The Boomers lost their game tonight 76 to 52. I didn’t get to see the game because I was working, but I did get to listen to snippets on the radio. The French doubleteamed Gaze and Heal at every opportunity, and restricted both of them to ten points for the game. Nobody else seemed to be able to step up and assume the leadership role. The French defense was brutally smothering.
The Boomers will play Lithuania for the Bronze
The Australian mens and womens Olympic basketball teams are both into the medal rounds, which is really exciting news. The Opals just beat Brazil, and will meet the USA in the Gold medal game. I really feel that they will beat the US.
The Boomers last night had a gutsy win over Italy and meet France today in the semi final. If they beat France, they will be assured of at least Silver, and have a slim hope of beating the US team, which really is no “Dream Team”.