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FIRST WOMEN'S JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFYING TEAM -- 1988

FIRST WOMEN'S JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFYING TEAM -- 1988

Sao Paulo, Brazil - August 1-7, 1988


The United States, directed by University of Virginia head coach Debbie Ryan, rolled through its six opponents to claim the gold medal at the 1988 COPABA Junior World Championship Qualifying Tournament in Sao Paulo, Brazil. In doing so, the U.S. qualified for the 1989 FIBA Junior world Championship, along with silver medalist Brazil and bronze medalist Cuba.

1988 USA Junior World Championship Qualifying Team
1988 USA Junior World Championship Qualifying Team


1988 USA RESULTS (6-0)
USA 106 Guatemala 53
USA 73 Argentina 58
USA 64 Cuba 60
USA 76 Cuba 70
USA 74 Canada 69
USA 70 Brazil 68

1988 COMPETITION FINAL STANDINGS

1. *USA (6-0) 5. Argentina (1-2)
2. *Brazil Chile (0-3)
3. *Cuba Guatemala (0-3)
4. Canada Puerto Rico (1-2)

*Qualified for the 1989 FIBA Junior World Championship.

NOTE: Records are unknown for Brazil, Cuba and Canada. Results are unknown for the classification round.

Opening preliminary round play on Aug. 1 against Guatemala, the USA earned its most convincing victory of the tournament, 106-53. University of Georgia's Stacey Ford paced the U.S. attack with 19 points, while Auburn University's Patrina Scruggs and Stanford University's Trisha Stevens pitched in 13 points apiece and Oregon State University's Kari Picott added 12 points.

After holding onto a 36-30 halftime lead over Argentina on Aug. 2, the United States pulled away in the second half to secure a 73-58 decision with the help of University of Texas freshman-to-be Vicki Hall's 15 points.

Closing out preliminary round action, the U.S. advanced to the medal round after edging Cuba 64-60 on Aug. 3. Stevens notched a team high 12 points, while University of Tennessee's Kris Durham and Stevens added eight points for the red, white and blue.

Advancing to the medal round, the U.S. was pitted against Cuba to open semifinal action on Aug. 5. In another tight battle, the United States again came out on top, 76-70.

On Aug. 6 the United States kept its winning streak alive after a 74-69 win over Canada to advance to the gold medal game.

Facing a tough Brazilian squad and a very vocal home crowd, the U.S. went down to the wire to best host Brazil 70-68. With less than a second remaining on the clock, and the score tied at 68-apiece, Stanford University's Sonja Henning iced a pair of free throws to clinch the gold medal victory. Parriott led the U.S. in scoring and rebounding with 11 points and nine rebounds, while Ford added 10 points.

 

1988 USA Junior World Championship Qualifying Team Roster

 

NAME
POS
HGT
WGT
AGE
SCHOOL HOMETOWN
Dana Chatman
G
5-5
128
19
Louisiana State Luling, LA
Karen Deden
C
6-4
168
18
Washington Missoula, MT
Kris Durham
G
5-8
138
18
Tennessee Dunellen, NJ
Stacey Ford
F
6-2
180
19
Georgia Anderson, SC
Vicki Hall
F
6-1
160
18
Brebeuf Prep (*Texas) Indianapolis, IN
Sonja Henning
G
5-7
135
18
Stanford Kenosha, WA
Kari Parriott
F/C
6-2
175
18
Oregon State Buena Park, CA
Vicky Picott
F
6-0
160
19
Rutgers Hightstown, NJ
Patrina Scruggs
F
5-10
162
19
Auburn Huntsville, AL
Trisha Stevens
F/C
6-2
170
19
Stanford Corvalis, OR
Molly Wampler
F
6-1
160
19
Colorado Los Angeles, CA
Dana Wilkerson
G
5-5
121
19
Long Beach State Anderson, IN
HEAD COACH: Debbie Ryan, University of Virginia
ASSISTANT COACH: Sharon Fanning, University of Kentucky
TEAM MANAGER: Linda Hargrove, Cowley County Comm. College
TEAM PHYSICIAN: George Hershey, Flagstaff, Arizona
ATHLETIC TRAINER: Kathy Osborne, Louisiana State University
* Indicates where the player signed a national letter of intent

1988 USA Junior World Championship Qualifying Team Cumulative Statistics

G
FGM-FGA PCT 3PM-3PA PCT FTM-FTA PCT REB/AVG
PTS/AVG
USA
6
463/ 77.2
OPP.
6
378/ 63.0
NOTE: Individual statistics from the 1988 USA Junior World Championship QualifyingTeam are unavailable.