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It was a pretty exciting opportunity," said Harmon, who will be a senior at Stanford this fall. "I think most of us grew up watching these girls. I think I was 10-years-old when Lisa Leslie played in her first Olympics. It was a good experience. I think we played pretty well, all things considered."
The U.S. extended its lead in the third quarter to 38 in the third quarter behind Smith, who had eight of her 13 points in the period. New Zealand got no closer than 31 the rest of the game.
Seimone Augustus added 12 points and Tamika Catchings had 11 for the U.S.
Angela Marino led New Zealand with 17 points and Wallbutton added 14.
"We're here to learn what the Olympics is about," New Zealand coach Mike McHugh said. "This is a 2012 team, maybe a 2016 team."
In other games Sunday, Australia defeated Russia 75-55, China beat the Czech Republic 79-63, Spain routed Mali 79-47, and Brazil topped Belarus 68-53.
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