The U.S. captured the FIBA U18 Girls’s Americas Championship for a tenth straight time Sunday, overcoming their first problem of the match, by Canada, to win 82-77.
Latest Cathedral Catholic Excessive grad Isuneh Brady completed the sport with eight factors and 15 rebounds to assist her staff win the gold medal in Buenos Aires.
Cotie McMahon led the way in which with 22 factors as three different teammates scored in double digits.
In opposition to Canada, Workforce USA by no means established the large benefits they maintained in final week’s wins over Columbia, Puerto Rico, El Salvador and Mexico.
They led by 4 after the primary quarter, then by 10 on the half, however the Canadians returned to the court docket robust and outscored the Individuals by six within the third.
It wasn’t sufficient, though the U.S. had a three-minute scoring drought to finish the sport. The Canadians, behind 80-65 on the time, minimize the hole to only 5 because the U.S. solely made two free throws down the stretch. Canada, nonetheless, did not make a shot within the closing 30 seconds, preserving he U.S. win.
Argentina received the bronze medal with a 54-50 win over Brazil.
The U.S. had cruised by way of Sunday, and defeated Brazil 84-40 of their semi-final.
The U.S., undefeated in six video games on the match, averaged 87 factors, adopted intently by Canada at nearly 81 per sport. Every staff far outpaced the competitors – the subsequent finest, Argentina, averaged simply 56 factors.
Brady, 18, who scored 9 in opposition to Brazil, averaged 13 factors a sport for the championship, capturing 65.5%. She added 7.5 rebounds per sport and 1.7 assists.
She is certain for Connecticut within the fall.