SYDNEY — The US women’s basketball team has a long history of success at the World Cup.
The names change over time, but the results don’t seem to.
Kelsey Plum get 20 points, chelsea gray Adding 16, the US defeated Bosnia and Herzegovina 121-59 on Tuesday, breaking the team’s winning streak at the World Cup.
The win was the 27th straight win in World Cup play for the Americans, who hadn’t lost since the 2006 semi-final against Russia. The United States had her 26-game winning streak from her 1994 to her 2006 and lasted until that bout. The USSR holds her World Cup record of 56 straight wins from 1959 to her 86.
I said, “That’s kind of amazing.” Breanna Stewart, has been part of the past three World Cup teams. “Obviously I’m here for a few things, but I understand the legends who really started their winning streak before that. indicates that there is
“This winning streak doesn’t mean much for now as we’re focused on making it to the quarterfinals and winning the gold medal, but we’ll have to put our hats on later.”
that started with Sue Bird, Diana Taurasi When Sylvia Fowles Taken over by Stewart, Aja WilsonThe invisible legacy of excellence will soon end.
‘Players changed and there was a lot of concern about who would be next,’ says US coach Cheryl Reeve Said. “I was worried about Dawn Staley When Lisa Leslie I’m playing and who will be next? Then Sue and[Taurasi]and other great players. Now with this group, they’re saying, hey, we’re pretty good too.
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The United States last lost in a group play game in 1975, according to. Bill Mallon of Olympedia.org.
“We know our responsibilities when we wear this jersey. There are many more than ourselves,” Plum said. “Everyone puts pride aside. We have common goals. We have some great players on this team.”
The Americans (5-0) won their pool games by an average of 46.2 points and never lost a game. Now they are facing Serbia in the quarterfinals.
The US was coming out of a record defeat to South Korea, where the team broke the World Cup record with 145. The Americans didn’t match the numbers, but they put the game out of reach in his first ten minutes and went up. 33-15.
The lead ballooned to 63-31 at halftime. Bosnia and Herzegovina put together a small run to start the third quarter, but the United States scored her last 19 points of the period.
Again they made full use of inside performance, Wilson, Stewart, bryona jones.
“It’s a big part of our identity,” says Reeve. “Whether he’s 90 yesterday or 84 today, we have players who know what they’re good at and who really understand the opportunities.”
America was missing Jewel Lloydthe team said the person is resting. caria copper He started in her place and finished with 11 points.
Nicolina Erez He scored 19 points to lead Bosniak, who were playing in their first World Cup (0-5).
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