U.S. Women's Olympic Basketball Team Cruises Past Great Britain, 88-63

Tina Charles of Team USA tries tio get around the defense of Kim Butler during an 88-63 win over Great Britain on Wednesday. (Getty)

MANCHESTER, England -- The U.S. Olympic women's basketball team pulled away from Great Britain in the third quarter on their way to a 88-63 win in a pre-Olympic exhibition game on Wednesday.

Former UConn star Maya Moore led the Americansd with 18 points and Lindsay Whalen, the star in the U.S. win over Brazil on Monday, added 13.

The U.S. actually trailed by as many as 11 points (21-10) during the first half.

Point guard Sue Bird, another former UConn star, was away from the team due to the death of her stepfather this past weekend.

The U.S. - which features UConn's Geno Auriemma as its head coach, Moore, Bird and four other former Huskies - heads to Turkey for exhibtion games against Croatia on Saturday and Turkey on Sunday.

The Americans open the Olympic tournament on July 28 vs. Croatia.