Tuesday, July 15, 2008

U18 USA Men Lead Bahamas 59-11...

...at the end of the second period. The tournament is being played by quarters (4 of them), with a half-time at the end of the second quarter. I have the box score from the Venezuela game, when I get a few minutes I will break it down a bit and see how the team performed "by possession". The fact that they shot 1-16 from the 3 point line, despite winning by 9, is a little disturbing.

More information to post now that it is available.

Jumping out to a 29-5 lead in the first quarter, Team USA pushed it out to 59-11 at the half. And continued to outscore the Bahamians in each of the last 2 quarters to win 115-51. The Americans recovered their 3 point shooting somewhat, going 6-20 from beyond the arc against the Bahamas, a definite improvement over their 1-16 effort against Venezuela.

Future Villanovan Maalik Wayns scored 10 points in 3-5 (2-3,1-2), 2-2 shooting. Maalik played 17 minutes, dishing out 3 assists versus 6 turnovers (ouch!) with 2 steals. Dominic Cheek of St. Anthony's (NJ) [note: my bad, apologies to the Friars] played 16 minutes scoring 6 points on 3-7 (0-3, 3-4) 0-0 shooting. Dom had 3 rebounds, 2 steals and 2 assists versus 3 turnovers. The complete box score from FIBA is available. I will link to any stories as they are posted.

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