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
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
The tournament final is Saturday.