US women use stellar defense to rout Puerto Rico 106-42

The United States is quickly identifying itself as stellar defensive squad by using its athleticism to make it difficult for opponents to score.

SYDNEY (AP) — The United States is quickly identifying itself as stellar defensive squad by using its athleticism to make it difficult for opponents to score.

Shakira Austin scored 19 points, Kahleah Copper added 16 and the U.S. played suffocating defense to rout Puerto Rico 106-42 on Friday in the women’s World Cup.

“We talk every day about being hard to play against, getting deflections, and the team has really bought into that,” U.S. coach Cheryl Reeve said.

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