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The USA claimed their fourth consecutive FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup title in Sydney and 11th in total as they defeated China 83-61 in front of a sold out Sydney Superdome. A huge crowd of 15,895 looked on as USA added to their amazing legacy with another top of the podium finish. China competed well in the early stages and had Yueru Li eventually finishing with 19 points and 12 rebounds. However, USA put their foot on the gas either side of half-time and led by A’Ja Wilson’s 19 points, plus 17 points from Kelsey Plum and 8 assists from Chelsea Gray, they had too much for their opponents and completed an unbeaten campaign.
Two weeks ago, Bosnia and Herzegovina got a great 96-90 victory against France in the 2023 FIBA World Cup European Qualifiers. Today, Vincent Collet’s team got its revenge, winning 68-81 with a great display by former Real Madrid teammates Guerschon Yabusele (15 p., 5 r.) and Thomas Heurtel (14 p., 7 r., 8 a.). French centers Rudy Gobert (11 p., 12 r.) and Vincent Poirier (9 p., 7 r.) were also helpful, just like Evan Fournier (14 p.). France goes up 3-1.
Huge boost for the Germany senior national team heading to the 2023 FIBA World Cup Qualifiers. Dennis Schroder is traveling separately to Stockholm hoping to receive medical clearance and represent his country against Sweden tomorrow, Thursday. The captain of Germany was slated as doubtful to even make the trip with an ankle injury but is on his way, as noted by the German Basketball Federation Wednesday.