FIBA Women’s World Cup 2022: USA break World Cup record with 145 points

Team USA made history when they beat Korea on Monday, eclipsing the record for most points in a World Cup game with 145.

Their previous record – 143 points – was set in 1990 by Brazil, but the United States went one better by beating Korea by 76 points in their fourth World Cup match.

Brionna Jones led the team with 24 points, while A’Ja Wilson, Breanna Stewart, Shakira Austin and Kelsey Plum all had at least 16.

The United States’ own record was 119 points, which they set in 2006 and equaled in 2014, but it was clear midway through the fourth quarter that would be blown out of water, the team’s offense American looking unstoppable.

FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup All-Time Match Highscore
Rank Nation Opponent Year Total points
1 UNITED STATES Korea 2022 145
2 Brazil Malaysia 1990 143
3 Korea Kenya 1994 136
4 France Tunisia 2002 131
5 Bulgaria Malaysia 1990 130

Every American player scored at least one basket in their historic victory, with the United States bench alone enough to beat the entire Korean team.

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Not to be outdone, the USA defense was equally impressive, with Korea the third consecutive opponent held to less than 70 points.

The Koreans had some bright moments, Hyejin Park their leader with 17 points on 87.5% shooting, but it was most definitely a declaration game from the presumed champions, with America not stopping as they scored in the minus 32 points in each quarter.

In their 25th consecutive win, Team USA also set team records for most field goals and most assists, a truly dominant performance across the board.

But there is little time for celebrations and commiseration, with both teams back on the pitch in less than 24 hours to wrap up their group stages, with Korea taking on Puerto Rico while the United States take on Bosnia and Herzegovina. .

Team USA have almost cemented their place at the top of their group, however, the clash of Korea will prove crucial as they currently sit fourth in Group A with a 1-3 record.

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