The USA Basketball Women’s U18 team competed in the FIBA Americas Championships from June 13-19 and won the gold medal on Sunday. The team was led by Texas A&M University head coach Joni Taylor with Indiana head coach Teri Moren and Old Dominion University head coach DeLisha Milton-Jones serving as assistants.
Team USA competed in Group B of the tournament against Colombia, Puerto Rico and El Salvador during the preliminary rounds from June 13-15. USA defeated each team by more than 50 points to go 3-0 and secure the top spot in the group.
From there, the team defeated Mexico 77-41 in the quarterfinals and Brazil 84-40 in the semifinals. USA and Canada — the only undefeated teams — squared off in the championship game. Team USA won 82-77 against their toughest competition of the tournament.
Moren joins current recruitment coordinator Ali Patberg and senior Grace Berger as Hoosiers who have earned a gold medal internationally. Patberg won hers at the 2015 FIBA U19 World Championships and Berger at the 2021 Pan American games.