Tokyo, Japan (August 2, 2021)—A'ja Wilson poured in 22 points Monday afternoon as the U.S. improved to 3-0 in Olympics pool play with a, 93-82, win over France.
The United States jumped out to a quick 9-2 advantage only to watch as France scored 9 straight to go up 2, 11-9.
They extended that lead to 6 in the second quarter, but the U.S. closed the half scoring 7 in a row to take a 50-44 advantage into the locker room.
France chipped away at the deficit, finally regaining the lead with 9:05 to go in the fourth, 72-71. A Tina Charles three ball put the United States back on top, and the U.S would never trail again.
Wilson made 9 of 12 shots from the field, and added 7 rebounds, 3 assists and a block.
Chelsea Gray scored 5 points, grabbed 2 boards and handed out 1 assist.
Breanna Stewart joined Wilson in double figures with 17 points as did Charles who finished with 15.
Las Vegas Aces 2021 draft pick Iliana Rupert scored 11 for France on 4 of 5 shooting.
The U.S. awaits the results of tomorrow's final pool play games to learn their quarter finals opponent.