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2010 FIBA World Championship: The Unbeatens, USA vs. Australia

Published on September 29, 2010


Today two of the remaining unbeaten teams in the 2010 FIBA World Championship meet. The United States takes on Australia at 2:15 p.m. EDT. The game will be televised on NBA TV and

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Australia secured Group A’s No. 1 seed with a 3-0 record in preliminary round play. In a 72-47 win over Canada, Kristi Harrower and Lauren Jackson tallied 13 points apiece. The following evening in a 83-59 victory against Belarus, Belinda Snell led with 17 points as Harrower and Jackson, who also grabbed 11 rebounds, once again tallied 13 points each. A different group led in a 91-69 rout of China, including 16 points from Penny Taylor, 14 from both Jenna O’Hea and Hollie Grima and 13 from Elizabeth Cambage.

Australia continued its winning ways in the second round, opening with a 93-64 win over Greece that featured a 20-point, 12-rebound performance from Jackson, 20 points from Cambage and 12 from Taylor. The following night, as the Aussies pulled away from France in the fourth quarter for an eventual 62-52 win, Jackson tallied 19 points and 10 rebounds, Taylor added 18 points and 9 nine boards and Grima finished with 10 points and eight rebounds.

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