The USA Basketball Women’s National Team defeated China, 100-88, on Sunday to improve to 2-0 in Group D at the FIBA World Cup in Tenerife, Spain.
WNBA MVP Breanna Stewart led the USA with 23 points on 9-of-12 shooting, adding six rebounds and a pair of blocks. A’ja Wilson, the WNBA’s 2018 Rookie of the Year, finished with 20 points on 7-of-8 shooting, six rebounds and three blocks.
— WNBA (@WNBA) September 23, 2018
The USA shot 58 percent from the field and 40 percent from three-point range, becoming the first team in the tournament to score 100 or more points. Diana Taurasi and Tina Charles were also in double figures for the Americans. Taurasi finished with 13 points and five assists, while Charles tallied 16 points and six rebounds.
Century mark! @USAbasketball become the first team to reach triple digits at the #FIBAWWC in Tenerife, but #China were hanging in there throughout all 40 minutes, testing the defending champs in this one!
Final score: 🇨🇳 88-100 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/9BauEzoAmO
— FIBA (@FIBA) September 23, 2018
The USA closes out Group play Tuesday on ESPN+ at 1 p.m. ET against Latvia.