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U.S. Women's Basketball Team Beats Canada To Remain Undefeated In Rio

By Craig Bohnert | Aug. 12, 2016, 5:32 p.m. (ET)

Diana Taurasi (#12) high fives Lindsay Whalen (#4) and Maya Moore (#7) after scoring against Canada at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Youth Arena on Aug. 12, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.


RIO DE JANEIRO -- The U.S. women's basketball team continued its roll through Group B and extended its Olympic winning streak to 45 games with an 81-51 victory over Canada Friday afternoon at Youth Arena.

Diana Taurasi and Maya Moore paced the Americans with 12 points apiece, while Tina Charles added 10. Moore had a team-high eight rebounds as the U.S. won the rebounding battle 43-25. The American defense held Canada to 33 percent (19-58) shooting from the field while making 53 percent (31-59) of their shots.

The U.S. now has a 4-0 record heading into the final game of preliminary play, a meeting with China at 12:15 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14.

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