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Americans Thump Senegal At Women's Worlds

Moore scored 15 points and Candice Dupree added 14, as the United
States rolled to a 108-52 victory over Senegal at the 2010 FIBA Womens
World Championship.

Four other players reached double figures for
the Americans, who improved to 2-0 in Group B after a 99-73 win over
Greece on Thursday. Tina Charles and Swin Cash each scored 11 points in
the victory, while Lindsay Whalen and Sylvia Fowles both contributed 10.

For the second straight game, all 12 Americans reached the scoring column.

Fatou Dieng scored 10 points for Senegal, which dropped an 83-45 decision to France in its group opener.

scored four straight points after the U.S. had recorded the games
first basket, but consecutive three-point plays by Diana Taurasi ignited
a run of 17 straight American points. Duprees basket off an Angel
McCoughtry steal gave the United States a 19-4 lead before Senegal
scored again on a three- pointer by Awa Gueye.

The U.S. carried a
30-11 lead into the second quarter and expanded the cushion to 58-25 by
halftime. The Americans scored 10 of the first 12 points in the third
quarter and opened an 86-36 advantage heading to the final 10 minutes.

Team USA will play France on Saturday to close preliminary round play.

Earlier Friday, Kimberley Smith poured in 25 points to lead Canada to a 65-61 victory over China.

scored four straight points in the fourth quarter after Teresa Gabriele
hit a clutch three-pointer for Canada, which was coming off a 72-47
loss to Australia in their first Group A matchup on Thursday.

Nan led China with 22 points and Miao Lijie added 20. The Chinese lost
to Belarus in their Group A opener and will close preliminary round play
Saturday against Australia.

The Canadians need to finish among
the top three in the four-team group to advance to the second round and
will face Belarus on Saturday.

China built a 37-30 lead at
halftime, but Canada grabbed a 42-41 edge midway through the third
period on a bucket by Tamara Tatham, who scored nine of her 11 points in
the second half.

It stayed close throughout the remainder of the
third and Smiths basket just before the buzzer sent Canada into the
final stanza with a 52-50 lead. Chens last basket of the game pulled
China within 58-57 with five minutes remaining, but Gabriele followed
with a three-pointer.

After a basket at the other end, Smith
scored the next four points to extend the Canadian lead to six with just
under three minutes left and the Chinese managed only one shot by Miao
in the final minute.

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