The U19 women came from behind to beat France, 70-64 in the quarterfinal round yesterday. Breanna Stewart lead the way with 21 points. The team advances to the semis tonight, and will face Brazil.
In the meantime, Canada has been eliminated.
Nike Nationals day two top performers.
Portland-based Team Concept smashed opponents at the recent Las Vegas tournament, reports an Oregon news source. Team Concept features the Fab Four of Mercedes Russell, Kallee Johnson, Jordan Reynolds and Jamie Nared. (Hey, did you catch the part where Pat Summitt has offered Russell?)
This week Team Concept has been in the EBX tournament in Berkeley, where they again blew out opponents to advance to a winning round today. Yesterday Russell had 26 points and 15 rebounds in one game.
A Maryland product, Bri Jones, has been catching ESPN’s eyes.
Moriah Jefferson is having a great summer playing for DFW T-Jack Elite.
Bonus pro news:
Nice piece on Connecticut’s Kara Lawson – a vet who is aging extremely well.
The Shock’s coaching change has not resulted in a change of their record.
The Shock wants to avoid the “epic fail” list.
Shannon Bobbitt’s buzzer-beater lifted Indiana over Washington last night, 61-59. In the Fever’s previous game this week, the pint-sized point guard had 13 points. The misery continues for the Mystics.
Sad news: Silver Stars rookie Danielle Adams, who has been having such a brilliant season, has sustained a mid-foot sprain. She’ll be out 4-6 weeks.