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Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Mosqueda-Lewis leads U.S. to another win

UConn rising junior Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis had a game-high 19 points on 8 of 14 shooting, six rebounds and a steal as the United States defeated the Czech Republic 101-61 to improve to 2-0 in pool play at the World University Games.

UConn's Bria Hartley had seven points, two rebounds, five assists and one steal.

Duke's Tricia Liston had 14 points and six rebounds, Baylor's Odyssey Sims had 13 points and six assists, Oklahoma's Aaryn Ellenberg added 12 points and six assists while Central Michigan's Crystal Bradford finished with 11 points and seven rebounds.

The U.S. wraps up play in Pool B tomorrow against Brazil. Barring a monumental upset by Brazil, the U.S. will face the No. 2 team out of Pool A in the quarterfinals on Friday which would be the loser of tomorrow's Russia/Sweden game.

Here are quotes from Mosqueda-Lewis which were posted on the USA Basketball site.

On tonight’s game:
"I think we are getting a lot more comfortable with each other. We are sharing the ball a lot better and just really getting a feel for the offense that coach Coale put in. For everybody in general, we are all getting used to the way each other plays."

On her scoring stretch:
"Coach Coale wanted us to get more pressure on the ball and more pressure in general on defense against Czech Republic, so I was trying to be intense out there and it ended up working out, getting a lot of steals and crashing the offensive and defensive boards a lot."

How do you manage the quick turn around for tomorrow morning’s game?
"Rest. That’s the biggest thing for us right now. We need to rest, make sure that we are focused and listening intently in the morning when coach Coale gives us the scout that she’s got ready for us."

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