American basketball women have officially qualified for the semifinals. The United States has no problem with Australia: 79-55. They face Serbia in the semifinals on Friday, beating China 77-70.
The United States, looking for its seventh consecutive Olympic gold, got off to a stunning start in the group stage. They won every game, but had to chase after the first quarter.
In the quarterfinals, the American basketball women did not walk again. Against Australia, the world number two, we once again saw the American dominance that has helped them win gold in the last six Olympics.
American Brenna Stewart led his team with 20 points in the first half. The United States led 26-12 after the first quarter. At half it was 48-27.
Australia could not threaten the United States in the second half. Thus the United States won 79-55.
Australia has never beaten the United States in a Games. In 2000, 2004 and 2008 they also lost three consecutive games in the American Basketball Women’s Final.
Summary USA – Australia
Serbia beat China to advance to the semifinals
American women will know their opponent instantly in the semifinals. Serbia won the quarterfinals 77-70 against China. The star of Serbia was Jelena Brooks. Serbian was fine for eighteen points.
Serbia, who won a bronze medal at the 2016 Games in Rio, went on to take the lead at half-time. But especially in the second half, the Chinese still came. China started the last quarter with a 9 point lead.
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After the victory over the Belgian Gates (74-62) China ended the group stage as the team winner.
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