USA 3x3 defeated Venezuela 21-9; Sam 6 pts
by Orangutan (2018-10-08 10:10:56)

I couldn't find the livestream until the game was over, but I did track down a boxscore (see link):

Boston - 7 pts (7-7 FG), 6 reb, 1 ast
Brunelle - 6 points (5-7 FG), 2 reb, 1 ast
Bueckers - 2 pts (2-5 FG), 2 reb, 5 ast
Van Lith, - 6 pts (4-5 FG, 2/2 FT), 1 reb, 2 ast

USA plays again at 11:30 eastern time today vs. Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka defeated Egypt 17-15 this morning.


Sri Lanka. Classic trap game. *
by PWK2  (2018-10-08 15:37:06)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


Very well played! *
by Dennis  (2018-10-08 19:50:03)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


Wow, they look good. Sam was on fire against Sri Lanka. *
by BabaGhanouj  (2018-10-08 11:40:47)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


Sri Lanka Box Score Attached; Sam 7 for 7
by dillon77  (2018-10-08 11:50:32)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

Boston 6 for 6 and Paige 4 for 6 (the only misses...geesh). Sam also went 2 for 2 from 3. Must've been a lot of inside-outside passing because Boston led the team in assists with 6.


Actually, it was defense, something Arike didn't much
by BabaGhanouj  (2018-10-08 12:14:46)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

bother with if I recall correctly her last 3x3 games. Erin Boley, who some feel lacks defensive ability, seemed to be constantly trying to cover Arike's man, as well as her own. But that was then, Arike has learned the importance of defense.

Anyway, Sam and Aliyah kept intercepting passes on the perimeter to feed players, often Sam, inside. All of these four really concentrate on defense, before even getting to college.


Being willing to accept criticism about defense
by ndbutch  (2018-10-08 19:28:16)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

is important too. Some say that was Erin's issue. Besides 3x3 half-court being a hell of a lot different than 5 on 5 team defense where you have to get back and find people.


When do these girls go to school? *
by SorinBasement  (2018-10-08 11:38:53)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


Overall, That's Some Shooting (18-24) From All of Them...
by dillon77  (2018-10-08 11:20:24)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

..save for Paige who looked a bit off. Of course, she'll probably come back to torch Sri Lanka. Does not look like Venezuela had anyone who could keep Aliyah Boston from the rim.

Thanks for posting. I'll try to watch the Sri Lanka game.