Archives for July 2008

Spain Completes Beijing Olympic Roster 2008

The roster has been completed by Spain Womens National Basketball Team coach Evaristo Pérez. The roster consist of 12 players and recently Nuria Martínez has been reinstated after her hand injury was cleared by replacing Silvia Domínguez. Download the profile pdf of the Spain National Basketball Team for Beijing. Complete facts and bios are included […]

Lithuania Leaves No Room For Surprise And Completes The Perfect Tournament With Gold Medal

Lithuania 63 – Russia 57 Lithuania came out of the lockers to win the final, and they did. Their game was solid and fluent, always having a response to the Russian alternatives and keeping their composure during the whole game. The first quarter was almost all about Trading. Lithuania always lead, lead by its point […]

Spain overcomes late Serbian rally, claims berth for the World Championship

Spain 69 – Serbia 64 Spain lead in the first half. They started the game with a 7-0 run to make it 7-2, and got its biggest lead 17-7 in the first four minutes. From that point on both teams sttruggled to scored, being Spain’s defence what made the difference in that minutes. In the […]

Czech Republic Survives Late France Rally To Claim Bronze Medal

Czech Republic 70 – France 60 The Czech Republic played uptempo game, with strong defense, looping for the fast break or transition game against a French team who came out playind strong defense and trying to control the game. The Czechs took the lead of the game early in the first. Katerina Zavazalova made it […]

Serbia Edges Slovakia, Will fight for Fifth place

Serbia 68 – Slovakia 67 Teams mostly traded baskets during the whole first half taking wrong choices of messing their shots. However Slovakia put ahead in the very first minute and was in front during the most of the first half. Serbia had problems to get its offense going since the Slovak outfit had a […]

Last Seconds Free Throws Put Russia Into The Final

Russia 62 – Czech Republic 60 Russia put ahead from the very beginning and lead the whole first half. Czech Republic tried to play uptempo but they struggled in the shooting. Alexandra Tarasova scored Russia’s first eight points of the game, Trading baskets during the most of the first, apart from a one minute span […]

Lithuania First Blow Kills France

Lithuania 68 – France 45 Lithuania came out strong in the first and never looked back. They played a tough defense that didn’t allow France score a single field goal in the first. All the points in the first from Grerory Halin’s team from the charity stripe, making it 18-3. France’s strong defense avoid a […]

Fourth Quarter Run Gives Spain A Chance To Qualify For The World Championship

Spain 77 – Poland 65 Both teams started scoring run after run. The first blow was given by Spain with a 7-0 spurt that upset the poles in the first three minutes. Barbara Skowronek cut the run after 3:20 and sparked a 7-0 run from Poland, capped by Olivia Tomialowicz who evened the score at […]

Russia Control France Late For Win

Russia 65 – France 57 France begin the game strong, as usual, taking control of the game with an aggressive defense and a balanced offense and they lead during the quarter. Pauline Thizy gave France its biggest leads twice in the quarter pts, 15-8 y 17-10, and scored all of her six points in the […]

Spain Runs Over Sweden

Spain 81 – Sweden 69 Spain came in with a vengeance, with a 14-0 run and never looked back . Cristina Ouviña scored 11 points in the spurt. Carlos Colinas switched defenses during the game, as he did against Russia, so Sweden couldn’t get going their offense. Spain’s defense provided fast-break baskets in the beginning […]