By Selcuk Bugra Gokalp
ANKARA (AA) - The US set a new all-time women's basketball World Cup scoring record by beating South Korea 145-69 in the championship's Group A match in Sydney on Monday.
Brionna Jones led the US with 24 points, while her compatriots A'Ja Wilson and Kelsey Plum contributed with 20 and 19 points respectively.
Hyejin Park was the most effective Korean player in the court with 17 points.
The previous all-time points record was held by Brazil, which beat Malaysia 143-50 in the 1990 World Cup.
The 2022 FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup, the 19th edition of FIBA's top-tier international tournament, is being held in Australia, and will conclude on Oct. 1.
The reigning champions US have won the World Cup a record 10 times.