2014 Women's Youth Olympics Team

U.S. Youth Olympic Women’s Team Remains Undefeated After 21-5 Victory Over Thailand

  • Date:
    Aug 20, 2014

Nanjing, China

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On the third day of competition, and its fourth game of the 2014 Youth Olympic Games, in Nanjing, China, the 2014 U.S. Youth Olympic Women’s Basketball Team (4-0) once again comfortably defeated an opponent, this time taking down Thailand 21-5 (3-1) on Aug. 20 to firmly positioned itself atop Group B standings.

It was all USA from beginning to end, as the red, white and blue held Thailand to 25.0 percent shooting from the field throughout the game. Napheesa Collier (Incarnate Word Academy/O’Fallon, Mo.) lead all scores for the fourth-consecutive time, finishing with 13 points.

“I thought we played well,” said Collier, whose 13 points came on a 10-for-11 shooting from the field.

“What helps us win is that we’re moving the ball well, and we’re making the extra pass.”

Arike Ogunbowale (Divine Savior Holy Angels H.S./Milwaukee, Wis.) scored the remaining eight points for the U.S.

The USA women’s team is averaging 21 points per game, and less than 10 minutes per contest; both leading marks amongst all 20 teams competing on the women’s side. 

“We know that where we are positioned in pool play depends on how many points we beat teams by, so we always play our hardest and try to get to 21 as quickly as possible,” said Collier. 

Katie Lou Samuelson (Mater Dei H.S./Huntington Beach, Calif.) sat out her fourth game in a row as she continues to mend her slightly sprained ankle suffered during a team scrimmage five days prior.

All four members of the U.S. team are expected to participate in the shootout contest for women on Aug. 21, starting with a qualifying round at 7:30 a.m. EDT, leading into the final round at 8:30 a.m. EDT.

In addition, the USA will resume Group B play on Aug. 22, facing undefeated Belgium (4-0) at 5:40 a.m. EDT, followed by Andorra (0-4) at 9:20 a.m. EDT.

In other Group B preliminary action today, Romania (3-1) defeated Egypt (1-3) 13-11; undefeated Belgium (4-0) took down Czech Republic (2-2) 16-6; Guam (2-2) remained in contention with a 14-11 win over Indonesia (0-4); and Taiwan (2-2) beat Andorra (0-4) 16-13.

Playing in Group A are Brazil (1-3), China (3-1), Estonia (3-1), Germany (2-2), Hungary (4-0), Netherlands (3-1), Slovenia (0-4), Spain (3-1), Syria (0-4) and Venezuela (1-3).

The U.S. team is led by head coach Dori Oldaker (Mt. Lebanon H.S., Pa.), who conducts practices, but as per 3x3 rules, is not allowed to coach during games.

The basketball competition at the Youth Olympic Games is a 3x3 format organized by the International Olympic Committee and FIBA. The 2014 Youth Olympic Games includes 20 men's teams and 20 women's teams, as well as a Shootout for women and a Dunk Contest for men. Each team is comprised of four players, and athletes eligible for this competition must have been born between Jan. 1, 1996 and Dec. 31, 1997.

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