Two class of 2019 Indiana basketball targets won gold medals on Saturday night at the 2018 FIBA Americas Men’s U18 Championship in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada.
The USA (6-0), which had won most of its game in dominant fashion, withstood an early run from host Canada (5-1) before taking over in the game’s final 36 minutes to claim a 113-74 victory.
IU target and Rochester, Minnesota native Matthew Hurt scored 17 points and added 4 blocks and 3 rebounds in 25 minutes of action. Greenwood, Indiana’s Trayce Jackson-Davis added 2 blocks and a rebound in 5 minutes of play.
Team USA fell behind 12-7 with 6:23 left in the opening period before it went on a 12-0 run as the Americans took control 19-12. Team USA had a 29-20 lead after completion of the first period.
From there the USA was dominant, as it outscored Canada 32-13 in the second quarter — resulting in a 61-33 halftime lead. Team USA was able to cruise to the gold medal in the 2nd half.
For the entire tournament, Hurt averaged 14 points and 5.3 rebound while shooting 63% from the field for the six games. Jackson-Davis averaged 6.8 points and 3.5 rebounds while shooting 86% from the field.
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