Aug. 11, 2006
Mexico City -
Auburn sophomore DeWanna Bonner helped lead the USA Basketball U20 National Team to a 114-23 dominating performance over the Bahamas Friday afternoon in the FIBA Americas U20 Championship for Women, bringing Team USA's record to 4-0 in the tournament.
Bonner scored six points in the game going two-for-three from the field and hitting both free throw attempts, while adding three rebounds, three assists and two steals in 17 minutes of play. The top scorer for the US was Kia Vaughn with 15 points and four blocks on the day.
The US team has now won its four games by an average of 67 points with Friday afternoon's 91-point victory marking the largest of the week. Team USA's 40-point tournament-opening win over Puerto Rico marked the closest game yet.
In the final game of the tournament, Team USA will be paired with Brazil, which is also 4-0 in tournament play. Both teams have already earned a spot in the 2007 FIBA U21 Women's World Championship, which is awarded to the top three finishing teams of the round-robin tournament. Team USA will meet Brazil Saturday at 4 p.m. CT.