SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — Saki Hayashi scored 23 system and Japan shot its way into the quarterfinals with a 102-83 rout of Nigeria on Monday in the final pool play sport for every groups.
Yuki Miyazwa added 19 system for the host nation, which made 19 3-pointers in the sport.
Japan (2-1) got off to a rapidly start from the self-discipline, making seven of its first 9 3-point makes an attempt to transfer up 30-22 after the first quarter. Nigeria decrease its deficit to 38-36 earlier than Japan scored 13 straight system to purchase management. Hayashi had consecutive 3-pointers sandwiched spherical a utilize of the inbounds lumber in between them. She had 20 system in the half, hitting six 3-pointers.
Japan led 51-38 at halftime after hitting 12 of its 19 3-point makes an attempt in the outlet 20 minutes. The Japanese team didn’t chilly off powerful in the 2nd half as Nigeria never became as soon as in a area to salvage encourage in the sport.
Nigeria (0-3) turned into basically the latest African nation to now not take a sport in the Olympics. Nigeria became as soon as the final team from the continent to be victorious in the Olympics when that team went 1-5 in the 2004 Athens Video games.
Victoria Macaulay scored 18 to handbook Nigeria.