Ducks PG Te-Hina Paopao wins gold medal at FIBA U19 World Cup


Sedona Prince won't be the lone Oregon Duck to win a gold medal this summer.

Oregon starter Te-Hina Paopao finished her run as Team USA's starting point guard at the FIBA U19 World Cup Sunday, defeating silver-medalist Australia 70-52 in Hungary. It's the ninth time Team USA has won the gold, having won the event nine of the previous eleven tournaments. 

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Paopao, who started all seven games for Team USA during the event, scored 10 points while dishing five assists and grabbing four rebounds during the title game. For the tournament, she averaged 9.1 points, 4.6 assists, 3.9 rebounds, and 1.6 steals per contest while shooting 40.6% from three-point range.

She's the second Duck to win a U19 FIBA Gold Medal for Team USA joining Jennifer Mowe (1997). 

After the win, Ducks head coach Kelly Graves congratulated the 18-year old. 

The title game was the lone event Team USA failed to win by over 30 points. 

Iowa star Caitlin Clark won the tournament MVP.