The U.S. women's basketball team beat the Czech Republic 88-61 Friday in London.

The Americans suffered a slow start, going down 0-10 in the first minutes. The U.S. again trailed 24-26 at the end of the first quarter, but came back to lead 48-38 at the half. The pattern of second half dominance by the U.S. continued and the team outscored the Czechs 22-9 and 18-14 in the third and fourth quarters, respectively.

Former Gophers guard Lindsay Whalen did not start along with her Minnesota Lynx teammate Seimone Augustus, but Maya Moore did get the promotion from the second team. Whalen played 20 minutes, scoring eight points with two assists. Augustus was on the court 18 minutes, scoring five points with one assist. Moore tallied 23 minutes on the floor, scoring 14 points with two assists.

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