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World Cup 2006 - Women Basketball


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World Championships : Australia won World Championship title (Photo: FIBA)

World Championships Standings
 1. Australia
 2. Russia
 3. USA
 4. Brazil
 5. France
 6. Lithuania
 7. Czech Repu.
 8. Spain
 9. Argentina
 10. Canada
 11. Cuba
 12. China
 13. S.Korea
 14. Taiwan
 15. Senegal
 16. Nigeria

Standings
Eight-Finals

Group E

1.Australia 12
2.Spain 10
3.Brazil 10
4.Lithuania 9
5.Argentina 9
6.Canada 7

Group G

1.USA 12
2.Czech R. 10
3.Russia 9
4.France 9
5.China 9
6.Cuba 8

Standings
Preliminary

Group A

1.Argentina 2-1
2.Brazil 2-1
3.Spain 2-1
4.Korea 0-3

Group B

1.Australia 3-0
2.Lithuania 2-1
3.Canada 1-2
4.Senegal 0-3

Group C

1.USA 3-0
2.Russia 2-1
3.China 1-2
4.Nigeria 0-3

Group D

1.Czech R. 2-1
3.France 2-1
3.Cuba 2-1
4.C-Taiwai 0-3


Czech NT taking 7th place as a success - Sep. 24, 2006 
The 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 coach 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 more succesful.

Day 10 of World Championship for Women 2006 - Sep. 24, 2006 
Classifications (3-4)

Brazil - USA 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, Alessandra 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 Saturday.
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 Worlds.
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 deserved it.
"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 prepared."
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 the arc.
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 lead.
The


Australia won World Championships - Sep. 24, 2006 
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 level.
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 medal.

Courtesy of AAP


Day 9 of World Championship for Women 2006 - Sep. 23, 2006 
Classifications (5-6)

France - Lithuania 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.

Classifications (7-8)

Czech Republic - Spain 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, Montanana 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 minutes.


Day 8 of World Championship for Women 2006 - Sep. 22, 2006 
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.

Classifications (9-12)

Argentina - Canada 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, Fernandez 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.
Cuba - China 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.

Classifications (5-8)
Czech Republic - France 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, Ndongue 0.
Spain - Lithuania 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.
Lithuania: 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.

Semi-Finals

Day 7 of World Championship for Women 2006 - Sep. 21, 2006 
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: USC) 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.

Classifications (9-12)

Argentina - Cuba 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, Rodriguez 0.
Canada - China 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.

Quarter-Finals

Spain - Russia 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.
Brazil - Czech Republic 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, Silvia 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. 18, 2006 

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.

Eight-Final Round

Group E


Lithuania - Spain 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, Montesdeoca 0.
Canada - Brazil 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, Riebesehl 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.
Australia - Argentina 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.

Group F


Cuba - Russia 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.
France - China

Day 5 of World Championship for Women 2006 - Sep. 18, 2006 

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 once again. 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.

Classifications (13-16)


Senegal - 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, Doumbia 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.
Korea - Chinese Taipei 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 Lin 0.

Eight-Final Round

Group E


Brazil - Australia 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.
Argentina - Lithuania 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 0.
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. 17, 2006 

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.

Classifications (13-16)
Nigeria - Chinese Taipei 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.
Korea - Senegal 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.
Senegal: 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.

Eight-Final Round

Group E

Lithuania - Brazil 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.
Canada - Argentina 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. 15, 2006 
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 Brazil.

Group A in Ibirapuera

Korea - Argentina 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.
Argentina: 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 Fernandez 0.
Brazil - Spain 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, Cintia 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

Lithuania - Senegal 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.
Canada - Australia

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. 13, 2006 
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

Spain - Argentina 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.
Brazil - Korea 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

Canada - Lithuania 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.
Australia - Senegal 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

China - Russia 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. Canada 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 scare into 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: Connecticut) and Diana Taurasi (180-G-82, college: Connecticut) helped the United States get off to a dominant start at the Women's World Championships.

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