Turkey and Australia advance, Brazil eliminated in Olympic basketball

Turkey beat China 82-55 in the 19 despite points and eight rebounds Nan Chen, whose Turkish counterpart Nevriye Yilmaz scored 16 points in a game that the Ottoman led from start to finish. With a powerful basketball league that attracts even American stars Turkey has shown improvement in their level these Olympic Games, where only the Americans have lost. China had secured his ticket for the Group A for the next round, like the United States, while Croatia and the Czech Republic will compete for the remaining quota in that key. On Meanwhile, Brazil conceded to Canada their fourth defeat of the tournament winless and said goodbye to her Olympic aspirations. The Canadians prevailed 79-73 despite 22 points from Erika de Souza and Clarissa Santos, 21, a comeback more than 14 points not served with the Northern balanced set. The Canadian Courtnay Pilypaitis and Kim Smith added 14 points each, to end a run of six defeats against Brazil in lides thread Olympic started in Sydney-2000. The Brazilian left the pitch Baketball the Olympic Arena in tears by what some described as "ridiculous" because "everything but the results worked" as Joice said Rodrigues. "My team suffered three defeats in the past. It was tough being so close and not win. We try hard to work the emotional aspect, but it was not easy, "admitted coach Luis Tarallo. Australia, silver in the last three Olympics, defeated Russia 70-66, and secured a ticket to the quarterfinals, with nine points Lauren Jackson, who extended his Olympic record to 488. In Group A, defeated Croatia 75-56 to Angola and the United States impuso88-61 in Czech Republic, while in Group B, France beat Britain 80-77, and the hosts were without a win.