Women's Hoops Blog
Jayda Evans covers college and pro women's basketball. While its her first year on the Washington beat, she has covered the Storm since its inception. She'll offer observations, critiques, occasional off-beat tales and answers to select e-mail inquires. Evans also has written a book on the Storm and women's hoops, called "Game On!"
June 11, 2008 8:18 AM
Posted by Jayda Evans
Brazil defeated Spain today 71-68 for the Group C title in the FIBA Olympic Qualifier Tournament for women. The team, described as "flashy, yet controlled," used strong defense and a team-leading 18 points from former Storm forward Iziane Castro Marques (Atlanta) to advance. Storm forward Kelly Santos, who is pictured to the left, finished with 10 points and four rebounds in 21 minutes.
Brazil plays Belarus in the quarterfinals on Friday. The country is trying to grab one of the final five berths to the Beijing Games.