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THIRD FIBA WOMEN'S U19/JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP -- 1993

THIRD FIBA WOMEN'S U19/JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP -- 1993

Seoul, South Korea - August 1-8, 1993


USA head coach Jim Foster and the 1993 USA Women's Junior World Championship Team hoped to break with tradition. In the previous two Junior World Championships the USA had not fared well and despite a gutsy performance by a young, inexperienced American team that posted the best U.S. record ever at Junior Worlds, 5-2, tradition held strong and the USA finished seventh.

1993 Junior World Championship Team

1993 Junior World Championship Team



1993 USA RESULTS (5-2)
USA 85 Japan 75
South Korea 82 USA 64
USA 91 Bulgaria 59
USA 73 Russia 68
USA 64 Zaire 43
France 75 USA 74
USA 109 Japan 76

1993 JUNIOR WORLD CHAMP. FINAL STANDINGS

1. Australia (7-0) 7. USA (5-2)
2. Russia (5-2) 8. Japan (2-5)
3. Poland (5-2) 9. Bulgaria (3-4)
4. South Korea (4-3) 10. Zaire (1-6)
5. Brazil (5-2) 11. China (2-5)
6. France (3-4) 12. Chinese Taipei (Taiwan) (0-7)

Held in Seoul, South Korea, the United States opened with a convincing victory over Japan, 85-75, but fell short in its next outing when it was ambushed by host South Korea 82-64. Connecticut's Rebecca Lobo led the USA campaign in both contests, posting a stellar 19-point, 19-rebound performance versus Japan and pouring in 16 points against South Korea.

Now 1-1 in preliminary pool play, each game took on new importance for the U.S., which rose to the challenge and posted a 91-59 triumph over Bulgaria. Having scored the win over Bulgaria, the United States' medal hopes depended on a win over Russia to stay alive. After trading leads for most of the game the USA finally secured the upperhand 63-62 at the 3:36 mark and went on the score the crucial victory 73-68. Dana Johnson and Smith tied for top team scoring honors with 15 points each. With the win, the United States improved it's record to 3-1 and positioned itself, with South Korea and Russia, in a three-way battle for their pool's two medal round berths. All three teams had one game of preliminary pool play remaining,and USA's medal round hopes hinged on the outcome of the next day's games, when the USA faced Zaire and South Korea met Russia.

Behind Woosley's 12 points the USA easily defeated Zaire 64-43, but Russia upset South Korea, 82-68, and the U.S. found itself in a three-way tie for two medal round spots. Under FIBA tie breaking methods which rely on point differential between the tied teams, the U.S. found itself ranked third behind South Korea and Russia and out of medal contention.

Reeling from its elimination from the medal hunt, the USA came out on the short end of a one-point 75-74 decision with France. Following the loss to France, the USA rebounded to secure seventh place with a 109-76 thrashing of Japan. The Japanese team felt the wrath of a jilted USA squad as the United States dominated the game from start to finish.

Woosley ended the tournament as the USA's leading scorer at 10.0 ppg. followed by Smith and Dana Johnson at 9.9 ppg. Hemmer recorded the United States' highest rebounding average at 6.7 rpg.

 

1993 USA Women's Junior World Championship Roster

NAME
POS
HGT
WGT
AGE
SCHOOL HOMETOWN
Angela Aycock
C
6-1
170
20
Kansas Dallas, TX
Mara Cunningham
C
6-4
169
20
Vanderbilt Fairfax, VA
Rachel Hemmer
F
6-1
175
20
Stanford Spicewood, TX
Dana Johnson
C
6-1
206
20
Tennessee Baltimore, MD
Niesa Johnson
G
5-8
132
20
Alabama Clinton, MS
Rebecca Lobo
C
6-4
187
19
Connecticut Southwick, MA
Amy Lofstedt
F
6-1
180
19
Virginia Ankeny, IA
Katina Mack
G
5-8
152
20
Penn State Monticello, NY
Michelle Marciniak
G
5-10
164
19
Tennessee Macungie, PA
Katie Smith
G
5-11
173
19
Ohio State Logan, OH
Racquel Spurlock
C
6-2
183
20
Louisiana Tech Donaldsonville, LA
Tiffany Woosley
G
5-6
141
20
Tennessee Tullahoma, TN
HEAD COACH: Jim Foster, Vanderbilt University (TN)
ASSISTANT COACH: Ceal Barry, University of Colorado
ASSISTANT COACH: Rene Portland, Penn State University (PA)
TEAM PHYSICIAN: George Hershey, Flagstaff, AZ
ATHLETIC TRAINER: Marsha Grant , Philadelphia, PA

1993 USA Women's Junior World Championship Cumulative Statistics

NAME G
FGM-FGA
PCT
3PM-3PA
PCT
FTM-FTA
PCT
REB/AVG
PTS/AVG
AT
BK
ST
Woosley 7
23- 59
.390
14- 32
.438
10- 13
.769
17/ 2.4
70/ 10.0
6
0
0
Smith 7
24- 60
.400
9- 22
.409
12- 17
.706
17/ 2.4
69/ 9.9
0
0
0
D. Johnson 7
25- 40
.625
0- 0
.000
19- 33
.576
41/ 5.9
69/ 9.9
2
0
0
N. Johnson 7
19- 53
.358
8- 30
.267
14- 18
.778
30/ 4.3
60/ 8.6
12
0
0
Lobo 7
21- 47
.447
0- 0
.000
12- 15
.800
31/ 4.4
54/ 7.7
1
6
0
Hemmer 7
21- 33
.636
0- 1
.000
11- 15
.733
47/ 6.7
53/ 7.6
1
3
1
Aycock 7
18- 36
.500
0- 0
.000
6- 10
.600
24/ 3.4
42/ 6.0
3
0
0
Spurlock 7
18- 27
.667
0- 0
.000
3- 7
.429
17/ 2.4
39/ 5.6
0
2
0
Cunningham 7
13- 39
.333
0- 0
.000
4- 8
.500
31/ 4.4
30/ 4.3
1
3
0
Mack 7
10- 22
.455
0- 1
.000
8- 9
.889
11/ 1.6
28/ 4.0
1
0
1
Marciniak 7
8- 25
.320
4- 15
.267
3- 5
.600
5/ 0.7
23/ 3.3
4
0
0
Lofstedt 7
9- 19
.474
0- 0
.000
5- 6
.833
19/ 2.7
23/ 3.3
0
0
0
Team
 
 
 
22/ 3.1
USA 7
209-460
.454
35-101
.347
107-156
.686
312/ 44.6
560/ 80.0
31
14
2
OPP. 7
178-380
.468
30- 79
.380
92-138
.667
192/ 27.4
478/ 68.3
45
16
1