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Rhyne Howard Leads Team USA to World Cup Semifinals After Dominate Win Over Canada

(Photo via USAB.com)

(Photo via USAB.com)

The Rhyne Howard hype tour is only getting rowdier. Early Friday morning in Bangkok, Thailand, Howard led the U19 USA women’s squad to a convincing 81-46 victory against Canada.

The Kentucky guard finished with a game-high 14 points and had her best shooting performance of the tournament thus far, making six of her eight attempts. She also pulled in three rebounds and recorded two steals, as well.

Howard continues to dominate this event. She leads the US in scoring at 13.6 points per game, the fifth-highest among all players, while shooting 13-28 from deep through five appearances.

After falling behind early in the first quarter, Howard helped spark a 22-1 US run that quickly ended any hope for Canada. Team USA led 26-9 after the first period and 50-16 at halftime.

“Canada is a good team and we knew that they were going to be aggressive, so we wanted to throw the first punch and keep it going while we had the momentum,” Howard said according to USAB.

With the win, Team USA advances to the semifinals on Saturday where they will face Belgium with a chance to win a gold medal on Sunday. Both the semifinal games and the championship game will be broadcast on ESPN+.

Article written by Zack Geoghegan

Covering all things NBA and UK Hoops. Follow me on Twitter: @ZGeogheganKSR