USA claimed the 2019 FIBA U19 Women’s Basketball World Cup title

2019 FIBA U19 Women's Basketball World Cup
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The dominance of USA at the FIBA U19 Women’s Basketball World Cup has resumed after they secured their eighth triumph at the event, regaining the title they relinquished to Russia two years ago.

USA won an overtime classic against Australia (74-70) in Bangkok to deliver their eighth World Cup title (1997, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013 and 2015).

It was Paige Bueckers and Aliyah Boston who impressed in the Final of the competition after the former dropped an all-action 17 points, eight rebounds and five assists, while Boston contributed a 12-point and 11-rebound double-double as USA completed a flawless 7-0 campaign.

Izzy Anstey starred for a heartbroken Australia with 16 points and 12 rebounds as they posted their best finish in more than two decades, having last reached the title game back in 1997.