Posts Tagged Women’s basketball

US uses big third quarter to pull away from Canada

Canada’s Tamara Tatham reaches up to the basket as USA’s Skylar Diggins, left, and Breanna Stewart, right, defend, during the first half of an women's exhibition basketball game, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in Bridgeport, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Nneka Ogwumike scored 10 points to lead a balanced offense and the U.S. women’s basketball team used a big run in the third quarter to beat Canada 76-51 on Monday night in an exhibition game.

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Mercury in good shape after 3rd WNBA title

Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner, left, and guard Diana Taurasi kiss the WNBA hampionship trophy after the Mercury defeated the Chicago Sky 87-82 and swept the WNBA Finals basketball series, Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski)

PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Mercury are champions — a year later than expected.

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Hatchell’s return provides boost for veteran UNC

In this March 30, 2014, file phot, North Carolina forward Stephanie Mavunga (1) shoots against South Carolina center Elem Ibiam (33) during the first half of a regional semifinal game at the NCAA college basketball tournament in Stanford, Calif. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Things finally seem normal for Sylvia Hatchell and North Carolina after a year that was anything but.

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US women’s hoops team shows off in exhibition game

NEWARK, Del. (AP) — Nneka Ogwumike scored 26 points in an intrasquad exhibition game between players in the U.S. national women’s basketball team pool on Thursday night at the University of Delaware.

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Phoenix hopes to close out Chicago in WNBA Final

Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner (42) walks to the bench after getting a cut above her eye during the first half of  Game 2 of the WNBA basketball finals against the Chicago Sky, Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

After dominating the Chicago Sky in the first two games of the WNBA Finals, Diana Taurasi and her Phoenix Mercury know that closing out the series won’t be as easy.

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