The United States was taking on upstart Turkey who was a surprise to be 2-0, but their dream of upsetting Team USA came crashing down thanks to a 26-11 run in the fourth quarter to win 89-58. This Turkey team was not scared going up against the heavy favorite United States team and even led by one point during the first quarter, and even after a United States led by 15 at the half Turkey came back to make it a 50-45 game.
In the final quarter is when the United States turned it on to easily defeat Turkey and improve to 3-0 in pool play. Atlanta Dream's Angel McCoughtry led the United States in scoring with 18 points and 16 was scored by Tina Charles.
Head coach Geno Auriemma talked about his depth and praised McCoughtry's play on Wednesday:
"What we lack in preparation time we make up for in the quality of our depth," Auriemma said. "We have to use it to the best of our advantage. That second group led by Lindsay (Whalen) and Angel (McCoughtry) was the difference in the game.
"From the minute (McCoughtry) stepped on the floor to when the game ended she was the dominant player. That's something that I think we have that very few if any teams in this tournament have so I'm fortunate to have that option."
Team USA is tied for first place in Group A with a 3-0 record with China.
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