PANEVEZYS, Lithuania — Breanna Stewart (Connecticut), who was a perfect 6-of-6 and scored 19 of her game-high 26 points in the first quarter, led the USA U19 women’s team (1-0) to a 113-47 victory in its FIBA World Championship opener over host Lithuania (0-1) on Thursday.
Duke sophomore Alexis Jones started at guard and totaled six points, a game-high five steals, four rebounds and three assists in 21 minutes. Jones hit 3-of-6 field goals during her time.
The U.S. continues preliminary round play with a contest against China on Friday.
Duke: The U.S. national women’s lacrosse team advanced to the semifinals at the 2013 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Championship with a dominant 20-1 victory over the Haudenosaunee.
Former Duke goalkeeper Megan Huether tallied one save in the second half of action while fellow Duke graduate Sarah Bullard scored one goal, giving her six for the tournament.
Team USA jumped out to a 7-0 lead in the game’s first 10 minutes and went on to take a 15-0 advantage at halftime. The U.S. defense allowed just three shots in the contest and held the Haudenosaunee scoreless for 53:46 to win by a 20-1 margin.
With Thursday’s quarterfinal round win, Team USA (5-0) is the only remaining undefeated squad at the FIL World Cup and will move on to face the winner of the quarterfinal match between fourth-seeded England (1-3) and fifth-seeded Wales (0-4) in Friday’s semifinal at 11:30 a.m. in Oshawa.
Swimming and Diving
Duke: Nine members of the Duke swimming and diving program have earned Scholar All-America recognition for the 2012-13 season, as announced by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA). In addition, both the Blue Devil men and women received Scholar All-America team honors for the spring semester.
Senior diver Nick McCrory was named to the CSCAA NCAA Division I Men’s Scholar All-America First Team for the second time in his career after also collecting CSCAA All-America accolades in May. The 2012 Olympic bronze medalist captured his third NCAA title in the men’s platform diving event and turned in a pair of runner-up finishes on the 1-meter and 3-meter springboards to garner All-America honors in all three events.
Senior swimmer Christine Wixted garnered CSCAA NCAA Division I Women’s Scholar All-American First Team recognition following her first career appearance at the NCAA Championships in 2013. A four-time All-Atlantic Coast Conference performer, Wixted competed in the trials of the 100 and 200-yard breaststroke at the national championship meet.
The Scholar All-America award is presented to college and university swimmers and divers who have achieved a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher for the semester or cumulative average, and have qualified for and competed at their respective national championship.