Tag Archive | Women’s Basketball

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 […]

WNBA Finals Day 3 Practice Quotes

Mike Thibault, Washington MysticsMm   Q: Even though you’re struggling from the outside, do you still stay with that hoping it will come around? Thibault: Yeah. That’s our identity. We have a lot of good three-point shooters. Elena [Delle Donne] and Kristi [Toliver] and Ariel Atkins, Tianna Hawkins, they’re all top-level, top-10 three-point shooters. You […]

Allen Leads Australia in Exhibition Action Against Two Opponents

New York Liberty stretch forward, Rebecca Allen, averaged 17.0 points per game in a pair of exhibition contests with Australia as her national team split results this past weekend.   Against France, Allen notched a game-high 23 points and eight boards outscoring her opponent’s highest point-getter, Nwal-Endene Miyem, by four.   France carried a 17-point […]