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  • Team USA Women's Basketball defeats Canada in exhibition game

    Danielle Elliot at Fourth-Place Medal7 hrs ago

    Team USA defeated Canada 76-51 Monday night in its first exhibition game of the pre-world championship circuit. Leading by four at the half, the U.S. scored 13 points to open the third quarter. Veterans Sue Bird and Lindsay Whalen sparked the go-ahead run, and Tina Charles contributed seven points.

    Newcomers Skylar Diggins and Odyssey Sims showed that they're ready to contribute in Turkey, if they make the final cut. Sims hit a 3-pointer at the third-quarter buzzer, giving the U.S. a 57-41 advantage.

    "I thought the young guys, when they came in, gave us a lot of energy. They really changed the tempo of the game and we were able to extend our defense a little bit," coach Geno Auriemma told ESPN.

    .@Lucky_Lefty0 & @SkyDigg4 celebrate after their first USA Team exhibition victory! (Photo via David Dow.) pic.twitter.com/UAiaZA66TI

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