KSL OLYMPICS

Leilani Mitchell Helps Australia Basketball Crush Puerto Rico At Tokyo Olympics

Aug 2, 2021, 7:57 AM
Leilani Mitchell - Basketball vs. Puerto Rico...
Puerto Rico's Jazmon Gwathmey (L) goes to the basket past Australia's Leilani Mitchell in the women's preliminary round group C basketball match between Australia and Puerto Rico during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama on August 2, 2021. (Photo by ARIS MESSINIS / AFP)
(Photo by ARIS MESSINIS / AFP)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Former Utah Utes standout and Australia Women’s Basketball guard Leilani Mitchell helped the Opals beat Puerto Rico 96-69.

The matchup with Leilani Mitchell, Australia and Puerto Rico was a part of Group C play at the Tokyo Summer Olympics.

Mitchell finished with 12 points, one rebound and six assists on 4-for-12 shooting from the field and 2-of-8 from the three-point line.

The first half was tightly contested as Puerto Rico outscored the Opals 24-22 in the first quarter, while Australia returned the favor by outscoring Puerto Rico 23-20 in the second quarter to take a 45-44 lead at halftime.

Mitchell struggled in the first half with just 6 points on 2-of-8 shooting from the field. In the third quarter, Mitchell scored just two points but Australia took a commanding 68-52 lead entering the fourth quarter after outscoring Puerto Rico 23-8.

Australia finished off Puerto Rico by outscoring them 28-17 in the fourth quarter.

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Trevor Allen is a Utah Utes Insider for KSLSports.com and host of the Crimson Corner podcast. Follow him on Twitter: @TrevorASportsYou can download and listen to the podcast, here.

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