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2016

FOURTH FIBA U17 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP FOR WOMEN -- 2016

  • Date:
    Sep 27, 2016

Zaragoza, Spain • June 22-July 2, 2016


The USA overpowered South Korea 104-45 and set four records in its first game. Aquira DeCosta, who had 12 points, set a record with 17 rebounds, and the USA set team marks for rebounds (85) and free throws made (31) and attempted (43). Destanni Henderson, who had 10 of the USA’s 22 assists, tied the assists high. Charli Collier added 22 points and 12 boards, and Olivia Nelson-Ododa had 21 points and 10 boards. Janelle Bailey had 17 points and 10 rebounds.

2016 USA RESULTS (6-1) 
USA 104 South Korea 45
USA 72 Czech Republic 63
USA 59 Italy 55
USA 79 Brazil 62
USA 56 France 45
Australia 73 USA 60
USA 65 China 50
2016 FIBA U17 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL STANDINGS
1. Australia (6-0) 9. Japan (4-2)
2. Italy (5-2) 10. Latvia (3-3)
3. USA (6-1) 11. Mali (3-4)
4. China (4-3) 12. Portugal (1-5)
5. Czech Republic (4-3) 13. Brazil (2-4)
6. Spain (5-2) 14. Mexico (1-6)
7. Canada (5-2) 15. South Korea (0-6)
8. France (2-5) 16. Nigeria (DNC)

The USA fought off Czech Republic for a 72-63 win on June 24. The USA was up by 15 points in the second, but Czech came within three points with 6:56 left. DeCosta and Nelson-Ododa scored to give the USA a 63-56 lead, and after a Henderson 3, the USA led 68-58 at 3:51. Williams had 12 points, Bailey added 10 points and nine boards and DeCosta finished with 16 rebounds.

A late, 12-0 run helped propel the USA past Italy 59-55 on June 25. Trailing for more than half the game, the USA had a 41-40 edge after the third. Williams, who had 20 points, ignited a run to start the fourth, and the USA led 53-40 at 6:20. Nelson-Ododa had 16 boards and DeCosta added 12 boards to go with 12 points.

Outscoring Brazil 25-15 in the third, the USA took control of the game in the second half and went on to a 79-62 victory on June 27. Bailey and Williams led the USA with 19 points apiece. Bailey added nine rebounds, and Williams had 10 rebounds and was 7-of-7 from the free throw line to tie the USA U17 women’s record for free throw percentage. Henderson had 15 points and seven assists, and Nelson-Ododa had 11 points and seven boards.

Clinging to a three-point lead with 6:03 left in the game, the USA held France scoreless the rest of the way and rolled on to a 56-45 win in the quarterfinals on June 29. Williams led the USA with 17 points, six rebounds and three steals; Dodson and Nelson-Ododa each had nine points; and Bailey finished with 10 rebounds.

In a semifinal matchup of undefeateds on July 1, the USA lost to Australia 73-60. Despite several come-back attempts, the USA never led. Henderson finished with 11 points and tied the record for field goal attempts (21). Dodson grabbed 13 rebounds to go with seven points, and Bailey added 10 points and 11 rebounds.

In the bronze medal game, the U.S. held China scoreless for the last 3:34 to earn a 65-50 victory on July 2. Ahead by 10 points at half, the lead was two points, 50-48, with 5:33 left. Taylor Mikesell made a 3 and Dodson converted a three-point play to give the USA a 56-48 edge. The U.S. made four stops while Mikesell hit another 3 and Bailey made free throws to give the USA a 65-50 win. Mikesell had 15 points and was 5-of-9 from 3-point; Dodson added 12 points; Nelson-Ododa finished with nine points and 10 boards; and Bailey had 11 rebounds and six points.

DeCosta set a competition record for rebounds (71), and Williams was 15-of-15 from the free throw line to set a free throw percentage record.

The USA also topped France 58-46 in exhibition play on June 18 in Anglet, France.

2016 USA BASKETBALL WOMEN'S U17 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM ROSTER

NO
NAME
POS
HGT
WGT
AGE
SCHOOL
HOMETOWN
14 Janelle Bailey C 6-3 200 17 Providence Day School Matthews, NC
7 Jenna Brown G 5-10 150 15 The Lovett School Marietta, GA
12 Samantha Brunelle F 6-2 165 15 William Monroe H.S. Ruckersville, VA
13 Charli Collier F 6-4 185 16 Barbers Hill H.S. Mont Belvieu, TX
10 Aquira DeCosta F 6-2 168 16 St. Mary's H.S. Stockton, CA
8 Maya Dodson F 6-1 145 17 St. Francis H.S. Alpharetta, GA
4 Destanni Henderson G 5-8 133 17 Fort Myers H.S. Fort Myers, FL
5 Taylor Mikesell G 5-9 135 16 Jackson H.S. Massillon, OH
9 Olivia Nelson-Ododa C 6-4 152 15 Winder-Barrow H.S. Winder, GA
15 Sedona Prince C 6-7 198 16 Liberty Hill H.S. Liberty Hill, TX
6 Abby Prohaska G 5-10 150 16 Lakota West H.S. Liberty Township, OH
11 Christyn Williams G 5-10 157 16 Central Arkansas Christian School Little Rock, AR
HEAD COACH: Dori Oldaker, Mt. Lebanon High School (PA)
ASSISTANT COACH: Dianne Lewis, Thomas Edison High School (VA)
ASSISTANT COACH: Samantha Quigley, University of St. Francis (IL)
TEAM PHYSICIAN: Geoffrey Doner, Colorado Springs (CO)
ATHLETIC TRAINER: Rachael Waddle, UNLV

2016 USA BASKETBALL WOMEN'S U17 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM CUMULATIVE STATISTICS

NAME
G/S
FGM-FGA
PCT
3PM-3PA
PCT
FTM-FTA
PCT
REB/AVG
PTS/AVG
AST
BLK
STL
Nelson-Ododa 7/7 33-58 .569 0-2 .000 18-35 .514 66/ 9.4 84/ 12.0 7 12 5
Williams 7/7 29-77 .377 10-32 .313 15-15 1.000 28/ 4.0 83/ 11.9 9 2 9
Bailey 7/7 24-60 .400 0-0 .--- 17-20 .850 64/ 9.1 65/ 9.3 3 2 5
Henderson 7/7 17-69 .246 3-19 .158 13-17 .765 31/ 4.4 50/ 7.1 35 1 14
Dodson 7/7 20-51 .392 0-0 .--- 10-17 .588 37/ 5.3 50/ 7.1 11 10 6
DeCosta 7/0
18-56 .321 0-0 .--- 10-14 .714 71/ 10.1 46/ 6.6 4 14 10
Collier 7/0 14-31 .452 0-0 .--- 12-14 .857 25/ 3.6 40/ 5.7 4 2 4
Mikesell 5/0 9-22 .409 7-15 .467 0-0 .--- 6/ 1.2 25/ 5.0 4 1 2
Prohaska 7/0 7-23 .304 3-13 .231 5-8 .625 11/ 1.6 22/ 3.1 14 0 4
Brunelle 6/0 4-13 .308 2-7 .286 2-4 .500 6/ 1.0 12/ 2.0 0 1 0
Prince 5/0 2-8 .250 0-0 .--- 4-5 .800 14/ 2.8 8/ 1.6 0 1 1
Brown 7/0 2-13 .154 0-2 .000 6-12 .500 11/ 1.6 10/ 1.4 7 1 2
Team               49/ 7.0
       
USA
7 179-481 .372 25-90 .278 112-161 .696 419/ 59.9 495/ 70.7 98 47 62
OPP.
7 144-498 .289 37-166 .223 68-113 .602 266/ 38.0 393/ 56.1 77 22 79

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