The United States claimed the Gold Medal at the U16 FIBA Americas championship Sunday by beating Canada 82-48 in Cancun, Mexico. The USA team, which includes Dickson County’s LeaLea Carter, dominated the tournament with an average margin of victory of 63.8 points in five blowout wins. In her shortest amount of playing time, Carter did not score any points and had one rebound in nine minutes on the floor in the championship game. She had her best scoring effort with seven points against Mexico in the semifinal Saturday. The rising sophomore at Dickson County High School finished the tournament with 18 points, 22 rebounds, eight assists, three steals and one blocked shot. She shot 25% from the floor (4-16), 25% on three-pointers (1-4) and 69% at the foul line (9-13). Carter finished with seven offensive rebounds and 15 defensive boards. Asia Durr of Georgia was named tournament MVP after averaging 18.4 points per game, including 26 in the championship. By finishing in the top four, the US team qualifies for the FIBA U17 2014 World Championship.