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Coler

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Finally the coach puts Sykes in. :mad:
 

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USA leads 51-49 after 3 quarters.

USA has no answer for Carla Cortijo for Puerto Rico. She used to play for Texas.

Puerto Rico playing great team basketball and USA looks like a team that was just formed. Puerto Rico is scoring at will on their drives to the basket
 

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Wow, very anti-USA crowd in Mexico (not to mention the refs)!
 

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USA loses Again 75-70

Team is going up against some pro players, but still this is Puerto Rico they were playing. No answer for Puerto Rico's guards and too many turnovers. As I said in an earlier post Puerto Rico scored at will on dribble drives to the basket. Either making the shot or getting fouled. Poor Team and individual defense.

I criticized the U19 team, but that team could have beaten this Puerto Rico team.

Pan Am games at a bad time due to HS and College's in session which prevented many of the USA top HS or Collegiate players participating. Wonder if Team USA sought out any pro players.
 

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USA ----------------- PR

18/23 FT ------------21/28
23/61 FG [37.7%] -----25/68 [36.8%]
44 rebounds --------- 28
19 turnovers -------- 11
8 assists ------------- 11
 

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Breanna is incredibly mobile for a player of her height!

She will be deadly playing alongside a true post in the lane who can eat up space (a la Stef as an upperclassman)

BStewart can really move to a gap quickly and clean up caroms and misses..... instead of Baby Husky, she reminds me more of Tigger, with feet made out of rubber :eek: or flubber....
 
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How did Breanna do? Stats? I couldn't watch the live stream, since I'm currently in Europe.
 

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well the USA is going nowhere fast in the games. may not even make it out of the preliminary rounds, but not sure how that works. still, good experience for BS!
 
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My understanding is that the top two teams from each group
advance to the semi finals.

So regardless of how we do against Mexico, we are going home,
and Mexico will advance to the semis along with the winner of
the Puerto Rico v. Argentina game.

In the Puerto Rico game Breanna again led the team with 14
points and tied for the team lead in rebounds with 11. Her
performance has been remarkable, but I'm guessing that she
has been going up against players who are significantly shorter
than she is.
 

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Would be kinda nice to get in the 'win' column at least once before heading home.....
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My understanding is that the top two teams from each group
advance to the semi finals.

So regardless of how we do against Mexico, we are going home,
and Mexico will advance to the semis along with the winner of
the Puerto Rico v. Argentina game.

In the Puerto Rico game Breanna again led the team with 14
points and tied for the team lead in rebounds with 11. Her
performance has been remarkable, but I'm guessing that she
has been going up against players who are significantly shorter
than she is.

Why do you guess that? This is the second time I'm seen this assumption. I'm pretty sure that our neighbors to the south can grow to 6 '2" and more.
 

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Why do you guess that? This is the second time I'm seen this assumption. I'm pretty sure that our neighbors to the south can grow to 6 '2" and more.
I saw the second half thanks to the posted link above. One of the resons she gets so many boards is that she is extremely mobile, always moving and agressively goes to the rim when shots go up. And like Kelly, seems to have a nose for the ball. The height and long arms helps of course but the magic is in the package.

What really impressed me is her court mobilty. She moves and plays like a sub 6 footer. Fun fun fun to watch.
 

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I saw the second half thanks to the posted link above. One of the resons she gets so many boards is that she is extremely mobile, always moving and agressively goes to the rim when shots go up. And like Kelly, seems to have a nose for the ball. The height and long arms helps of course but the magic is in the package.

What really impressed me is her court mobilty. She moves and plays like a sub 6 footer. Fun fun fiun to watch.
So she was or wasn't playing against midgets?
 

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I don't remember if it was Puerto Rico or the first game but one of the two teams supposedly had noone taller than 6'.
 

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My understanding is that the top two teams from each group
advance to the semi finals.

So regardless of how we do against Mexico, we are going home,
and Mexico will advance to the semis along with the winner of
the Puerto Rico v. Argentina game.

In the Puerto Rico game Breanna again led the team with 14
points and tied for the team lead in rebounds with 11. Her
performance has been remarkable, but I'm guessing that she
has been going up against players who are significantly shorter
than she is.
Significantly shorter than her reach is more likely.
 

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Why do you guess that? This is the second time I'm seen this assumption. I'm pretty sure that our neighbors to the south can grow to 6 '2" and more.

I was the one who posted that no Argentina player is taller than 6'0". (If you click on a player's name in the boxscore it will give you her height.) I mentioned that information as a possible explanation for why Sykes didn't play against Argentina. Sykes lacks foot-speed and I thought the perimeter players for Argentina would have been tough for her to guard.

Here's the boxscore for the game last night against PR which did have players taller than 6'0".
http://info.guadalajara2011.org.mx/ENG/BK/BKR173A_BKW40040090100003ENG.htm
 

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I saw the second half thanks to the posted link above. One of the resons she gets so many boards is that she is extremely mobile, always moving and agressively goes to the rim when shots go up. And like Kelly, seems to have a nose for the ball. The height and long arms helps of course but the magic is in the package.

What really impressed me is her court mobilty. She moves and plays like a sub 6 footer. Fun fun fun to watch.

Stewart is terrific. Like you said, she's always moving and doesn't give up on plays. We're going to see her run down some fast breaks and block shots from behind. The game looked to be very physical. Breanna will need to get stronger but the UConn S&C program will help her with that. The talent, quickness, desire and motor are all there. The long arms help too.
 
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