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Saturday, July 25, 2009

Faris leads the way

UConn incoming freshman Kelly Faris had a team-high 13 points to go with six rebounds, three assists and two steals in 26 minutes as the United States defeated Mali 100-38 to finish second in Group D at the FIBA Under-19 World Championship for Women in Bangkok, Thailand.

Here's the write-up courtesy of USA Basketball

Faris had a pair of 3-pointers and was 5 for 6 from the line to the U.S. improved to 2-1. Miami rising sophomore Shenise Johnson had 12 points while incoming freshmen Destiny Williams (Illinois), Taber Spani (Tennessee) and Kelsey Bone (South Carolina) had 11 points each.

The U.S. moves into the second round of pool play. The win against China and loss to Spain carry over. The U.S. will play Canada on Monday and will also play Russia and Japan. The United States will need to finish in the top three among the six teams in Group F to move onto the quarterfinals.

Since columnist Dave Solomon's piece on former UConn star Diana Taurasi, who was arrested on July 2 on suspicion of drunk driving, is the most read story on the Register's website, I don't think I need to provide a link to the piece but just in case, here it is. Here are the stories on the reunion of UConn teammates and classmates at the WNBA All-Star Game and former Husky Rebecca Lobo on what it would mean to be a Hall of Famer The 2010 induction class into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame will be announced at halftime of today's game and Lobo is in the running to be one of the three players named. I am actually being politically correct with the term "in the running." It would be a stunned if Lobo wasn't among the trio of players who will be honored on June 12 in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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