The U.S. Olympic Women’s Basketball team is moving on.
Behind a Breanna Stewart-led offense, Team USA avenged their exhibition loss to Australia, taking them down 79-55 to cruise into the semifinals.
Stewart put up her best Olympic performance to date, hammering home 23 points and five rebounds to lead the way for Team USA. She also went 8-for-10 on shooting and was named Player of the Game.
Different game, same Stewie 😤 @breannastewart vs 🇦🇺🔥 23 PTS🔥 8-of-10 FG🇺🇸 #USABWNT x #Tokyo2020 pic.twitter.com/ijGXq8Cbnk— USA Basketball (@usabasketball) August 4, 2021
Different game, same Stewie 😤 @breannastewart vs 🇦🇺🔥 23 PTS🔥 8-of-10 FG🇺🇸 #USABWNT x #Tokyo2020 pic.twitter.com/ijGXq8Cbnk
Brittney Griner was also on her game, dropping 15 points and eight rebounds alongside Chelsea Gray who contributed eight assists.
Next up, Team USA will face Serbia for a spot in the gold medal game. At the Rio Games in 2016, the U.S. crushed the Serbians 110-84 in their Olympic debut. This time around, Serbia finished second in Group A and eliminated China in the quarterfinals.
The two teams will face off on Friday, August 6.