USA WINS 11TH WORLD TITLE AT FIBA WOMEN’S BASKETBALL WORLD CUP

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The United States won a record-extending 11th women’s basketball World Cup title with an 83-61 victory over China in Sydney.

The Las Vegas Aces’ A’ja Wilson top-scored for the defending champions with 19 points, while Kelsey Plum added 17.

The US were made to work in the first half but China faded in the third quarter, going 21 points behind.

They launched a final-quarter fightback but the US held on for their fourth successive World Cup title.