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Fiji unable to match Brazil - Jun 11, 2008

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Brazil - Fiji 125:45

Brazil ruined Fiji hopes of reaching the quarterfinal stage by beating them 125:45 on the second day of action in Olympic Qualifying tournament. Brazil who were crowned the South American Champions just a week prior to the competition had little problems holding off brave but inexperienced Fiji players. Brazil thus booked their quarterfinal spot and would need another win to make it to Beijing. Brazilian team quickly stepped up to grab a 29:12 lead into the second term. Fiji struggled to contain the onslaught as they conceded 31 points in the second frame and arrived at halftime trailing by as many as 36 points. Brazil went on a run right after the break and finished the third stanza up by 55 points. The outcome was pretty clear and the Latin American team breezed to a stunning victory at the end. Brazil played without Erica De Souza who stayed in the USA because of an injury. Iziane Castro (183-G/F-82) provided 28 points to lead the charge. Jucimara Dantas (192-C-78) dropped 22 points, while Kelly Santos (192-C-79) notched 15 points and 8 boards for the winners. Valerie Nainima (165-G-86) answered with 17 points for Fiji. Letava Whippy dropped 11 points in defeat. Brazil outrebounded their opponents 47:27 and forced those to 24 turnovers. Fiji also sank only 24% from the field, while Brazil responded with 63% accuracy. Brazil will now face hosting Spain to decide on the winner of Pool C.

Brazil: Iziane Castro 28, Jucimara Dantas 22, Kelly Santos 15
Fiji: Valerie Nainima 17, Letava Whippy 11  

Papua New Guinea edge Fiji, win Melanesia Cup - 10 months ago
Papua New Guinea - Fiji 77:58 Papua New Guinea win Melanesia Cup and were crowned champions tonight. They edged Fiji 77:58 in the Final game. The hosts took a 17-16 narrow lead after the first 10 minutes and added a 22-10 surge in the second frame. Moreover they posted a 25-19 run in the third quarter, while both sides nailed 13 points each in the last stanza. Earlier Papua New Guinea overcame Fiji at the group stage. Emily Koivi stepped up with 11 points in that game and Angula netted...   [read more]

Fiji rout Solomon Islands in Port Moresby - 10 months ago
Fiji - Solomon Islands 76-54 Fiji rout Solomon Islands in Port Moresby in Day 2 of the Melanesia Cup 2017. Trailing 17-20 at the end of the first period, Fiji needed a strong 20-9 surge to take a 37-29 halftime advantage. Moreover they added a 22-14 run in the third period and closed the game with a final 17-11 run. Letava Whippy (175-G-91) stepped up with 24 points and Mafi Foiakau (01) netted 16. Lorima Sautu delivered 10 and Fane Rokowailoa (98) had 8. Joycelyn Basia answered with 18...   [read more]

Fiji claim 6th at FIBA Women's Asia Cup 2017 - 11 months ago
Team Fiji has rounded out their Bengaluru campaign by taking home 6th place in the tournament. With this being the first ever time competition in the event it is a great result which can be built upon for the future. Singapore pushed out to an early lead and Fiji did everything they could to fight back but eventually fell 65-80. This is an amazing improvement from their first matchup against Singapore, creating a 27-point turnaround from their first game. Once again, we look to Miliakere...   [read more]

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