On Monday, the United States women’s basketball team set a new World Cup scoring record by defeating Korea 145-69 in Sydney.
It was more than the 119 goals scored by the United States in the 1990 tournament and more than the 143 goals scored by Brazil in 1984.
A’ja Wilson, who scored 20 points and dished out eight assists, remarked afterward, “It was enormous, it was huge,” as reported by USA Basketball. The great thing about it is that, in my opinion, everyone won.
Everyone from one to twelve contributes to it. We’re all in this together. In addition, I believe that things are going swimmingly now that we have a full squad and that we are beginning to gel as a unit. I’ve never been on a team that could score 145 points in a basketball game, so this is enormous.
With 24 points on 12-14 shooting, Brionna Jones led the way for the United States, while seven other players also scored in double figures.
The United States of America broke World Cup records for field goals (62) and assists (36) in their decisive victory. They had previously set World Cup marks of 47 field goals and 32 assists.
Wilson in action for the United States against Korea in Group A competition at the Women’s Basketball World Cup.
And we’ve only known each other for a week at most. This says a lot about the direction that this squad is heading. But I feel like we’re in a great spot right now.
The United States has won 26 consecutive World Cup games, matching their own record set between 1994 and 2006. They have a long way to go before they can match the Soviet Union’s record of 56 straight victories, which they established between 1959 and 1986.
As a result of the win, the United States improves to 4-0 on the season while Korea falls to 1-3.