Dreamgirls Advance; Russia up Next. The Americans spotted Lithuania most of the first period tonight in their quarter final match in Brazil. However, once Team USA woke up and realized that they were actually playing a game, that was it for Lithuania, as the Americans held their opponents to 6 points in the second quarter and 5 in the third, ultimately winning 90-56. The Russians edged out Spain today, 60-56, and presumably it will be dosvedanya for them tomorrow as they face the U.S. in the semi finals at 6:45 P.M. EDT (yes, live on NBA TV!).
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Role Reversal. Yesterday, Rookie blogger Linda Hargrove finally provided fans with another (and unfortunately her last) report from the World Championships in Brazil. The BasketCases have to admit that this rookie definitely shows some promise! Linda's latest blog is funny, informative and a big improvement over her earlier reports . . . which were pretty good, but this one is better! Of course, she does admit to making one rookie mistake . . . hitting the "delete" button instead of "send" . . . this blogging is harder than you might think! She also sends a shout out in her blog to none other than BasketCase Eileen (that should earn her some more blogging minutes with the BasketCases next season). One of our favorite parts of Linda's blog is her story of a little role reversal between Alana and Alana's Mom. Czech it out . . . this blog is a must-read for Mystics fans.