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Sunday, August 26, 2012

U.S. wins U-17 title

Lindsay Allen, Rebecca Greenwell and Diamond DeShields had 13 points each as the United States defeated Spain 75-62 to win the gold medal at the FIBA U-17 World Championships.

Three UConn recruiting targets were members of the undefeated U.S. team. Linnae Harper had six points, six rebounds and two steals, Brianna Turner finished with two points and two rebounds while Erica McCall had two rebounds and a steal.

Turner finished the tournament averaging 8.5 points per game, she was second on the team with a field-goal percentage of 56.9 and also averaged 4 rebounds per game. Harper averaged 7.9 points, 6 rebounds, 2.5 assists and led all players with 34 steals in eight games while McCall averaged 3.8 points and 4 rebounds a game.

Diamond DeShields (14.8 points) and Rebecca Greenwell (11.9) were the only U.S. players to average more than 10 points per game.

DeShields was named the tournamemtn's MVP and Harper was named to all-tournament team.

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