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2014 USA Women's U17 World Championship Team

THIRD FIBA U17 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP FOR WOMEN -- 2014

  • Date:
    Jun 2, 2014

Pilsen, Czech Republic • June 28-July 6, 2014


Winning by an average of 37.0 points per game, the 2014 USA U17 World Championship Team compiled a 7-0 record and won the USA’s third-consecutive gold medal at the event from June 28-July 6 in Pilsen, Czech Republic. 

2014 USA RESULTS (7-0) 
USA 69 China 41
USA 88 France 40
USA 78 Mali 22
USA 91 Mexico 35
USA 86 Canada 45
USA 91 Hungary 63
USA 77 Spain 75
2014 FIBA U17 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL STANDINGS
1. USA (7-0) 9. Brazil (5-2)
2. Spain (6-1) 10. South Korea (2-5)
3. Hungary (6-1) 11. China (3-4)
4. Czech Republic (4-3) 12. Mali (1-6)
5. Australia (6-1) 13. Italy (3-4)
6. Canada (3-4) 14. Mexico (1-6)
7. Japan (4-3) 15. Slovakia (2-5)
8. France (3-4) 16. Egypt (0-7)
Additionally, Joyner Holmes and Katie Lou Samuelson were named to the five-member all-tournament team.

After a first half that saw the USA shoot 29.4 percent, the USA relied on its defense to record a 69-41 win over China in its opening game on June 28. Samuelson had 22 points and was 4-of-10 from 3-point to tie the U.S. women’s U17 record, and the USA shot a team-best 23 3s.

Taking on a team that had beaten it in exhibition one week prior, the USA never trailed in a 88-40 win over France on June 29. Samuelson led with 17 points, and Asia Durr had 14 points.

Recording 22 assists on 29 makes, the USA raced to a 78-22 victory against Mali on July 1.  Durr finished with 15; Holmes had 12 points and 11 rebounds; and Lauren Cox had 10 points and eight rebounds. Kristine Anigwe was 7-of-10 from the free throw line to tie the U.S. U17 women’s record for free throw attempts.

The USA saw five players reach double figures in a 91-35 win over Mexico in the round of 16 on July 2. Arike Ogunbowale had 19 points; Durr and Holmes had 14 points apiece; Anigwe scored 12; and Samuelson added 10 points. The USA was 10-of-23 from 3-point to tie its record for 3-pointers made and attempted.

The Americans celebrated the Fourth of July with an 86-45 defeat of Canada to advance to the semifinals. Holmes led with 24 points and was 6-of-6 from the free-throw line, and Ogunbowale added 16 points and eight rebounds.

Leading by just seven at halftime, the USA played its way into the gold-medal game with a hard-fought 91-63 win over Hungary on July 5. Samuelson made six 3-pointers in the first quarter alone and finished 6-of-11 from beyond the arc to set USA U17 records for 3-pointers made and attempted on her way to 25 points. Anigwe tied the U.S. record for rebounds with 14 boards.

In a battle of undefeateds, the USA came out with a thrilling 77-75 win over Spain in the gold-medal game. Three players in double-figures helped the USA overcome 40 points from Spain’s Angela Salvadores, who was tournament MVP. Cox led the USA with 20 points, 12 rebounds and a USA U17 record eight blocks; Durr scored 17; and Ogunbowale added 15.

Tied at 71 with 1:36 left, Cox scored, then blocked Spain’s shot and recovered the rebound, and Durr scored to make it 75-71. Spain made a 3-pointer that was whistled off because of an offensive foul, and the USA missed its next attempt. Salvadores scored at 10.8, but as Spain was forced to foul, Durr hit two free throws, and the USA led 77-73 with 7.1 seconds to play. The game reached its 77-75 final when Salvadores scored two points at the buzzer.

Hungary beat Czech Republic 67-61 to win the bronze medal.

The USA also tallied a 2-1 exhbition slate, with wins over China (89-49, June 20) and Canada (80-45, June 21) and a loss to France (78-72, June 22) in Nogent Sur Seine, France.

2014 USA BASKETBALL WOMEN'S U17 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM ROSTER

 
NAME
POS
HGT
WGT
AGE
SCHOOL
HOMETOWN
  Kristine Anigwe C 6-5 185 17 Desert Vista H.S. Phoenix, AZ
  De'Janae Boykin F 6-2 155 17 Charles H. Flowers H.S. Springdale, MD
  Kennedy Burke F 6-1 157 17 Sierra Canyon School Northridge, CA
  Natalie Chou F 6-1 160 16 Plano West Senior H.S. Plano, TX
  Lauren Cox F 6-4 170 16 Flower Mound H.S. Flower Mound, TX
  Asia Durr G 5-11 155 17 St. Pius X Catholic H.S. Douglasville, GA
  Joyner Holmes G 6-3 165 16 Cedar Hill H.S. Cedar Hill, TX
  Sabrina Ionescu G 5-11 140 16 Miramonte H.S. Walnut Creek, CA
  Nancy Mulkey C 6-9 185 16 Cypress Woods H.S. Cypress, TX
  Arike Ogunbowale G 5-9 165 17 Divine Savior Holy Angels H.S. Milwuakee, WI
  Katie Lou Samuelson F 6-3 155 17 Mater Dei H.S. Huntington Beach, CA
  Anna Wilson G 5-8 140 16 Collegiate School Richmond, VA
HEAD COACH: Sue Phillips, Archbishop Mitty H.S./San Jose Cagers AAU, California
ASSISTANT COACH: Mary Coyle Klinger, Rutgers Preparatory School, New Jersey
ASSISTANT COACH: Brian Robinson, Bishop McGuinness H.S./Stealers AAU, North Carolina
TEAM PHYSICIAN: Bill Kuprevich, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
ATHLETIC TRAINER: Summer McKeehan, Duke University

2014 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
Samuelson 7/6 35-77 .455 19-47 .404 8-10 .800 35/ 5.0 97/ 13.9 7 3 7
Durr 7/6 37-74 .500 5-17 .294 15-17 .882 19/ 2.7 94/ 13.4 24 2 7
Ogunbowale 7/7 29-71 .408 10-23 .435 7-10 .700 26/ 3.7 75/ 10.7 9 0 13
Holmes 7/0 28-54 .519 0-1 .000 18-25 .720 40/ 5.7 74/ 10.6 7 4 6
Anigwe 7/0 20-45 .444 0-0 .--- 25-36 .694 39/ 5.6 65/ 9.3 3 0 1
Cox 7/7 20-50 .400 0-0 .--- 10-12 .833 59/ 8.4 50/ 7.1 13 19 5
Boykin 7/7 15-32 .469 0-1 .000 6-10 .600 43/ 6.1 36/ 5.1 16 2 8
Ionescu 7/1 11-30 .367 2-10 .200 4-6 .667 23/ 3.3 28/ 4.0 16 1 15
Burke 7/1 10-29 .345 2-7 .286 5-8 .625 25/ 3.6 27/ 3.9 8 6 9
Mulkey 7/0 4-12 .333 0-0 .--- 6-6 1.000 18/ 2.6 14/ 2.0 6 10 3
Chou 7/0 5-18 .278 2-9 .222 1-2 .500 10/ 1.4 13/ 1.9 0 0 4
Wilson 7/0 3-12 .250 1-8 .125 0-0 .--- 5/ 0.7 7/ 1.0 6 0 8
Team               27/ 3.9        
USA
7 271-504 .431 41-123 .333 105-142 .739 369/ 52.7
580/ 82.9
115 47 86
OPP.
7 118-444 .266 42-160 .263 43-69 .623 248/ 35.4
321/ 45.9
71 13 43

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