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SIXTEENTH WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES -- 1993

SIXTEENTH WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES -- 1993

Buffalo, New York - July 7-17, 1993


Not since the 1990 Goodwill Games had a USA women's national team had a chance to win a medal in front of at U.S. home crowd. When the opportunity presented itself at the World University Games in Buffalo, N.Y., the USA took full advantage and rebounded from a pair of losses to capture a hard earned bronze medal.

1993 World University Games

Team
1993 USA Women's World University Games Team


1993 USA RESULTS (6-2)
USA 98 Israel 67
USA 84 Taiwan 73
USA 77 Ukraine 44
USA 72 Russia 55
Cuba 88 USA 80
USA 88 Japan 67
China 75 USA 73
USA 83 Lithuania 73

1993 WORLD UNIV. GAMES FINAL STANDINGS

1. China (7-1) 9. Kazakhstan (5-2)
2. Cuba (7-1) 10. Sweden (4-4)
3. United States (6-2) 11. Romania (2-5)
4. Lithuania (5-3) 12. Israel (3-5)
5. Germany (5-2) 13. Taiwan (3-4)
6. Russia (3-4) 14. Canada (2-5)
7. Ukraine (2-6) 15. Hong Kong (0-6)
8. Japan (2-6)

The young USA crew, coached by Arizona's Joan Bonvicini, opened the 15-team competition with a decisive 98-67 victory over Israel as 6'3' Tari Phillips turned in a team best 17-point, 15-rebound performance. Two days later, the USA defeated Chinese Taipei 84-73. The Americans received strong efforts from Phillips, 20 points and 15 rebounds, and 6'1' Trisha Stafford, 10 points and seven rebounds. Behind strong defensive play that limited Ukraine to 19 first-half points, the USA completed pool play with a 77-44 drubbing of Ukraine.

Opening the qualifying round against a newly formed Russian team, the U.S. led 46-45 with 10:08 to play and closed out the game with a 26-10 offensive run to earn a 72-55 win. USA captain Adrienne Goodson finished with 20 points to pace the U.S. attack.

Riding a four-game winning streak, the USA's winning ways came to an abrupt halt with an 88-80 loss to an experienced Cuban team that included six members of Cuba's fourth-place 1992 Olympic squad.

Behind the 15-point first half showing of guard Ryneldi Becenti, the U.S. took a 15-point, 48-33, lead to the locker room at halftime. However, Cuba stormed back in the second half to overcome an 18- point U.S. lead and snatch the 88-80 victory. Cuba dominated the offensive boards and took full advantage of the USA's 15 second half turnovers. LeJuana 'Lady' Hardmon finished as the USA's leading scorer with 19 points.

In need of a win to advance to the medal round, the USA bounced back to score a convincing 88-67 win over Japan. Phillips paced the U.S. efforts by logging a game high 25 points and grabbing nine rebounds.

Facing a veteran China team that included seven members of its silver medal 1992 Olympic team, the U.S. squad's comeback effort fell one basket short of victory when Goodson's three-point attempt failed to drop as time expired and the U.S. fell 75-73. Phillips finished with a game-best 23 points and 14 rebounds.

Determined not to leave the World University Games empty handed, the USA relied on a late game rally after squandering a 17-point lead, to defeat Lithuania 83-73 in the bronze medal game.

Leading comfortably 48-31 at intermission, Lithuania rallied and with 3:54 to go the game was tied, 71-71. Howard scored the USA's next eight points and the USA went on to secure the 83-73 win and the bronze medal. Phillips led the USA medal effort with a team high 19 points and eight rebounds.

China slipped past Cuba 84-81 in the gold medal game.

1993 USA WOMEN'S WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES ROSTER

NAME
POS
HGT
WGT
AGE
SCHOOL HOMETOWN
Ryneldi Becenti
G
5-7
142
21
Arizona State Fort Defiance, AZ
Heidi Burge
C
6-4
180
22
Virginia Palos Verdes, CA
Katrina Colleton
G
5-8
133
22
Maryland Tampa, FL
Peggy Evans
F
6-0
190
21
Tennessee Detroit, MI
Adrienne Goodson
F
6-0
145
26
Old Dominion Mesa, AZ
LeJuana Hardmon
G
5-10
155
22
Georgia Atlanta, GA
Yconda Hill
G
5-7
141
21
Northern Illinois Chicago, IL
Melody Howard
F
5-8
143
21
Southwest Missouri State Springfield, MO
LaTonya McGhee
C
6-2
175
22
Florida Oxford, NC
Tari Phillips
C
6-3
185
25
Central Florida Winter Park, FL
Trisha Stafford
C
6-1
177
22
California-Berkeley Los Angeles, CA
Sophia Witherspoon
F
5-9
140
23
Florida Fort Pierce, FL
HEAD COACH: Joan Bonvicini, University of Arizona
ASSISTANT COACH: Dianne Nolan, Fairfield University (CT)
ASSISTANT COACH: Jane Albright, Northern Illinois University
ASSISTANT COACH: Vince Goo, University of Hawaii
TEAM PHYSICIAN: Brock Schnebel, Oklahoma City, OK
ATHLETIC TRAINER: Jean Miles, Geneva, NY

1993 USA Women's World University Games Cumulative Statistics

NAME G
FGM-FGA
PCT
3PM-3PA
PCT
FTM-FTA
PCT
REB/AVG
PTS/AVG
AT
BK
ST
Phillips 8
63-108
.583
0- 1
.000
24- 37
.649
88/ 11.0
150/ 18.8
4
4
10
Goodson 8
40- 78
.513
1- 6
.167
24- 27
.889
24/ 3.0
105/ 13.1
8
0
15
Howard 8
31- 69
.449
18- 43
.419
7- 8
.875
17/ 2.1
87/ 10.9
5
0
9
Stafford 8
21- 61
.344
0- 1
.000
24- 29
.828
59/ 7.4
66/ 8.3
9
0
4
Hardmon 7
23- 45
.511
0- 0
.000
14- 22
.636
16/ 2.3
60/ 8.6
14
0
8
Colleton 8
23- 42
.548
0- 3
.000
7- 10
.700
22/ 2.8
53/ 6.6
7
1
11
Becenti 8
12- 33
.364
5- 15
.333
5- 6
.833
19/ 2.4
34/ 4.3
29
0
8
Burge 7
10- 28
.357
1- 2
.500
10- 15
.667
29/ 4.1
31/ 4.4
0
4
3
Hill 8
9- 30
.300
0- 6
.000
4- 8
.500
9/ 1.1
22/ 2.8
13
0
11
McGhee 6
8- 27
.296
0- 0
.000
5- 6
.833
34/ 5.7
21/ 3.5
2
1
6
Evans 7
6- 18
.333
0- 0
.000
5- 8
.625
21/ 3.0
17/ 2.4
2
2
5
Witherspoon 5
4- 17
.235
0- 5
.000
1- 2
.500
5/ 1.0
9/ 1.8
1
0
3
Team
 
 
 
7/ 0.9
USA 8
250-556
.450
25- 82
.305
130-178
.730
350/ 43.8
655/ 81.9
94
12
93
OPP. 8
209-488
.428
37-126
.294
87-138
.630
201/ 25.1
542/ 67.8
71
10
84