Team USA brought home the gold medal at the FIBA Americas U18 Championships, routing Canada 109-62 Sunday in Chile.
The Americans were rarely challenged, with it’s closest win coming by 21 points over Brazil. Canada, though, was expected to offer stiff competition.
“We went over a lot of things (Canada) would run offensively and how we wanted to defend,” Team USA head coach Suzie McConnell-Serio said. “I think when we got comfortable defending their sets, we tried playing more aggressive and taking away their first, second and third options allowing us to create our offense from our defense. We got contributions from everyone, and it was quite a performance, because Canada is a great team.”
Lauren Cox, who will play at Baylor next year, scored 15 points against Canada and was named MVP of the tournament.