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Teri Moren, USA Basketball win gold medal at FIBA U18 Women’s Championships

Indiana women's basketball head coach Teri Moren speaks to the crowd at Hoosier Hysteria on Oct. 2, 2021, at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall. The USA Basketball Women’s U18 team won the gold medal in the FIBA Americas Championships on Sunday.
Indiana women's basketball head coach Teri Moren speaks to the crowd at Hoosier Hysteria on Oct. 2, 2021, at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall. The USA Basketball Women’s U18 team won the gold medal in the FIBA Americas Championships on Sunday.

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.

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