed a first-quarter knockout punch
against Korea on the opening day of the FIBA
World Championship for Women. Lithuania didn't arrive at the
Brazil for the first day
game, so they were judged to lose the game 0-2 with Australia.
Sue Bird (175-G-80, college:
Diana Taurasi (180-G-82, college:
Connecticut) helped the
United States get off to a dominant
start at the Women's World Championships.