|A group from a nearby school attended our practice|
|Daniel hanging out in the hotel hallway|
|Seventh catching a quick nap in the lobby as we wait|
for everyone to walk to the pre-game meal.
|Devearl, Ivan and Daniel walking to the pre-game meal.|
|Pre-game at La Pasiva|
|V.J and Seventh enjoying the pre-game meal.|
The french fries are the best here according to the players.
|Coach Goolsby and Coach Flannery dressed and ready for the game!|
|Team meeting before the game.|
B J showing a motivational film
Love these guys!
|USA wins the tip.|
|#13 Harry Giles|
|Harry is now side-lined for the rest of the tourney.|
He sprained his knee early in the game.
|Thomas and Malik waiting on the ref|
|The players subbing in must sit on the FIBA box and wait|
to be waved in by one of the officials
|LOVE the bench enthusiasm|
|Diamond at the free throw line|
|V. J. and Terrance|
"It's exactly like Argentina has played us in the past four years," said USA Basketball U16 head coach Don Showalter (Iowa City H.S., Iowa). "From a coaching standpoint, we knew they were going to be that type of team -- physical, hold you and do whatever they can to keep the game close and that's the only way they could. I thought our kids responded well at times and I thought we got a little frustrated at times with worrying about things we can't control. So, it was a good lesson for us as we move on." (quote from Coach Showalter to Caroline Williams, USA media)
|Caroline Williams busy at work at the arena|
Internet service at our hotel is not good she works
at the arena LONG past our game
USA 96 Argentina 72
Way to go Team USA. Game 2 in the W column.
Championship Standard #1: NO EXCUSES. We have what it takes to win!
We walked to La Pasiva's for the post game meal. The players had more burgers and fries!