Following France’s loss to Canada on Friday, Australia punished Mali (118-58) in their second World Cup group stage match, following their opening loss to Les Bleues on Thursday. The United States continues its clear round against Puerto Rico (106-42).
Australia surpassed 100 points against Mali (118-58) on Friday at the Women’s Basketball World Cup in Sydney and recovers after their inaugural defeat against France (57-70).
Placed in group B, Australia spent their nerves in Mali, with good collective sense as seven players passed the 10-point bar, but not retired legend Lauren Jackson (8 pts). The “Opals” are back in a tight group, where three teams have a victory: France, defeated (59-45) by Canada (only team with two successes), Serbia and Japan.
Like the Australians, the Serbs recovered by dominating the Japanese (69-64), thanks above all to a spirited first quarter (24-9) and limiting their opponent’s ability to three points, their usual strong point (23 % success).
Still without the three players, saved, who participated in the WNBA final (Plum, Wilson and Gray), the United States, three-time defending champion, walked as expected against Puerto Rico (106-42), especially in the racket (75% of your earned points).
The Americans will face China on Saturday in a duel at the top of Group A, between two teams with two wins: the Chinese also confirmed their initial victory against South Korea (107-44) by beating the other supposedly weaker team of the group. , Bosnia and Herzegovina (98-51). Belgium, for its part, after its defeat against “Team USA” (87-72), easily got rid of the Koreans (84-61).
Puerto Rico – United States: 42-106
Belgium – South Korea: 84-61
China – Bosnia and Herzegovina: 98-51
Serbia – Japan: 69-64
France – Canada: 45-59
Mali – Australia: 58-118