Morgan Tuck shines again for U.S. U-18 squad
Fellow UConn signees Moriah Jefferson (eight points and six assists) and Breanna Stewart (six points, six rebounds in just 14:31 of playing time) helped the U.S. clinch the top seed out of group A for the semifinals. The U.S. will play Canada Saturday at 8:15 p.m. in one semifinal while Brazil and Argentina meet in the other semi. By reaching the semifinals the U.S. automatically qualifies for the 2013 FIBA U19 Championships.
Alexis Prince led the U.S. with 19 points.
After the preliminary round Tuck leads all players in scoring (17.3 points per game) as well as free throws made (16) and percentage (84.2). Jefferson is second in assists (4.7 per game trailing only U.S. teammate and Notre Dame signee Michaela Mabrey's 5.3) while Stewart is fourth in scoring (12.3), fifth in rebounding (7.0), fourth in 3-pointers made (1.3 per game) and third in blocked shots (2.3).