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    Draw was finally completed yesterday:

    Group A
    United States
    Argentina
    Puerto Rico
    Chile

    Group B
    Canada
    Mexico
    Colombia
    El Salvador

    Weaker tournament with Brazil still suffering the effects of their suspension. In their absence, Argentina dominated the last year's South American U17 championship. Mexico beat Puerto Rico in the Centrobasket final.
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    USA roster. They had to make three changes from the original roster due to school commitments:

    The 2018 USA Women’s U18 National Team includes: Aijha Blackwell (Whitfield School/Berkeley, Mo.); Jenna Brown (The Lovett School/Smyrna, Ga.); Desiree Caldwell (Byron P. Steele II H.S./Cibolo, Texas); Maori Davenport (Charles Henderson H.S./Troy, Ala.); Nazahrah Hillmon-Baker (Gilmour Academy/Cleveland, Ohio); Rhyne Howard (Bradley Central H.S./Cleveland, Tenn.); Ashley Joens (Iowa City H.S./Iowa City, Iowa); Olivia Nelson-Ododa (Winder-Barrow H.S./Winder, Ga.); Anaya Peoples (Schlarman H.S./Danville, Ill.); Sedona Prince (Liberty Hill H.S./Liberty Hill, Texas); NaLyssa Smith (East Central H.S./Converse, Texas); and Christyn Williams (Central Arkansas Christian School/Little Rock, Ark.).
    https://www.usab.com/womens/u18/roster.aspx

    This is the remnants of the disappointing U16/17 group from a couple years ago, so it will be interesting to see how they perform.
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    refs in games of Spain walks with literally poop in his pants afraid of the Spanish players

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    Canada's 20 players selected for tryouts and training camp (14-28 July):
    http://basketball.ca/en/news-article...-training-camp

    Niyah Becker, Kiandra Browne, Roxanne Makolo and Christine Morra are among the few prospects known (at least to me), but maybe someone will shine at the tryouts and Mexico City tournament. Top prospect Laeticia Amihere (born 2001) isn't in the junior rosters anymore, probably launched at higher level (Sr NT).

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    Official site and more final rosters:
    http://www.fiba.basketball/americas/u18women/2018

    Argentina has five players from the U17 team that just finished competing at the WC, among them tournament's top passer Florencia Chagas and team's best scorer Sofia Acevedo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carlo View Post
    Official site and more final rosters:
    http://www.fiba.basketball/americas/u18women/2018

    Argentina has five players from the U17 team that just finished competing at the WC, among them tournament's top passer Florencia Chagas and team's best scorer Sofia Acevedo.
    Colombia has some players from their U17 team too. Minsk to Mexico City in three days is a tough turnaround, I wonder if they will rest their U17 players in their opening games against the US and Canada.

    USA beat Canada 72-42 in a scrimmage according to the USAB website.
    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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    Would like to know, if there will be a team for Perlas Pilipinas U18 that will compete in asia.
    Thanks

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    Day 1:

    Puerto Rico 74 Chile 69
    Canada 73 Colombia 49
    USA 87 Argentina 42
    Mexico 88 El Salvador 48

    USA very sloppy on offense, but turned up the defensive intensity after a slow start.

    Mexico playing without their top player in this age group, Sofia Payan, who scored 21.2 ppg at last year's Centrobasket.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Ursa View Post
    Would like to know, if there will be a team for Perlas Pilipinas U18 that will compete in asia.
    Thanks
    Not in Division A, maybe in Div B but it's still too early to know as tournament is slated for late October.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2018_F...ship_for_Women

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    Day 2:

    USA 115 Chile 39
    Canada 81 El Salvador 52
    Argentina 79 Puerto Rico 60
    Colombia 88 Mexico 78

    US looked sharper today, although Chile didn't put up much resistance after the first 5 minutes.

    Mayra Caicedo, who played big minutes for the senior team at the CAC games recently, scored 30 points to lead Colombia over the hosts.
    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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    Day 3:

    Argentina 82 Chile 56
    Colombia 80 El Salvador 48
    USA 103 Puerto Rico 59
    Canada 65 Mexico 54

    Not the happiest win for the US, as Sedona Prince was stretchered off the court after landing awkwardly in the third quarter. Twitter reports are that she broke her leg. Christyn Williams also didn't play tonight.
    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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    Really unfortunate getting so badly injured for Prince, she had imo progressed a lot since the U16/17 cycle and was substantially contributing to the U18 team so far. Hope she will recover healthy soon.
    Prince is one of the few capable of dunking decently (at least in warmups), here's with the current U18 team preceeded by teammate Nelson-Ododa.
    https://www.facebook.com/FIBA/videos/10156387758886271/

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    Broken leg injury unfortunately confirmed for Prince:
    https://www.hookem.com/2018/08/04/te...on-broken-leg/

    Best wishes for a full recovey.

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    Easy win by wide margin as expected of US team against undersized El Salvador, 87-27. Too much slow down from the winners in the 2nd half, anyway holding ESA to just 8 points. Williams did play but performed below her usual standard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carlo View Post
    Easy win by wide margin as expected of US team against undersized El Salvador, 87-27. Too much slow down from the winners in the 2nd half, anyway holding ESA to just 8 points. Williams did play but performed below her usual standard.
    Yeah, it felt like a practice game.

    Quarterfinal Scores:

    USA 87 El Salvador 27
    Colombia 85 Puerto Rico 58
    Argentina 89 Mexico 62
    Canada 98 Chile 52

    Colombia continues their great run, following their U17 WC qualification and CAC Games gold with their first U19 WC qualification.
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    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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    Semifinals:

    USA 83 Colombia 47
    Canada 77 Argentina 71

    Uninspiring performance by the US although they opened up the margin in the fourth quarter. Halfcourt offense just isn't very good and they create offense from their defense. In the other semifinal Argentina came back from a double-digit deficit to tie the game at 66, but Canada pulled it out in the end.

    Classification:

    Puerto Rico 70 El Salvador 56
    Chile 71 Mexico 69
    Quote Originally Posted by Fedfan
    Most ppl get childish when they lose.
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    refs in games of Spain walks with literally poop in his pants afraid of the Spanish players

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    Final USA 84 Canada 60
    3rd Place Argentina 62 Colombia 52
    5th Place Puerto Rico 61 Chile 54
    7th Place Mexico 83 El Salvador 61

    USA started slow once again, but buried Canada in the third quarter. Rhyne Howard was named tournament MVP.
    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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    Even if not at their best level USA managed to clearly win the 9th title in a row. Close game at the beginning (same as with Colombia), then improving the execution and with a wide bench depth US team had no problem against an average Canadian squad. No prominent stars in this US team but anyhow 10-11 players (including injured Prince) almost at the same level.
    In view of the 2019 U19 WC USA should manage to strengthen the roster with this year's U17 members.

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    Maori Davenport, an All-Tournament member for the US team, had her senior year suspended by Alabama HS Association as she received/cashed a check erroneously sent by USA Basketball as costs refund exceeding the amount allowed by the State's Association. After USA Basketball officials clarified their mistake, Davenport gave back the undue amount, but her suspension hasn't been overruled so far and the Rutgers recruit is going to sit out her final season. Nonsense decision indeed!

    http://www.espn.com/espnw/sports/art...-gotten-easier
    http://www.espn.com/espnw/sports/art...spnw:ncw:index

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    The Davenport thing is pretty ridiculous but USAB deserves serious blame for putting her in that situation.
    Quote Originally Posted by Fedfan
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    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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    In fact the player is paying for someone else's (USA Basketball) mistake.

    Anyway, a judge ruled today that she can play based on a lawsuit filed by the Davenport family, pending a court hearing on a later date.
    https://www.al.com/sports/2019/01/ju...y-tonight.html

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