U.S. WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TEAM SHOWCASES TALENT IN OLYMPIC OPENER
The United States women's basketball team opened its Olympic competition with a victory over Nigeria by a score of 81-72.
The squad displayed their enormous quality and depth by having all 12 players score points during the game.
A'ja Wilson led the team with 19 points, while Breanna Stewart added 13 points and 8 rebounds.
In the first half, the United States squad battled with turnovers, but they were able to move ahead in the second half.
Nigeria's Ezinne Kalu had a standout performance, scoring 16 points and leading her team's comeback attempt.
In the women's basketball competition, the United States team is going for their eighth straight gold medal.
The squad is coached by Dawn Staley, a former player who was awarded three gold medals in her career.
The United States squad will play Japan in their next match, which will take place on Monday.