US basketball players reach the World Cup final without complications, will meet with China / Article

(supplemented by the entry of the Chinese national team into the final)
Already in the first quarter, the USA accumulated a 20-point advantage (27:7), which was not threatened in the rest of the game. Brenna Stewart scored 17 points and Aja Wilson added 15 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. No player on the Canadian national team scored in double figures.

In the final, the US national team will meet the Chinese women in Sydney on Saturday, who secured a 61:59 victory over the home team Australians later on Friday in an intense game. The victory for China was ensured by Siyui Wan’s two free throws in the last seconds.

Xu Han scored 19 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for China, while Samantha Whitcomb led the Australians with 15 points.

The losing teams in the semifinals will meet in the bronze medal game on Saturday.

In the tournament, the main favorite, the USA national team, claims to win the World Cup for the 11th time and earn the fourth trophy in a row. The American women have not suffered a setback in World Cup tournaments since losing to Russia in the semifinals in 2006.

12 national teams competed in the World Cup finals, which were initially divided into two groups. After the round robin, the four strongest teams of each group advanced to the quarterfinals.


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