FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup: Day 4 Round-Up

In Day 4 of the Women’s Basketball World Cup, Australia and Serbia became the latest teams to clinch a place in the quarterfinals of the tournament.

Australia made it into the Quarter-Finals after winning an entertaining game 75-72 against the previously unbeaten Canada (3-1). A near triple-double from Steph Talbot of 11 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists was the highlight.

However, Ezi Magbegor came into play with a brilliant performance of 16 points, 7 rebounds and 5 blocks. The result was also a positive for Serbia WNT which booked their spot, having beaten Mali earlier in the day.

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China bounce back from a defeat to the USA Team as they routed Puerto Rico 95-60. They handed out a jaw-dropping All-Time Women’s World Cup record 41 assists for 41 field-goals made. Yuan Li led with 9 assists, while Siyu Wang dished out eight.

France achieved its second consecutive victory in Group B of the 2022 Women’s Basketball World Cup as they beat Japan 67-53. Japan’s participation beyond the group stage came to an end as Iliana Rupert came up big with a skillful double-double for France with 15 points and 12 rebounds.

USA posted a new FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup milestone as they set a new All-Time record for the most points in a game after beating Korea 145-69. Four years after they debuted in Tenerife and made a run to the Semi-Finals, Belgium find themselves in the last eight again.

Their 85-55 victory against Bosnia and Herzegovina took them into the Women’s Basketball World Cup Quarter-Finals. Ben Abdelkader led the winners with 18 points, while Kyara Linskens continued her strong performances in the tournament with 13 points and seven rebounds.

Sasa Cado who made six triples fuelled an 81-68 win for Serbia against Mali as they improved to 2-2 and eventually clinched a Top-8 spot after Australia came up on the top vs Canada later in the day.

For tournament standings, click here.

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