U.S. women win fifth straight at world tourney

Updated: August 16, 2005, 2:42 PM ET
Associated Press

IZMIR, Turkey -- The U.S. women won their fifth straight and advanced to the World University Games semifinals after beating Taiwan 109-57 on Tuesday.

Candice Dupree led the American women with 16 points, including 14 in the fourth quarter. Sylvia Fowles and Monique Currie added 14 points each.

"We wear people down," U.S. coach Kathy Delany-Smith said. "We're very deep on the bench."

The Americans will face Russia in the semifinals. The Russians beat Turkey 82-68, with Maria Shamanina scoring 23 points.

"They [Russia] are older, more mature. Their system is fairly simple ... go inside, crash, drive," Delany-Smith said. "They're physical and they know how to get themselves to the line. That's our biggest challenge."


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