In the second game of the day at the 2019 Women’s U25 World Championship, USA went 2-0 in the competition with a 62-11 win over Germany. It was a ​disappointing shooting display for Germany, shooting at 9.4% from the floor, as they failed ​to breakdown the USA’s well drilled defence, USA keeping them to no points in the first half.


The beginning of the second half saw Germany’s Lisa Bergenthal manage to open the scoring for the team which was followed by another basket in quick succession, but then they went though another scoring drought, not scoring again until half way through the final quarter, whereas USA shot well consistently through the game piling on to Germany’s misery and helping them a 62-11 win.


USA’s Head Coach, Trooper Johnson, rotated all his players giving everyone substantial amount of court time. Three of the players hit double figures for USA but it was Ixhelt Gonzalez who headed up the three of them making 16 points in 20 minutes.


USA’s Abby Dunkin, said, “I think the game went great today. We started with our starting five out there to set the tempo for our younger group. We had a great second quarter and first half and then the younger kids came out and really killed it. Ixxy (Ixhelt Gonzalez) was shooting great from outside as well as Bailey has in the last two games and we are hoping to keep that going forward into the game tomorrow.”


Germany’s Head Coach, Dennis Nohl, said, “It was the hard and tough game as we expected it to be. It was important for us to come out strong and to try to get focussed for the Turkey game tomorrow, as that is the most important game of the group stage for us. Yesterday we expected to start a bit stronger against the Australian guys, but it didn’t work as well as we hoped. Now those games are over, we have to focus on the Turkey game. We know there is no shame losing against USA, but maybe not like this with zero points in the first half.  We have some offensive issues which we will now work on in training and turn our focus onto the game against Turkey.”


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