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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Finland loses in Strasbourg

October 23rd, 2008

The basketball team of Finland, rival of Bulgaria in European basketball qualifications for men to Evro’2009 ended with a loss the quarter-final of the international tournament in Strasbourg (France). Finns lost by 73:75 points in the last tomorrow. Thus Finland finished the tournament with 2 wins and 1 loss but did not have any chances to qualify for the next round of Half-finals.

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