Two continental championships of women’s basketball were held during last week. In Asia Japan took the title, while USA fuelled its favorite role.
Play-off stage of Asia Cup started with wins of Australia over Chinese Taipei (90-51) and South Korea over New Zealand (58-52). They both however lost to Japan and China respectively (64-76 and 52-80). In the final next year’s Olympics’ host defeated China 71-68, while bronze medal went to Australia after they beat South Korea 98-62.
In the AmeriCup semifinals were lost by Latin America’s representatives as Brazil lost 58-66 to Canada and Puerto Rico was defeated by the USA 78-54. The final game was won by the Americans 67-46. Bronze medal was taken by Canarinhas after defeating Puerto Rico 95-66.