Beijing, China

USA Basketball Update


Sunday, April 20-Beijing China

Cubans No Match For USA National Team As U.S. Collects 92-60 Victory

Led by a Herculean effort from Sylvia Fowles (Chicago Sky), who posted 25 points, 18 rebounds and six blocked shots, the 2007-08 USA Basketball Women’s National Team (1-1) bounced back from its disappointing first loss to earn a 92-60 victory over Cuba (1-1) on Sunday afternoon at the Wukesong Arena in the second game of the 2008 Good Luck Beijing Tournament in China. In addition to Fowles’ contributions, the USA’s victory was aided by 19 points from Katie Smith (Detroit Shock), Swin Cash (Seattle Storm) tossed in 12, while Crystal Langhorne (Washington Mystics) and Lisa Leslie (Los Angeles Sparks) each scored 10 points.

Up next for the USA is South Korea on April 21 at 2:30 p.m. (2:30 a.m. EDT).


Saturday, April 19-Beijing China

USA National Team Drops Good Luck Beijing Tournament Opener To Rival Australia 74-60

The 2007-08 USA Basketball Women’s National Team (0-1) and Australia (1-0) battled for three quarters, but the USA’s rivals from Down Under put together a 26-10 fourth quarter run that left the U.S. trailing 74-60 at the final buzzer. A pair of veterans were the only two to score in double digits for the U.S. as Lisa Leslie (Los Angeles Sparks) and Katie Smith (Detroit Shock) poured in 17 and 14 points, respectively on the opening night of the 2008 Good Luck Beijing Tournament in China.