US ladies win file twenty seventh instantly at World Cup in rout

Kelsey Plum scored 20 factors, Chelsea Gray introduced sixteen and the USA ladies routed Bosnia and Herzegovina 121-fifty nine to interrupt the group file for consecutive wins on the World Cup

 

SYDNEY — Kelsey Plum scored 20 factors, Chelsea Gray introduced sixteen and the USA ladies routed Bosnia and Herzegovina 121-fifty nine on Tuesday to interrupt the group file for consecutive wins on the World Cup.

The victory turned into the twenty seventh in a row in World Cup play for the Americans, who haven’t misplaced for the reason that 2006 semifinals in opposition to Russia. The U.S. gained 26 in a row from 1994-2006 main as much as that recreation. The Soviet Union holds the World Cup file with fifty six instantly wins from 1959-86.

What commenced with Sue Bird, Diana Taurasi and Sylvia Fowles has now been surpassed directly to Breanna Stewart and A’ja Wilson. A legacy of excellence that doesn’t seem it’ll stop whenever soon. After going unbeaten in pool play once more, the U.S. hasn’t misplaced a recreation previous to the semifinals considering 1983.

The Americans (5-0) gained their pool video games with the aid of using a median of 46.2 factors and by no means trailed in any of them.

The U.S. turned into coming off a file rout of South Korea wherein the group broke the World Cup file for factors with 145. While the Americans failed to suit that number, they placed the sport out of attain withinside the first 10 minutes, going up 33-15.

The lead ballooned to 63-31 at halftime. Bosnia and Herzegovina prepare a small run to begin the 0.33 quarter, however the U.S. scored the very last 19 factors of the period.

Once once more they used a dominant internal performance, outscoring Bosnia and Herzegovina 84-28 withinside the paint led with the aid of using Wilson, Stewart and Brionna Jones.

The U.S. turned into lacking Jewell Loyd, whom the group stated turned into resting. Kahleah Copper commenced in her vicinity and completed with eleven factors.

Nikolina Elez scored 19 factors to steer the Bosniaks (0-5), who have been gambling of their first World Cup.

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In different video games Tuesday, Puerto Rico routed South Korea 92-seventy three to increase to the quarterfinals for the primary time. China routed Belgium 81-fifty five for 2d vicinity withinside the pool. Canada performed Mali, France confronted Serbia, and Australia went in opposition to Japan. While all of the different quarterfinals spots are locked in, the site of the groups turned into nevertheless to be determined. FIBA will preserve a draw for the matchups withinside the removal spherical after the Australia-Japan recreation.

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