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2000 WOMEN'S R. WILLIAM JONES CUP

  • Date:
    Jun 10, 2010

Taipei, Taiwan  - July 16-20, 2000


The 2000 USA R. William Jones Cup Team, led by Bonnie Henrickson of Virginia Tech and composed of top college players, cruised past its opponents in convincing style, rolling to a 4-0 record in the five-team round-robin tournament to claim the gold medal.

2000 Women
2000 USA Women's R. William Jones Cup Team


2000 USA RESULTS (4-0)
USA 85 ROC-National 53
USA 73 South Korea 49
USA 83 Japan 80
USA 79 Malaysia 24

2000 R. WILLIAM JONES CUP FINAL STANDINGS

1. United States (4-0)
2. Japan (3-1)
3. Republic of China Nat. Team (2-2)
4. South Korea (1-3)
5. Malaysia (0-4)

The USA overpowered its opponents by an average of 28.5 points a game, scoring 80.0 ppg., while limiting opponents to only 51.5 ppg. The USA also dominated on the glass, averaging 44.3 rpg., more than twice its opponents' 16.5 rpg.

Leading the scoring effort for the U.S. was Shea Ralph with 12.0 ppg., Marie Ferdinand averaged 11.8 ppg., Kelly Schumacher added 9.8 ppg. and Deanna Jackson scored 9.5 ppg. Camille Cooper and Schumacher averaged 7.3 rebounds per game apiece, while Sue Bird and Angela Zampella led the squad in assists with 17 and 16 respectively.

The U.S. opened play on July 16 defeating the host Republic of China National Team 85-53. The U.S. received strong efforts from Ralph, who scored 15 points, while Brooke Wyckoff contributed 12, and Ferdinand and Jackson both added 11 points.

On July 17, the U.S. earned an 73-49 victory over a South Korea collegiate all-star team. Early in the first half the U.S. went on 30-10 run and closed out the half ahead 40-22. The second half was all USA as it cruised to the 73-49 win. Jackie Stiles scored 14 points, Jackson notched 12, Chantelle Anderson scored 11, while Ralph added 10 points.

Behind a game high 24 points from Schumacher, the U.S. edged previously undefeated Japan, 83-80, on July 19. Ferdinand scored 18, while Wyckoff had 12 points and Michelle Snow added 11 points.

Japan dominated early, building a 38-20 lead with 8:09 remaining in the first half. The USA chipped away at the deficit until finally going up 43-41 to close the half. The game continued to see saw back and forth in the second half and was tied at 58-58 with 11:08 remaining. The USA opened its largest lead, 80-70, with 2:10 remaining but Japan closed the gap to 81-78 with 43 seconds to go. Schumacher snared an offensive board and made the put-back to give the U.S. a five point cushion, 83-78, and the United States held on for the victory.

Earning it's fourth win in five days, the U.S. had an easy time in a 79-24 romp over Malaysia in its final game on July 20. Ralph paced the United States with 14 points, Jackson scored 13, Anderson had 12, Loree Payne added 11 and Ferdinand chipped in 10 points.

2000 USA Women's R. William Jones Cup Roster

NAME POS HGT WGT AGE SCHOOL HOMETOWN
Chantelle Anderson C 6-6 185 19 Vanderbilt Vancouver, WA
Sue Bird G 5-9 150 19 Connecticut Syosset, NY
Camille Cooper C 6-4 190 21 Purdue Georgetown, KY
Marie Ferdinand G 5-8 151 21 Louisiana State Miami, FL
Deanna Jackson F 6-2 154 20 Alabama-Birmingham Birmingham, AL
Loree Payne G 6-0 165 18 Washington Livingston, MT
Shea Ralph G 6-0 170 22 Connecticut Fayetteville, NC
Kelly Schumacher F 6-5 180 22 Connecticut Quyon, Canada
Michelle Snow C 6-5 150 20 Tennessee Pensacola,
Jackie Stiles G 5-8 140 21 Southwest Missouri State Claflin, KS
Brooke Wyckoff F 6-1 180 20 Florida State West Chester, OH
Angela Zampella G 5-7 155 22 St. Joseph's Hoboken, NJ
HEAD COACH: Bonnie Henrickson, Virginia Tech
ASSISTANT COACH: Stephanie Gaitley, St. Joseph's University (Pa.)
ASSISTANT COACH: David 'Rusty' Ponton, Grambling State University (La.)
TEAM PHYSICIAN: David Higgins; Rockville, Md
ATHLETIC TRAINER: Sharon Wood, Marywood College (Tenn.)

2000 USA Women's R. William Jones Cup Statistics

NAME
G/S
FGM-FGA
PCT
3PM-3PA
PCT
FTM-FTA
PCT
REB/AVG
PTS/AVG
AT
BK
ST
Ralph
4/0
16- 27
.593
4- 5
.800
12-14
.857
16/ 4.0
48/ 12.0
12
0
7
Ferdinand
4/4
20- 32
.625
0- 0
.---
7-13
.538
14/ 3.5
47/ 11.8
8
0
7
Schumacher
4/4
16- 29
.552
0- 0
.---
7-12
.583
29/ 7.3
39/ 9.8
2
5
3
Jackson
4/0
18- 25
.720
0- 0
.---
2- 4
.500
15/ 3.8
38/ 9.5
4
1
4
Snow
4/0
12- 25
.480
0- 0
.---
4- 5
.800
21/ 5.3
28/ 7.0
1
3
0
Stiles
4/0
12- 25
.480
0- 1
.000
3- 6
.500
8/ 2.0
27/ 6.8
2
0
2
Anderson
3/0
12- 17
.706
0- 0
.---
1- 3
.333
11/ 3.7
25/ 8.3
1
1
1
Wyckoff
4/4
11- 21
.524
2- 4
.500
0- 0
.---
12/ 3.0
24/ 6.0
6
2
4
Payne
3/0
6- 14
.429
3- 9
.333
1- 1
1.000
5/ 1.7
16/ 5.3
4
0
0
Cooper
4/4
7- 17
.412
0- 0
.---
2-10
.200
29/ 7.3
16/ 4.0
2
2
0
Bird
4/4
3- 13
.231
1- 3
.333
1- 4
.250
10/ 2.5
8/ 2.0
17
0
5
Zampella
4/0
1- 5
.200
0- 2
.000
2- 4
.500
7/ 1.8
4/ 1.0
16
0
1
USA
4
134-250
.536
10-24
.417
42-76
.553
177/44.3
320/ 80.0
75
14
34
OPP.
4
75-228
.329
32-94
.340
24-34
.706
66/16.5
206/ 51.5
45
6
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