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    August 3, 2008
    Kublina scores 10 points against US in Olympic Preview
    The Notebook
    HAINING, China -- Former Virginia Tech standout Ieva Kublina scored 10 points as Latvia hung tough with the United States before falling 84-74 Sunday night (local time) in the FIBA Diamondball Tournament which is a tuneup event for the Olympic Games. The contest was the first for the United States while Latvia fell to 1-1 in the event.

    Latvia trailed only 71-67 before the US finally put the contest away with a 13-3 run. Kublina added four rebounds with one assist and a steal. Sylvia Fowles led five players in double figures for the US with 13 points. The Americans will next face Russia in pool play. Latvia defeated Russia, 74-69, earlier in the tournament. Kublina had eight points and three rebounds with one block in the victory.

    United States 84, Latvia 74

    Latvia 74, Russia 69

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