The Women’s National team is looking like they’ll be in gold-medal form come the preliminary round of the Summer Olympics, as they beat a talented France squad with ease on Wednesday night.
In a rematch of the 2012 gold-medal game, USA came out on fire to start the second half of the ballgame and outscored their opposition by 21 points in the final 20 minutes of the contest.
The starters for Team USA (Sue Bird, Diana Taurasi, Maya Moore, Elena Delle Donne and Tine Charles) all turned in solid performances with center Charles and forward Moore shining brightest, combining for 30 points, 10 boards, five assists and three steals.
Taurasi and Delle Donne each poured in 10 points a piece, while Center Sylvia Fowles played great off the bench, contributing seven points, five rebounds and two steals.
11: USA did a nice job all game controlling the glass and using their length to their advantage, out-rebounding France by this many.
26: Your very own Minnesota Lynx players balled-out on Wednesday in front of a packed crowd in Newark, Delaware, combining for this many points in the contest.
21: Although the group hasn’t even been together for a week, they seem to be communicating very well and their chemistry is as if they’ve been playing with one another all season long. USA tallied this many assists on 30 field-goals made on the evening.
46.9: On top of not playing ‘hero ball,’ Team USA is also taking smart and collected shots, making this percentage of their attempts in the game. If this United States squad can keep up the impressive ball movement to hit the open player, they are going to be very hard to beat.