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1996 WOMEN'S R. WILLIAM JONES CUP

  • Date:
    Jun 10, 2010

Taipei, Taoyuan, Tainan, Pingtung, Yun-Lin and Lin-Kou, Taiwan - August 14-26, 1996


Overpowering its opposition by an average margin of 33.0 points a game, the USA rolled in impressive fashion to a perfect 9-0 record and the gold medal at the 1996 R. William Jones Cup Tournament.

1996 Women
1996 USA Women's R. William Jones Cup Team


1996 USA RESULTS (9-0)
USA   88 Japan 48
USA   89 ROC-Cathay Life 50
USA   98 North Korea 59
USA   78 Australia 58
USA   81 ROC-Ya Tung 58
USA   96 ROC-Kuang Hua 62
USA 104 Thailand 40
USA   72 Slovakia 62
USA   70 South Korea 42

1996 R. WILLIAM JONES CUP FINAL STANDINGS

1. USA (9-0) 6. South Korea (4-5)
2. Slovakia (8-1) 7. Japan (3-6)
3. Australia (7-2) 8. Rep. of China - Cathay Life (2-7)
4. Rep. of China - Ya Tung (6-3) 9. Thailand (1-8)
5. North Korea (5-4) 10. Rep. of China - Kuang Hua (0-9)

The U.S. opened competition by trouncing Japan 88-48, Republic of China - Cathay Life 89-50 and North Korea 98-59.

Whipping through their next four opponents, including Australia 78-58, Republic of China - Ya Tung 81-58, Republic of China - Kuang Hua 96-62 and finally Thailand 104-40, the USA improved its record to a perfect 7-0.

Meeting also unbeaten Slovakia in a game that would determine the gold medal, the U.S., led by a combined 30 points from USA Basketball veteran Michelle Marciniak and 6'3' center Tina Thompson, posted a come-from- behind 72-62 victory over Slovakia.

The USA fell behind in the game's early goings and with 8:30 remaining until halftime, trailing 22-15, the U.S. outscored Slovakia 16-11 to close within two points at the midway buzzer, 33-31.

Tied 45-45 with 12:30 to go, the U.S. hit seven of eight free throws to grab the lead for good, 52-47 with 9:30 left, and Slovakia never again seriously challenged as the U.S. earned the 72-62 victory and Jones Cup gold medal.

With a first place finish already assured, the Americans, behind 15 points from 6'1' forward Sheri Sam, thumped South Korea 70-42 to collect top honors and finish with a perfect 9-0 slate.

While the United States finished on top of the standings to earn the gold medal, Slovakia collected the silver medal with a 8-1 record, and Australia finished with a 7-2 mark to claim the bronze medal.

Relying on a balanced scoring attack throughout the tournament, the USA offense was led by Sam who was the only U.S. player to finish with a double-figure scoring average at 13.2 ppg. Three U.S. players also finished averaging over 9.0 ppg., Thompson, former North Carolina standout Charlotte Smith, and Williams scored 9.8 ppg., 9.7 ppg. and 9.1 ppg., respectively. Williams earned top rebounding honors pulling down 7.0 rpg.

Four USA players earned All-Tournament accolades. Charlotte Smith was chosen the Jones Cup MVP, while Sam earned All-Tournament first team honors, and Marciniak, who averaged 7.4 ppg. and 2.7 apg., and 6'5' center Sylvia Crawley, who poured in 8.4 ppg., 6.1 rpg. and recorded a team-best 10 blocked shots, were both selected to the All-Tournament second team.

1996 USA Women's R. William Jones Cup Roster

NAME POS HGT WGT AGE SCHOOL HOMETOWN
Sylvia Crawley C 6-5 160 23 North Carolina Wintersville, OH
Niesa Johnson G 5-8 132 23 Alabama Clinton, MS
Shannon Johnson G 5-8 130 22 South Carolina Hartsville, SC
Michelle Marciniak G 5-10 164 22 Tennessee Macungie, PA
Jennifer Rizzotti G 5-5 140 22 Connecticut New Fairfield, CT
Nykesha Sales F 6-0 160 20 Connecticut Bloomfield, CT
Sheri Sam F 6-1 175 22 Vanderbilt Dunson, LA
Charlotte Smith F 6-0 155 22 North Carolina Shelby, NC
Katie Smith G 5-11 173 22 Ohio State Logan, OH
Tina Thompson C 6-3 185 21 Southern California Los Angeles, CA
Natalie Williams F 6-2 177 25 UCLA Taylorsville, UT
Kara Wolters C 6-7 210 21 Connecticut Holliston, MA
HEAD COACH: Jane Albright-Dieterle, University of Wisconsin
ASSISTANT COACH: Gary Blair, University of Arkansas
ASSISTANT COACH: Tori Harrison, Coppin State College (MD)
TEAM PHYSICIAN: Leigh Ann Curl, New York, NY
ATHLETIC TRAINER: Chris Smalley, Yale University (CT)

1996 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
Sam 9
49- 93
.527
6- 17
.353
13- 14
.929
47/ 5.2
117/ 13.0
20
1
15
Thompson 9
30- 66
.455
6- 18
.333
22- 33
.667
56/ 6.2
88/ 9.8
2
5
6
C. Smith 9
34- 53
.642
2- 8
.250
17- 24
.708
52/ 5.8
87/ 9.7
18
1
10
Williams 9
34- 66
.515
0- 0
.000
14- 18
.778
63/ 7.0
82/ 9.1
4
3
12
Crawley 9
31- 64
.484
0- 0
.000
14- 18
.778
55/ 6.1
76/ 8.4
7
10
7
Marciniak 9
21- 45
.467
3- 13
.231
22- 25
.880
11/ 1.2
67/ 7.4
24
3
21
K. Smith 9
22- 51
.431
4- 18
.222
13- 18
.722
15/ 1.7
61/ 6.8
9
1
10
Wolters 9
23- 47
.489
0- 0
.000
7- 13
.538
35/ 3.9
53/ 5.9
3
1
1
S. Johnson 8
16- 27
.593
4- 8
.500
7- 13
.538
18/ 2.0
43/ 4.8
18
0
18
Sales 9
18- 43
.419
1- 6
.167
6- 7
.857
14/ 1.6
43/ 4.8
10
0
6
N. Johnson 9
12- 34
.353
6- 17
.353
8- 11
.727
9/ 1.0
38/ 4.2
4
1
7
Rizzotti 9
6- 17
.353
5- 12
.417
4- 6
.667
19/ 2.1
21/ 2.3
26
0
12
USA 9
296-606
.488
37-117
.316
147-200
.735
394/43.8
776/ 86.2
145
26
125
OPP. 9
178-515
.346
41-166
.247
82-112
.732
199/22.1
479/ 53.2
71
6
63

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