USA beat Puerto Rico Saturday night, 74-59, in the AmeriCup Gold Medal game. For the past week, State’s Jakia Brown-Turner and Elissa Cunane lead Team USA to a 6-0 record.
Blessed & Thankful to be @ NC State!Working with World Class athletes (and people) @PackWomensBball and then watching the same with @NCStateBaseball in Omaha @NCAACWS #Liv’nthadream pic.twitter.com/14geiKa7cq
— Wes Moore (@WolfpackWes) June 20, 2021
Cunane had an incredible tournament. Beyond being named to the All-Tournament Team, she was top-10 in every major metric. Whether rebounds, scoring, 2-point field goal percentage or free throw percentage, Cunane ranked high among the entire tournament, even with sub 20 minutes a game. Through the six games, Cunane average 12.8 points, 8 boards, and 1 steal per game.
Brown-Turner ended with 4 points and 3 board average, although her playing time was second lowest on team.
USA’s Tournament Results:
W 102-39 – Dominican Republic
W 87-65 – Puerto Rico
W 102-53 – Venezuela
W 97-46 – US Virgin Islands
W 71-60 – Brazil
W 74-59 – Perto Rico (Championship)