Jul 31, 2012 at 7:09 am
LONDON (AP) - Candace Parker had 14 points and 12 rebounds to lead the U.S. women's to a 90-38 rout of Angola on Monday night in the Olympic basketball tournament.
The game was expected to be an easy romp for the Americans and they delivered, overwhelming the Olympic newcomer.
The Americans (2-0) have won their last 35 straight games in the Olympics and four consecutive gold medals while Angola is looking for its first victory. The team lost its opener to Turkey by 22 points meaning African nations have only won one of their 25 games in the Olympics since Congo, formerly known as Zaire, first qualified in the 1996 Atlanta Games.
Nigeria owns the only victory, beating Korea by four points in 2004.
The Americans have played African teams twice and routed them both. The U.S. beat Zaire by 60 points in 1996 and then Mali by 56 at the Beijing Games in 2008.