New Town's Tucker injures knee in Team USA's Under-18 victory in Puerto Rico

August 17, 2012|From Sun staff reports

Guard Jannah Tucker (New Town) had one rebound and one assist before leaving in the first quarter with a left knee injury as Team USA (2-0) rolled to a 68-28 victory over Argentina (1-1) on Thursday at the FIBA Americas U18 Championship on Thursday in Gurabo, Puerto Rico.

Lexie Brown, a guard who has committed to Maryland, had six points, two rebounds and two steals but committed six turnovers.

Brown said of losing Tucker: "We lost Allisha [Gray] earlier [Aug. 7] and we're just short on guards right now. So her hurting her knee is killer, but it's going to give us more fire to win this for her, for Allisha, and for each other, basically. She was great on the bench. It was like she was on the court, especially on defense. She was yelling out everything and she's awesome. I hope nothing serious is wrong with her."

Tucker recently committed to Tennessee.

The win put the Americans alone atop the Group A standings with one game to go before the medal semifinals.

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