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  • Date:
    Jun 10, 2010

Taipei, Taiwan - June 5-July 5, 1982

The USA squad rolled through their first six opponents before being stopped short by Canada in the final game and earned the silver medal at the 1982 R. William Jones Cup in Taipei, Taiwan.

1982 Women
1982 USA Women's R. William Jones Cup Team

1982 USA RESULTS (7-1)
USA   80 Sweden 64
USA   88 Thailand 25
USA   86 South Korea 66
USA 100 France 49
USA   65 Australia 62
USA   96 ROC-Kuang Hua 59
USA   97 Rep. of China 58
Canada   70 USA 67


1. Canada (7-0) 8. France (0-7)
2.USA (7-1) 9. Great Britain (5-0)*
3. Australia (5-2) 10. Belgium (4-1)*
4. South Korea (3-4) 11. Philippines (3-2)*
5. ROC-Kuang Hua (3-4) 12. Singapore (2-3)*
6. Sweden (2-5) 13. Thailand (1-4)*
7. Rep. of China (2-5) 14. Hong Kong (0-5)*
*Records reflect consolation round totals only

After easily trouncing Sweden 80-64 and Thailand 88-25 in preliminary play, the United States advanced to the round-robin championship round.

Facing defending champions South Korea, the USA led 39-34 at the half, then broke away in the second half and rolled to a convincing 86-66 victory. University of South Carolina's Shelia Foster and Old Dominion University's Janet Davis led the U.S. squad with 19 and 18 points, respectively.

Following a day off, 6'3' University of Southern California standout Paula McGee recorded 21 points and eight rebounds to lead the United States to a 100-49 win over France.

The USA's next opponent, eventual bronze medalists Australia, proved to be an even match for the U.S. Neither team managed to gain a considerable lead throughout the contest and with 31 seconds remaining, the Americans held a slim 61-60 lead. After being fouled, McGee converted on both free throws to cushion the USA's lead to 63-60. Australia's Jenny Cheesman was then fouled and, after making both her shots, closed the gap to 63-62. With two seconds showing on the clock, 5'11' Cathy Boswell was sent to the line and made both her free throws and the U.S. came away with the hard-fought 65-62 victory. McGee led the USA's effort against Australia with a game-high 25 points and 6'1' forward Valerie Walker added 12 points and 10 rebounds.

The United States contingent had no trouble with their next opponent as they thrashed Republic of China - Kuang Hua 96-59. Walker recorded 18 points to lead the U.S., while Boswell scored 16, McGee added 15 and Davis and University of Kentucky center Valerie Still each pitched in 14 points.

The USA, after leading 47-28 at the half, coasted to its seventh straight victory, downing Republic of China 97-58 behind a spectacular 21 point, 21 rebound effort by McGee.

Facing an unbeaten Canadian team for the gold medal, the United States fell short 70-67 in front of a capacity crowd of 10,000 to earn the silver medal with an overall record of 7-1.

Both 5'5' University of Tennessee guard Lea Henry and McGee, who led the USA in scoring (19.6 ppg.) and rebounding (9.3 rpg.), were selected to the Jones Cup All-Tournament Team.

1982 USA Women's R. William Jones Cup Roster

Yvette Angel G 5-8 140 18 Ohio State Buffalo, NY
Cathy Boswell G/F 5-11 165 19 Illinois State Shorewood, IL
Janet Davis C 6-5 185 20 Old Dominion Alta Loma, CA
Sheila Foster C 6-1 168 22 South Carolina Spartensburg, SC
Tanya Haave F 6-2 169 20 Tennessee Golden, CO
Lea Henry G 5-5 124 20 Tennessee Damascus, GA
Paula McGee C 6-3 170 19 Southern California Flint, MI
Michelle Pennefather F 6-0 160 16 Machebeuf H.S. (CO) Manassas, VA
Marcia Richardson G 5-8 122 19 Maryland Nashville, NC
Valerie Still C 6-1 158 20 Kentucky Cherry Hill, NJ
Lisa Van Goor C 6-3 165 20 Colorado Yankton, SD
Valerie Walker F 6-1 158 21 Cheyney State Asbury Park, NJ
HEAD COACH: Marian Washington, University of Kansas
ASSISTANT COACH: Joan Bonvicini, California State University-Long Beach
MANAGER: Barbara Gill, Johnson County Community College (KS)
ATHLETIC TRAINER: Cynthia 'Sam' Booth, University of Kansas

1982 USA Women's R. William Jones Cup Cumulative Statistics

USA TOTALS 8         679/ 84.9
OPP. TOTALS 8         453/ 56.6
1982 USA Women's R. William Jones Cup individual player cumulative statistics are not available


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