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Thread: 2014 3rd FIBA U17 World Championship for Women

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    USA is gold for the 3rd time in the most tense title game of the U17 history.

    Tonight it was Lauren Cox (2016 class) who stepped up with a monster game recording almost a triple-double (8 bs !) and again Asia Durr who led the final charge in the last minutes. Super-monster game of Angela Salvadores (MVP ?) who hit 5 on 7 bombs for an amazing 40 pts !
    But, imho, USA defense was far from being flawless. Besides this, the contribution of some US players has been quite low.

    Anyway, congrats to USA, the only undefeated team, and honors to Spain, who didn't surrender until the last second.

    Hungary took a well deserved bronze defeating for the 2nd time in the tournament host team Czech Republic.

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    Whew. That was a proper final. Both teams showed great resiliance for such young players.

    Tremendous game from Cox, who had struggled offensively through the tournament. Don't understand why the US never really tried to apply more defensive pressure but it worked out.

    LeBron was impressed:
    https://twitter.com/KingJames/status/485877530378133504
    Quote Originally Posted by Fedfan
    Most ppl get childish when they lose.
    Quote Originally Posted by GuTO
    refs in games of Spain walks with literally poop in his pants afraid of the Spanish players

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    All-Tournament team:

    G - Angela Salvadores, ESP (MVP)
    SF - Katie Samuelson, USA
    SF - Debora Dubei, HUN
    PF - Joyner Holmes, USA
    C - Virag Kiss, HUN


    Surely Asia Durr (USA, G) would have imo deserved to make the All-Tournament. Team's #2 in scoring, #1 in assists, 50% FG-scoring, 88% FT... and above all leader in crucial moments (2nd half vs Hungary, and together with Lauren Cox vs Spain).

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    Quote Originally Posted by carlo View Post
    Surely Asia Durr (USA, G) would have imo deserved to make the All-Tournament. Team's #2 in scoring, #1 in assists, 50% FG-scoring, 88% FT... and above all leader in crucial moments (2nd half vs Hungary, and together with Lauren Cox vs Spain).
    Definitely...IIRC they do the voting for the all-tournament team before the final is over, so the choices tend to reflect who had big games in the semifinal (Holmes) and don't give proper credit to players that come up big in the final.
    Quote Originally Posted by Fedfan
    Most ppl get childish when they lose.
    Quote Originally Posted by GuTO
    refs in games of Spain walks with literally poop in his pants afraid of the Spanish players

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    Missed the finals, but saw glimpse of highlights from Korea - Mali game. Park Ji-Su with a monster double double. She will be a force in the Asian U18 tournament.
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    Fair comment of US coach Sue Phillips on title game:

    It’s one of those games where as a coach you’re really happy to win, but you feel for the other team because ultimately that game could have gone either way...
    From USA Basketball Additional Quotes

    US team's strength was to keep its composure when things were turning around (keeping in mind the players' age). Weakness was mainly its defense (Angela Salavdores is super, but allowing her 40 pts is really too much).

    Besides confirming the high-level performance of some of its "experienced" stars throughout the tournament, US team showcased two excellent newcomers in Joyner Holmes and Kristine Anigwe.

    Best youngster: Spain's Iris Junio (1999), she would be age-eligible for the 2016 U17 World's.

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    Highlight of all 40 points that Angela scored for Spain in that awesome performance final vs. the U.S which they unfortunately lost


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