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DAY TWO FOR WOMEN IN BEIJING
In group B Team
EuroBasket 2007 silver medalists
China raised the hopes of the crowd when they led 11-10 in the first quarter, but
Tina Thompson scored 21 points of her game-high 27 points in the first half, with 13 coming in the first quarter. Along with the ‘Best Individual Performance’ of the tournament so far, she also pulled down five rebounds during the 23 minutes she was on court.
Lijie Miao with 16 points led the scoring for
“When they start like that and they hit like that, we need a lot of things to go our way to keep in the game.”
“It was like women on children in the ‘bigs’ department,” the Aussie added.
“It was overwhelming. They were too good for us. They shot everything. We need unconventional rebounding and they killed us in that area.”
Australia pulled away early in their game against Brazil with a 13-0 run that helped them finish the first quarter 29-14 ahead. The Opals consolidated the lead to 50-29 by the end of the first half and seemed cantering towards their target.
But, the Brazilians hit back with an 11-1 run, including three-pointers from Adriana Pinto and Karen Rocha.
And as the South Americans continued to haunt, Suzy Batkovic stepped in with her mini-spree to seal the issue for the Opals.
Laura Summerton topped the scoring for
“Laura had a great game,” said Australian guard Kristi Harrower, who herself scored15 points and pulled down four defensive rebounds.
“She runs the floor and does the little things really well.”
Kelly Santos led the scoring for
Scores Group A
Scores Group B
Czech Republic 81 (Hana Machova 14, Katerina Elhotova 12, Jana Vesela 12) bt