Dreamgirls Roll On. Team USA beat Cuba this afternoon, 90-50. There's really not much to be said about a game in which one team is just totally outclassed. The Americans really are a dream team. When you go to your bench in a game that's showing all the signs of an early blowout (34-17 at the end of the first quarter certainly qualifies as one), and the players you bring in include Alana Beard, Sheryl Swoopes, Michelle Snow, Candace Parker, and WNBA Rookie of the Year Seimone Augustus, the other team is usually in big trouble, and Cuba certainly was today. It was another impressive and predictable performance by the Americans, but in a way, somewhat soporific for viewers . . . which the BasketCases know firsthand, since one of us (who shall remain nameless) nodded off during the third quarter.
On Sunday, the USA Dreamgirls take on France, who upset Russia today. The game will be shown live on -- yes -- NBA TV at 1 P.M. EDT. Okay Mystics fans, here's a trivia question. The winner will get a genuine BasketCases T-shirt (well, the winner would if we had one). Name the former Mystics player on the French National Team. (No fair looking it up.)