Saturday CARDINAL COUPLE
- USA rolls again in 88-61 win over Czechs
- 2012 USA Women's U17 World Championship roster announced.
|Angel held to eight points by the Czechs.|
( Not really...she was Angel the rebounder
It was the Czech Republic's turn to take the "L" Friday...jumping out to a 10-0 lead early against the USA and actually leading 26-24 at the end of the first quarter.
USA, driven by Geno's request to concentrate on rebounds, pulled down 62 for the game once the Czech shooting went south. A team record. Angel with 11 of them and eight points in 18 minutes. They outscored the Czechs 64-35 over the final 30 minutes...Diana Taurasi finally woke up and nailed a few threes and led the way with 18 points.
Job accomplished as all expected it would be.
|DePaul's Doug Bruno is Geno's assistant in London.|
How hard is that job? Dire Straits sang it the best...
"Money for nothing and the chicks are free."
USA (4-0) gets China Sunday. Maybe they'll get flatware and kitchen accessories Monday. One thing is for certain. They won't receive a loss.
The 2012 USA Womens' U 17 World Championship team roster is out and it includes some pretty impressive class of 2013 players.
Lindsay Allen G 5'8" (verbal to Notre Dame)
Oderah Chidom F 6'3" (undeclared)
Kaela Davis G 6'2" (undeclared)
Diamond DeShields G 6'1" (verbal to UNC)
Becca Greenwell G 6'1" (Leaning to Duke or ND)
Linnae Harper G 5'7" (undeclared)
Kai Jones F 6'4" (verbal to Tampa)
Erica McCall F 6'3" (undeclared)
Taya Reimer F 6'3" (verbal to ND)
MERCEDES RUSSELL C 6'5" (Louisville or Tenn?)
Jessica Washington G 5'8" (verbal to UNC)
Brianna Turner G-F 6'3" (Class of 2014-no verbal)
Our guess is you could enter this lineup in the 2012 Summer Olympics and do quite well with it. The under 17 World Championships should be a breeze.
We like Becca Greenwell. Almost as much as Mercedes. Wouldn't bother us at all to see them 1-2 in scoring for this squad. When you have half your squad 6'3" or taller...rebounds shouldn't be a worry.