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Team USA Downs China 105-62 In Women's Basketball, Finishes Group Play Undefeated

By Craig Bohnert | Aug. 14, 2016, 1:35 p.m. (ET)

Brittney Griner (center) celebrates with teammates against China in the women's preliminary round at the Rio 2016 Olympics on Aug. 14, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.


The U.S. women's basketball team defeated China 105-62 Sunday afternoon at Rio's Youth Arena.

Four players scored in double figures as the Americans wrapped up an undefeated run through Group B, outscoring their opponents by an average score of 104-62. Tina Charles and Brittney Griner led all scorers with 18 points apiece, supported by 13 from Sylvia Fowles and 10 from Seimone Augustus. 

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Griner picked up a double-double with her game-high 13 rebounds. Maya Moore was credited with 8 assists and 8 rebounds.

The U.S. shot 62 percent (46-74) from the field while holding China to only 34 percent (24-71).

The tournament now moves to the knockout stage, where the U.S. will open play against Japan, which placed fourth in Group A with a 3-2 record. Quarterfinal play begins on Tuesday, Aug. 16.

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