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Thursday, September 21, 2006

USA women embarrass the country

The failures by the USA men's basketball teams and the Ryder Cup team in international competition fell to the women's basketball team on Thursday, when the USA was dismantled by the Russians. Although the final score (75-68) doesn't look bad, the US team trailed by as many as 20 points in the contest.

Maybe if the team had used it's Louisiana flavor a little more, they might have made it to the FIBA championship game. Shreveport's Alana Beard played just over 10 minutes and didn't score, while Summerfield's Cheryl Ford and Baton Rouge's Seimone Augustus did not play.

It was an embarrassing defeat for a team that featured the best pros in the world. Particularly unimpressive were former UConn players Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi, who played 23 and 26 minutes apiece and were a combined 4 of 15 on 2-point attempts.


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