After crushing Canada 83–43, the USA advanced to their sixth FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup Final in seven tournaments.
Several previous records were broken, the most notable of which being the United States of America’s largest victory margin in a Semi-Finals match, at 36 points.
The 53 points scored by Korea versus Russia in 2002 were the lowest ever recorded in a Semi-Finals game, while Canada only managed to score 53.
Simply said, there was never a defining moment. The United States scored the game’s opening 15 points and never looked back. Canada’s largest deficit in the tournament was 6 points in the semi-finals. A 27-7 deficit at the end of the first period was their worst of the season thus far. Canada’s largest deficit in any quarter of a game in the 21st century was 20 points, which they faced at the conclusion of the first.
Breanna Stewart, who shot 4 for 5 from deep on way to 17 points, 8 boards, 3 blocks, and 3 assists, was named the game’s most valuable player. A’Ja Wilson, on the other hand, scored 15 points and grabbed 12 boards for an impressive double-double.
The numbers don’t lie; Canada’s shooting percentage of 22% (16-of-73) wasn’t good enough to beat the reigning champions, who were red hot coming into the tournament.
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The bottom line is that Canada really needed an upbeat beginning in order to boost morale, but instead they got the opposite, and it seems to have had an effect, since things never really improved. For a shot at a medal in the Third Place Game, they’ll need to pull themselves up. When it comes to defense, the United States is as tough as they come. Any aggressive and smothering defense means their Final opponent will need to go above and beyond to pull off a major upset. The current winners seem to have everything in place to win an unprecedented 11th championship. The performance was fantastic.
They said, “That’s the beauty of USA basketball; we haven’t been a team for very long, but we’re focused on the prize.” Forget about the worries and stress of the world, because we’re going to have a blast. We’ve simply got to be a tight-knit unit with great chemistry and let our individual skills do the talking.
“We have a really robust defense. Our defense will always be there, even if the ball doesn’t go through the hoop, and that’s what really matters when it comes to medals and titles. When it comes to defense, we’re all on the same page. American forward A’Ja Wilson
You have an obligation and a responsibility to show up every night and represent USA basketball the way it’s intended to be shown off, even if many of the players have never played in the World Cup before and there has been a change of guards and new faces on the squad. You’re familiar with USA basketball’s past; you also know that winning requires a lot of work, and that’s why we always win whether we train together or play exhibition games. To put it simply, we couldn’t be more thrilled to be entering this brand-new era. American security guard Jewell Loyd