China and USA decide women’s basketball world title

The finalists for the women’s basketball world cup, which is played in Australia, have been defined. The United States have confirmed their favoritism and are in yet another World Cup decision, the ninth in history and the fourth in a row, and will face China, who return to the World Cup final after 28 years. Australia and Canada are vying for bronze.

In the first semi-final of the day, the United States failed to notice Canada, winning 83-43. The match was decided in the first quarter, when the Americans limited the Canadians to just seven points as they scored 27 points in 10 minutes. Breanna Stewart with 17 points, A’Ja Wilson with 15 points and 12 rebounds, and Kerlseu Plum with 14 points were the main highlights for USA. For Canada, Laeticia Amihere scored eight points.

China and Australia made the other semi-final and this one was dramatic. The Chinese won until the last quarter, when the support of nearly 12,000 people made the difference and the opals were looking for a six-point difference. With three seconds remaining, the game was tied when Samantha Withcomb fouled Siyu Wang, who had the nerve to convert both free throws. Ezi Magbegor had the chance to extend the match, but missed the lay-up, giving China the victory 61-59.

Xu Han with 19 points and 11 rebounds was the Chinese high point of the game, followed by Liwei Wang with 18 points and Siyu Wang with 14. Han still threw 5 blocks, tying the foundation’s highest individual rating in the history of women’s basketball. world. For Australia, Steph Talbot and Ezi Magbegor scored 12 points each. Talbot still grabbed 10 rebounds, completing a double-double.

Saturday is the final day of the World Championship, with Australia and Canada battling it out for bronze at 12:00 a.m. and China and the United States battling it out for the title at 3:00 a.m., both on Brasilia time.

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