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Guard spot in good hands

Updated: September 7, 2004, 4:32 PM ET
By Sherry Skalko | ESPN.com

ATHENS, Greece -- Dawn Staley knew she wasn't going to be the point guard for the U.S. Olympic team forever. So she has carefully cultivated a few candidates to pass the torch to.

One of her picks proved to be a good one on Friday against the Russians.

Shannon Johnson, known to her teammates as Pee Wee, played an aggressive game offensively and defensively, drew a team-high five fouls and split time with Staley in Team USA's 66-62 semifinal win, its closest game of the Olympics so ...

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