BOCAUE, Bulacan—Defending champion Russia opened its bid for a second straight women's crown in the FIBA 3x3 Basketball World Cup with dominant victories over Uganda and Andorra in Pool C.
Russia ended up as one of four unbeaten teams in the women's division, along with the Czech Republic, the United States, and Italy.
Here are the results of Saturday's games in the women's division from the Philippine Arena here.
Russia 22, Uganda 8
Defending women's champion Russia opened its title-retention bid in dominant fashion, completely clobbering Uganda in a game that took just eight minutes and 12 seconds to finish. Lidumila Sapova matched Uganda's output all by herself with eight points.
United States 21, Iran 7
No. 13 seed United States displayed its firepower in cruising past Iran in Pool C action. Otiona Gildon led the way for Team USA with eight points.
Uganda 18, Iran 10
Uganda rebounded from its loss to Russia and piled on the woes of Iran when it notched its first win. Sarah Ageno led the way with seven points.
Russia 21, Andorra 9
In the quickest game of the women's division so far, Russia soared past Andorra in just eight minutes and eight seconds of game time. Sapova was once again unstoppable, scoring 10 points.
United States 21, Andorra 6
The United States put on another explosive performance in a rout of Andorra. Ruth Hebard had seven points, and Otiona Gildon added six markers.
Czech Republic 22, Turkmenistan 11
No. 7 seed Czech Republic was impressive in its first game, easily dismantling Turkmenistan. Romana Hejdová scored nine points to pace the Czech.
Italy 22, Malaysia 9
Rae Lin D'Alie put on a show as Italy opened its campaign with an easy victory over Malaysia. The 5-foot-4 Italian-American player scored 13 points – including the long two that iced the win – while also coming up with one of the best passes of the tournament so far – a no-look, over-the-head dime to Giulia Ciavarella.
Czech Republic 22, Indonesia 11
Czech Republic came through with another dominant showing by routing Indonesia for a 2-0 record in Pool A. Romana Hejdová and Romana Stehlíková each had seven points for Czech Republic.
Malaysia 21, Indonesia 14
Malaysia got on the win column by outlasting Southeast Asian rival Indonesia. Fook Yee Yap was sensational, scoring 12 points including four long-range jumpers.
Italy 22, Turkmenistan 10
With Rae Lin D'Alie playing the role of facilitator, Italy racked up its second win as many games by dominating Turkmenistan. Giulia Rulli led the way this time around with 11 points, before D'Alie found Marcella Filippi from beyond the arc for the long-jumper that won the game.
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