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    With a 25-17 in Q4, Spain beat Turkey 66-56 behind the scoring of Alba Torrens and qualifies for the first time to the final.

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    Turkey had its chances and let the game slip away. Coach called the timeout too late, and after the timeout it was turnover after turnover (or airball), then coach sits the naturalized player Sanders so that Spain could grab all the rebounds in the last 2 minutes? Anyway no shame in losing to a much better team, I thought it would be worse.

    I think Spain could even beat the USA (assuming USA wins against the Aussies) and accomplish what their men failed to do, because they are very organized as a team and play excellent defense. The way I see it, Americans are definitely more individually talented but did not have enough time to gel right after the WNBA season. Spain's biggest problem is that they have no bench (2 points this game?) other than maybe #15 Anna Cruz.

    I hope USA destroys Spain by 50 points though. One of the most classless teams I've seen.
    aim low, score high

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    USA-Australia 42-30 at ht, is anyway a hard fought game.

    Griner in early foul trouble, but Charles leads her team with 10.

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    USA wins over Australia 82-70 and will meet Spain for the gold.
    Tough game as usual, with US-team clearly leading from mid of Q2, but the Opals always fought back until the last minute.
    With Griner in foul trouble, Charles (18 pts) and Moore (16 pts, 5 ast) led the way tonight. Erin Phillips topped all scorers with 19.

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    Though shooting above 50% from the field, USA struggled from the 3-pt lane, with just 2 on 8 attempts (both made by Moore) vs 8/22 from Australia.

    USA was dominant in rebounding despite not having Griner full time, but committed some too many turnovers (19).

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    Canada takes the 5th place winning over China 61-53.

    It's a fine accomplishment for young Canadian team (with a roster not at its best) and the same applies to China, both have definitely overperformed vs expectations.

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    Australia leading 17-4 at Q1, with Turkey hitting its first basket after nearly 8' of play and 0-17 score.

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    Australia is a well deserved bronze, +30 vs Turkey.

    Marianna Tolo led the Opals with 21 pts and Penny Taylor had 9 ast.

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    USA leading at ht 48-29.

    Moore has 16 pts, Taurasi 7 ast, not bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carlo View Post
    USA leading at ht 48-29.

    Moore has 16 pts, Taurasi 7 ast, not bad.
    Spain is overmatched vs. the USA. Spain was 5-0 but played some weaker teams like Japan, Brazil, Czech, China and Turkey.

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    USA is gold after playing just one half and allowing Spain come back within 13 pts at the end.

    Anyway congrats to the winners, the true final was probably played yesterday with Australia.

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    All-Tournament:

    Maya Moore (MVP) and Brittney Griner for USA, Sancho Lyttle and Alba Torrens (ESP), Penny Taylor (AUS).

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    Sancho Lyttle finished as tournament's top scorer with 18.2ppg, she also rebounded in double digits with 11.5rpg and led the steals dept with 3.3spg.

    Great performance indeed, throughout the whole tournament.

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    Geno Auriemma thoughts on USA winning streak and other nations who one day could close the gap:

    It goes in cycles. It’s true; we did win in 2010 at the World Championship. But in 2006, we lost. So, it’s not like we’re going to win every year no matter what. We still have to get our best players to play together. There are more good teams than there were, say 10, 12, 14 years ago, from what I remember. There’s just more good teams. The games become more popular and there’s more support for the teams overseas. So, we don’t expect to win every single year. Just the year that we’re playing (laughs).
    Funny but true, indeed.

    From: http://www.usab.com/news-events/news...edal-game.aspx

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