Taiwan failed to protect a 16-point lead and lost to America champion Cuba 75-70 in its opening game in the FIBA World Championship for Women. Taiwan will meet France (Euro #5) in the second prelim.
Taiwan 70-75 Cuba (47-33)
TWN - Liu Chun-yi 14+9, Tsai Pei-chen 12, Sun Chieh-ping 12, Chiang Feng-chun 12, Wen Chi 11
CUB - Y. Boulet 36+16, Plutin 20