Friday, August 8, 2014
Friday Cardinal Couple --- USA U18 cruises to 118-50 win over El Salvador
FRIDAY CARDINAL COUPLE
- USA goes to 2-0 in FIBA Americas with lopsided win
- Atlanta Dream has a nightmare in Seattle
- Power to the conferences
With eight players in double figures and a 76 point lead after three quarters, the USA FIBA U18 WBB squad coasted to a 118-50 win over El Salvador in Colorado Springs Thursday night.
USA jumped out to a 33-11 first quarter lead and increased that to 67-22 at the half. El Salvador was powerless to stop the USA fast-break transition game and it was 105-29 after 30 minutes.
El Salvador did manage to shoot well over the USA zone in the final 10 minutes...outscoring Dawn Staley's squad 21-13 in the fourth quarter.
Louisville's Mariya Moore led the USA squad in assists (6) and steals (3). She ended with five points in 18 minutes.
The three-point shot also returned for USA...after a 0-10 effort against Mexico, they responded last night with a 8-17 effort beyond the arc. A blistering 68% effort from the floor overall (52-76) for USA, aided by 78 points scored in the paint.
USA will face Canada (2-0) in the final round of pool play today at 7:30 p.m. The Canadians remained undefeated with a 81-54 win over Mexico earlier Thursday.