August 12th Summary
We started Friday with a game of Serbia vs China where Serbia won 80-72 being lead by Ana Diabolic with 23 points and Sonja Petrovic with 20 points. China put up a good fight with Mengran Sun leading them with 16points. To China’s credit everyone on their team contributed by scoring this game.
Next we went to Canada vs the USA where the USA once again showed why they have been dominating their competition despite the amazing defensive effort that Canada put up. The United States were lead by Maya Moore and Diana Taurasi with 12points. Canada had fairly even scoring across the board when they did make their shots in. This was not a good game for Canada offensively, however it was awesome defensively for them.
Finally we ended the day with Spain vs Senegal. Spain had a great win over Senegal with a score of 97-43. Spain had everyone score this game, with Astou Ndour who had 18 points. Senegal was lead by Marie Sy Mame with 16. Senegal has not given up in any game this whole tournament so far their determination is great to see.
August 13th Summary
We started Saturday competitions off with Joyce Brendan doing an awesome job with her Australian team leading them to a win of 74-66 over Belarus who played the game with only 8 players. Elizabeth Cambage lead her Australian team with 17 points and Lindsay Harding lead Belarus with 16 points.
Next game up was Turkey vs Brazil. This was a close game with a final score of 79-76 for Turkey taking the win in overtime. Lara Sanders lead this winning team by scoring 23 points in 42:39min. Turkey had 5 players who played over 40 minutes that game. Brazil was lead by Iziane Castro with 22 points in 48:02min of play. They also had Clarissa Santos who played a full 50min in this game that went to over time.
Third game was Japan vs France with went to overtime. Japan won 79-71with Asami Yoshida scoring 24 points in 30:09 minutes of play. France was lead by Olivia Epoupa and Isabelle Yacoubou with 14 points each.
Saturday was a day of overtime games. This shows how close some of these teams are in their pools. It is great when teams can come in and have a few competitive games within the tournament.