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US women roll

Posted by Gregory Lee Jr. Globe Staff  August 15, 2008 11:26 AM

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Tina Thompson (Los Angeles, Calif.) tallied 17 points as five Americans scored in double figures in the U.S. women's basketball team's 93-55 victory over Spain Friday night at the Olympic Basketball Arena.

Lisa Leslie (Hawthorne, Calif.) recorded a double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds and added two blocked shots. Candace Parker (Naperville, Ill.) had 13, Diana Taurasi (Chino, Calif.) 12 and Sylvia Fowles (Miami, Fla.) had 10. Amaya Valdemoro led Spain with 17 points, while Nuria Martinez and Anna Montanana each added 10.

Now 4-0 in Group B, the U.S. will take on New Zealand Sunday, August 17, at 10:15 p.m.

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