Archives for June 2008

Tina Thompson's Winning Shot Despite Fractured Finger In OT

Comets 82 Silver Stars 81 Tina Thompson came up big for the Houston Comets after sitting out the first two quarters with a fractured finger. During one of the first possessions for Houston, Tina Thomas dived for the ball at court-side where she hit a chair and deeply cut her left ring finger. Also, during […]

Candace Parker Second Woman To Dunk In WNBA

The Sparks have the first two women who have ever dunked in the WNBA: Lisa Leslie and Candace Parker. The Sparks were tested again against top team in the EAST, Indiana Fever, but top performances by Leslie and Parker set the ton and closed out the game to win 77-63 Sparks. View Dunk by Candace […]

Brazil Gets Spot In The Olympics After Thriller

Brazil had to wait until the very last minute to see themselves qualify for the Beijing Olympics. As awaited it was a close game between two teams that knew really well themselves. Yayma Boulet and Yakelyn Plutín (6 pts in the 1st) were the first to score for Cuba and from then on it all […]

Belarus Win In Overtime Over Brazil For Ticket To Beijing

BELARUS 82 – BRAZIL 76 Belarus rallied an early 7-2 run from Brazil (with Iziane Castro scoring 4 points) and recovered their balance on the court to chip the Brasilian lead until put themselves in front after a 6-0 run capped by Marina Kress with two minutes remaining in the first (19-18) finishing with scores […]

Cuba and Brazil To Face In Final Ticket To Beijing

CUBA 66 – JAPAN 58 First quarter was even and both teams traded baskets, being not so aggressive in defense as they were in the days before. Yayma Boulet lead Cuba in this game, dominating the paint on both end and lead Cuba in scoring in the first with 12 points. After trading the first […]

Latvia Crushes Angola For Olympic Games

LATVIA 82 – ANGOLA 26 Latvia had no mercy and crushed Angola who never was a contendent. Latvia showed their balanced game and a good defense. They began scoring a 6-0 run in the first 1:30 of the game, after then they had a 1:30 minute stretch in which they were scoreless, scoring then Angola […]

Czech Republic's Final Run Over Japan To Beijing

CZECH REPUBLIC 76 – JAPAN 64 Czechs dominated the game during all the match. They began scoring a 7-2 run but Japan made a comeback and scored an 8-0 run leading to a time out by Jan Boborovski with 5 minutes remaining and 7-10 in the score. Japan pulled her run to 12-0 to lead […]

Spain Glides Into Beijing Olympic Games

SPAIN 82 – CUBA 68 Spain came out with a vengeance, trying to finish the game as soon as posible. Amaya Valdemoro scored a 5-0 run all by herself early in the game but Alberto Zabala’s team didn’t allow such an early knockout and responded with a Jakelyne Plutín’s 5-0 run. Then both teams, who […]

Russian Womens Basketball National Team List Preliminary

The Russian Women's National team coach headquarters Russia announced an expanded list of candidates in the national team, which this summer to participate in the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. It was composed of the following 24 players and later will be trimmed down to 12 players. Natalia Vodopyanova Marina Kuzina Tatiana Bokareva Anastasia Pimenova […]

Interview With Hana Machova Czech Republic