After posting a 3-1 record in an exhibition series that was preceded by a week-long domestic training camp, 13 finalists now remain for one of 12 spots on the 2014 USA Basketball Women’s World Championship Team.
After leading by as many as 18 points, the 2014 USA Basketball Women’s National Team (3-1) lost to a resilient France (2-1) team that battled its way back to lead 71-67 with 26.4 second remaining and then made 3-of-4 free throws down the stretch and secured a crucial rebound on the fourth attempt to top the USA in the 2014 France International Tournament.
The 2014 USA Basketball Women’s National Team (3-0) took a double-digit lead six minutes into the first quarter and pulled away from China (2-0) for an overwhelming 51-24 halftime advantage before easing up in the second half for a 99-75 victory.
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The USA (2-0), which led by just one point at halftime, 28-27, in its exhibition game against Australia, pulled away with a 9-0 run late in the third quarter for a 72-66 win in the 2014 France International Tournament on Friday night at Pierre de Coubertin Stadium in Paris, France.