EKATERINBURG (FIBA Women's World League) - The USA Basketball Select Team quickly established themselves as one of the favourites to capture the Women's World League with a 93-49 mauling of Canberra Capitals.
Kara Lawson led the scoring parade with 20 points, pouring in four in the Americans' 19-4 run to start the game that left them in command for the remainder of the game.
Taj McWilliams had the opening four points of the game for the USA, who had six different players score in that early burst.
When Cappie Pondexter had buried a jumper for a 26-8 USA lead, seven seconds remained in the opening quarter and victory was all but assured for Anne Donovan's team.
Center Janel McCarville had 15 points and Diana Taurasi 12 for the USA, who face TEO Vilnius in their next game on Tuesday.
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