Smith leads U.S. over Australia in four-nation tourney

Updated: April 8, 2006, 1:17 PM ET
Associated Press

CAIRNS, Australia -- Katie Smith scored 16 points and Tina Thompson added 13 Saturday to lead the U.S. women to an 83-63 victory over Australia in a four-nation tournament.

Jenny Snell had 16 points and the Seattle Storm's Lauren Jackson scored 12 for Australia, which lost to the Americans in the gold-medal game of the last two Olympics.

Earlier, China beat Taiwan 85-58 behind Chen Lisa's 18 points and Xiao Ji's 17. Lan Juiyu scored 14 points to lead Taiwan.


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