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U.S. Women Beat Australia 92-80

May 14, 1998

MYJAVA, Slovakia (AP) _ Natalie Williams had 21 points and 12 rebounds, and Chamique Holdsclaw had 19 points and 13 rebounds to lead the United States over Australia 92-80 Wednesday night at the Slovakia Grand Prix women’s basketball tournament.

The U.S. team led by 10 points at halftime, but Australia cut the margin to 57-55 early in the second half. However, that’s as close as Australia would come as the United States gradually pulled away.

In Wednesday night’s other game, Slovakia beat Canada 65-61. The tournament is a warm-up for the Women’s World Championship, which will be held May 26-June 7 in Germany.

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