TENTH FIBA AMERICAS U18 CHAMPIONSHIP FOR WOMEN - 2014
Colorado Springs, Colorado • August 6-10, 2014
Guided by three-time Olympic gold medalist and USA head coach Dawn Staley, the USA’s average margin of victory in the 2014 FIBA Americas U18 Championship was 44.8 points per game as it tallied a 5-0 record and captured the gold medal from Aug. 6-10 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The gold was the USA U18 women’s seventh-straight and eighth overall, and the U.S. women now are 48-2 in U18 play since the event was first held in 1988.
2014 USA Results
2014 U18 CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL STANDINGS
On Aug. 6, the USA debuted with a 104-55 win over Mexico that saw five players reach double digits as the team scored 84 points in the paint. Finishing with 16 points apiece were Jessica Shepard and Brianna Turner, who also grabbed seven rebounds. A’ja Wilson added 15 points and 10 rebounds; Napheesa Collier had 10 points and eight rebounds; and Destinee Walker scored 10.
The USA shot 68.4 percent and had eight players in double-digit scoring on Aug. 7 as it ran away with a 118-50 win against El Salvador, which was playing in its first FIBA Americas U18 Championship for Women. Sinking 4-of-4 from 3-point, Walker finished with 18; followed by 17 from Shepard; 16 points and eight rebounds from Wilson; 12 points and 12 rebounds from Collier; 12 points and four assists from Marina Mabrey; 11 points from Ariel Atkins; and 10 points from Beatrice Mompremier and Turner.
The USA rode a game-changing 19-4 second-quarter run to an eventual 107-76 win over previously unbeaten Canada on Aug. 8. The game saw six lead changes and five tied scores in the first half. Collier led with 22 points, 10 rebounds and four steals; and Turner, who finished with 21 points and eight rebounds, set USA U18 records for free throws made and attempted (9-of-11 FTs).
In the semifinals on Aug. 9, the USA jumped to an 11-0 lead against Argentina and did not slow down. Led by 23 points, nine rebounds and four blocks from Wilson, who shot 10-of-11 from the field, the USA recorded a 97-51 victory. Three players had 11 points, including Mabrey, Mompremier, who added eight rebounds, and Shepard, who tied the USA U18 record for free-throw attempts with 11.
With a commanding 104-74 win over Canada that saw the USA paced by 25 points and 11 rebounds from eventual
tournament MVP Wilson, the USA captured the gold medal on Aug. 10. Collier contributed 18 points and six rebounds; Mompremier finished with 16 points and eight rebounds; Shepard added 14 points and seven rebounds; and Turner had 12 points. Additionally, Moore dished out seven assists, and Wilson with 11 attempted free throws tied the USA U18 single-game record – a mark that was set by Turner on Aug. 8 and matched by Shepard on Aug. 9.
In the bronze medal game, Argentina edged out Brazil 69-67.
The top four tournament finishers, including the USA, Canada, Argentina and Brazil, qualified for the 2015 FIBA U19 World Championship in Russia.
2014 USA U18 WOMEN'S NATIONAL TEAM ROSTER
|Ariel Atkins||G||5-11||155||18||Duncanville H.S.||Duncanville, TX|
|Receé Caldwell||G||5-8||135||17||Homeschooled||San Antonio, TX|
|Napheesa Collier||G/F||6-1||173||17||Incarnate Word Academy||O'Fallon, MO|
|Paris Kea||G||5-8||126||18||Page High School||Greensboro, NC|
|Marina Mabrey||G||5-11||165||17||Manasquan High School||Belmar, NJ|
|Teaira McCowan||C||6-7||235||17||Brenham High School||Brenham, TX|
|Beatrice Mompremier||F/C||6-4||180||18||Miami High School||Miami, FL|
|Mariya Moore||G/F||6-0||175||18||Salesian High School||Richmond, CA|
|Jessica Shepard||F||6-4||200||17||Fremont High School||Fremont, NE|
|Brianna Turner||F||6-3||165||18||Manvel High School||Pearland, TX|
|Destinee Walker||G||5-10||150||17||Lake Highland Prep School||Orlando, FL|
|A'ja Wilson||F||6-4||190||18||Heathwood Hall High School||Hopkins, SC|
|HEAD COACH: Dawn Staley, University of South Carolina|
|ASSISTANT COACH: Kim Barnes Arico, University of Michigan|
|ASSISTANT COACH: Jeff Walz, University of Louisville|
|ATHLETIC TRAINER: Sheri Lampin, U.S. Air Force Academy|
2014 USA U18 WOMEN'S NATIONAL TEAM CUMULATIVE STATISTICS
|Wilson||5/4||39- 51||.765||0- 0||.---||17- 25||.680||42/ 8.4||95/19.0||4||10||4|
|Collier||5/4||31- 55||.564||5- 9||.556||3- 4||.750||43/ 8.6||70/14.0||17||5||8|
|Turner||5/4||27- 45||.600||0- 0||.---||14- 21||.667||27/ 5.4||68/13.6||6||6||3|
|Shepard||5/0||24- 36||.667||0- 0||.---||15- 26||.577||63/12.6||19/ 3.8||8||0||2|
|Mompremier||5/0||18- 31||.581||0- 0||.---||9- 17||.529||27/ 5.4||45/ 9.0||2||1||5|
|Walker||5/1||18- 37||.486||8- 24||.333||0- 0||.---||9/ 1.8||44/ 8.8||5||0||3|
|Mabrey||5/0||13- 29||.448||5- 12||.417||8- 9||.889||10/ 2.0||39/ 7.8||18||0||5|
|Moore||5/1||11- 21||.524||1- 6||.167||10- 11||.910||16/ 3.2||33/ 6.6||20||0||9|
|Atkins||5/5||9- 19||.474||0- 0||.---||5- 5||1.000||14/ 2.8||23/ 4.6||10||3||11|
|Kea||5/0||9- 21||.429||0- 7||.000||1- 4||.250||11/ 2.2||19/ 3.8||17||1||2|
|Caldwell||5/5||6- 13||.462||4- 10||.400||2- 2||1.000||7/ 1.4||18/ 3.6||19||0||0|
||5/1||5- 8||.625||0- 0||.---||3- 4||.750||14/ 2.8||13/ 2.6||1||4||3|