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US U18 3x3 team, including Patterson, take gold in Hungary

VICTORIA JACOBSEN | The Journal Gazette

The US Women's U18 3x3 basketball team, which includes Homestead senior Ayanna Patterson on the four-player roster, beat Spain in Debrecen, Hungary, on Sunday to retain the World Cup title.

Sixteen-year-old Mikaylah Williams was the team's leading scorer and tournament MVP and hit the winning shot to beat Spain 21-14 in the final. 

The American women went 6-1 in the tournament, losing only to Russia in the pool stage. 

They celebrated their tournament victory with the US U18 men, who also won gold after beating Estonia 21-14 in the final. 

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