the United States women national team completed their triumphant ride in Tenerife World Cup defeating Australia in the final by a convincing 56-73. Liz Cambage, the most determining player of the tournament, was cancelled by the cast of players in the WNBA, which downgraded its performance up to 7 points. Diana Taurasi, Brittney Griner and Breanna Stewart took to resolve a party who was sentenced at the end of the third quarter (38-61).
beat the armada to add, with more sufficiency to fanfare, its 10th World’s gold, the third consecutive. A Dream Team that since 1996 has only lost a game in Olympic and World Games defeat in the semi-finals of the World Cup 2006 against Russia (68-75). The balance in the last 22 years is 94-1, with only five wins by less than 10 points difference.
in the final, the duel of height between the American Brittney Griner (2.06 m) and the Australian Liz Cambage (2.03 m) fell quickly the American side. In contrast to Spain in the semifinal, the Dawn Staley players managed to reduce to almost nothing the impact of Cambage in painting (7 points compared to the average of 28 before the end). The Australians suffered so much at the beginning of the first quarter as in the third, having to wait four minutes in both to score its first basket, when the Americans chained point after point (10-0 in the first quarter) and 9-0 in the third quarter.
in the fight for the rebound, there was parity (49-46 for the Australian) but 4 of 12 in triple lastró definitely set options aussie. Cambage entered and left the bench looking for his game, while Griner was scoring points in the absence of the Australian pivot. At the end of the third quarter, United States already dominated with clarity by 38-61, after a partial 11-26. And, in the last ten minutes, both coaches decided to give input to the second units and rest from the usual. The final was determined, and the title also. Diana Taurasi, Breanna Stewart, Emma Meesseman, Astou Ndour and Liz Cambage integrated the ideal tournament Quintet, and Stewart was also awarded the MVP as best player of the tournament.