Czech Republic Marches on to the Finals with an 81-77 OT Win over Belarus

After pulling off an upset win against Australia yesterday, host country Czech Republic survived with an 81-77 overtime win against Belarus to reach the finals of the 2010 FIBA World Basketball Championship in Karlovy Vary. The host team was boosted by jam-packed arena filled with hometown fans, who all came to support and were all […]

France Beats Korea 61-46 to Arrange Fifth-Place Match with Opals

France imposed their will on the boards and bagged a convincing 61-46 win over Korea in the 5th to 8th place classification round of the 2010 FIBA World Basketball Championship in Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic. Marion Laborde erupted for 15 points, which was highlighted by an impressive 5-of-7 clip from beyond-the-arc, leading Spain to a […]

Australia Bounces Back with a 78-73 Win over Russia

After absorbing heartbreaking defeats in the quarterfinals, Russia and Australia went up against each other on Saturday in the 5th to 8th place classification phase of the 2010 FIBA World Basketball Championship in Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic. Penny Taylor and Liz Cambage turned their ire on the Russians as both of them scored 19 points […]

Spain Earns Semis Berth with a 74-71 Win over France

After a disappointing defeat against Russia, Spain bounced back with a come-from-behind 74-71 overtime win against France in the Quarterfinals of the 2010 FIBA World Basketball Championship in Czech Republic. Cindy Lima converted a basket with 38 seconds left in overtime that gave Spain a 72-71 lead before Amaya Valdemoro sealed their victory with two […]

Czech Republic Dethrones Australia with a 79-68 Upset Win

After Belarus shocked the world by eliminating Russia, Czech Republic pulled off another surprise when they ousted the defending champions, Australia, with a 79-68 win on Friday, in the quarterfinals of the 2010 FIBA World Basketball Championship for Women in Karlovy Vary. Australia, which saw how the Russians were eliminated by the less-favored Belarus squad, […]

USA Clobbers Korea 106-44 to Earn Semis Ticket

The USA Women’s National Basketball Team cruised to the semifinals easily when they crushed Korea on Friday, 106-44, in the quarterfinals of the 2010 FIBA World Basketball Championship for Women in Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic. Angel McCoughtry led the Americans attack with her game-high 17 points and five rebounds, while Maya Moore added 15 points […]

Belarus Pulls Off a Shocking 70-53 Victory over Russia

Belarus pulled off a huge shocker on Friday when they defeated the highly-touted Russian squad, 70-53, in the quarterfinals of the 2010 FIBA World Basketball Championship Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic. Yelena Leuchanka led Belarus’ onslaught as the 6-foot-5 center erupted in the opening period to finish the game with 17 points and nine rebounds, leading […]

2010 FIBA World Basketball Championship for Women: Day Six Recap

The eight final round of the 2010 FIBA World Championship for Women ended with a bang today as the undefeated teams went up against each other, while the bottom teams slugged it out for the fourth and final spot in their respective groups. In a possible preview of the finals, USA and Australia had a […]

USA Stays Perfect with an 83-75 Win over Defending Champs Australia

In the potential preview of the finals, USA and Australia put on a show even without match at stake, but the Americans were simply more determined as they bagged an 83-75 win over the defending champs in the second round of the 2010 FIBA World Basketball Championship. WNBA superstar Diana Taurasi erupted for 24 points […]

Hammon Erupts as Russia Hands Spain’s First Loss 76-67

San Antonio Silver Stars superstar point guard Becky Hammon had a brilliant night as she led Russia to a 76-67 win against Spain in a battle of two undefeated teams in the second round of the 2010 FIBA World Basketball Championship in Brno, Czech Republic. The 33-year old naturalized Russian racked up 27 points, grabbed […]