Published July 29. 2013 4:00AM
UConn's Breanna Stewart was named the tournament most valuable player Sunday after she led the United States to a 61-28 win over France in the gold medla game in the FIBA U19 World Championship at Klaipeda, Lithuania.
Stewart had 16 points, nine rebounds and three blocked shots in the title game. UConn teammates Morgan Tuck (six points) and Moriah Jefferson (five assists, four steals) were also part of the winning team.
"I was just having fun this tournament," said Stewart. "I was really looking forward to it. Shots were falling, which is always really nice, but the gold is the most important thing."
Stewart's 152 points lists as the all-time USA U19 scoring record, surpassing the 147 points scored by Maya Moore in 2007. She also had the highest 3-point percentage in program history at 58.3 (14-for-24).
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