USA Women’s Basketball Team 2012 Beats Croatia at the London Olympics

By on Jul 29, 2012 in Basketball, Sports Comments

The 2012 USA Women’s basketball team won their first London Olympic game against Croatia, 81-56, on Saturday, July 28, 2012.

Tina Charles led the American‘s women national team with 14 points. Angel McCoughtry added 13 points for team USA.

It was reportedly a sloppy opening game for the USA women olympic squad as they committed 21 turnovers. The first three quarters was a struggle for the Americans.

The Americans however, out-rebounded the Croatian team, 57-32 and were able to pull away with a 16-0 run in the fourth quarter.

Croatia was able to hang on for three quarters despite missing its first 14 shots of the game.

Jelena Ivezic scored a game-high 22 points and Marija Vrsaljko added 19 points for the Croatian women’s team.

The American team will play its second Women’s Preliminary Round game in group A against Angola on Monday, July 30. While China will be Croatia‘s next opponent.

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