FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup 2022 Recap: Playoffs

As the most represented WNBA team at this year’s FIBA ​​World Cup, the New York Liberty enjoyed widespread success in Sydney, Australia last weekend, with five players and two coaches receiving medals in the framework of the United States (gold), China (silver) and Australia (Bronze).

In addition, the new third-grade center, Han Xurepresented Freedom on the FIBA World Cup 2022 “All-Star Five” composed of the best players of the tournament.

Sabrina Ionescu won her fourth career gold medal and first as a member of the Women’s National Team after Team USA’s 81-63 win over China on Saturday, ending her 2022 World Cup campaign undefeated.

Over the three playoff games, Ionescu added a total of 10 points and six rebounds in 25 minutes. Sabrina also showed off her half-court lineup with the three-point single-leg logo below against Canada.

Strong points: Three point half court / Three points / FIBA interview with Pau Gasol

Betnijah Laney who also made her debut for the Women’s National Team, added her third career gold medal as a member of USA Basketball to her highly decorated resume.

Laney continued his efficient production throughout the playoffs, combining seven points, four rebounds and three assists while finishing the tournament with a knocked down three-point field goal percentage of 50.0 percent (5-10). .

Highlights: three points

Han Xu propelled the Chinese women’s national team to a silver medal, the team’s first since 1994, after putting up one of the best performances of the entire tournament. Han’s dominance was on full display in China’s 61-59 semi-final victory over Australia when she recorded 19 points, 11 rebounds and a record five blocks on a near-perfect 80.0 score. % (8-10) of the land; his second double-double in Sydney.

Han finished the World Cup averaging 12.4 points, 8.4 cards and 1.8 blocks per game while shooting 52.5% (42-80) from the field, earning center 6-10 a prestigious place on the FIBA World Cup 2022 “All-Star Five”.

Strong points: Full Highlights / five blocks / Block and mark / Post-match interview with FIBA

Sami Whitcomb led the Australian team to third place and a bronze medal after beating Canada in a convincing 95-65 win in front of home fans at the SuperDome in Sydney.

Whitcomb finished the World Cup as the Opals’ top scorer, averaging 11 points as well as 3.6 assists, 2.3 rebounds and 1.4 steals in 27.6 minutes per game, including five games at two numbers and three contests of 15 points.

Highlights: three points (1) / pass without gaze / Cut Layup / Three Pointers (2)

Limited due to a rib injury she suffered in the third game of the group stage, Allen mouthpiece still managed to give the Opals 16 minutes in two playoff games where she contributed four boards, an assist and a block.

Alongside fellow Liberty Guard at Whitcomb, head coach Sandy Brondelloand assistant coach Olaf LangeAllen earned a bronze medal on home soil.


Marine Fauthouxthe only French representative of Liberty in the World Cup after Marine Johannes was ruled out through injury, impressed in the quarter-final knockout stage against China.

In the 85-71 loss, Fauthoux had a team-high 19 points on 53.5 percent (8-15) effective shooting from the field and five rebounds in 29 minutes of action.

Highlights: Driving Layup / Driving Layup (2) / Driving float

The annual meeting of the New York Liberty Libs Abroad presented by Withings coverage will begin this Friday, October 7, as several Liberty players and rookies will report to their respective foreign clubs. For more information, up-to-date stats/rankings, weekly recaps, and monthly player features, please visit nyliberty.com.

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