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WNBA: Breanna Stewart powers Team USA past Australia

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Breanna Stewart scored 20 of her 23 points in the first half as the U.S. Women’s Basketball Team advanced to the semifinals of the Tokyo Olympics with a 79-55 victory over Australia on Wednesday in Saitama, Japan.

Stewart made 8 of 10 shots from the floor for the Americans, who improved to 53-0 in Olympic competition dating back to the 1992 Summer Games in Barcelona.

Team USA returns to action in Friday’s semifinals against Serbia, which posted a 77-70 win over China on Wednesday.

Brittney Griner scored 10 of her 15 points in the third quarter for the Americans. A’ja Wilson had 10 points and Sue Bird drained three 3-pointers to finish with nine points for Team USA, which led 26-12 after the opening quarter.

Leilani Mitchell led Australia with 14 points.

–Field Level Media

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