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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Stewart, Dolson help U.S. roll past Italy

UConn commit Breanna Stewart had 15 points (on 7 of 9 shooting) while UConn rising sophomore Stefanie Dolson had 14 points (on 7 of 10 shooting) as the U.S. defeated Italy 94-60 in the FIBA Under-19 World Championships.

Cierra Burdick (17 points, 9 rebounds) and Elizabeth Williams (15 points), incoming freshmen at Tennessee and Duke respectively, also scored in double figures as the U.S. improved to 5-0 in the tournament.

The U.S. will wrap up round-robin play with a game against undefeated Canada on Wednesday. The winner will capture the Group E title while the loser will be the No. 2 seed out of the group headed to the quarterfinals.

Canada is led by talented 5-foot-10 guard Nirra Fields who is averaging 18.6 points, 7 rebounds and 2.2 steals. Fields is actually from South Euclid, Ohio and plays at Oak Hill Academy in Virginia. She is also one of the top-rated rising high school seniors in the country - this country.

Australia has put itself in position to win Group F by remaining undefeated with a hard-earned 65-61 win over Spain. Australia meets Brazil, which lost to France on Tuesday, on Wednesday.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Diamond DeShields only played three minutes. Was she hurt? KML went back to sleep with just three points. Oddly inconsistent.

7:39 PM 

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