US will play against China or Australia, silver medallists at the last three Olympics..
Diana Taurasi paced the unrelenting US attack with 15 points as five Americans scored in double figures, Reuters reported.
“We had a ton of assists,” guard Lindsay Whalen said about the US total of 29 in the game. “That shows an unselfish team and unselfish players.”
Kim Smith scored 13 points as top scorer for Canada, who have not beaten the US women since a world championship victory in 1975.
Canada coach Allison McNeill did not take long to respond when asked what was the difference in the game.
“The difference would probably be 12 of the best players in the world against 12 players who are not the best players in the world,” said McNeill.