Americans coast to gold in basketball

Americans coast to gold in basketball

BEIJING, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Kara Lawson keyed a surge to end the first period Saturday and ignited the United States to a 92-65 win over Australia for the Olympic basketball gold medal.
U.S. women coast into basketball semis

U.S. women coast into basketball semis

BEIJING, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- A three-pointer by Kara Lawson touched off a big second period Tuesday that sent the U.S. Olympic women's basketball team sailing past South Korea 104-60.

WNBA: Detroit 80, Sacramento 75

DETROIT, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Detroit outscored Sacramento, 22-9, in the third quarter Saturday afternoon and beat the Monarchs, 80-75, to win the WNBA title, three games to two.

WNBA: Detroit 73, Connecticut 63

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Deanna Nolan and Katie Smith combined for 37 points Friday night as Detroit beat Connecticut, 73-63, in Game Two of the WNBA Finals.

WNBA: Connecticut 95, Detroit 71

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Kara Lawson scored 22 points Wednesday to lead Sacramento to a 95-71 rout of Detroit in Game One of the WNBA Finals at Auburn Hills, Mich.

WNBA: Sacramento 72, Los Angeles 58

ANAHEIM, Calif., Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Yolanda Griffith scored 15 points Saturday night as Sacramento beat Los Angeles, 72-58, to win their WNBA Western Conference playoff series, two games to none.

WNBA: Sacramento 64, Los Angeles 61

SACRAMENTO, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Yolanda Griffith scored 18 points as the Sacramento Monarchs beat the Los Angeles Sparks, 64-61, Thursday night in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals.

WNBA: Sacramento 92, Houston 64

HOUSTON, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Yolanda Griffith scored 17 points Saturday to lead Sacramento over the Houston Comets, 92-64, and a sweep of their best-of-three WNBA semifinal series.

WNBA: Sacramento 66, Connecticut 55

SACRAMENTO, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Yolanda Griffith had 19 points and 11 rebounds Sunday as the Sacramento Monarchs beat the Connecticut Sun, 66-55, for a 2-1 lead in the best-of-5 WNBA Finals.

WNBA: Sacramento 74, Houston 65

SACRAMENTO, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Yolanda Griffith scored 19 points and Kara Lawson added 18 as Sacramento beat Houston, 74-65, in Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals at Arco Arena.

WNBA: Sacramento 73, Houston 69

HOUSTON, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- The Sacramento Monarchs beat the Houston Comets, 73-69, in Game 1 of the WNBA's Western Conference finals Thursday night. Yolanda Griffith had 14 points and eight rebounds.

WNBA: Sacramento 81, Los Angeles 63

SACRAMENTO, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Ticha Penicheiro and Yolanda Griffith scored 13 points each Friday night as Sacramento topped Los Angeles, 81-63.

WNBA: Sacramento 75, Seattle 65

SACRAMENTO, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Yolanda Griffith poured in 26 points to lead Sacramento to a 75-65 win over Seattle.

WNBA: Sacramento 55, Houston 45

SACRAMENTO, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Kara Lawson and Yolanda Griffith combined for 23 points Sunday as the Sacramento Monarchs beat the Houston Comets, 55-45.

WNBA: Sacramento 91, Detroit 51

SACRAMENTO, July 25 (UPI) -- Nicole Powell scored 25 points Sunday night as the Sacramento Monarchs ripped the Detroit Shock, 91-51.
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Kara Lawson
USA's Kara Lawson (7) drives past Zhang Hanlan of China at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing on August 11, 2008. The USA women defeated China 108-63. (UPI Photo/Terry Schmitt)

Kara Marie Lawson (born February 14, 1981 in Alexandria, Virginia) is a professional basketball player for the Sacramento Monarchs of the WNBA. Lawson primarily plays as a shooting guard. She won a gold medal at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China.

Lawson grew up in the Washington, DC area, and played as a running back and linebacker against boys in the Fairfax County Football League, a youth football league. Kara has two sisters.

Married Damien Barling on April 12th, 2008. They got engaged on Tuesday July 3, 2007 at a Kenny Chesney concert.

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