Archives for August 2008

USA To Face Australia In Olympic Finals

Roll out the carpet and let to two best teams in the world match up in yet again another Olympic Finals. Australia will face the USA after both teams go undefeated in the Beijing 2008 Olympic Tournament. The USA Womens Basketball Team had a difficult time reaching the finals during the first half of their […]

Australia and USA Undefeated Road To Semifinals

Australia and Team USA have both dominated the quarterfinal games against their opponents and look forward to clearing the next hurdle to face each other in the finals. Penny Taylor for Australia sprained her ankle during their defeated the Czech Republic by 33pts (79-46). Australia will face host nation China in the semifinals on Thursday. […]

Host China Womens Basketball Reach Semifinals Over Belarus

China 77 – Belarus 52 China ousted Belarus by 15points to reach the semifinals of the Olympic Basketball Tournament in Beiijng. The first half was dominated by China both defensively and on offense. Miao was the game leading scorer with 28 points while shooting an amazing 77.8% in field goals and going 3/5 from behind […]

Lisa Leslie Makes Olympic Record Going 7/7 From Field

Lisa Leslie back from maternity leave, summer WNBA and now sets an USA Olympic Record at the Beijing Olympics against Mali, going 7/7 from the field. "Records are made to be broken," Leslie said. "It was good. We just wanted to get the win. We wanted to come out and perform well and not have […]

USA Demolishes China 108-63

Tina Thompson scored 21points in the first half to give Team USA a 34pt advantage over China. The USA Womens National Team made playing basketball look very easy while using momentum from steals and defense to get easy baskets. China was proud of its efforts during the start of the game, but the dominance of […]

Czech Republic Get Over Day One With Big Win Over Mali

Czech Republic 81 – Mali 47 The Womens Czech Republic National Team meant business going into the second game of the first round by starting the first quarter with a 23-4 advantage.Mali had no answers for Hana Machova who scored 14 points. Mali was able to get back into the game by outscoring the Czechs […]

Spain Comes Back Day Two Stronger Against New Zealand

Spain 85 – New Zealand 62 After opening the Beijing Olympics with a close loss to China, Spain came back stronger in second day of the Olympics by defeating New Zealand. Spain had most of control of the game throughout the first half by going into half time with a good cushion lead 40-27. During […]

Day 4 Qualifications in U18

Recap of Day 4 in U18 Group A:Greece secured qualification by beating Switzerland (70-45) and are all set for the group decider against Germany on day 5. The winner of that match will have a game advantage going into the qualifying round. In the other game Luxembourg lost against Austria (69-58). They will have to […]

USA Australia Dominate In Debut of Olympics

Australia and the USA debut very strong in the opening games of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Basketball Tournament. Australia was the first game for the tournament and from the beginning the Opals set a tone inside and outside and finally finished with 19 point win over Belarus. USA Womens Basketball Team found strength inside by […]

International Derby Day For U18 Championship

The second day of the championship was more an international derby day. Austria played Germany while England played Scotland and Finland met Denmark. From Group A Germany got by Austria after a strong final quarter (21-10) to win (62-47). And Luxembourg with Jil Haentges 29 points and 19 rebounds beat Switzerland (68-54). In the final […]