There was no question of stage-fright on the part of the Belgian Cats and they got off to a great start in the first quarter that they won 26-21.
However, slowly but surely the Americans took control of the game both defensively as well as offensively. The second quarter ended 19-13 in the American’s favour, making for a half time score of Belgium 39 – 40 USA.
The Americans displayed their superiority during the second half second half. This was more than evident during the 3rd quarter that they took 33-18. The Americans went into the 4th quarter 16 points in front.
With today’s final and play-off match for 3rd place in mind, both coaches decided to rest a number of key players for the 4th quarter. The 4th quarter ended 20-20, making for a final score of Belgium 77 – 93 USA. The Belgian Cats will take on Spain later today for 3rd place and a bronze medal. Our woman already beat Spain in the group stage.