FIBA Women's World Cup 2003
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Coretta Brown, LaToya Thomas, Ruth Riley, Adrian Williams and Cheryl Ford pose with the second-place trophy. (WNBAE/Getty Images)
Despite a second-half rally, the WNBA Select team fell 72-68 Sunday to host Samara of Russia in the championship game of the FIBA Women's World Cup 2003. Nikki Teasley scored 21 points and Cheryl Ford added 15 for the WNBA. The day's top individual performance came from WNBA MVP Lauren Jackson, whose 46 points, 17 boards and three blocks led Canberra to a 74-63 win over Wooribank of Korea.
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RUTH RILEY REPORTS FROM RUSSIA
SOME VERY FAMILIAR OPPONENTS
The members of the WNBA Select team will face WNBA stars and
galore during the FIBA World Cup 2003 this week in Samara, Russia.
WNBA.com caught up with the players preparing for the World Cup to find out what exotic lands they have
traveled to as basketball players
and where they would most like to go next.
As they gathered in New York to prepare for the World Cup, Ruth Riley, Kara Lawson and other members of the ‘WNBA Select’ team
answered questions from the fans
in the FIBA World Cup mailbox.
WORLD CUP BASICS
'WNBA Select' Team
Sao Paulo Futebal Clube
ANSO Volgaburmash Samara
Mambas de Mozambique
OCT. 9 - 11
'WNBA Select' team practice in Tarrytown, New York
TUESDAY, OCT. 14
WNBA 86, Wooribank Hansae 53
Canberra Capitals 102, Mambas 45
UMMC Ekaterinbourg 83, Sao Paulo 52
USVO Valenciennes 79, Volgaburmash-SGAU 60
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 15
WNBA 87, Sao Paulo 62
USVO Valenciennes 89, Canberra Capitals 68
UMMC Ekaterinbourg 96, Wooribank Hansae 56
Volgaburmash-SGAU 108, Mambas 31
THURSDAY, OCT. 16
Wooribank Hansae 80, Sao Paulo 75
USVO Valenciennes 104, Mambas 26
UMMC Ekaterinbourg 68, WNBA 54
Volgaburmash-SGAU 72, Canberra Capitals 56
SATURDAY, OCT. 18
Canberra Capitals 88, Sao Paulo 66
Wooribank Hansae 95, Mambas 53
WNBA 71, USVO Valenciennes 65
Volgaburmash-SGAU 75, UMMC Ekaterinbourg 67
SUNDAY, OCT. 19
Sao Paulo 90, Mambas 72
Canberra Capitals 74, Wooribank Hansae 63
UMMC Ekaterinbourg 70, USVO Valenciennes 64
Volgaburmash-SGAU 72, WNBA 68
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