EUGENE, Ore. – Te-Hina Paopao and the USA Ladies’s U19 Nationwide Group completed off a dominant run to gold on the FIBA U19 World Cup with a 70-52 win over Australia within the title sport Sunday in Hungary.
Paopao acquired the beginning in all seven video games for Group USA, which received each sport however the title sport by no less than 30 factors successful the seven video games by a mean of 47 factors. She completed the match averaging 9.1 factors per sport whereas including 4.6 assists and three.9 rebounds per contest. Paopao additionally added 1.6 steals per sport and turned in a 3.6 assist-to-turnover ratio whereas taking pictures 40.7 % from three-point vary.
Within the opening sport of the match, Paopao stuffed up the stat sheet with eight factors, seven rebounds, seven assists and three steals in a win over Italy. She adopted that with 16 factors, eight rebounds and 4 assists in a win over Chinese language Taipei within the spherical of 16 earlier than including 11 factors and 7 assists in a quarterfinal victory towards Spain.
The Oregon sophomore put in one other robust all-around effort within the title match, ending with 10 factors, 4 rebounds and 5 assists with no turnovers whereas coming away with a pair of steals.
Paopao’s gold with the U19 Nationwide Group caps off a busy summer time of play with Group USA for quite a lot of Oregon gamers. The Geese started the summer time by sending Paopao, Sydney Parrish, Maddie Scherr and Kylee Watson to compete within the USA Basketball 3×3 Nationwide Event in June, earlier than Sedona Prince received gold with the USA Basketball AmeriCup group later that month. Watson additionally represented Group USA on the 3×3 Nations League in France in earlier this month.