Women’s Basketball

USA Women’s World Cup Team Honored as USA Basketball Team of the Year

After winning the 2018 FIBA World Cup with a perfect 6-0 record, the USA Basketball Women’s World Cup Team today was named the 2018 USA Basketball Team of the Year. The USA topped opponents by an average of 20.3 points per game from Sept. 22-30 in Tenerife, Spain, and the top finish qualified the USA […]

Breanna Stewart Named USA Basketball Female Athlete of the Year

After helping the USA Basketball Women’s World Cup Team to a gold medal and a perfect 6-0 record, Breanna Stewart (Seattle Storm) today was named the 2018 USA Basketball Female Athlete of the Year. This is the third such honor for Stewart, who also was the 2011 and 2013 USA Basketball Female Athlete of the […]

Charles and USA Downs Australia Downs Australia to Claim Third Straight FIBA World Cup Gold

Leading from start to finish, Tina Charles and the 2018 USA Basketball Women’s World Cup Team (6-0) defeated Australia (5-1) 73-56 to claim a third-straight FIBA World Cup gold medal Sunday night at Santiago Martin Arena in San Cristobal de La Laguna, Canary Islands.   It is the first time the U.S. women have captured […]

Nurse’s Game- High in Win Over France Gives Canada Quarterfinals Apperance

New York Liberty guard Kia Nurse scored a game-high for the second consecutive time and Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe tallied a double-double as Canada Basketball’s Senior Women’s National Team got by France, 71-60. The win grants Canada a quarterfinals appearance and a two-day rest.   Canada (3-0) finishes first in Group A and will now face the […]

Charles Leads the Way for USA’s 102-76 Victory over Latvia For Automatic Qualifier Bid

Tina Charles tabbed a team-high 18 points as the USA Women’s World Cup Team beat Latvia, 102-76, at the 2018 FIBA World Cup. The victory secures USA with an automatic bid to the quarterfinals.   “We are really happy with the result,” Charles began. “We wanted to come out and have a really good defensive […]

Allen and Australia Down Turkey 90-64 to Advance to World Cup Quarterfinals

Rebecca Allen and the Chemist Warehouse Australian Opals downed Turkey, 90-64, sweeping its way through group phase B to secure a 2018 FIBA World Cup quarterfinals berth. The Opals have now poured in an average of 86.7 points through their three games played and average a 28.3-point margin of victory.   Australia dominated from tipoff […]

Charles and USA Earn Hard-Fought 100-88 Win Over China

Tina Charles netted 16 points and grabbed six boards as the USA Women’s World Cup Team battled China for a 100-88 win at the 2018 FIBA World Cup on Sunday evening.   In its first Group D game against Senegal, the USA started slowly and at one point trailed 10-2. While China did score the […]