US hammer Puerto Rico 106-42 in Women's Basketball World Cup

Shakira Austin posts double-double with 19 points, 10 rebounds for Team USA

2022-09-23 13:46:06


Team USA tore apart Puerto Rico 106-42 in a Group A match in the 2022 FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup on Friday, maintaining their flawless run.

US center Shakira Austin posted a double-double with 19 points and 10 rebounds in Sydney.

Kahleah Copper racked up 16 points for the US, while Brionna Jones, another US center, added 15 points for her nation.

Jones missed a double-double as she grabbed nine rebounds.

Power forward Mya Hollingshed was Puerto Rico's highest scorer with 10 points.

On Thursday, US won their first group match against Belgium 87-72 in Sydney.

In the next fixture, second-placed Team USA will face Group A leaders China on Saturday.

Meanwhile, China beat Bosnia and Herzegovina 98-51 on Friday to have their second win in the tournament.

Friday's results:

Group A

Puerto Rico - US: 42-106

Belgium - South Korea: 84-61

China - Bosnia and Herzegovina: 98-51

Group B

Serbia - Japan: 69-64

France - Canada: 45-59

Friday's fixture:

Group B

Mali - Australia