U.S. women’s basketball continues momentum, rolls over Romania & Russian Olympic Committee
TOKYO (WFIE) - The U.S. Olympic 3x3 women’s basketball team had another triumphant morning in Tokyo on Sunday.
After notching two victories on the opening day of pool play, Princeton native Jackie Young and Team USA found success once again on Day 2.
The U.S. women kicked off the day by thrashing No. 3 ranked Romania, winning 22-11 in convincing fashion. Later on Sunday, the Americans earned a hard-fought 20-16 victory over the Russian Olympic Committee, improving to 4-0 overall after two days of competition.
Young chipped in two points against Romania.
The Las Vegas Aces and former Notre Dame standout also tallied two points and two rebounds in the win over the Russian Olympic Committee.
Click here to read the full box score for both games.
Team USA will next face Italy at 3:55 a.m. CST on Monday, before tipping off against China at 7 a.m. CST.
The Americans wrap up preliminary round play later in the day as they take on the host country, Japan, at 11:30 p.m. CST Monday.
Once the preliminary round concludes, the top two teams in the pool will earn an automatic berth into the semifinals, which is scheduled for Wednesday, The next four teams will meet in two play-in games on Tuesday.
Team USA currently ranks in first place as the only undefeated team.
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