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TWENTIETH WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES -- 2001

TWENTIETH WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES -- 2001

Beijing, China - August 21-31, 2001


The 2001 USA Basketball Women's World University Games Team rebounded from an early loss to defeat host China 87-69 and claim the gold medal and finish with a 7-1 record.

2001

World University Games Team
2001 USA Women's World University Games Team


2001 USA RESULTS (7-1)
USA 134 South Africa 37
Canada 68 USA 67
USA 106 Japan 66
USA 79 Russia 68
USA 89 China 78
USA 82 Brazil 62
USA 70 Lithuania 49
USA 87 China 69

2001 WORLD UNIV. GAMES FINAL STANDINGS

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

The USA finished the tournament with three players averaging in double figures for scoring led by Ayana Walker's 15.4 ppg. Shereka Wright averaged 14.5 ppg. and Kara Lawson averaged 12.0 ppg.

Walker, who also led the team in rebounding with 8.6 rpg., set a USA World University Games record for most rebounds in one game with 19 against China in the gold medal clash. Assisting Walker on the boards were Wright and Chantelle Anderson who averaged 5.3 rpg. and 4.7 rpg. respectively.

The United States averaged 89.3 points per game and held its opponents to 62.0 ppg., and also outrebounded opponents by a 9.3 margin, recording 34.3 rpg. to its foes' 25.0 rpg.

Walker scored 27 points to lead the USA in its 134-37 defeat of South Africa as competition got underway on Aug. 22.

The next day, despite receiving 14 points, nine rebounds and three steals from Walker, the USA women fell to Canada 68-67.

In a must win position if medal hopes were to be kept alive, the Americans closed out preliminary round play on Aug. 25 with a 106-66 victory over Japan behind 25 points from Lawson. The victory earned the U.S. one of eight spots in the medal round quarterfinals. The USA set two World University Games single game records against Japan by recording 13 made 3-pointers and shooting 69.6 percent (39-56 FGs) from the field.

In its first quarterfinal matchup, the U.S. stormed back from a 12 point deficit at halftime to upset unbeaten Russia by 11, 79-68 on Aug. 27. Anderson and Wright tallied 15 points and six rebounds apiece, while Cori Enghusen added 13 points.

Led by Jenny Roulier, the USA seized back the lead in the second half to claim an 89-78 victory over undefeated China on Aug. 28. Wright scored a game high 23 points, while Walker recorded the game's only double-double with 17 points and a game high 12 rebounds.

On Aug. 29 the USA wrapped up quarterfinal round action by defeating Brazil 82-62 and advanced to the medal semifinals. The team was led by 13 points from Enghusen and Caton Hill's 12 points, five rebounds and three steals.

Controlling its semifinal game from start to finish, the USA easily defeated Lithuania 70-49 on Aug. 30 to earn a spot in the gold medal game. Four USA players scored in double digits including Walker with 15, Lindsey Yamasaki with 13, Lawson with 11 and Roulier with 10.

Despite playing in front of 18,000 partisan fans, the United States triumphed 87-69 over China to earn the gold medal on Aug. 31. At the end of the first ten minutes, the U.S. held a 25-21 lead. China cut the USA's lead to 25-24 to start the second quarter, but that is as close as they would come. Leading 45-41 at halftime, the USA lead stood at 65-58 at the end of the third quarter. The squad was led by Wright's 22 points and nine rebounds and Walker's 19 points and 19 rebounds.

2001 USA WOMEN'S WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES ROSTER

NAME
POS
HGT
WGT
DOB
YOG SCHOOL / HOMETOWN
Chantelle Anderson
C
6-6
185
01/22/81
2003 Vanderbilt / Vancouver, WA
Cori Enghusen
C
6-7
170
04/08/80
2002 Stanford / Bothell, WA
Chrissy Floyd
G
5-9
134
08/04/81
2003 Clemson / Laurens, SC
Caton Hill
F
6-1
185
01/11/81
2003 Oklahoma / Ada, OK
Kara Lawson
G
5-8
160
02/14/81
2003 Tennessee / Alexandria, VA
Ashley McElhiney
G
5-5
133
07/16/81
2003 Vanderbilt / Gleason, TN
Carisse Moody
F
6-1
180
09/15/81
2003 North Carolina State / Rocky Mount, NC
Jenny Roulier
G
5-9
150
10/16/79
2002 Colorado / Englewood, CO
Ayana Walker
C
6-2
148
0/910/79
2002 Louisiana Tech / Houston, TX
Shaquala Williams
G
5-6
135
04/14/80
2002 Oregon / Portland, OR
Shereka Wright
F
5-11
155
09/21/81
2004 Purdue / Copperas Cove, TX
Lindsey Yamasaki
G/F
6-1
160
06/02/80
2003 Stanford / Oregon City, OR
HEAD COACH: Debbie Ryan, University of Virginia
ASSISTANT COACH: Lisa Bluder, University of Iowa
ASSISTANT COACH: Dee Stokes, East Carolina University (NC)
TEAM PHYSICIAN: Chris Kaeding, Ohio State University
ATHLETIC TRAINER: Jeff Kawaguchi, University of Virginia

2001 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
Walker 8/8
53- 87
.609
0- 2
.000
17- 24
.708
69/ 8.6
123/ 15.4
12
10
10
Wright 8/8
40- 76
.526
8- 18
.444
28- 34
.824
42/ 5.3
116/ 14.5
11
3
9
Lawson 8/8
34- 77
.442
11- 31
.355
17- 18
.944
26/ 3.3
92/ 12.0
16
0
12
Roulier 8/8
29- 63
.460
11- 27
.407
5- 5
1.000
16/ 2.0
74/ 9.3
5
2
9
Anderson 7/6
25- 41
.610
0- 1
.000
6- 13
.462
33/ 4.7
56/ 8.0
3
3
4
Yamasaki 8/0
18- 43
.419
11-28
.393
8- 11
.727
10/ 1.3
55/ 6.9
2
0
4
Enghusen 8/2
19- 41
.463
0- 0
.---
11- 15
.733
16/ 2.0
49/ 6.1
1
7
2
Hill 8/0
14- 30
.467
3- 7
.429
112- 13
.923
24/ 3.0
43/ 5.4
2
0
11
Williams 8/0
15- 32
.469
3- 11
.273
9- 13
.692
14/ 1.8
42/ 5.3
12
0
5
Floyd 8/0
13- 35
.371
1- 5
.200
2- 6
.333
6/ 0.8
29/ 3.6
7
0
6
Moody 6/0
8- 21
.381
0- 0
.---
2- 6
.333
14/ 2.3
18/ 3.0
2
0
3
McElhiney 8/0
4- 7
.571
3- 5
.600
2- 2
1.000
4/ 0.5
13/ 1.6
5
0
5
USA 8
272- 55
.492
51-135
.378
119-160
.744
274/34.3
714/ 89.3
78
25
80
OPP. 8
172-454
.379
37-119
.311
115-168
.685
200/25.0
96/ 62.0
54
10
29