2022 World Cup Game 1 September 22nd

Group A:

Play started in Sydney on Thursday morning with a game at each venue from this group. At the State Sports Centre, Arella Guirantes and Puerto Rico had an incredible start and while Bosnia and Herzegovina recovered from the initial shock, they could not cut into the lead and fell 82-58. Over in the Super Dome, there was no shortage of scoring early as Breanna Stewart and the United States built a comfortable lead and coasted to an 87-72 win over Belgium. China is more complete than the other teams here and they showed that they are on a mission early with a 107-44 win over South Korea.

https://www.fiba.basketball/womensbasketballworldcup/2022/game/2209/Bosnia-and-Herzegovina-Puerto-Rico#|tab=boxscore
Bosnia and Herzegovina [58]: Jones 15/8r Dzombeta 11 Deura 8 Tavic 7 Knezevic 6 N. Delic 5 Elez 2/8r N. Delic 2 Markovic 2 Domuzin 0 Ikanovic DNP Selimovic DNP
Puerto Rico [82]: Guirantes 26/9r/8a Quinones 15/7r Hollingshed 15 Melendez 9 Rosado 7 O’Neill 6/8r Pagan 4 Roma 0 Jones 0 Gonzalez DNP Vargas DNP San Antonio DNP

https://www.fiba.basketball/womensbasketballworldcup/2022/game/2209/USA-Belgium#|tab=boxscore
United States [87]: Stewart 22 Thomas 14/7r/9a Loyd 14 Copper 11 Jones 8 Atkins 7/6a Laney 7 Austin 4 Ionescu 0 Plum DNP Gray DNP Wilson DNP
Belgium [72]: Vanloo 13 Allemand 10 Linskens 9/10r Lisowa Mbaka 9 Delaere 8 Ben Abdelkader 6 Bi. Massey 5 Be. Massey 5 Meesseman 4 Resimont 3 Ramette 0 Joris 0

https://www.fiba.basketball/womensbasketballworldcup/2022/game/2209/Korea-China#|tab=boxscore
South Korea [44]: Park J-H 14 Shin 9 Lee 5 Yoon 5 Jin 3 Kang 3 Park H-J 2 Kim S-D 2 Kim J-Y 1 Yang 0 Kim D-B 0 Heo 0
China [107]: Yang 14 Li M 14 Han 13/15r Li Y 12 Pan 11/6r Li YR 9/7r Wu 9 Huang 8 Zhang 8 Wang 7 Dilana 2 Jin 0

Group B:

There was a lot of intrigue after the group draw about matchups here with plenty of talent, but as the tournament approached, there was more and more roster upheaval to go along with longtime coaches moving on before this cycle. The first game featured a coach who replaced her counterpart at the club level this year and it was Canada that built a lead by halftime to grind out a 67-60 win over Serbia. Mali withstood the first barrage from Japan, but could not keep up in an 89-56 loss. The hosts closed the day and it was a close game before Gabby Williams helped France pull away in the second half and win 70-57.

https://www.fiba.basketball/womensbasketballworldcup/2022/game/2209/Canada-Serbia#|tab=boxscore
Canada [67]: Alexander 13/7r Fields 12 Achonwa 10/8r Nurse 9 Amihere 8 Colley 8 Carleton 7 Konig 0 Hill 0 Gilles DNP Kyei DNP Hanson DNP
Serbia [60]: Anderson 18 Krajisnik 17/8r Raca 6 Jovanovic 5 Cado 5 Stankovic 4/6r Topuzovic 3 Djordjevic 2 Skoric 0 Nogic 0 Zec 0 Katanic 0

https://www.fiba.basketball/womensbasketballworldcup/2022/game/2209/Japan-Mali#|tab=boxscore
Japan [89]: Hirashita 17 Todo 14 Mawuli 13 Akaho 12/6r Okoye 8 Takada 7 Miyazaki 7/6a Yasuma 7 Tokashiki 4/7r Yamamoto 0 Miyazawa 0 Yoshida 0
Mali [56]: N’Diaye 13 Kone 10/14r Dembele 6 Coulibaly 6 Haidara 5/6r Balayera 4/7r Gandega 4 Tirera 4 Dabou 3 Kourouma 1 Sangare 0 Traore 0

https://www.fiba.basketball/womensbasketballworldcup/2022/game/2209/Australia-France#|tab=boxscore
Australia [57]: Allen 16 Magbegor 9/6r Tolo 8/6r Whitcomb 8 Talbot 5/7r George 5/7r Wallace 3 Jackson 3 Blicavs 0 Madgen 0 Garbin 0 Maley DNP
France [70]: Williams 23 Fauthoux 10/6a Chartereau 9/7r Badiane 8 Toure 7 Michel 5/8r Rupert 4 Berkani 4 Chery 0 Ciak 0 Tadic 0 Paget 0

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