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1989 USA Women's World Championship Qualifying Team

WOMEN'S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFYING TOURNAMENT -- 1989

  • Date:
    Jun 10, 2010

Sao Paulo, Brazil• August 6-13, 1989


The United States sent a talent-filled squad to the 1989 World Championship Qualifying Tournament with the hopes of medaling. However, the University of Iowa'S C. Vivian Stringer and her team suffered some close setbacks and finished in fourth place with a 3-4 slate.


1989 USA RESULTS (3-4)
USA 101 Argentina 68
USA 99 Dom. Rep. 58
Cuba 78 USA 77
Cuba 71 USA 67
USA 93 Canada 70
Brazil 95 USA 90
Canada 71 USA 63
# Overtime

1989 WORLD CHAMP. QUAL. FFINAL STANDINGS

1. *Cuba (6-1) 5. Argentina (3-2
2. *Brazil (6-1) 6. Dominican Rep. (1-4)
3. *Canada (3-4) 7. Mexico (1-4)
4. *USA (3-4) 8. Peru (1-4)
*Qualified for the 1990 FIBA World Championship.

Despite not medaling, the American women did achieve the most important goal, qualifying the country for the 1990 FIBA World Championship where the USA eventually went undefeated against the world's best to win the gold.

The U.S. opened competition with a strong 101-68 showing against Argentina on Aug. 6 and followed that with a 99-58 victory over the Dominican Republic on Aug. 7.

The USA dropped a one-point decision to Cuba on Aug. 8, 78-77, to close out preliminary round play. 

Opening second round action facing Cuba, the U.S. fell to the islanders in back-to-back nights with another close match, 71-67.

Rebounding for a 93-70 victory over Canada on Aug. 11, the United States advanced to the semfinals and, as one of the top four teams in the tournament, also secured its berth to the 1990 FIBA World Championship.

Facing Brazil on Aug. 12 for the right to play in the gold medal game, the United States was stopped short by the hosts, 95-90.

Hoping to return with at least the bronze and facing a Canadian squad it had downed by 17 points just two days earlier, the USA's hopes were dashed as Canada exacted a 71-63 victory.

Cuba edged Brazil 87-84 for the gold medal.

Venus Lacey paced all U.S. scorers with 92 points, Medina Dixon scored 78, Andrea Stinson netted 67, Pauline Jordan had 54 and Franthea Price rounded out the USA's top scorers with 53 points.

Of the 12-member qualifying squad, Jennifer Azzi, Vicky Bullett, Medina Dixon and Vicki Hall would eventually be named to the 1990 USA World Championship Team, where they helped the U.S. win gold.

1989 USA WOMEN'S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFYING TEAM ROSTER

NAME
POS
HGT
WGT
AGE
SCHOOL HOMETOWN
Jennifer Azzi
G
5-8
143
20
Stanford Oak Ridge, TN
Vicky Bullet
F
6-3
175
21
Maryland Charlotte, NC
Edna Campbell
G
5-8
145
20
Texas Westminster, CO
Daedra Charles
C
6-3
190
20
Tennessee Detroit, MI
Medina Dixon
F
6-3
165
26
Old Dominion Norfolk, VA
Vicki Hall
F
6-1
168
19
Texas Indianapolis, IN
Pauline Jordan
C
6-2
175
21
UNLV Pasadena, CA
Venus Lacey
C
6-4
185
22
Louisiana Tech Long Beach, CA
Nancy Lieberman-Cline
F
5-10
143
31
Old Dominion Hillsborough, NC
Franthea Price
F
5-9
166
21
Iowa River Rouge, MI
Andrea Stinson
G
5-10
145
21
North Carolina State Charlotte, NC
Penny Toler
G
5-8
132
23
Long Beach State Las Vegas, NV
HEAD COACH: C. Vivian Stringer, University of Iowa
ASSISTANT COACH: Debbie Leonard, Duke University (NC)
TEAM PHYSICIAN: James Hill, Chicago, IL
ATHLETIC TRAINER: Tina Bonci, University of Texas
TEAM MANAGER: Dana Craft, Southwest Texas State University
ADMIN. ASSISTANT: Dana Craft, Southwest Texas State University


1989 USA WOMEN'S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFYING TEAM CUMULATIVE STATISTICS

NAME G/S FGM-A PCT 3PM-A PCT FTM-A PCT REB/AVG PTS/AVG AT BK ST
Lacey - 37- 66 .561 0- 0 .--- 18- 31 .581 60/ 92/ 1 - 8
Dixon - 29- 65 .446 0- 0 .--- 20- 29 .690 52/ 78/ 8 - 11
Stinson - 28- 54 .519 0- 0 .--- 11- 15 .733 17/ 67/ 3 - 10
Jordan - 22- 31 .710 0- 0 .--- 10- 16 .625 30/ 54/ 0 - 6
Price - 20- 40 .500 6- 15 .400 7- 9 .778 13/ 53/ 15 - 12
Bullet - 19- 34 .559 0- 0 .--- 11- 15 .733 34/ 49/ 5 - 8
Charles - 17- 26 .654 0- 0 .--- 10- 19 .526 21/ 44/ 2 - 6
Azzi - 14- 50 .280 5- 21 .238 9- 12 .750 7/ 42/ 7 - 7
Hall - 15- 41 .366 0- 5 .000 4- 6 .667 24/ 34/ 3 - 4
Toler - 11- 29 .379 0- 0 .--- 7- 10 .700 8/ 29/ 12 - 5
Campbell - 10- 17 .588 0- 0 .--- 4- 5 .800 4/ 24/ 2 - 2
Lieberman - 7- 11 .636 0- 0 .--- 10- 12 .833 7/ 24/ 7 - 8
USA 7 229- 466 .491 11- 41 .268 121- 179 .676 277/39.6 590/84.3 65 - 87
OPP. 7






511/73.0

NOTE: Complete box scores are unavailable for the 1989 USA Women's World Championship Qualifying Team

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