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USA Continue FIBA U19’s Women’s World Cup Dominance With their 9th Title

August 15, 2021

DEBRECEN (Hungary) – Team USA showed no signs of ending their dominance of the FIBA U19 Women’s Basketball World Cup as clinched their ninth title and successfully defended the crown they recaptured in 2021 in Bangkok.

Team USA repeated their Final success of two years ago by taking down Australia in the title game again, this time with a 70-52 victory.

It was a team effort from the USA in the Final as Diamond Johnson led the way with 15 points, while Caitlin Clark added 9 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists, and centre Lauren Betts pulled down 14 rebounds.

Earlier in the day, host nation Hungary made history as they took their first-ever podium finish. They secured third place with a commanding 88-67 win against Mali, who also attained their highest-ever finish in the competition.

Caitlin Clark of the Team USA was crowned TISSMOT MVP and was joined in the All-Star Five by teammate  Sonia Citron, who also played a big role in taking her country to the second spot, while Julia Boros got the All-Star nod for guiding Hungary to bronze. Sika Kone earned her spot by posting a spectacular tournament double-double, leading the competition in both scoring and rebounding.

On hand from FIBA to witness the conclusion of the competition in Debrecen were FIBA Executive Committee  Member, Carol Callan; FIBA Competitions Commission Deputy Chairperson, Lena Wallin-Kantzy and FIBA Secretary General Andreas Zagklis.

Final Results

  1. USA
  2. Australia
  3. Hungary
  4. Mali
  5. Canada
  6. Czech Republic
  7. Spain
  8. Russia
  9. Japan
  10.  France
  11. Italy
  12.  Egypt
  13.  Korea
  14.  Chinese Taipei
  15.  Argentina
  16.  Brazil