Olympics 2012: U.S. women beat Canada 91-48 to reach semis

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Shona Thorburn’s running left-handed fling from 15-feet that banked in at the halftime buzzer was the lone highlight for Canada in the first half — when the Canadians had more turnovers (12) than field goals (six).

By the time Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and Kevin Durant showed up in the third quarter after they had finished practice, the U.S. women had doubled Canada’s score — 57-28.

It only got worse from there.

Sylvia Fowles played in her second straight game after missing three in a row to rest a sore left foot. She only played nine minutes in the win over China. She looked stronger against Canada scoring 12 points in 9 minutes.

Kim Smith scored 13 points to lead Canada.

In other quarterfinal games later Tuesday, Turkey played Russia and France took on the Czech Republic.

 

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