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Team USA survives, with a little help from UK’s Linnae Harper


Linnae Harper to the rescue. The UK Hoops junior guard propelled the US into the gold medal game of the Pan Am games this afternoon after knocking down a pair of free throws and stealing the ball in the closing seconds of their one point victory over Cuba.

After trailing at halftime, 37-26, Harper and Maryland’s Shatori Walker-Kimbrough led the way to a hard fought USA victory with a combined 31 points. Along with her 16 points, UK’s Linnae Harper also contributed four steals, an assist, and a rebound this afternoon.

After Ineidis Casanova put Cuba in front 64-63, with only 13 seconds remaining, Harper drew a foul and saved the game with a pair of clutch free throws and a steal in the final possession.

Team USA will now go for the gold against either Canada or Brazil on Monday at 8:45 pm.

‘Murica for the win.

Article written by Miss J.C. Ausmus

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