Team USA Defeat Spain to Earn FIBA Gold

Team USA Defeat Spain to Earn FIBA Gold

Undefeated Team USA Celebrate FIBA World Championship Gold

The 2014 USA Basketball Women’s World Championship Team (6-0) rolled through the 2014 FIBA World Championship undefeated and claimed a second-straight gold medal at the event with a 77-64 win over Spain (5-1) on Sunday night at Fenerbahce Arena in Istanbul, Turkey.
The championship, which was the ninth World Championship gold, earned the USA its place in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games, and the USA is now 103-21 all-time in FIBA World Championship play.
Maya Moore (Minnesota Lynx) led five U.S. players in double-digit scoring with 18 points, and Diana Taurasi (Phoenix Mercury) had eight assists. Additionally, Sue Bird (Seattle Storm) is now FIBA’s only four-time women’s World Championship medalist.  In the bronze medal game, Australia (5-1) beat host Turkey (4-2) 74-44.

In the fifth-eighth classification finals also played today, Canada (4-3) topped China (3-4) 61-53 for fifth place, and France (4-3) downed Serbia (3-4) 88-74 for seventh place. The complete final standings and the full schedule and results can be found at usabasketball.com.

Story courtesy of usab.com

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Denise J. Saul is the Founder/President of WSEN-Women's Sports & Entertainment Network.

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