Basketball: Clinical Team USA posts its biggest blowout in Olympic history
Team USA had absolutely no problem in dispatching Senegal in its women’s basketball opener at the Rio Olympics with a 121-56 win on Sunday.
The 65-point win is the biggest blowout in Olympic history.
The Yanks raced off to a 35-9 lead after a quarter and didn’t really look back, holding a 43-point advantage at halftime.
They shot 70 percent in the first half, and held Senegal to 27 percent shooting. Sue Bird had 7 assists at the break, and three USA players had scored in double figures: Diana Taurasi, Breanna Stewart and Brittney Griner.
USA faces third-ranked Spain on Monday at 11 a.m. EDT in what should be a much tougher match.