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First State athletes at Summer Games remain on a roll

Courtesy: USA Basketball

Delawareans competing at the Summer Olympics in Rio continue to enjoy success.

Elena Delle Donne and the U.S. Women’s basketball team won again, moving to 3-0 in preliminary round action with a 110-84 win over Serbia Wednesday.

Delle Donne contributed 2 points, 4 rebounds, and 3 assists in 12 minutes off the bench.

The U.S. continues opening round play Friday against Canada.

The U.S women’s field hockey team also remains undefeated in preliminary round action, routing Japan 6-1 Wednesday.

The team, which includes Delawareans Caitlin Van Sickle and Katelyn Falgowski, is now 3-0 and has clinched a spot in the Olympic quarterfinals.

The U.S. continues pool play Thursday against India.

Tom Byrne has been a fixture covering news in Delaware for three decades. He joined Delaware Public Media in 2010 as our first news director and has guided the news team ever since. When he's not covering the news, he can be found reading history or pursuing his love of all things athletic.