PG Sue Bird helped lead USA Basketball to a gold medal at the FIBA World Championship in Turkey. She finished with three assists as USA defeated Spain, 77-64, for the title on Sunday. The Americans also win the automatic berth to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
Tina Charles scored 18 points to help the United States beat Australia 82-70 in the semifinals at the FIBA World Championship for Women. The Americans will play Spain for the gold medal on Sunday in Istanbul, Turkey.
Point guards Sue Bird (USA) and Leilani Mitchell (Australia) helped their countries advance to the quarterfinals of the FIBA World Championship for Women in Turkey. Mitchell, who starred at Kennewick HS, qualified for the Opals national team because her mother is Australian.
Series Note: The Storm did not advance to the postseason for the first time since 2003. The team held its exit interviews in August. This is the final entry in a 12-player series that featured conversations from the Seattle roster.