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Cubans trail in women's Basketball World League

Cuba's women's basketball team, BC Habana walked away with three setbacks and only one victory from the Third World Basketball League wrapping up October 27 in Ekaterimburg, Russia.

The Cuban selection lost 68-74 to Australia's Canberra Capitals this Friday in the games for the fifth to eighth places. The Caribbean players let down their guard in the first half and the Australians moved the score in their favor to 35-33. The protégés of Cuban coach Alberto Zabala, who were bronze medalists at the Rio Pan American Games, tried in vain to shoot ahead in the second half.

Best player for Canberra Capitals was forward Natalie Ann Hurst with 19 points, while Cuban Yaquelin Plutin scored 21 points for her team.

This way, Cubans walked out of the tournament, and lost their chance of renewing their 2005 World League bronze medal.

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