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.
— CBC Sports (@cbcsports) July 19, 2015
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.