Archives for June 2011

DeSouza Shines as Dream Edge Liberty, Lynx Clobbers Shock

Erika DeSouza had a career night to lead the Atlanta Dream to a hard-earned 87-81 victory over the New York Liberty on Thursday night at the Phillips Arena in Atlanta. The Brazilian-born DeSouza scored a career-high 27 points and grabbed a game-high 15 rebounds, helping the struggling defending Eastern Conference champions snap their two-game losing […]

France Advances to Semis with 66-58 Victory Over Lithuania

Defending European champions France proved that they are still a force to reckon with after scoring an emphatic 66-58 victory over Lithuania in the Quarterfinals of the EuroBasket Women 2011 to advance to the semifinals of the tournament. Emili Gomes spearheaded her team’s balance attack with her 14 points on 6-for-10 shooting, while Celine Dumerc, […]

Turkey Halts Montenegro’s Surprising Run with a 56-44 Win

Montenegro has been the most surprising teams in this year’s European championship, but their title hopes ended after absorbing a tough 56-44 defeat against Turkey in the Quarterfinals of the EuroBasket Women 2011 in Poland. Saziye Ivegin had an outstanding night as she finished with 14 points, six of it coming in a decisive run […]

Czech Republic Clobbers Croatia 79-63 to Earn Semis Berth

Czech Republic unleashed a huge third-quarter attack and never looked back to take a dominating 79-63 win over Croatia in the Quarterfinals of the ongoing EuroBasket Women 2011 on Wednesday in Poland. Already up by seven points heading into the second half, Czech Republic came out from the dugout firing to outscore Croatia, 31-11, in […]

Russia Ends Latvia’s Impressive Run with 83-72 Victory

Russia was inconsistent during the first two rounds of the tournament, but they simply rise up to the occasion when they needed it the most. Playing with a lot of sense of urgency, Russia ended Latvia’s impressive run in the European championship after hammering out an impressive 83-72 win in the Quarterfinals of the EuroBasket […]

Tina Charles’ Huge Night Leads Sun Past Parker-Less Sparks

Tina Charles stressed that winning is more important than personal stats, but the reigning WNBA Rookie of the Year had another huge night to lead that led the Connecticut Sun to an close 79-76 win over the Los Angeles Sparks on Tuesday in Uncasville, Connecticut. Charles racked 22 points and tied her personal-best 23 rebounds, […]

EuroBasket Women 2011 Quarter-Final Casts Completed

It started with 16 strong teams that went down to 12 after a single round group action. And now the 2011 EuroBasket Women reaches its exciting knockout stages with the eight best teams advancing to the Quarterfinals. Leading the quarter-final casts is Montenegro, which has been the best team in the tournament after sweeping all […]

Turkey Ends Belarus Title Hopes with a 65-59 Win

In their battle for the fourth and final quarterfinal slot in Group E, Turkey showed more determination as they hammered out a 65-59 win over Belarus in the final day of the second round of the EuroBasket Women 2011 in Poland. Saziye Ivegin came out big on Monday night as she racked up 17 points […]

Czech Republic Defeats Lithuania 63-59 to Finish on Top of Group E

Reigning world championship silver-medalists Czech Republic continues to prove their doubters wrong after scoring an impressive 63-59 win over Lithuania to take the spot in Group E heading into the Quarterfinals of the ongoing EuroBasket Women 2011 in Lithuania. Eva Viteckova once again played the hero’s role for Czech Republic as she rose to the […]

Lauren Jackson, Candace Parker Injured, Facing Spell on the Sidelines

Three-time Most Valuable Player Lauren Jackson and former Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Player Candace Parker sustained injuries that could put their season on the line. Seattle Storm coach Brian Agler announced that Jackson will miss at least three weeks after sustaining a labral tear in her left hip in their game against […]