USA made history in Sydney when he beat the record for points scored in a Women’s Basketball World Cup match. With 145 so many scored against South Koreatwo more than the mark that had been in force for 32 years, the North American team exposed its hierarchy at the international event.
The Americans, already qualified for the quarterfinals, crushed by 145 to 69 to the Asian cast in their fourth commitment of the Group Aexceeding the figure that had been set Brazil in 1990 against the host team of that edition, Malaysia. In that match, the South Americans prevailed by 143 to 50.
This match left other equally surprising statistics: 56 to 20 in rebounds and 216 collective valuation for the United States, with 35 for Brianna Jones (24 points, 8 rebounds, 3 steals and 2 blocks) and 30 for A’ja Wilson (20 points and 8 rebounds).
It should be noted that Belgium, China and Australia they also won their respective matches and qualified for the top eight of the competition, where they hope France, Canada and the United States.
The Belgian cats, seeking a first medal in the competition, achieved their third World Cup win thanks to a great second quarter (37-22 at halftime). With this result, Bosnia and Hezergovina they are mathematically eliminated from the tournament in the group stage, having lost all their matches played to date.
For its part, Puerto Ricodespite his loss to China (95-60), the last ticket will be played quarter finals on Tuesday against South Korea.
In key B, the hostess Australia surpassed Canada 75-72, a tight result that is worth the ticket to the next phase. The Canadians started the last quarter with a six-point lead (57-51) but three minutes later, the duel was already level (60-60). Two free throws made byr Ezi Magbegor They put the locals ahead (65-63), who maintained the advantage until the end.
worst luck ran JapanOlympic runner-up in Tokyo in 2021 and that he lost against France (67-53), a defeat that, together with the victory of Australiameans its removal. The Blues They thus took revenge for the Olympic semifinal, which pitted the two teams against each other a year ago with victory for the Japanese (87-71).
Results of the fourth day of the group stage of the Women’s Basketball World Cup
Belgium 85-55 Bosnia and Hezergovina
South Korea 69-145 United States
China 95-60 Puerto Rico
Serbia 81-68 Mali
France 67-53 Japan
Canada 72-75 Australia