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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Stewart's final Pan Am rankings

The women's basketball competition at the Pan Am Games ended tonight with former Texas point guard Carla Cortijo leading Puerto Rico to the gold medal with an 85-57 win over Mexico.

Cortijo had 29 points and 10 assists while Mexico was led by 33 points and 16 rebounds by Erika Gomez. Pre-tournament favorite Brazil won the bronze medal, a bit of a surprise since the squad included WNBA veterans Erika de Souza and Izzy Castro Marques.

Since de Souza did not have a blocked shot in the bronze-medal game against Colombia, UConn commit Breanna Stewart finished as the tournament leader with an average of 2.3 blocked shots per game. She was also the leader with a free-throw percentage of  .885, was second in rebounding (11.3), fifth in scoring (15.3) and fourth in field-goal percentage (50.0). She also led the U.S. in all those categories which is not a bad achievement since not only was she the only high school player on the team but is nearly three years younger than the next youngest player on the U.S. squad. Stewart, who will not turn 18 until Aug. 27, was the second-youngest player in the tournament behind only Canada's Emma Wolfram.

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Blogger bruinbball said...

After watching some of the coverage, her block numbers should have been higher that listed.

1:21 PM 
Blogger Jim Fuller said...

I agree. It looked like she should have had at least five blocks in the Mexico game and believe she was only credited with one.

2:29 PM 

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