USA v Mexico | 2014 IWBF Women's World Wheelchair Basketball Championships

The first day of competition saw the Americans register a solid 68-52 win over 2012 Paralympic silver-medalist Australia. The American side opened the match with a steady 17-6 quarter. Mexico fared better in the second with nine points, but could not hold back their opponent's offence to cut into the deficit. The United States shot over 50 per cent in the first half to extend its advantage to 37-15. The second half continued in the same manner with Team USA holding firm in its own end while its offence extended the lead to 55-23. A quiet 9-6 fourth quarter in favour of the Americans concluded the contest. For the second straight game, Germantown, Wis. Product Rebecca Murray paced the American attack. She notched a game-high 26 points to follow-up her 30-point night on day one. Mexico's Floralia Estrada posted 19 points to lead her team. Team USA Head coach Stephanie Wheeler was pleased with today's result, but she stressed her team's need to learn and grow from this competition. "Our goal coming into this tournament was to get better every time we're on the court. That will be our focus again tomorrow. We still need to improve. We have the bar set at a certain level for ourselves and we always have to go up." The United States next faces Peru at 1 p.m. on the tournament's third day. Mexico will face the undefeated Dutch in tomorrow's first match at 8 a.m. For more information please visit - See more at: