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)

TODAY'S ROUNDUP: OCT. 19

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. Read on for a rull roundup.
Roundups: Oct. 18 | Oct. 16 | Oct. 15 | Oct. 14

Q&A WITH KARA LAWSON

Sacramento Monarchs guard Kara Lawson talks about her experiences at the FIBA World Cup .

RUTH RILEY REPORTS FROM RUSSIA

Detroit Shock center Ruth Riley shares her experiences from the World Cup in her latest journal entry.

SOME VERY FAMILIAR OPPONENTS

The members of the WNBA Select team will face WNBA stars and in-season teammates galore during the FIBA World Cup 2003 this week in Samara, Russia.

OH, THE PLACES THEY GO

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.

PLAYERS ANSWER E-MAIL

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.

WNBA STARS EVERYWHERE

The players on the 'WNBA Select' Team are not the only WNBA stars who will be competing in the FIBA Women's World Cup 2003. Some of the WNBA players expected to play for the international teams include: Allison Feaster, Lauren Jackson, Janeth Arcain and Sheryl Swoopes.
'WNBA SELECT' TEAM ROSTER
Player
Pos.
Team
WNBA
G
Indiana
Rookie
G
Sacramento
Rookie
G
New York
Rookie
G
Los Angeles
2nd Year
F
San Antonio
3rd Year
F
Detroit
Rookie
F
Cleveland
Rookie
F
Phoenix
4th Year
C
Detroit
3rd Year
C
Houston
2nd Year
Coach: Michael Cooper, Los Angeles
Assistant Coach: Karleen Thompson, Los Angeles
WORLD CUP BASICS
GROUP A
Team
W
L
UMMC Ekaterinbourg
4
1
'WNBA Select' Team
3
2
Wooribank Hansae
2
3
Sao Paulo Futebal Clube
1
4
GROUP B
Team
W
L
ANSO Volgaburmash Samara
4
1
USVO Valenciennes
3
2
Canberra Capitals
3
2
Mambas de Mozambique
0
5
* Seeding for the Classification Round on Oct. 18 is determined by teams' rank within their group.
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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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