Gold is sweet for U18s

They did it, beating Brazil 81-38 today for the gold medal.

The victory over Brazil caps a tournament in which the USA flourished from the start. In winning five straight games, the USA outscored its opponents, 467-188, for an average margin of victory of 55.8 points – by far a tournament best.

In addition to that, the USA led the Championship in 11 different statistical categories, including scoring offense (93.4 ppg.), field goal percentage (.486), rebounding margin per game (plus-33.2) and assists per game (20.4). Further, seven of the tournament’s top 10 leaders in field goal percentage were U.S. players.

Coach and player quotes.

Photo gallery.

Congrats to the entire team – I’m really proud of you.

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