Xinhua News Agency, Sydney, September 24. Group A of the 2022 Women’s Basketball World Cup will start the third round on the 24th. The Chinese team, which had previously won two consecutive victories, met the American team and the Chinese women’s basketball team lost 63:77 at the end .
The reigning US team led Group A with three straight wins and secured a place in the quarter-finals early. The Chinese team finished second in the group with 2 wins and 1 loss. In the other two games of this group on the same day, Jiang Yise scored 37 points helping the South Korean team to beat Bosnia and Herzegovina 99:66 and won their first win of this tournament; Belgium narrowly defeated Puerto Rico 68:65.
According to FIBA data, the US team has an absolute advantage with 13 wins and 0 losses in the previous World Series match against China. Before the game, Plum, Gray and Wilson who participated in the 2022 WNBA Finals returned to the team and the US team assembled the strongest line-up.
After the opening, the US team scored 3 3-pointers in a row and played an 11: 0 offensive wave. The gradually adapted Chinese team launched a counterattack and equalized the score with 13 with 3 minutes left in the first quarter. At the end of the first quarter, the US team had the lead at 18:13.
The US team suddenly increased their defensive intensity in the second quarter, scoring a 13-0 climax and extending their lead to 19 points at half-time.
In the third quarter, the Chinese team has caught up. Li Meng, Wang Siyu and Han Xu joined forces to contribute 20 of the 22 points the team scored in this quarter. The Chinese team won the opponent by 10 points in a single quarter, and the score approached 47:56 after three quarters.
The US team scored 9 points in a row at the start of the last quarter, opening the gap again. The Chinese team reached 60:69 more than two minutes before the end, but Wilson scored 8 points in a row to seal the victory for the US team.
Li Meng scored a record 21 points, Wang Siyu contributed 17 points and 6 assists, and Han Xu scored 12 points. Team USA Wilson scored 20 points and 8 rebounds.
Facing the Bosnia and Herzegovina team, which had never won the same match before, the South Korean team finished the first half with a 45:37 lead under Jiang Yise’s leadership that day. The South Korean team scored 31 points in the third quarter, beating their opponent by 16 points in a single quarter, and continued to expand their lead in the last quarter to win their first win.
Jiang Yise has made 13 shots out of 21 in this game, including 7 three out of 14. In addition, he also got 8 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 steals. Bosnia and Herzegovina center Jones scored 21 points and 9 rebounds.