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A'ja Wilson Keeps United States Perfect in Pool Play In, 93-82, Win over France

August 2, 2021 - Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) - Las Vegas Aces News Release


Tokyo, Japan - 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.

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