Home News Product Reviews Health & Fitness Features Healthy Eating

ARCHIVE NEWS

If it is not your content, try to search here:
Basketball - 05. July 2007.

AUS/BRA - Australia late show sends Brazil to defeat



Brazil were looking to boost their prospects of reaching the quarter-finals and had the Sapphires on the ropes late in the fourth quarter when Franciele Nascimiento's jump shot put the South Americans into a 75-71 lead.

The Aussies battled back to take the lead, only for another basket from Nascimiento, which took her personal points haul to 23 (she finished with a game-high 26 points), to level the scores at 77-77 with 2:37 remaining.

Kathleen McLeod passed to Camino, who connected from long range for an 80-77 advantage.

And after Roberta Fogaca made two free throws to close the gap to one for Brazil, Francis buried a three-ball for an 83-79 Australia lead and the team from Down Under held on.

Camino had 24 points to lead the Australians, who suffered a heartbreaking 90-88 defeat to the United States on opening day but have followed up that setback with victories over Hungary, Spain and Japan to clinch a place in the last eight.

Brazil, however, have just one victory with Wednesday's result leaving them on the outside of the quarter-finals.

If Spain and Japan also lose their games today and finish with 1-4 records, goal difference in the games between the sides will determine who advances to the quarter-finals.

FIBA

Thank you so much, if you tweet or share
UP
Have you read it?
Stanton to replace Medhurst in Australian Fast5 team
Kate Moloney announced as Australian captain for the Fast5 World Series
Please follow us