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    Default 2019 FIBA Americas U16 Women's Championship (June 16-22)

    Tournament is in Puerto Aysen, Chile, which may the southernmost site ever for a FIBA tournament.

    Group A
    Brazil
    Canada
    Ecuador
    Puerto Rico

    Group B
    Chile
    El Salvador
    Mexico
    USA

    US team:
    https://www.usab.com/womens/u16/roster.aspx

    Named to the team were: Janiah Barker (Tampa Bay Tech H.S., Fla./Marietta, Ga.); Lauren Betts (Grandview H.S./Centennial, Colo.); KK Bransford (Mount Notre Dame H.S./Cincinnati, Ohio); Sonia Citron (The Ursuline School/Scarsdale, N.Y.); Amari DeBerry (Williamsville South H.S./Buffalo, N.Y.); Timea Gardiner (Fremont H.S./Ogden, Utah); Londynn Jones (Santiago H.S./Riverside, Calif.); Olivia Miles (Blair Academy/Phillipsburg, N.J.); Aaliyah Moore (Moore H.S./Moore, Okla.); Saylor Poffenbarger (Middletown H.S./Middletown, Md.); Kiki Rice (Sidwell Friends School, D.C./Bethesda, Md.); and Payton Verhulst (Bishop Meige H.S./De Soto, Kan.).
    Some coverage of the US trials from Blue Star:
    https://www.bluestarmedia.org/latest-news/
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    The tournament has a mascot:
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    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 1:

    Canada 79 Ecuador 33
    Brazil 62 Puerto Rico 57
    Chile 63 El Salvador 46

    USA-Mexico was postponed to Wednesday because of travel delays suffered by the Mexican team.
    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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    USA-B went through the usual selection process starting from 152 hopefuls, 33 invitees and the rest applicants. All selected players come from the invitees group, evenly split among 2021 & 2022 class. Top ranked are 2021's Olivia Miles, Amari DeBerry and 2022's Lauren Betts. It's a very tall team, topped by 6-7 (2 m) Betts and 6-5 (1.95) DeBerry, average height is slightly above 6-1 (1.86). Interesting to see if talentwise this new generation is close to the last U16-17.

    Another team to watch is Canada, but yesterday no live streaming was available here. Anyway, all Canadian players scored in easy win vs Ecuador with obvious inside dominance in scoring & rebounding. To follow against stronger teams.

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    Day 2:

    Puerto Rico 52 Ecuador 39
    USA 114 El Salvador 19
    Canada 78 Brazil 39
    Chile 61 Mexico 34

    USA-ES was the biggest mismatch I have seen since they started streaming these games, maybe a game against Costa Rica a few cycles ago was comparable...US did not play amazingly by any means but still could have won by well over 100 points if they really wanted to. Doesn't look like there will be much competition except for maybe Canada.

    The NCAA coaches have made it to the Southern end of Chile:
    https://twitter.com/YolettMcCuin/sta...79328726339585
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    Day 3:

    Ecuador 71 Brazil 55
    Mexico 73 El Salvador 25
    Canada 83 Puerto Rico 40
    USA 109 Chile 44

    US-Chile game was actually good for about a quarter but then the score went from 30-18 to 90-23. Chile's 21 fourth quarter points came from six threes and three free throws by a player fouled shooting a three, the US zone defense needs some work.

    Ecuador-Chile and Mexico-Puerto Rico are the two interesting quarterfinals, I wonder if Mexico will rest their starters against the US tomorrow.
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    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 4 Makeup Game:

    USA 98 Mexico 33

    Mexico did a better job rebounding than the previous US opponents.
    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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    Quarterfinals:

    Canada 61 El Salvador 15
    USA 107 Brazil 32
    Puerto Rico 50 Mexico 48
    Chile 56 Ecuador 43

    Chile outscored Ecuador 23-8 in the fourth quarter to qualify for the WC and set off extended celebrations, quite the opposite of their women's soccer team earlier today. Would have been pretty incredible to see Ecuador qualify for a World Championship.

    Puerto Rico somewhat lucky not to be called for a three-shot foul 30 feet from the basket at the end of their game.
    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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    Semifinals
    USA 103 Puerto Rico 30
    Canada 50 Chile 38

    5th-8th
    Brazil 49 Mexico 39
    Ecuador 59 El Salvador 26

    Not encouraging from Canada.
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    Championship: USA 87 Canada 37
    Third Place: Chile 59 Puerto Rico 49
    Fifth Place: Ecuador 59 Brazil 47
    Seventh Place: Mexico 61 El Salvador 38

    USA led 24-2 after the first quarter of the championship game. Will have to wait until next year to see how this compares to the best US youth teams, but it's clearly a very strong group.
    Quote Originally Posted by Fedfan
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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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    Gold medal game was no match after Q1, great defense and fine team play were US girls' strengths. Olivia Miles showed some high-prized plays and awesome passing ability for her age, would have deserved at least All-Tournament honor imo. Though very young (2022 class), long post Lauren Betts looks promising as well.

    Interesting to see the comparable level of the next Fiba Euro U16 (Aug 22-30) and Asia/Oceania (date tbd).

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