Seven players scored in double figures as the U.S. women's basketball team opened Olympic play by swamping Senegal 121-56 at Youth Arena Sunday afternoon.
Breanna Stewart, Diana Taurasi and Sylvia Fowles had 15 points apiece to lead all scorers. Brittney Griner scored 14 while Angel McCoughtry and Elena Delle Donne each added 11 and Tina Charles had 10 points. Every American player scored at least four points in the contest.
Fowles and Griner shared rebounding honors with seven apiece as the U.S. outrebounded Senegal 40-24.
The 121 points scored was the most ever by the U.S. women in Olympic play, and the 65-point victory margin also was an U.S. record and third largest in Olympic history, trailing the 66-point wins posted by the Soviet Union over Italy in 1980 (119-53) and by Brazil against Japan in 2004 (128-62).
The U.S. will seek its 43rd consecutive win in Olympic competition as Group B play continues at noon Monday against Spain.