Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Lynx Lead USA to Victory in Britain

Maya Moore led all USA scorers with 18 points while adding 5 assists, and was named Player of the Game, while Lindsay Whalen was the only other USA player in double figures with 13 and also recorded 5 assists. Seimone Augustus added 8 points, as the USA methodically dismantled Great Britain 88-63 in the 2nd of 4 pre-Olympic tune-up games.

So far the Lynx are totally tuned-up in two recent exhibitions versus Brazil and Great Britain. Whalen has been fantastic filling in for point guard Sue Bird, who has been at home due to a death in the family. Meanwhile, Moore has asserted herself like she does not do on the Lynx while Seimone Augustus has played the Moore role, which is to say as a solid role player. If the 3 continue to play as they have, the USA will be almost impossible to beat.

USA led pretty much the entire way, though just 25-21 after 1 period. By half-time it was 47-32, and after 3 the USA led 73-51. Actually USA trailed 21-10 early on, but used a 21-0 run to take control late in the 1st and into the 2nd period. 2 Moore throws and an old-fashioned 3 point play by Whalen got the USA within 21-17 and the game soon was for all practical purposes over.

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