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NINETEENTH WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES -- 1999

NINETEENTH WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES -- 1999

Palma de Mallorca, Spain - July 5-12, 1999


The 1999 USA Basketball Women's World University Games Team traveled to Spain with the hopes of defending the gold, but was upended by undefeated host Spain 57-48 in the final contest and returned with the silver medal and a 4-2 record.

1999 World University Games

Team
1999 USA Women's World University Games Team


1999 USA RESULTS (4-2)
USA 107 China 89
USA 140 South Africa 32
Ukraine 81 USA 70
USA 82 Lithuania 67
USA 87 Russia 79
Spain 57 USA 48

1999 WORLD UNIV. GAMES FINAL STANDINGS

1. Spain (6-0) 9. China (4-2)
2. USA (4-2) 10. Sweden (2-4)
3. Russia (5-1) 11. Czech Rep. (3-3)
4. Ukraine (4-2) 12. Japan (2-4)
5. Lithuania (5-1) 13. Brazil (2-4)
6. Taiwan (3-3) 14. Mexico (2-4)
7. Canada (3-3) 15. South Korea (1-5)
8. Portugal (2-4) 16. South Africa (0-6)

The U.S. finished the tournament with five players averaging in double figures for scoring with Katie Douglas leading the way with 17.7 ppg. LaQuanda Barksdale averaged 11.8 ppg., Camille Cooper 11.6 ppg., Ruth Riley 10.3 ppg., and Kelly Miller averaged 10.2 ppg. Brooke Wyckoff led the squad in rebounding, averaging 7.0 rpg.

Despite not winning its final battle, the USA team represented the country well, overcoming illness and injury on its way to the silver medal. Starting point guard Brandi McCain sprained her right knee in the opening contest and was out for the remainder of the games. In the final game, Andrea Garner and starting center Cooper were sidelined by a stomach illness.

Barksdale scored 15 points to lead six players in double figures as the USA earned a 107-89 victory over China to open preliminary pool play on July 6.

In its second contest the U.S. sprinted to a 67-11 halftime margin and never looked back as it dismantled South Africa 140-32 on July 8. Kelly Miller led eight players who scored in double digits with 24 points. In addition, the 140 point output broke the previous all-time USA single game scoring record of 135 set in 1991 against Romania.

Despite a team high 18 points from Barksdale, the USA fell to Ukraine 81-70 on July 7. The U.S. trailed 40-35 at the half and with 7:08 remaining the score was knotted at 57-57. However, in the remaining minutes the USA committed nine fouls, resulting in 14 points for Ukraine, and closed with the 81-70 loss.

The Purdue duo of Cooper and Douglas combined for 39 points and 13 rebounds as the Americans rebounded from its loss and defeated Lithuania 82-67 in quarterfinal play on July 9.

Behind 18 points from Douglas, the U.S. earned an 87-79 victory over previously unbeaten Russia in the semifinal game. The USA held a 56-50 lead at halftime, but Russia tied it up at 67-67 with 11:38 to go. Riley hit two quick baskets as the Americans began to pull away. With 3:38 left, the U.S. increased its margin to 85-77 and went on to record the victory.

The United States was stopped short of its goal of earning the gold medal, falling to host Spain 57-48 to collect the silver medal on July 12.

The USA fell behind early, but remained within striking distance, 36-32, at the half. Outscoring Spain 10-5 to open the second half, the U.S. cut the deficit to 37-36 with 11:38 to go. Spain notched the games next six points and moved out in front by seven, 43-36, at 8:50 and with 1:57 remaining held its largest lead of the game, 51-42.

With 1:28 to go, Douglas knocked down a three- pointer to pull the U.S. within five points, 51-46. Spain scored on its next possession, but after Douglas missed a jumper, Barksdale grabbed the rebound and scored to keep the Americans within five points with 52 seconds remaining. Spain again scored on its next trip down the court and the United States missed its next three attempts, sealing its fate in the 57-48 loss.

1999 USA WOMEN'S WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES ROSTER
NAME POS HGT WGT
AGE
SCHOOL HOMETOWN
LaQuanda Barksdale G/F 5-11 145
19
North Carolina Winston-Salem, NC
Rasheeda Clark G 5-10 140
20
Pepperdine Ontario, CA
Camille Cooper C 6-4 190
20
Purdue Georgetown, KY
Helen Darling G 5-7 150
20
Penn State Columbus, OH
Katie Douglas G 6-1 155
20
Purdue Indianapolis, IN
Andrea Garner C 6-3 160
20
Penn State Philadelphia, PA
Brandi McCain G 5-3 125
19
Florida Silsbee, TX
Coco Miller G 5-10 145
20
Georgia Rochester, MN
Kelly Miller G 5-10 145
20
Georgia Rochester, MN
Ruth Riley C 6-5 202
19
Notre Dame Macy, IN
Ayana Walker C 6-2 154
19
Louisiana Tech Houston, TX
Brooke Wyckoff F 6-1 180
19
Florida State West Chester, OH
HEAD COACH: Rene Portland, Penn State University
ASSISTANT COACH: Bonnie Henrickson, Virginia Tech
ASSISTANT COACH: Britt King, Fresno State (CA)
TEAM PHYSICIAN: Heinz Hoenecke, La Jolla, California
ATHLETIC TRAINER: Dorri Buchholtz, Alanta, Georgia

1999 USA Women's World University Games Cumulative Statistics

NAME G/S
FGM-FGA
PCT
3PM-3PA
PCT
FTM-FTA
PCT
REB/AVG
PTS/AVG
AT
BK
ST
Douglas 5/3
31- 64
.484
5-13
.385
21- 34
.618
19/ 3.8
88/17.6
12
3
6
Barksdale 6/6
28- 61
.459
6-16
.375
9- 10
.900
27/ 4.5
71/11.8
2
2
7
Riley 6/4
23- 37
.622
0- 0
.---
16- 22
.727
31/ 5.2
62/10.3
0
4
3
K. Miller 6/6
25- 60
.417
2-11
.182
9- 21
.429
24/ 4.0
61/10.2
11
1
11
Cooper 5/2
21- 30
.700
0- 0
.---
16- 26
.615
21/ 4.2
58/11.6
1
1
0
C. Miller 6/0
19- 36
.528
3- 6
.500
9- 11
.818
14/ 2.3
50/ 8.3
4
1
8
Wyckoff 6/6
18- 33
.545
0- 2
.000
6- 11
.545
42/ 7.0
42/ 7.0
5
3
9
Clark 6/0
17- 34
.500
1- 1
1.000
1- 2
.500
9/ 1.5
36/ 6.0
3
0
10
Walker 6/0
10- 24
.417
1- 1
1.000
5-5
1.000
27/ 4.5
26/ 4.3
0
9
9
Darling 6/2
5- 29
.172
0- 8
.000
12- 15
.800
15/ 2.5
22/ 3.7
9
0
13
Garner 4/0
3- 6
.500
0- 0
.---
6- 8
.750
6/ 1.5
12/ 3.0
2
1
1
McCain 1/1
2- 6
.333
0- 0
.---
2- 4
.500
1/ 1.0
6/ 6.0
1
0
3
USA 6
202-420
.481
18-58
.310
112-169
.663
269/44.8
534/89.0
50
25
80
OPP. 6
140-352
.398
11-76
.145
114-159
.717
193/32.2
405/67.5
44
8
60