Thursday, August 26, 2004

Olympic Update

First, Chaunte Howard finishes tied for 28th in the women's high jump in Athens. She got as high as 1.85meters (6'0.75"). Congrats to her. Way to go! Link here.

In hoops, Stephon Marbury actually led TeamUSA in a victory over Spain which the pundits were saying was the first sign of life as a group of guys learning to play together as a team. Marbury scored 31 points, 4 assists, 2 steals, along with 6-9 from 3pt range. The 31 points is actually an US Olympic record and so are the 6 3pters. Marbury came to the gym and practiced on his day off, as he was evidently focused on making a difference. Spain had not lost to that point. Story here......... Sounds like there was quite a bit of tension as well between head coaches........