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Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Day VI World Cup: Australia beat USA, Puerto Rico reach quarter-finals for the first time

  • The final day of the group stage of the Women’s World Cup in Sydney, with a lot at stake in both the groups. Puerto Rico defeated South Korea in the first game to reach the quarter-finals for the first time.
  • China continues with its winning momentum and beat Belgium in the fourth quarter to finish the stage; The United States overtook Bosnia which bids goodbye without a win.
  • Canada easily beat Brizuela and Sika Con’s Mali, seeing how Serbia got on with the match against France, touching Les Blues.
  • Women’s Basketball World Guide: The Great Event of the Year Is Coming Up by National Teams

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Puerto Rico 92-73 South Korea

Maia Hollingshead (Puerto Rico) – 29 points + 12 rebounds

Park Hyjin (Korea) – 20 points 4 rebounds

Historic achievement for Puerto Rico, reaching the quarter-finals of the FIBA ​​World Cup after beating South Korea by nineteen points for the first time in its history. The match was a final for both national teams, knowing that a win would propel them to the final round, placing the Puerto Rican among the eight best players in the world.

,Obviously, I am proud of my team. We have a mix of young and experienced players which started a few years back. So for us, who have worked hard to grow basketball in Puerto Rico, it’s great for everyone.“,” commented Gerardo “Jerry” Batista, also expressing that what his team has achieved is like a fairy tale. After being without electricity, he felt the support of the hobby.

Puerto Rico finished with two victories, beating Bosnia and Herzegovina and the last one in Korea, with a thirteen-point driven 18–0 run from Hollingshead against the Asians, ending the first period with 28–10, after the victory. For it was supernatural. Puerto Rico did not lose the intensity and Korea struggled to try to enter the match, seeing how the Koreans started with an interesting partial and final quarter. coach Boricua requested time off, seeing how Kang made 22 and Park 20. Among the Americans, Guerentes helped with 18 points, without forgetting that the Puerto Ricans were invited to Sydney by the FIBA ​​after Russia was cleared for the invasion of Ukraine.

China 81-55 Belgium

Li Meng (China) – 16 points + 2 rebounds

Kyara Linskens (Belgium) – 14 points + 7 rebounds

A major victory for the Asians against Belgium included a final for both teams in the regular stage of the World Cup, which no longer had the presence of their great star Emma Messemann due to injury. The last difference is explained after China’s impressive 27-10 win in the final quarter.

The first half was even, competitive, with no significant advantage, as was the European reaction to any Chinese basket. After the restart, the same script continued, after the Chinese went up seven, but saw Belgium a match-high 17 points. Last quarter, China stepped on the accelerator and Belgium ran out of options and even without gasoline. Meng Lee scored easy and was crucial at the time, given that Linskens were the key to Belgium and carried the load for three periods. China will move to second place in Group A and Belgium third in the quarter-finals waiting for an opponent.

United States 121-59 Bosnia and Herzegovina

Kelsey Plum (United States) – 20 points + 7 assists

Nikolina Ale (Bosnia) – 19 points + 4 rebounds

,There is a lot of pride in this culture and American heritage. This group just wants to build onCoach Reeve commented at the end of the match. usa basketball Shown all his power again and this time the score increased to 121 points, seeing as how seven players ended up in double-scoring figures, with Plum leading and the total being 20 points or center, played by Shakira Austin. Reached 15 in just 13 minutes.

The United States team broke another record by winning their 27th consecutive World Cup win, playing without a loss since 2006, when they did so against Russia. The Soviet Union holds the World Cup record with 56 consecutive victories from 1959 to 1986.

,Obviously I’ve been here for some of that, but before the streak actually began, let’s understand the legends. This shows that no matter who is playing at USA Basketball, we are always striving for excellence. is incredible”, remarked Brenna Stewart at the end of the game. What started with Sue Bird, Diana Taurasi or Sylvia Falls now transcends players such as Eja Wilson, Chelsea Gray or Stewart.

5-0 The Americans won their games averaging 46 points and were never left behind. Jewel Lloyd rested, waiting for an opponent from Group B. Bosnia continued with their poor performance in their first participation in the World Cup, finishing without a win and leaving a taste that was hard to digest, this time seeing Jonquel Jones on 7 points and top of the Turkish League side.

they had 65-88 canada

Sika Con (Mali) – 10 points + 10 rebounds

Bridget Carlton (Canada) – 27 points + 8 rebounds

Bridget Carleton and Kayla Alexander teamed up to register another win for Canada after yesterday’s loss to Australia. A quiet match against Mali ended the group stage, in which two Spanish coaches guided both teams, with one side, Lapena on the American side, and Brizuela on the African side, on the other.

The opening run of 16–33 almost punished the game, with Canada, ending with a 4–1 balance, waiting for the results of the following games to know the final position, with an excellent Carleton, with 27 points. Ending the game and 7 out of 8 in a triple. The Lynx player finished with a PIR of 33, as well as 37 for Alexander, an ASVEL player who, in addition to 19 points, scored fourteen rebounds. If Star Pareka is joined by Norse, Achonawa or Fields, then Lapena and Quinn have to be taken into account in the elimination round for medals.

Mali finished the World Cup 0–5, reaching the World Cup after Nigeria’s resignation. It has not been an easy path, experiencing various problems, but leaving a great role and above all a big future for the center of Gran Canaria, Sika Con, who will be one of the stars of LF Endesa.

Serbia 68-62 France

Jovana Nojic (Serbia) – 17 points + 3 out of 3 triples

Alexia Chartreau (France) – 16 points + 2 rebounds

The victory in the Balkans touched off the French, who would have to wait for Australia to lose against Japan so as not to finish fourth and face each other in the quarter-finals against the United States. The situation is delicate, facing two European teams that have shown more shadows than lights in this group stage.

Maljkovic initially left Anderson on the bench, but his entry on the court provided the necessary blow, being the leader and scoring nine points after entering 18 made during the match. for the fractional of 22-2 Blue They put Taupen’s team ahead, but the sun came for them and they went seven minutes without scoring, 27 to 33 minutes, with 48 seconds remaining for Serbia to place themselves 62–64, but the French. Missed their triples they had launched and the Balkans led Andersson and Nogi to a crucial 3–2 balance, with the Serbian team scoring 5 out of 19 in the triples. Krzysnik of UMMC Yekaterinburg also scored 12 points and thirteen rebounds after playing thirty minutes, with a hit on the nose.

Australia 71-54 Japan

Mariana Tolo (Australia) – 14 points + 6 rebounds

Monica Okoye (Japan) – 14 points + 3 rebounds

For the hosts, the match that closed the group stage of the World Cup in Australia at the Superdome in Sydney was like the opening final. With mediation by Catalan Yasmina Alcaraz, the Opel They were looking for a win to avoid fourth place and thus would not face the mighty United States in the quarterfinals next Thursday. With the win, they not only do not avoid fourth place, but they rise to the lead of Group A.

The first quarter, in which Japan had nothing to play for, ended last summer after winning silver at the Olympic Games, winning 16–18 to go into break two for the locals. After the break, a fine third quarter for Sandy Brondello’s players led by Whitcomb and Spar Girona player Mariana Tolo to score 20–9.

Without Allen the Liberty player would have taken center stage, knowing how to take all the time and do what is necessary and best for the team at the right time, as an example of triple-scoring. To go: Twenty. Whitcomb lead the final by 17 points and they finish as the group leaders avoiding the United States until an imaginary final. Courage, determination and confidence have values Opel From Brondello, who has yet to play his best basketball in his World Cup.

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