BEIJING -- Already eliminated from medal contention, the New Zealand women's basketball team wraps up its Beijing Olympics participation Sunday against the gold-medal favorite United States.

But for New Zealand "Tall Ferns" players -- Charmian Purcell and Nonila Wharemate -- competition came to an end with Friday's 90-59 loss to the Czech Republic, because the two members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are keeping commitments to not play on Sundays.

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