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1987 USA Women's Pan American Games Team

TENTH PAN AMERICAN GAMES -- 1987

  • Date:
    Jun 10, 2010

Indianapolis, Indiana, USA •  August 7-23, 1987


With its attention focused sharply on repeating as the Pan American Games gold medalist, a feat the USA women had not accomplished since capturing consecutive titles at the 1963, 1959 and 1955 Pan American Games, the USA women emerged from the 1987 Pan American Games unbeaten and in possession of the gold medal.

1987 USA RESULTS (4-0)
USA 110 Peru 41
USA 84 Brazil 81
USA 85 Cuba 80
USA 111 Brazil 87

1987 PAN AMERICAN GAMES FINAL STANDINGS

1. USA (4-0) 5. Mexico (2-4)
2. Brazil (3-2) 6. Peru (0-5)
3. Canada (5-1) 7. Colombia (0-3)
4. Cuba (4-3)

Things, however, did not start smoothly for head coach Jody Conradt. First, 6'1' guard Cindy Brown injured her knee and missed the entire competition, then five minutes into the opening game against Peru, 5'5' starting point guard Kamie Ethridge injured her knee and would not play again in the competition. The team, however, overcame its adversities and marched to a 4-0 record to win the gold in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Opening game opponent Peru was no match for the powerful USA squad. Led by 14 points from Teresa Edwards, Clarissa Davis, Cynthia Cooper and Alisa Scott, the U.S. women placed eight players in double figures in a 110-41 thumping of Peru. A strong Brazilian team loomed next for the U.S. women and behind Edwards' 26 points (11-16 FGs), and strong efforts of 19 points and 12 rebounds from Katrina McClain as well as 14 points and 15 rebounds from Anne Donovan, the USA withstood a late Brazil rally for an 84-81 win.

Meeting Cuba for the right to advance to the gold medal game, the U.S. trailed at half 42-40 and trailed 54-47 with just under 16 minutes to play. Needing a spark, Coach Conradt called on USC 5'10' standout Cooper. Cooper came in off the bench and ignited the USA to a 23-6 second half scoring surge and the U.S. went on to claim an 85-80 win. Cooper led the U.S. with 14 points, while Davis, Edwards and McClain each accounted for 10 points in the victory.

Facing Brazil and its renowned player Hortencia Marcari again, this time in a game to decide the gold medal, the United States earned a 111-87 victory despite Marcari's 30 points. Leading 53-50 at half, the USA, behind McClain's 23 second-half points and 11 second-half rebounds outscored Brazil 58-37 and rolled to the victory. McClain finished with 30 points, while Edwards added 17 and Davis tossed in 16 points in the win.

1987 USA WOMEN'S PAN AMERICAN GAMES TEAM ROSTER

NAME POS HGT WGT AGE SCHOOL HOMETOWN
Cindy Brown F 6-1 155 22 Long Beach State Portland, OR
Cynthia Cooper G 5-10 145 22 Southern California San Antonio, TX
Clarissa Davis F 6-1 159 20 Texas San Antonio, TX
Anne Donovan C 6-8 180 25 Old Dominion Ridgewood, NJ
Teresa Edwards G 5-11 155 23 Georgia Cairo, GA
Kamie Ethridge G 5-5 125 23 Texas Lubbock, TX
Jennifer Gillom C 6-3 178 23 Mississippi Abbeville, MS
Fran Harris F 6-0 160 22 Texas Dallas, TX
Andrea Lloyd F 6-2 160 21 Texas Moscow, ID
Katrina McClain F 6-2 175 21 Georgia Charleston, SC
Alisa Scott G 5-9 152 22 Mississippi Vicksburg, MS
Sue Wicks F 6-3 155 20 University Center Moriches, NY
HEAD COACH: Jody Conradt, University of Texas
ASSISTANT COACH: Colleen Matsuhara, University of Texas
MANAGER: Lin Dunn, Purdue University (IN)
ATHLETIC TRAINER: Heidi Messerschmitt, Santa Rosa, CA

1987 USA WOMEN'S PAN AMERICAN GAMES TEAM CUMULATIVE STATISTICS

NAME G
FGM-FGA
PCT
3PM-3PA
PCT
FTM-FTA
PCT
REB/AVG
PTS/AVG
AT
BK
ST
McClain 4
23- 40
.575
0- 0
.---
25- 35
.714
40/ 10.0
71/ 17.8
2
3
4
Edwards 4
31- 54
.574
0- 3
.000
5- 10
.500
11/ 2.8
67/ 16.8
23
0
8
Davis 4
20- 39
.513
0- 1
.000
11- 16
.688
16/ 4.0
51/ 12.8
3
0
6
Gillom 4
16- 33
.485
0- 0
.---
6- 8
.750
23/ 5.8
38/ 9.5
1
3
4
Donovan 4
16- 28
.571
0- 0
.---
4- 6
.667
35/ 8.8
36/ 9.0
4
13
1
Harris 4
17- 41
.415
0- 1
.000
2- 6
.333
15/ 3.8
36/ 9.0
18
0
6
Cooper 4
10- 21
.476
5- 8
.625
4- 10
.400
5/ 1.3
29/ 7.3
10
0
3
Lloyd 4
11- 18
.611
0- 0
.---
5- 8
.625
16/ 4.0
27/ 6.8
11
1
4
Scott 4
5- 11
.455
1- 1
1.000
8- 10
.800
7/ 1.8
19/ 4.8
6
0
3
Wicks 4
7- 15
.467
0- 0
.---
2- 5
.400
14/ 3.5
16/ 4.0
1
4
1
Ethridge 1
0- 0
.---0
0- 0
.---
0- 0
.---
0/ 0.0
0/ 0.0
1
0
2
Brown Injured
USA 4
156-300
.520
6- 14
.429
72-114
.632
182/ 45.5
390/ 97.5
80
24
42
OPP. 4
112-266
.421
23- 70
.329
42- 62
.677
113/ 28.3
289/ 72.3
55
6
31

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