The USA claimed a second-straight FIBA AmeriCup gold medal and fourth overall, and the U.S. women now are 30-7 all-time at the event.
Rhyne Howard was named tournament MVP. She finished the gold medal game against Puerto Rico with 22 points and five assists, and her 8-of-20 shooting from the field and 4-of-10 from 3-point set U.S. women’s AmeriCup records for field goal attempts and 3-point attempts.
Elissa Cunane (right) and Rhyne Howard (center), who also was MVP, were named to the all-tournament team, along with Colombia's Manuela Rios, Puerto Rico's Jennifer O'Neill and Brazil's Clarissa Dos Santos.
As a team, the USA set U.S. women's AmeriCup competition records for rebounds (347), rebounds averaged (57.8 rpg.) and blocked shots averaged (5.5 bpg.) and tied the record for free throw percentage (.808, 105-130 FTs).
Puerto Rico took home the silver medal.
Brazil earned the bronze medal with a double-overtime win over Canada.
As the top four finishing teams, the USA, Brazil, Canada and Puerto Rico qualified to compete in one of four 2022 FIBA World Cup Qualifying Tournaments that will be used to determine the 12 teams that compete in the 2022 FIBA World Cup.
FIBA Women's AmeriCup 2021 Medal Stand
USA AmeriCup Women vs Puerto Rico