Poway native helps capture Olympic gold for US women in 3-on-3 debut

Tokyo Olympics 3x3 Basketball
Tokyo Olympics 3x3 Basketball
Posted at 7:06 AM, Jul 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-28 13:22:13-04

TOKYO -- The U.S. team of Stefanie Dolson, Allisha Gray, Kelsey Plum, and Jackie Young won the first women’s gold medal in the new Olympic sport of 3-on-3 basketball.

Plum, a Poway native who attended La Jolla Country Day School, scored all five of her points early to help the Americans take the lead and they held on for an 18-15 win over the team representing the Russian Olympic Committee.

Plum led all scorers in this tournament. She finished with 55 points over the course of the five-day event in which the U.S. played nine games and only lost one.

China beat France 16-14 for the bronze medal and Serbia defeated Belgium 21-10 in the men’s third-place game.