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Monday, July 29, 2019

US clinch U19 Women Basketball title for 8th time

USA beat Australia win U19 Women Basketball World Cup 2019 title for 8th times.

BANGKOK (Thailand) - The USA already dominated at the FIBA U19 Women's Basketball World Cup has resumed after they secured their eighth times' title at the event, regaining the title they relinquished to Russia two years ago.

The USA won an overtime classic against Australia 74-70 in Bangkok to deliver the seventh title in eight editions, adding to their previous successes in 1997, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013 and 2015.

USA is U19 Women Basketball World Cup 2019 winners team to beat Australia.

It was Paige Bueckers and Aliyah Boston who impressed in the Final of the competition after the former dropped an all-action 17 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists, while Boston contributed a 12-point and 11-rebound double-double as USA completed a flawless 7-0 campaign.

Izzy Anstey starred for a heartbroken Australia with 16 points and 12 rebounds as they posted their best finish in more than two decades, having last reached the title game back in 1997.

Earlier in the day, Spain returned to the podium for the first time in four editions, having last took a medal during successive Final appearances in 2009 and 2011. They took bronze with a 58-52 success against Belgium as Lola Pendande did the business with 14 points, 6 boards and 4 assists.

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