Tag Archive | Women’s Basketball

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 […]

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 […]

Allen and Australia Torch Argentina , 84-43, and Remain Undefeated in World Cup

Rebecca Allen and the Chemist Warehouse Australian Opals obliterated Argentina, 84-43, and now have never trailed through two World Cup contests.   Australia contained Argentina’s shooting to a lowly 22.3-percent. At the line, Argentina converted just 42.9-percent of its tries. On the other end, Australia was a 48.5-percent shooting team on the morning and captured […]

Nurse Explodes for 29 Points as Unbeaten Canada Defeats Greece in World Cup, 82-63

New York Liberty guard Kia Nurse  tallied a game-high 29 points as Canada Basketball’s Senior Women’s National Team defeated Korea, 82-63, to remain unbeaten in FIBA World Cup play.   Leading Korea 8-3 midway through the first quarter, Canada used a 7-0 run to take a commanding 15-3 lead. However, Korea briefly responded with a […]

2018 USA Basketball Women’s World Cup Team Officially Unveiled

Comprised of a mix of returning veterans, with a combined 23 Olympic and World Cup gold medals and an overall 669-39 (.945) winning record in USA Basketball games played, the 2018 USA Basketball Women’s World Cup Team was finalized ahead of the Sept. 22-30 FIBA World Cup in Tenerife, Spain. With her selection to the […]

MVP Stewart Unanimously Selected to 2018 All-WNBA First Team

WNBA Most Valuable Player Breanna Stewart of the Seattle Storm was unanimously selected to the 2018 All-WNBA First Team, the WNBA announced today.  The 6-4 forward was the only player named to the First Team on all 39 ballots in voting by a national panel of sportswriters and broadcasters.   Phoenix Mercury guard Diana Taurasi was […]