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Charles and USA Earn Hard-Fought 100-88 Win over China

September 24, 2018 - TENERIFE, Spain - Tina Charles netted 16 points and grabbed six boards as the USA Women's World Cup Team battled China for a 100-88 win at the 2018 FIBA World Cup on Sunday evening. In its first Group D game against Senegal, the USA started slowly and at one point trailed 10-2. While China did score the first basket, it enjoyed only 16 seconds with the lead. Charles scored 10 of her 16 points in the first quarter to ensure a quick start for the USA and a lead that it would never relinquish. The USA held the lead for 38:41... Full Story

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Allen and Australia Torch Argentina, 84-43, and Remain Undefeated in World Cup

September 23, 2018 - TENERIFE, SPAIN - Rebecca Allen and the Chemist Warehouse Australian Opals obliterated Argentina, 84-43, and now have never trailed through two World Cup contests. Australia contained Argentina's shooting to a lowly 22.3-percent. At the line, Argentina converted just 42.9-percent of its tries. On the other end, Australia was a 48.5-percent shooting team on the morning and captured a 35.3-percent clip from far. The Opals held a lead as large as 47 before resting upon the 41-point final. Allen, the New York Liberty st... Full Story

Nurse Explodes for 29 Points as Unbeaten Canada Defeats Greece in World Cup, 82-63

September 23, 2018 - TENERIFE, SPAIN - New York Liberty guard Kia Nurse tallied a game-high 29 points as Canada Basketball's Senior Women's National Team defeated Korea, 82-63, to remain unbeaten in FIBA World Cup play. Leading Korea 8-3 midway through the first quarter, Canada used a 7-0 run to take a commanding 15-3 lead. However, Korea briefly responded with a 4-0 run of its own cutting its deficit to just eight points at the end of the opening quarter. Nurse began. "Coming out of the quick turnaround that we had from last night to this... Full Story

Allen and Australia Dominate Nigeria 86-68 in Opening World Cup Action

September 22, 2018 - TENERIFE, SPAIN - Rebecca Allen of the Chemist Warehouse Australian Opals did a bit of everything to help Australia to an opening World Cup victory, 86-68, Saturday morning. Allen's midrange jumper started things off and Australia was not only able to capture the game's first lead but retained it for the duration of the contest. Nigeria was able to knot scoring twice but only doing so in the first quarter. The Opals went on to charge deficits as large as 19 to Nigeria prior to its 18-point final. Allen, the New York L... Full Story

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