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Ducks' Sedona Prince wins gold at the 2021 FIBA AmeriCup

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USA Basketball's Women's team won gold at the 2021 FIBA AmeriCup. They defeated Puerto Rico 74-59 in the title game.

The team finished 6-0 and outscored opponents by 35.2 points per game, and advanced to one of our 2022 FIBA World Cup Qualifying Tournaments that will determine the 12 teams to compete in the 2022 FIBA World Cup.

On the FIBA AmeriCup was Oregon forward Sedona Prince, who averaged 6.3 points and 3.7 rebounds across the tournament. Her standout game came on June 14, when the U.S. defeated Venezuela 102-53. Prince went 8-for-14 from the field and scored a team-high 19 points and corralled seven rebounds.

Prince is now a two-time gold medalist. Her first also came with her representing the U.S. in the 2018 FIBA Americas U18 Championship. She’s also taken home two bronze medals from the 2015 FIBA Americas U16 Championship and the 2016 FIBA U17 World Cup.

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Besides Prince, other Ducks represented the U.S. this summer. Te-Hina Paopao, Sydney Parrish, Maddie Scherrand Kylee Watson reached the semifinals at the 2021 Redbull USA Basketball 3-on-3 Nationals last weekend, and Paopao is on the 2021 USA Women's U19 World Cup Team that will compete at the 2021 FIBA U19 World Cup in Debrecen, Hungary on August 7-19