U.S. wins women’s 3-on-3 basketball gold at Youth Olympics

Katie Lou Samuelson

The U.S. women completed a dominating run through the Youth Olympic 3-on-3 basketball tournament, winning gold Tuesday.

Dejanae Boykin, Arike Ogunbowale, Napheesa Collier and Katie Lou Samuelson beat the Netherlands 19-10 in the final in Nanjing.

The Americans went 13-0 for the entire tournament, outscoring their opponents 272-97. The U.S. won bronze in the event at the first Youth Olympics in 2010.

The U.S. did not have a men’s team in Nanjing. The U.S. men finished fourth in 2010, losing to Serbia in the semifinals and Greece in the bronze-medal game.

Here were the U.S. women’s complete results in Nanjing:

W – Romania 21-3
W – Indonesia 21-2
W – Egypt 21-6
W – Belgium 21-6
W – Andorra 22-5
W – Thailand 21-5
W – Taiwan 21-5
W – Czech Republic 21-12
W – Guam 21-10
W – Venezuela 21-7 (round of 16)
W – Estonia 21-12 (quarterfinals)
W – Hungary 21-14 (semifinals)
W – Netherlands 19-10 (final)

Youth Olympians reunited for first time in 12 years