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|FIBA U17 World Championship for Women All-Tournament team (from l to r): Debora Dubei, Hungary; Katie Lou Samuelson, USA; Angela Salvadores (MVP), Spain; Virag Kiss, Hungary; presenter Michaela Ferancikova; and Joyner Holmes, USA.|
A 40-point haul from Angela Salvadores was not enough to see Spain avoid a 77-75 defeat in the final of the 2014 FIBA U17 World Championship for Women against two-time defending champions USA.
Tournament MVP Salvadores produced a masterclass shooting display but Lauren Cox and Asia Durr stepped up for the Americas, who claimed a third consecutive U17 Women crown.
Cox finished with 20 points and 12 rebounds, while Durr contributed 17 points and both came up with big plays down the stretch. Click here for the full game report.
Salvadores headlined the All-Tournament Team, which also featured the Hungarian pair of Virag Kiss and Debora Dubei and the American duo of Katie Lou Samuelson and Joyner Holmes.
Kiss had 21 points and 10 rebounds as Hungary rallied from a 15-point deficit to edge out fellow debutantes and tournament hosts Czech Republic 67-61 in the Third-Place Game. Click here for the full game report.
The Local Organising Committee (LOC) of the 2014 FIBA U17 World Championship for Women and FIBA also proudly announced that the sum of 307,709 Czech Korunas (11,211 Euro) was raised through the All Baskets Count (ABC) social responsibility programme associated with the tournament.
All the proceeds will be used to help improve the quality of life of people in need in the region of West Bohemia, where the Championship took place.
Final Standings of the 2014 FIBA U17 World Championship for Women
4. Czech Republic
15. Slovak Republic