Women’s Basketball World Cup roundup: China beats France in two-game winning streak
Xinhua News Agency, Sydney, September 23 (Reporters Yue Dongxing, Wang Qi) The Women’s Basketball World Cup held several competitions on the 23rd. China, the United States and Canada defeated their opponents in that order, becoming the only 3 teams to win two consecutive victories after the start of the team competition.
Following the 63-point victory over South Korea in the first game, the Chinese women’s basketball team in Group A defeated Bosnia and Herzegovina 98:51 that day. Five Chinese team players scored in double figures in this game, Han Xu scored a game-high 18 points, Li Meng contributed 17 points, Li Yueru scored 13 points and 9 rebounds, Wu Tongtong and Yang Liwei scored 12 points each.
Also in Group A, defending champion United States defeated Puerto Rico 106-42. As a three-peat team in the World Cup (including its predecessor, the World Championships), the US team scored in double figures with six players, Shakira Austin scored a game-high 19 points and grabbed 10 rebounds.
On the 24th, the Chinese team will take on the group’s strongest opponent, the US team. Zheng Wei, the head coach of the Chinese women’s basketball team, said that the US team is the best team in the world, and every team is looking forward to competing with them. Looking forward to this game, the Chinese women’s basketball team is looking forward to a good performance, whether it is defending the US team’s transition offense or fighting for rebounds.
In Group B, Canada, which is number 4 in the world, led the group with a winning streak of two games by beating France, ranked number 6 in the world, 59:45 in a strong dialogue. Hosts Australia swept Mali 118:58 on the same day after losing to France in the first match, leading to their first win in the group stage.
In other games of the day, Belgium in Group A defeated South Korea 84:61, while Serbia defeated Japan in Group B 69:64.