UConn 2012 commit Breanna Stewart had game-highs of 21 points and 13 rebounds and added two assists and two blocks in 29 minutes tonight to lead the U.S. to a come-from-behind 70-64 victory over France in the quarterfinals of the FIBA U-19 World Championship in Puerto Montt, Chile. The U.S. (6-1) will meet Brazil (6-1) in the medal semifinals Saturday (TBA).
The U.S., who trailed 23-11 after the first quarter, ended the game with a 6-0 run. Two free throws by Stewart gave the U.S. 66-64 lead with 1:02 remaining. UConn freshman Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis then scored with 24 seconds left following a turnover by France and Tennessee-bound guard Ariel Massengale finished the French by making two free throws with two seconds left.
Mosqueda-Lewis added 13 points (5-of-5 FG) and three steals in 22 minutes. UConn sophomore Bria Hartley finished with 10 points (3-of-11 FG), five rebounds and five assists in 29 minutes for the U.S.
Huskies’ sophomore Stefanie Dolson had four points and three rebounds in 14 minutes. Morgan Tuck, another UConn 2012 commit, had five points in eight minutes. UConn 2013 target Diamond DeShields had one rebound and one steal in seven scoreless minutes.