The U.S. women’s 3-on-3 basketball team has made history.

Allisha GrayKelsey PlumStefanie Dolson and Jackie Young won gold in the inaugural 3-on-3 basketball Olympic competition, defeating Russia 18-15 Wednesday evening at Tokyo’s Aomi Urban Sports Park.

The U.S. women stormed out to a 7-2 lead and never looked back. They played suffocating defense that had Russia visibly frustrated during the contest. Russia attempted to make things interesting late, cutting the deficit to as close as three, but the U.S. team remained in control throughout. Read More