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Basketball - 18. December 2007.

USA - Team USA stars pour it on

Candice Wiggins and Candace Parker both had a big hand to play in big victories for their teams on Sunday.

Wiggins poured in 35 points as No. 4 Stanford saw off 10th-ranked Baylor 87-63 in Palo Alto, shooting 11 of 22 from the floor including four of nine from three-point range. She added four steals, four rebounds, three assists and two blocks, while freshman Kalya Pedersen added 22 points and 11 rebounds.

In Knoxville, Parker had 18 points as top-ranked Tennessee beat Gonzaga 96-73. A pair of American youth internationals also came up big for the Lady Vols as Angie Bjorlund led Tennessee with 23 points and Nicky Anosike had 14 points and 11 rebounds.

Another full international, Sylvia Fowles, led No. 8 Louisiana State to victory, collecting 16 points, eight rebounds and two blocks as the Lady Tigers downed intrastate rivals Louisiana Tech 76-45.

Courtney Paris recorded her 68th consecutive double-double for No. 9 Oklahoma, but her 13 points and 14 rebounds were outdone by 14 and 14 from Amanda Thompson in a 66-55 win over No. 21 Michigan State.

Carla Cortijo scored 14 points and Brittainey Raven added 12 as No. 23 Texas posted a 76-43 victory over Louisiana-Lafayette, while Marscilla Packer led No. 17 Ohio State to a 71-54 win over Washington with 18 points.

In Saturday's games, Takia Starks scored 17 points to lead No. 11 Texas A&M to a 62-60 victory over No. 14 Auburn, while Meg Bulger scored 19 points to lead six players in double figures for No. 13 West Virginia in a 93-26 demolition of Presbyterian.

Jodi Bolerjack and Hanna Zavecz scored 16 points apiece as No. 25 Wyoming posted a 75-60 victory over Texas Woman's University in the Wyoming Shootout.


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