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Russia Wins Olympic Hoop Event

June 18, 2000

SYDNEY, Australia (AP) _ Russia beat Australia 100-79 Sunday to win the Slam Down Under Olympic men’s basketball test event.

Nikita Morgunov led the Russians with 18 points against an Australian team missing starting center Luc Longley of the Phoenix Suns.

Australia defeated Russia 90-67 for the women’s title.

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