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USA U17 Women Win Gold

The US Women’s U17 World Championship Team (7-0) completed their goal of winning the Gold at the World Championships in Czech Republic with a slim 77-75 victory over Spain (6-1). Tied at 71, Team USA outscored Spain 6-4 over the final 1:36 to seal the win.

Lauren Cox led the US in the win over Spain falling two blocks shy of a triple-double, with 20 points, 12 rebounds and 8 blocks.Cox’s 8 blocks were an USA U17 single-game record. Georgia product Asia Durr hit the game-clinching free throws with 7.1 remaining and finished with 17 points and 4 assists while Arike Ogunbowale scored 15 points and grabbed 8 rebounds.

Spain was paced by tournament MVP Angela Salvadores’ 40 points on 16-of-29 shooting.

Joyner Holmes and Katie Lou Samuelson were named to the five-member all-tournament team for the US.

In the medal round Team USA defeated Canada, Hungary and Spain.

USA Pulls Away From Canada

The USA Basketball U17 Women’s World Championship team won their second exhibition over Canada 80-45. Joyner Holmes led the Americans with 14 points. Georgia product Asia Durr chipped in 10 points. Durr is averaging 11.5 points through two exhibition games.

USA led by three at halftime and by 10 after the third quarter before opening the game up in the fourth quarter and held Canada to only 15 second half points.

They’ll continue the exhibition schedule against France today. After that the ladies will head to Czech Republic to begin the World Championships.