Mike Moore led the USA off the bench with 12 points while Devin Sweetney led the team with 14 points. Robert Crawford also helped off the bench with 8 points. Moore and Crawford sparked a 10-2 run at the end of the 3rd quarter to help put the USA up for good.
The USA’s defense was sharp all night holding the Latvians to 33% from two-point range and 16% on three-pointers. The USA came up with nine steals and forced 15 turnovers.
In the final game of the tour China was efficient on both ends of the court and easily topped the USA All-Stars 76-59. The USA All-Stars finished 3-6 for the event, losing three games by two points in heartbreaking fashion. We had two late cancellations and would have done better if those players had honored their commitments. The team will be heading home tomorrow.
Derek Needham, PG (Fairfield) 10 points, 7 rebounds, 2 steals
Oliver McNally, G (Harvard, NBL Canada) 0 points, 0 rebounds
Derrick Rodgers, PG (Portland) 2 points, 0 rebounds, 2 steals
Mike Moore, G (Hofstra, Lithuania) 12 points, 3 rebound, 2 steals
Robert Crawford, G/F (Central Arkansas) 8 points, 6 rebounds
Mike Davis, C (Seton Hall, Romania) 0 points, 4 rebounds
Jonathan Morse, F (Metro State) 3 points, 6 rebounds, 2 steals
Devin Sweetney, G/F (St. Francis-PA, NBL Canada) 14 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal
Roger Franklin, F/G (North Texas) 2 points, 5 rebounds
Jason Conrad, C/F (Chico State) 7 points, 5 rebounds
Isaac Butts, C (Appalachian St., NBL Canada) 5 points, 3 rebounds