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TWENTY-FOURTH WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES -- 2009

TWENTY-FIFTH WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES -- 2009

Belgrade, Serbia - July 1-12, 2009


The 2009 USA Basketball Women's World University Games team downed all comers in the 2009 tournament July 1-11 in Belgrade, Serbia. The USA rolled over its opponents by an average of 33.1 points per game, on its way to a perfect 7-0 tally and a record seventh consecutive gold medal.

2009 World University Games Team
2009 USA Women's World University Games Team


2009 USA RESULTS (7-0)
USA 115 France 30
USA 93 Great Britain 59
USA 84 Serbia 50
USA 75 Poland 67
USA 115 Czech Republic 78
USA 81 Australia 66
USA 83 Russia 64

2009 WORLD UNIV. GAMES FINAL STANDINGS

1. USA (7-0) 9. Japan (4-3)
2. Russia (6-1) 10. China (3-4)
3. Australia (5-2) 11. Serbia (3-4)
4. Czech Rep. (4-3) 12. Hungary (3-4)
5. Poland (5-2) 13. Turkey (3-4)
6. Great Britain (3-4) 14. France (3-4)
7. Taiwan (4-3) 15. Canada (2-5)
8. Slovakia (2-5) 16. Mozambique (0-7)

Despite losing Maya Moore to a knee sprain prior to the start of the tournament, the USA squad finished first in five of 19 team statistical categories and listed No. 2 in eight others. Averaging 48.4 rebounds per game, the 2009 squad set a U.S. team competition record for rebounds averaged.

In its first contest, the USA forced 44 turnovers and shot 56.1 percent from the field to cruise to an easy 85-point, 115-30 win over France. Tina Charles led five U.S. players in double figures with 18 points, followed by 16 points and 12 rebounds from Jantel Lavender.

Against Great Britain, the USA needed just 10 minutes to build a comfortable lead before it ran away with a 93-59 victory. Lavender led the way with 17 points and eight rebounds, while Danielle McCray tallied 15 points and Ta'Shia Phillips added 11 points and eight rebounds.

After a first-quarter fight from Serbia, the USA buckled down on defense and held its opponent to just 36.7 shooting from the field overall to secure a 84-50 win and Group A's No. 1 seed headed into the second round. Charles, who shot 8-of-10 from the field, led the USA with 17 points, followed by Ashley Houts and McCray with 12 points apiece.

The USA fought off a resilient Poland team to remain undefeated with a 75-67 win on July 5. Charles recorded 12 points and 10 rebounds while McCray added 12 points.

Including 20 points from Charles, the USA featured five players in double figures as it crushed Czech Republic 115-78 on July 7 to advance to the semifinals as a No. 1 seed.

Facing Australia in the semifinals, the USA rode a 25-0 first quarter run to an 81-66 victory. McCray led with 15 points and five rebounds, followed by Charles with 12 points and 10 boards.

A monster 28-point, 18-rebound performance from Charles helped propel the USA past a previously unbeaten Russia 83-64 and on to an undefeated gold medal. The USA dominated the glass, outrebounding Russia 52-32 and scoring 22 second-chance points. Lavender added 14 points, and Kayla Pedersen contributed 11 points.

Charles finished as the USA's leading scorer and rebounder with 16.1 ppg. and 8.1 rpg., followed by McCray with 12.0 ppg. and Lavender with 10.4 ppg.

2009 USA Women's World University Games Team Roster

NAME
POS
HGT
WGT
DOB
YOG
SCHOOOL HOMETOWN
Tina Charles
C
6-3
193
12/05/88
2010
Connecticut Jamaica, NY
Alexis Gray-Lawson
G
5-8
160
04/21/87
2010
California Oakland, CA
Tiffany Hayes
G
5-11
140
09/20/89
2012
Connecticut Lakeland, FL
Ashley Houts
G
5-6
144
12/31/87
2010
Georgia Trenton, GA
Jantel Lavender
C
6-4
210
11/12/88
2011
Ohio State Cleveland, OH
Danielle McCray
G/F
5-11
169
10/08/87
2010
Kansas Olathe, KS
Jacinta Monroe
F/C
6-5
166
09/04/88
2010
Florida State Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Maya Moore
F
6-0
170
06/11/89
2011
Connecticut Lawrenceville, GA
Kayla Pedersen
G/F
6-4
195
04/14/89
2011
Stanford Fountain Hills, AZ
Ta'Shia Phillips
C
6-6
225
01/24/89
2011
Xavier Indianapolis, IN
Jeanette Pohlen
G
5-11
168
05/02/89
2011
Stanford Brea, CA
Danielle Robinson
G
5-8
130
05/10/89
2011
Oklahoma San Jose, CA
Head Coach: Charli Turner Thorne, Arizona State
Assistant Coach: Suzy Merchant, Michigan State
Assistant Coach: Julie Rousseau, Pepperdine
Team Physician: Mark Hutchinson, Chicago Sky
Athletic Trainer: Kelley Etheridge, Hiram, GA

2009 USA Women's World University Games Cumulative Statistics

NAME
G/S
FGM-FGA
Pct
3PM-3PA
PCT
FTM-FTA
PCT
REB/AVG
AS
BL
ST
PTS/AVG
Charles
7/5
47- 94
.500
0- 0
.---
19- 29
.655
57 /8.1
5
1
8
113/ 16.1
McCray
7/5
32- 57
.561
7- 15
.467
13- 16
.813
26/ 3.7
11
1
8
84/ 12.0
Lavender
7/4
24- 51
.471
0- 0
.---
25- 29
.862
50/ 7.1
10
0
4
73/ 10.4
Hayes
7/0
20- 49
.408
9- 22
.409
12- 20
.600
20 /2.9
13
2
12
61 /8.7
Houts
7/3
20- 38
.526
8- 17
.471
10- 11
.909
13/ 1.9
11
0
12
58/ 8.3
Gray-Lawson
7/3
18- 45
.400
8- 17
.471
11- 12
.917
30/ 4.3
9
0
10
55/ 7.9
Monroe
7/1
19- 33
.576
0- 0
.---
13- 17
.765
34/ 4.9
4
2
9
51/ 7.3
Pedersen
7/4
16- 36
.444
1- 3
.333
17- 19
.895
45/ 6.4
3
0
5
50/ 7.1
Pohlen
7/6
11- 26
.423
7- 19
.368
6- 6
1.000
23/ 3.3
21
1
11
35/ 5.0
Phillips
7/0
13- 29
.448
0- 0
.---
8- 19
.421
29 /4.1
3
3
2
34/ 4.9
Robinson
7/4
12- 34
.353
0- 0
.---
8- 15
.533
12/ 1.7
23
9
16
32/ 4.6
Moore DNP
USA
7
232- 492
.472
40- 93
.430
142- 193
.736
339/ 48.4
113
12
97
646/ 92.3
OPP.
7
152- 400
.380
23- 95
.242
87- 116
.750
193/ 27.6
71
11
56
414/ 59.1