USA U17 Women Warm Up For World Championship With Friendly Against Spain
The 2012 USA Basketball Women's U17 World Championship Team will open its play in the FIBA U17 World Championship in just two days against South Korea at 9:15 p.m. (1:15 p.m. EDT) on Friday, August 17.
Already, the team has had a long journey. The 12-member roster was selected after three days of trials back in May, and it has compiled four exhibition wins since coming together, including three wins in Caorle, Italy, this past week.
More experience is better according to USA head coach Jill Rankin Schneider (Monterey H.S., Texas), and the team played an unofficial, friendly scrimmage against Spain this morning in its final preperations in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
While the USA won easily, 77-59, Spain outscored the USA in the second and third quarters, 19-18 and 16-5, respectively.
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