Posted on August 8, 2016
Rio De Janeiro–The U.S. Olympic Women’s Basketball Team (2-0) eclipsed 100 points for the second day in a row, cruising past Spain (1-1), 103-63, Monday afternoon in Group B play at Deodoro Youth Arena. The U.S. improved to 10-0 in Olympic/World Championship competition against Spain.
Diana Taurasi led five U.S. players in double figures, scoring 13 on four-of-eight shooting from the field. She connected on three-of-seven shots from beyond the three-point arc. Tennessee alum Tamika Catchings, playing in her fourth Olympiad, was scoreless on two field goals attempts but grabbed a defensive rebound in nine minutes of action.
The U.S. women continue preliminary round play against Serbia at 2:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, followed by Canada at 2:30 p.m. ET on Friday and China at 11:15 a.m. ET on Sunday.