U.S. women's hoops team captures 3-on-3 Olympic gold

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Tokyo Olympics 3x3 Basketball
Posted at 7:02 AM, Jul 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-28 10:06:22-04

TOKYO (AP) — The U.S. team of Stefanie Dolson, Allisha Gray, Kelsey Plum and Jackie Young have won the first women's gold medal in the new Olympic sport of 3-on-3 basketball.

Plum scored all five of her points early to help the Americans take the lead, and they held on for an 18-15 win over the team representing the Russian Olympic Committee.

Plum, the all-time leading scorer in NCAA history, led all scorers in this tournament, too. She finished with 55 points over the course of the five-day event, in which the U.S. played nine games and only lost one.

Earlier, China beat France 16-14 for the bronze medal and Serbia defeated Belgium 21-10 in the men's third-place game.