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U.S. Olympic 3 × 3 team opens with 17-10 win over France – WNBA.com – .


With the First Lady, Dr Jill Biden in attendance, the US Women’s 3 × 3 Olympic Basketball Team (1-0) started with a 17-10 victory over world number 1 women’s federation France (0-1) at Aomi Urban Sports Park on Saturday in Tokyo.

Led by seven points Stefanie Dolson (Chicago Sky / Connecticut / Port Jervis, NY), who shot 7 of 8 from the field and had six rebounds, the United States received six points from Kelsey Prune (Las Vegas Aces / Washington / Poway, Calif.), Three points and five rebounds from Allisha Gray (Dallas Wings / South Carolina / Sandersville, Georgia) and Jackie Young (Las Vegas Aces / Notre Dame / Princeton, Indiana) scored one point and took four rebounds.

Holding a 5-4 lead, the United States continued a 4-1 run before France scored three to shoot at 9-8. From there, a 5-0 push that was capped by a 2-point Plum gave the United States a 14-8 lead, and the Americans ended the game for the victory 17-10.

“It was more on the defensive side – we were focusing on limiting them in transition because that’s what hurt us the last time we faced them (at the Olympic qualifying tournament),” Gray said. “So we just had to grab our game plan. “

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