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2009 USA Women's U16 National Team

First FIBA Americas U16 Championship For Women - 2009

  • Date:
    Jul 5, 2011

Mexico City, Mexico August 10-14, 2009


Topping opponents by an average of 70.0 pp., the 2009 USA Basketball Women's U16 National Team rolled undefeated to capture the inaugural FIBA Americas U16 Championship gold medal in convincing fashion Aug. 10-14 at Juan de la Barrera Gym in Mexico City.
2009 USA RESULTS (5-0)
USA 128 Dominican Republic 17
USA 114 Puerto Rico 37
USA 93 Argentina 33
USA 105 Brazil 54
USA 103 Canada 52

2009 U16 FINAL STANDINGS

1. *USA (5-0) 5. Mexico (3-2)
2. *Canada (4-1) 6. Puerto Rico (2-3)
3. *Argentina (3-2) 7. Dom. Rep. (1-4)
4. Brazil (2-3) 8. Guatemala (0-5)
* Qualified for the 2010 FIBA U17 World Championship

Along with the USA, silver medalist Canada and bronze medalist Argentina each earned a berth into the 2010 FIBA U17 World Championship.

Five U.S. players averaged double figures to help the USA rank first in 13 of 19 team statistical categories in the eight-team tournamen.t. The USA topped the list in points averaged (108.6), field goal (.490), 3-point (.423) and free throw (.710) percentage, rebounding margin (+19.0) and assist-to-tunover ratio (2.62).

The red, white and blue opened play on Aug. 10 with a 128-17 blowout of Dominican Republic that featured 21 points and four 3-pointers from Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis, followed by 14 points from Justine Hartman. The USA held Dominican Republic to a total of six made baskets and two made free throws for the entire game while shooting 63.4 percent and dishing out 22 assists.

The following afternoon, Betnijah Laney tallied 20 points to lead seven U.S. players in double figures as the American women easily overpowered Puerto Rico 114-37 on Aug. 11. Hartman again added 14 points, followed by 12 from Ariel Massengale.

The USA wrapped up pool play and secured the No. 1 seed into the semifinals with a 93-33 win over Argentina on Aug. 12. The U.S. defense held Argentina to 18.5 percent from the field (12-65 FGs) and forced 28 turnovers as Elizabeth Williams tallied 18 points, followed by 16 points and eight rebounds from Breanna Stewart.

Mosqueda-Lewis and Massengale teamed up for 24 and 23 points, respectively, as the USA crushed Brazil 105-54 in the semifinals on Aug. 13. The USA shot 53.7 percent from 3-point (15-28 3-point FGs), including 5-of-8 from deep by Massengale and 4-of-6 from Jordan Adams, who finished with 12 points.

Following a first quarter fight from Canada, the USA outscored its opponent by 20 points in the second quarter to help secure a early lead and an impressive 103-52 win and the gold medal on Aug. 14. Williams, who led five U.S. players in double figures with 19 points and seven rebounds, was named the Most Valuable Player of the 2009 U16 Championship.

Mosqueda-Lewis averaged 14.0 ppg. to lead the U.S. scorers, followed by 13.4 ppg. and a team-high 5.2 rpg. from Williams. Laney averaged 13.2 ppg., Massengale contributed 12.0 ppg. and a team-high 4.8 apg. and Hartman added 10.4 ppg.

2009 USA WOMEN'S U16 NATIONAL TEAM ROSTER

NAME
POS
HGT
WGT
AGE
HIGH SCHOOL HOMETOWN
Jordan Adams
G
6-0
150
15
Mater Dei H.S. Irvine, CA
Cierra Burdick
G
6-2
160
15
Butler H.S. Mathews, NC
Bashaara Graves
F/C
6-2
185
15
Clarksville H.S. Clarksville, TN
Justine Hartman
F
6-2
185
16
Brea Olinda H.S. Brea, CA
Betnijah Laney
F
6-0
160
15
Smyrna H.S. Clayton, DE
Ariel Massengale
G
5-6
152
16
Bolingbrook H.S. Bolingbrook, IL
Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis
F
6-0
175
15
Mater Dei H.S. Anaheim, CA
Alexia Standish
G
5-8
120
16
Colleyville Heritage H.S. Colleyville, TX
Breanna Stewart
F/C
6-3
155
14
Cicero-North Syracuse H.S. North Syracuse, NY
Kiah Stokes
F/C
6-3
185
16
Linn Mar H.S. Marion, IA
Alexyz Vaioletama
F
6-1
176
16
Mater Dei H.S. Fountain Valley, CA
Elizabeth Williams
F/C
6-3
185
16
Princess Anne H.S. Virginia Beach, VA
Head Coach: Barbara Nelson, Wingate University (NC)
Assistant Coach: Mike Armstrong, Perry Meridian H.S. (IN)
Assistant Coach: Dorena Bingham, Team Alaska AAU
Team Physician: Jeff Bytomski, Duke University
Athletic Trainer: Britta Ottoboni, Detroit, Michigan

2009 USA WOMEN'S U16 NATIONAL TEAM CUMULATIVE STATISTICS

NAME
G/S
FGM-FGA
PCT
3PM-3PA
PCT
FTM-FTA
PCT
REB/AVG
PTS/AVG
AST
BLK
STL
Mosq.-Lewis
5/4
26- 60
.433
10- 24
.417
8- 8
1.000
23/ 4.6
70/ 14.0
16
2
6
Williams
5/5
29- 44
.659
0- 2
.000
9- 17
.529
26/ 5.2
67/ 13.4
0
7
5
Laney
5/0
24- 58
.414
0- 1
.000
18-25
.720
19/ 3.8
66/ 13.2
7
0
7
Massengale
5/5
21- 46
.457
10- 20
.500
8- 11
.727
17/ 3.4
60/ 12.0
24
0
8
Hartman
5/1
21- 42
.500
0- 0
.---
10- 14
.714
21/ 4.2
52/ 10.4
3
3
1
Stewart
5/5
19- 36
.528
0- 3
.000
10- 13
.769
18/ 3.6
48/ 9.6
2
7
7
Adams
5/0
15- 28
.536
6- 12
.500
3- 3
1.000
10/ 2.0
39/ 7.8
12
1
10
Vaioletama
5/5
15- 25
.600
2- 3
.667
5- 5
1.000
17/ 3.4
37/ 7.4
10
2
5
Burdick
5/0
15- 34
.441
0- 1
.000
4- 5
.800
22/ 4.4
34/ 6.8
18
2
8
Graves
5/0
12- 22
.545
0- 0
.---
8- 14
.571
18/ 3.6
32/ 6.4
4
2
3
Stokes
4/0
7- 18
.389
0- 0
.---
9- 15
.600
13/ 3.3
23/ 5.8
3
2
2
Standish
5/0
6- 16
.375
2- 5
.400
1- 1
1.000
7/ 1.4
15/ 3.0
11
0
2
USA
5
210- 429
.490
30- 71
.423
93- 131
.710
211/ 42.2
543/108.6
110
28
64
OPP.
5
69- 299
.231
16- 62
.258
39- 62
.629
116/ 23.2
193/ 38.6
27
14
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