July 28, 2008

Recap of three more dominating wins by U18 team

In the final 3 games of the FIBA Americas under-18 Championship for Women the USA team dominated play to win the gold medal without losing a game.
USA beats Argentina 81-37 in the final game: Led by a double-double of 20 points and 15 rebounds (in 23 minutes) from Nneka Ogwumike, the 2008 USA Women's U18 National Team concluded its run through the FIBA Americas U18 Championship for Women unscathed with an 81-37 drubbing of host Argentina Sunday night in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The team's first-place finish qualified the USA for the 2009 FIBA U19 World Championship, along with runner-up Canada, third place Brazil and fourth place Argentina. Sarah Boothe added 2 rebounds in 11 minutes of play. Here's a complete recap of the Argentina game. USA beats Brazil 96-51 in game 4 to clinch the gold medal (July 26):
Jumping to a 21-4 lead after just five minutes of play, the 2008 USA Basketball Women's U18 National Team (4-0) once again easily defeated its FIBA Americas U18 Championship opponent in Buenos Aires, Argentina, this time capturing a 96-51 win over Brazil (2-2) Saturday night. All 12 U.S. players scored in the game, including nine players with points in the first quarter. Nneka had 13 points and 8 boards in 17 minutes of play while Sarah Boothe 12 points and 4 rebounds in 16 minutes. Here's a complete recap of the Brazil game. US U18 team overpowers Puerto Rico 116-36
The 2008 USA Basketball Women's U18 National Team (3-0) took its first lead 19 seconds into its game against winless Puerto Rico (0-3) Friday night in the 2008 FIBA Americas U18 Championship in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and never looked back. Racing to an 80-point romp that featured six U.S. scorers in double digits, the 116-36 win was the USA's largest margin of victory yet. Sarah Boothe scored 12 points and had 3 boards in 10 minutes of play while Nneka tallied all nine of her points in the 1st quarter as USA jumped to a 25-6 lead after the first 10 minutes. Nneka also added had 6 rebounds in 15 minutes of play. Here's a complete recap of the Puerto Rico game.

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