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Thursday, October 08, 2015

Stewart delivers for U.S.; Pair of UConn legends honored

UConn's Breanna Stewart had 12 points, shooting 6 of 9 from the field, and former UConn star Stefanie Dolson added 11 points as the U.S. national team defeated Dike Naples 86-50 in the third game of its European tour.

Brittney Griner led the U.S. with 15 points.

Here are some quotes from Stewart courtesy of the folks at USA Basketball.

On tonight’s game:We were working out the kinks a little bit. We have a big game on Saturday, it’s our last game on this tour and we want to finish off strong. This is preparing us for that.

What was your five-member group trying to work on?Our group was trying to make sure we had the fluidity of our plays down and that kind of stuff. There are certain sets that we want to make sure, if we have to use them, we know how to do so and are ready to do that. Eventually we figured it out.

What are you personally getting out of this tour?Personally, just getting great experience playing with all these pros. Seeing what they’ve done to have such success at the next level, preparing myself for that and using it to have a great senior year. 

The U.S. wraps up the tour on Saturday with a game against Folimanka in the Czech Republic.

FORMER HUSKIES NAMED FIRST-TEAM ALL-WNBA
Former UConn teammates Tina Charles and Maya Moore were the second and third-leading vote-getters behind WNBA Most Valuable Player Elena Delle Donne on the All-WNBA team.

Angel McCoughtry and DeWanna Bonner join Delle Donne, Charles and Moore on the first team.

Here is the voting
2015 ALL-WNBA FIRST TEAM
Player                                     Team                          Position                Points     
Elena Delle Donne                  Chicago Sky               Forward                 195
Maya Moore                           Minnesota Lynx          Forward                 188
Tina Charles                            New York Liberty        Center                   167
DeWanna Bonner                   Phoenix Mercury        Guard                    131
Angel McCoughtry                  Atlanta Dream             Guard                    102

2015 ALL-WNBA SECOND TEAM
Player                                     Team                          Position                Points     
Candace Parker                     Los Angeles Sparks    Forward                 106
Tamika Catchings                   Indiana Fever              Forward                 63
Brittney Griner                        Phoenix Mercury        Center                   147
Epiphanny Prince                   New York Liberty        Guard                    96
Courtney Vandersloot             Chicago Sky               Guard                    73

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