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1988 WOMEN'S R. WILLIAM JONES CUP

  • Date:
    Jun 10, 2010

Taipei, Taiwan - June 22-28, 1988


The United States quest for a fourth consecutive Jones Cup title was abruptly halted after the Americans were twice bettered by a talented South Korea team at the 1988 Jones Cup in Taipei, Taiwan.

1988 Women
1988 USA Women's R. William Jones Cup Team


1988 USA RESULTS (3-2)
USA 79 Japan 45
USA 78 Rep. of China 65
USA 96 Malaysia 34
South Korea 79 USA 73
South Korea 84 USA 75

1988 R. WILLIAM JONES CUP FINAL STANDINGS

1. South Korea
(4-0)
4. Japan (1-3)
2. USA (3-2) 5. Malaysia (0-3)
3. Republic of
China (2-2)

The U.S. opened competition against Japan and jumped to a 10-point halftime lead at 40-30. The USA continued to pull away in the second half for the easy 79-45 victory and was aided by Nikita Lowry's team highs of 21 points and eight rebounds.

After a two-day rest, the U.S. faced a tough Republic of China team that kept pace with the Americans for most of the first half. Swapping leads for the first 14 minutes of the game, the U.S. jumped ahead on a basket by Angelique Lee, which put the USA on top for good at 27-26 with six minutes remaining in the period. By halftime, the USA had extended its lead to four, 38-34. Four minutes into the second half, the U.S. increased its lead to 11 at 51-40 and cruised to the eventual 78-65 victory behind Edwards' 22 points.

In a game that saw every USA player score, including five in double-digits, the U.S. annihilated Malaysia 96-34. Shelia Frost led the USA with 16 points, Jennifer Azzi and Dale Hodges each had 14, Portia Hill added 13 and Edna Campbell chipped in 10 points.

In their final preliminary round contest, the 3-0 USA team was pitted against an undefeated South Korean squad . Swapping leads throughout most of the first half, Korea was on top 46-41 at the midway buzzer. The U.S. slowly chipped away at the deficit and with seven minutes remaining, pulled ahead 63-61. South Korea regained the lead at 75-69 with less than two minutes to go, and the U.S. closed the gap to two at 75-73, but South Korea closed out the contest with a 4-0 run to earn the 79-73 win. Cline led the U.S. wtih 22 points, Edwards scored 15 and Frost added 11 points.

Meeting for the second time in as many days, this time the outcome of the USA - South Korea game would determine the winner of the gold medal.

Both teams swapped leads throughout the entire first half and at the end of the period, South Korea held a two-point advantage, 45-43. In the first 10 minutes of the second half, South Korea outscored the USA 20-10 to take control 65-53. The U.S. was never able to recover and fell 84-79. Cline and Edwards led the U.S. silver medalists with 18 points each.

The Republic of China edged past Japan 54-53 for the 1988 Jones Cup bronze medal.

Edwards led the U.S. averaging 15.4 ppg., and was selected to the All-Tournament Team along with Azzi, Frost and University of Iowa's Jolette Law.

1988 USA Women's R. William Jones Cup Roster

NAME POS HGT WGT AGE SCHOOL HOMETOWN
Jennifer Azzi G 5-8 140 19 Stanford Oak Ridge, TN
Felicia Braddy G 5-8 135 19 Kansas Kansas City, KS
Edna Campbell G 5-8 145 19 Maryland Pittsburgh, PA
Lisa Cline G 5-10 160 21 Ohio State Millersburg, OH
Tonya Edwards G 5-10 155 20 Tennessee Flint, MI
Sheila Frost C 6-4 176 21 Tennessee Pulaski, TN
Portia Hill F 6-2 183 20 Stephen F. Austin Palestine, TX
Dale Hodges F 6-1 165 20 St. Joseph's Trenton, NJ
Jolette Law F 5-3 125 20 Iowa Florence, SC
Angelique Lee C 6-4 170 20 Long Beach State Karsas City, MO
Nikita Lowry F 6-0 163 20 Ohio State Detroit, MI
Deanna Tate G 5-7 130 22 Maryland Gastonia, NC
HEAD COACH: Ceal Barry, University of Colorado
ASSISTANT COACH: Debbie Leonard, Duke University (NC)
MANAGER: Alice Khol, Cleveland State University (OH)
TEAM PHYSICIAN: Mary Lloyd Ireland, Lexington, KY
ATHLETIC TRAINER: Claire LeBlanc, Virginia Beach, VA

1988 USA Women's R. William Jones Cup Statistics

NAME G
FGM-FGA
PCT
3PM-3PA
PCT
FTM-FTA
PCT
REB/AVG
PTS/AVG
AT
BK
ST
Edwards 5
31- 74
.419
4-13
.308
11-17
.647
15/ 3.0
77/ 15.4
5
3
15
Cline 5
28- 44
.636
0- 2
.000
6- 7
.857
25/ 5.0
62/ 12.4
3
1
13
Frost 5
27- 63
.429
0- 0
.000
7-14
.500
27/ 5.4
61/ 12.2
1
2
9
Lowry 2
15- 26
.577
0- 0
.000
4- 6
.667
14/ 7.0
34/ 17.0
3
1
2
Hill 5
17- 32
.531
0- 0
.000
9-11
.818
26/ 5.2
43/ 8.6
0
2
2
Campbell 5
14- 28
.500
0- 0
.000
0- 0
.000
11/ 2.2
28/ 5.6
2
3
15
Azzi 5
11- 23
.478
3- 8
.375
2- 2
1.000
15/ 3.0
27/ 5.4
6
0
6
Law 5
11- 20
.550
0- 0
.000
5- 5
1.000
13/ 2.6
27/ 5.4
8
1
8
Lee 4
5- 16
.313
0- 0
.000
2- 2
1.000
12/ 3.0
12/ 3.0
1
2
2
Tate 5
4- 11
.364
0- 0
.000
4- 6
.667
6/ 1.2
12/ 2.4
4
0
11
Hodges 2
6- 10
.600
0- 0
.000
2- 2
1.000
8/ 4.0
14/ 7.0
1
1
3
Braddy 2
2- 2
1.000
0- 0
.000
0- 0
.000
2/ 1.0
4/ 2.0
3
1
3
USA 5
171-351
.487
7-23
.304
52-72
.722
174/ 34.8
401/ 80.2
35
17
89
OPP. 5
110-265
.415
38-98
.377
49-68
.721
112/ 22.4
307/ 61.4
20
6
24

 

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