U.S.Women’s Basketball blowout Italy, 77-62. Next up for team USA–Ukraine on Saturday.
According to the US Deaf Sports Confederation: SOFIA, Bulgaria – The women’s basketball team started its gold medal campaign of 2013 on a strong note, defeating Italy, 85-26, at Universiada Sports Hall.
Three rookies blazed the way for the U.S. Zamica Gage scored 16 points, and Christine Smith and Nukeitra Hayes chipped in with 15 and 13 respectively. Gage also led the team with seven steals, and Hayes pulled down 19 rebounds.
The U.S. grabbed control of the lead early and never relinquished it, starting with a 6-0 run before Italy finally scored with 5:30 left in the first quarter. The U.S. wrapped up the first quarter with a 15-6 lead.
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