Archives for September 2010

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 […]

Czech Republic Eliminates Brazil with an 84-70 Win

Host country Czech Republic finished the second round on a bright note when they defeated and eliminated Brazil with an 84-70 win in the final day of the second round of the 2010 FIBA World Basketball Championship in Brno. Eva Viteckova spearheaded the host team’s attack by scoring 24 points, which was highlighted by her […]

USA Hammers Belarus 107-61 to Protect Perfect Record

With their perfect record on the line, USA had a new starting lineup, but it was hardly a factor as the Americans cruised to their fifth-straight win by dismantling Belarus, 107-61, in the second round of the 2010 FIBA World Basketball Championship, Tuesday in Ostrava, Czech Republic. Sylvia Fowles led USA’s balance attack as she […]

Spain Bags Fifth Straight with 77-57 Win over Czech Republic

Spain disappointed the hometown fans and bagged their fifth-straight win of the tournament when they dismantled host team, Czech Republic, 77-57, in the second round of the 2010 FIBA World Basketball Championship, Tuesday in Brno. Amaya Valdemoro struggled from the field, but she managed to lead the Spaniards’ attack with her 25 points, leading her […]

Australia Squeak Past France 62-52

Defending champions Australia cruised to their fifth straight win of the tournament when held of France, 62-52, in the second round of the 2010 FIBA World Basketball Championship for Women, Tuesday in Ostrava, Czech Republic. The reigning WNBA Most Valuable Player once again impressed the Australian crowd, as Lauren Jackson scored a game-high 19 points […]

Brazil Escapes with a Thrilling 93-91 OT Win Over Japan

Brazil kept the quarterfinal hopes alive when they posted a thrilling 93-91 overtime win against Japan in the second round of the 2010 FIBA World Basketball Championship for Women in Czech Republic. Iziane Castro Marques erupted in the extra period, including five-straight points in the final minute of the game that gave them a 92-91 […]

2010 FIBA World Championship for Women: Day Four Recap

After starting with 16 competing countries, the protagonists are now down to twelve teams as the 2010 FIBA World Championship for Women in Czech Republic are now the Eight Final stage. The 12 teams were divided into two groups for the second round of the tournament that started today in Brno and Ostrava, and just […]

USA Cruise Past Canada 87-46 to Stay Perfect at Worlds

The USA Women’s National Basketball Team struggled early on, but they managed to bag their fourth-straight win of the tournament by defeating Canada, 87-46, in the Eight Final round of the 2010 FIBA World Basketball Championship for Women, Monday in Ostrava, Czech Republic Lindsay Whalen came off the bench to spark the struggling Americans and […]