USA Women Advance to Medal Round

Aug. 26, 2001

BEIJING, China - In its final game of preliminary round play Saturday, the USA Basketball Women's World University Games Team (2-1), defeated Japan (1-2) 106-66 for second place in pool B and one of eight spotsin the medal round. All 12 Americans scored against the Japanese, led by Kara Lawson's 25 points.

Oregon junior guard Shaquala Williams finished with three points, three assists and two rebounds in three minutes of action. She made her only shot attempt, a 3-pointer.

The USA squad begins three days of quarterfinal play on Monday, August 27 against Russiaat 11 a.m (local).

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