Australia and USA without loses in the group stage

October 23rd, 2008

World champion Australia record fifth consecutive victory after success over Russia by 75:55 (15:19, 10:18, 30:10, 20:8) and get a first place Group A of the Olympic basketball tournament for women. With 16 points against European scored Lauren Jackson and Belinda Snel. The team of Australia was losing with 12 points at 25:37 of the rest, but won the third part of 30:10 and ensure its victory. The player Becky Haman was most useful with 20 points for Russia. On the quarter finals, the team of Australia, who will try to interrupted series of U.S. three consecutive Olympic titles, will play against the Czech Republic. Russia, which finished second in the group will meet Spain for a place on the half finals.

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Argentina won with 85-68 versus Australia

October 23rd, 2008

The team of Argentina reached the first victory of male basketball tournament on the 29th Olympics. The team, which made a great presentation in Athens 2004 had a great serult 85:68 over Australia in the last match of yesterday’s programme in Group A. So, Argentina and Russia have 1 win and 1 loss, Australians and Iran are two lesions. The Gaerd of San Antonio Spurs Emmanuel Manu Ginobili scored his 21 points as the latin team got advantage of 10 points difference, which continue until the end of halftime. Manu Ginobili played rather better than the first meeting with Lithuania and the Guard of Houston Rockets Skola Louis scored 17 points. Carlos Delfino realized 14, a Fabricio Oberto -12.
The Australia’s 19 years-old Guard Patrick Mills also has become a leading scorer and scored 22 points, 12 of which four triples. The Australians  again not revealed its means and poor shooting failed them. They only scored in 15 percent of its attempts from the near, medium and remote location. Brad Nuil scored his 11, and David Anderson finished with 10.

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