Team USA Earns 2011 FIBA U19 World Championship
The 2011 USA Basketball Women’s U19 World Championship Team defeated Spain 69-46 on Sunday night in Puerto Montt, Chile, to earn the 2011 FIBA U19 World Championship gold medal.
This marks the second world championship gold medal for seven of the USA’s players, who were all on the team during the 2010 FIBA U17 World Championship last summer in France.
Assistant coaches for the USA U19 World Championship Team are Sue Semrau of Florida State University and Joi Williams of the University of Central Florida.
“It was fun to watch the team come together the way they did. (Head coach) Jen (Rizzotti) did a fantastic job of sticking with what was important. Just having the opportunity to work alongside two tremendous head coaches and a great group of girls was the chance of a lifetime,” said Coach Sue Semrau
In classification games, Canada (8-1) defeated France (6-3) 70-52 to finish in fifth place, while Japan (4-5) finished in seventh after clipping Russia (3-6) 71-66.