U.S. women rout China in Olympic basketball with record day
August 5, 2012Eastern Indiana Sports
LONDON (AP) -- More offensive fireworks were on display at the basketball venue - this time courtesy of the U.S. women.
The Americans tied their Olympic scoring mark in a 114-66 rout of China on Sunday and set couple of other U.S. records along the way.
Just days after the U.S. men shattered the Olympic records for points in a game, the women put on their own show.
"We've got a lot of good offensive players," said U.S. coach Geno Auriemma. "When everything is clicking and their in sync and the ball's moving like it was today, we're a fun team to watch and hopefully everyone who was watching enjoyed it."
Diana Taurasi scored 22 as the women matched the 114 points they scored against Spain in 1992, and fell well short of the women's Olympic mark of 128 points set by Brazil in 2004.