Lisa Leslie

U.S. defeats China in women’s basketball

Just after the United States beat China last night in the men’s basketball, tonight it was the women’s turn. The U.S. team had an easy victory over China 108-63.
“Tina was hot, hot, hot!” said U.S. centre Lisa Leslie, a three-times gold medalist. “Tonight was Tina’s night. But the crowd was cheering so hard every [...]

11 years ago

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In a warm-up for the Beijing Olympics, the United States defeated Australia 71-67 to take out the Diamond Cup.
Australia’s Penny Taylor scored 19 points and United States Lisa Leslie scored 14 points and had 10 rebounds. China beat Latvia 63-51 and Russia defeated Mali 79-52.

The United States women’s basketball team is hoping to win their fourth straight gold medal in Beijing.
The team includes: Lisa Leslie, Katie Smith, Sue Bird, Diana Taurasi, Tina Thompson, Seimone Augustus, Sylvia Fowles, Candace Parker and Cappie Pondexter.
“I’m just thrilled to have these nine players officially named to the team,” U.S. Olympic coach Anne [...]