The healthy American women’s basketball walk in Australia continues quietly. In the semi-final against Canada she scored – again – a record win: 83-43. Then the bread was more exciting between the host country and China, China won 59-61. Final tomorrow.
The United States is the frontrunner and is seeking a fourth consecutive title. They won all their duels with ease. Because Canada also failed, the score was very high.
As things went smoothly, head coach Sheryl Reeve managed her first trio’s playing time well in light of the final: Brianna Stewart was the top scorer with 17 points, Aja Wilson had 15 points and 12 rebounds and Alyssa Thomas had 10 points. .
The United States made the difference in the first quarter (27-7) and the third quarter (22-8), in the first half it was 45-21 on the board. Canada missed the first 9 shots. Only 8 per cent scored two-point attempts in the first quarter. On the other hand, the US was in 75 percent of the two-point attempts and 100 percent of the three-pointers.
The United States had 53 rebounds per game, and Canada 37. No team has ever reached just 43 points in a World Cup semi-final. A difference of 40 points is already a game record at this point.
Australia miss the World Cup dream by two points
The difference is very big between the United States and Canada, and the difference between China and Australia is very small. In the first half the score was 36-30 for China, which was especially successful in the second quarter (23-13).
After the break, Australia, who brought Belgium home in the quarter-finals, advanced strongly. The Chinese were only able to put the game into a final fold at the last seconds.
Shu Han was the star with 19 points and 11 rebounds. Liu Yang (18 points) also contributed. For Australia, Stephanie Talbot’s 12 points and 10 rebounds wasn’t enough.
The Chinese, who beat the Cats 81-55 in the group stage, reached the World Cup final for the second time in their history. The last time was in 1994, when they lost to Brazil.
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