USA Clobbers Spain 106-70 to Arrange Title Showdown with the Hosts

The star-studded USA National Women’s Basketball Team displayed another balance attack as they clobbered Spain, 106-70, in the Semifinals of the 2010 FIBA World Basketball Championship in Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic.

The Americans took advantage of their depth and dominated the boards en route to a title showdown against the host country, Czech Republic, which defeated Belarus, 81-77, earlier today.

Tamika Catchings led USA’s attack with her 14 points and was 3-of-4 from beyond-the-arc, while Sylvia Fowles added 13 points and six rebounds.

Diana Taurasi and Angel McCoughtry chipped in 11 points, while Asjha Jones, Swin Cash, and Tina Charles each had nine points for USA, which dominated right from the opening tip.

USA got off to sizzling start as they quickly build a 29-16 advantage at the end of the first period, and they continued to dominate in the second quarter, which ended with the Americans comfortably on top, 58-34.

With the momentum clearly on their side, USA got off to hot start at the beginning of the second half and they never looked back and led by as much as 41 points.

Marta Fernandez had her best game of the tournament as the 29-year old guard posted 16 points, while Nuria Martinez chipped in 12 points for Spain, which played without their superstar, Sancho Lyttle.

Spain, which was badly beaten in the rebounding department, 44-28, will now gun for a third-place finish when they face Belarus in the Bronze Medal match tomorrow.


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