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2014 USA Women's U18 Team Photo

TENTH FIBA AMERICAS U18 CHAMPIONSHIP FOR WOMEN - 2014

  • Date:
    Aug 18, 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

USA 104 Mexico 55
USA 118 El Salvador 50
USA 107 Canada 76
USA 97 Argentina 51
USA 104 Canada 74

2014 U18 CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL STANDINGS

1. *USA (5-0)
5. Puerto Rico (3-2)
2. *Canada (3-2)
6. Chile (2-3)
3. *Argentina (3-2)
7. Mexico (2-3)
4. *Brazil (2-3)
8. El Salvador (0-5)

*Qualified for the 2015 FIBA U19 World Championship

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

  NAME
POS
HGT
WGT
AGE
SCHOOL HOMETOWN
 
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

G/S
FGM-FGA
PCT
3PM-3PA
PCT
FTM-FTA
PCT
REB/AVG
PTS/AVG
AST
BLK
STL
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
McCowan
5/1
5- 8
.625
0- 0
.---
3- 4
.750
14/ 2.8
13/ 2.6
1
4
3
USA
5
210-366
.574
23- 68
.338
87-128
.680
260/52.0
 530/106.0
127
30
55
OPP.
5
104-315
.330
44-122
.361
54- 83
.651
116/23.2
 306/ 61.2
50
7
28

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