SYDNEY — Kelsey Plum scored 20 factors, Chelsea Grey added 16 and the US girls routed Bosnia and Herzegovina 121-59 on Tuesday to interrupt the staff document for consecutive wins on the World Cup.
The victory was the twenty seventh in a row in World Cup play for the Individuals, who have not misplaced because the 2006 semifinals in opposition to Russia. The U.S. gained 26 in a row from 1994-2006 main as much as that recreation. The Soviet Union holds the World Cup document with 56 straight wins from 1959-86.
What began with Sue Fowl, Diana Taurasi and Sylvia Fowles has now been handed on to Breanna Stewart and A’ja Wilson. A legacy of excellence that does not seem it should finish anytime quickly. After going unbeaten in pool play once more, the U.S. hasn’t misplaced a recreation previous to the semifinals since 1983.
The Individuals (5-0) gained their pool video games by a median of 46.2 factors and by no means trailed in any of them.
The U.S. was coming off a document rout of South Korea through which the staff broke the World Cup document for factors with 145. Whereas the Individuals did not match that quantity, they put the sport out of attain within the first 10 minutes, going up 33-15.
The lead ballooned to 63-31 at halftime. Bosnia and Herzegovina put collectively a small run to start out the third quarter, however the U.S. scored the ultimate 19 factors of the interval.
As soon as once more they used a dominant inside efficiency, outscoring Bosnia and Herzegovina 84-28 within the paint led by Wilson, Stewart and Brionna Jones.
The U.S. was lacking Jewell Loyd, whom the staff stated was resting. Kahleah Copper began in her place and completed with 11 factors.
Nikolina Elez scored 19 factors to guide the Bosniaks (0-5), who have been enjoying of their first World Cup.