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The Senior Women Get Their First Olympic Win in 12 Years

Today, in front of a partisan crowd our Senior Women's National Team earned their first win of the 2012 Olympic Games over host Great Britain 73-65.

This is a huge win for sure for our ladies who came so agonizingly close to pulling an upset win over Russia to start off their Olympic tournament Saturday.

Shona Thorburn led the attack with a game high 18 points including a team high three from behind the arc to go along with 3 boards, 2 assists, 2 steals and a block in her very efficient 21 minutes.

This now puts Canada at 1-1 for the tournament thus far and with their next opponent France up next on Wednesday, there will likely be a whole lot of tension in this one. Canada had lost to France in exhibition games leading up to the Games his summer and you can bet that it will be a dogfight this time around. With confidence probably at a pretty high point for our SWNT, this will be a game that they could win.

You can check out some game highlights here. And as a side note, there were two Canadians on the GB team today in player Rachel Vanderwal who was a DNP and legendary CIS coach Ken Shields on the sidelines.