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Americans roll over Canberra Capitals behind Lawson's 20 points

10/22/2007

EKATERINBURG, Russia -- Kara Lawson scored 20 points of the
bench to lead the U.S. Select Team to a 93-49 win over the Canberra
Capitals in their opening game at the FIBA World League Tournament
on Monday.

Janel McCarville added 15 points, Diana Taurasi had 12, Cappie
Pondexter 11 and Taj McWilliams-Franklin 10.

Jessica Bibby scored 13 points and Crysta Hays 10 points for the
Capitals, two-time champions of Australia's WNBL.

"With the exception of about one quarter I felt we played
really well today ... " said U.S. coach Anne Donovan, who also
coaches the Seattle Storm. "All things considered I was pleased,
it was a good win for us.''

The select team consists of eight players from the national team
who are candidates for the 2008 U.S. Olympic Women's Basketball
Team.

The tournament final is Saturday.