The United States women are on a roll at the 2015 World Deaf Basketball Championships in Taoyuan, Taiwan, racking up their third win earlier today to sit at the top of their group. They beat Turkey 89 – 26.
Nukeitra Hayes, who was saw limited minutes in the USA’s game against Japan, was a huge factor in this win. She put up a team leading 23 points, and secured a double double with 14 rebounds.
Lindsay Stergio was second on the team in scoring with 21 points. She too had a double double with 11 rebounds. Stergio has been consistent so far in the tournament, with double digit scoring in each game and had another double double in the USA’s game against the Ukraine. She was 2 rebounds short of a double double in the game against Japan.
Victoria Faieta was third in scoring and rebounding for the Americans with 12 points and 6 rebounds. Like Hayes and Stergio, Faieta has been in double digit scoring in all three of the United States wins.
The United States women currently sit at the top of Women Group B with 6 points. Close behind is Ukraine who have 5 points on 2 wins and 1 loss. Italy is third in the group with 3 points on 1 win and 1 loss. Turkey and Japan are tied for fourth in the group with 2 points each on a pair of losses.
Only two games are left in the pool, with Italy scheduled to play Japan, while Ukraine is scheduled to play Turkey tomorrow. As the rankings stand now, the United States would next play at 19:00 local time on Thursday against Sweden, who are currently in fourth place in Group A. Sweden has one game left in group play, taking on Israel who are last in group A with 3 losses.