Moore, Walz win Gold Medal with U-18 team

Mariya Moore

University of Louisville incoming freshman women's basketball player Mariya Moore and head coach Jeff Walz were part of the U-18 national team that won a gold medal on Sunday night in Colorado Springs, Colo. Cardinal Authority has the latest on the champions.

Add two more gold medals to the collection for the University of Louisville women's basketball team during this offseason.

Earlier this summer, U of L senior Sara Hammond won a gold medal with the U.S. Women's 3x3 World Championship Team.

On Sunday, it was U of L incoming freshman Mariya Moore and head coach Jeff Walz's turn to collect some hardware.

The two helped the U.S. U-18 national team to a 104-74 victory over Canada on Sunday in Colorado Springs, Colo., for USA Basketball’s seventh-consecutive gold medal in the FIBA Americas U-18 Championship.

Walz was an assistant coach to South Carolina's Dawn Staley on the U-18 team.

Moore, a McDonald's All-American, made her first start in the five-game event on Sunday against Canada and finished with seven points, seven assists and three steals.

The U.S. team finished 5-0.

In the event, Moore had 33 points, 16 rebounds, 20 assists, and nine steals. She played less than 10 minutes in two of the games that were total blowouts.

In the preliminary rounds, the U.S. eclipsed the 100-point plateau in all three games and had nearly a 50-point margin of victory.

The U.S. team qualified with the win to compete in the 2015 FIBA U-19 World Championships for women in Greece.

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