Tennessee’s Bashaara Graves scored 13 points and grabbed a team-high seven rebounds and the U.S. had an easy time against host country Lithuania, 113-47, on Thursday in pool play at the FIBA U19 World Championship for Women in Panevezys.
Graves, who started at power forward, was 5-of-7 from the field and 3-of-4 from the free-throw line in a team-high 21 minutes. She added two assists, a steal and a blocked shot.
“It was good to be on the floor playing in front of that crowd, especially in front of the (Lithuanian) home crowd,” said Graves. “We had a lot of energy and we played very well.”
The U.S. will play China on Friday at 1:15 p.m. Eastern.