Tag Archive | Women’s Basketball

Christin Hedgpeth has been promoted to WNBA Chief Operating Officer

The WNBA announced today that Christin Hedgpeth has been promoted to WNBA Chief Operating Officer, effective immediately.  Hedgpeth had been serving as the league’s interim COO since October 2018 and will continue to oversee WNBA strategy, business development and marketing functions.  She will report directly to WNBA Interim President Mark Tatum. “Christy is an effective […]

New York Liberty Announces Sale of the Team to Joe Tsai

The WNBA and NBA Board of Governors have unanimously approved the purchase of the New York Liberty by an entity owned by Joe Tsai and his family, WNBA Interim President Mark Tatum announced today. Mr. Tsai is 49% minority owner and alternate Governor of the Brooklyn Nets. “We are fortunate to welcome Joe Tsai to […]

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 […]