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USA women beat Great Britain, Wade-Fray in basketball exhibition

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MANCHESTER, England (AP) - Maya Moore scored 18 points and Lindsay Whalen added 13 to help the U.S. women's basketball team overcome a sluggish start to beat Britain 88-63 on Wednesday night in an exhibition game.

The Brits were game early, jumping out to a 21-10 lead in the opening minutes.

Former University of Tennessee at Chattanooga standout Jenaya Wade-Fray, who will play in the London Games for Great Britain, hit a jumper in transition as part of the run for her only two points of the game.

Sue Bird still wasn't back with the team after the death of her stepfather Dennis this past weekend. She practiced with the team on Saturday and Sunday, but missed the exhibition game on Monday against Brazil to be with her family. Coach Geno Auriemma said he thinks Bird will rejoin the team this weekend when they travel to Istanbul for the next leg of their pre-Olympic training tour.

Jo Leedham scored 21 points to lead Britain while Stef Collins added 14.

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