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2004 USA Women's Junior World Championship Qualifying Team

FIFTH WOMEN'S JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFYING TEAM -- 2004

  • Date:
    Jan 1, 2004

Mayaguez, Puerto Rico • August 4-8, 2004


A star-studded roster of top 18-and-under players made up the USA Women's Junior World Championship Qualifying Team, and after becoming a true team, the American squad rolled over its opposition and to gold. The American juniors finished a sparkling 5-0 and qualified the U.S. for FIBA's 2005 Junior World Championship in Tunisia.


2004 USA RESULTS (5-0)
USA
128
Argentina 43
USA
143
Bolivia 24
USA
124
Puerto Rico 49
USA
99
Brazil 38
USA
121
Puerto Rico 56

2004 COMPETITION FINAL STANDINGS

1. *USA (5-0) 5. Argentina (3-2)
2. *Puerto Rico (3-2) 6. Guatemala (2-3)
3. *Canada (4-1) 7. Dominican Rep. (1-4)
4. Brazil (2-3) 8. Bolivia (0-5)
* Qualified for the 2001 FIBA Junior World Championship

As a group, the U.S. not only outscored its opponents by a whopping 81 points a game, but the USA averaged its eye-popping 123.0 points a game on 62.7 percent shooting from the field, and limited opponents to just 42.0 ppg. and 24.8 percent shooting overall. The Americans also dominated the glass, outrebounding its opponents 53.8 rpg. to 19.0 rpg., and forced its opposition into 50 more turnovers, 78-to-138.

Six of the USA's 12 players finished averaging in double figures in scoring. Candace Parker led the team averaging 16.6 ppg. and added a team second best 8.8 rpg., while Courtney Paris scored 15.8 ppg., and added a team best 9.0 rpg. Candice Wiggins averaged 15.2 ppg., Laura Harper added 12.8 ppg., Abby Waner tossed in 12.0 ppg. and 3.8 apg., while Chardé Houston finished averaging 10.4 ppg.

The USA opened preliminary round play at the FIBA Americas Junior World Championship Tournament on Aug. 4 with a dominating 128-43 victory over Argentina as eight USA players finished the game in double figures led by Houston's 17 points on perfect 7-of-7 shooting. Just 22 hours later the U.S. followed their first victory with an even more convincing win, recording a team record 143 points in the 143-24 win over Bolivia. Waner tallied 26 points and Paris added 22 points and 10 rebounds in the rout. Meeting host Puerto Rico on Aug. 6, Wiggins scored 16 and Paris accounted for 14 points and 13 boards as the U.S. steamrolled to a 124-49 win

Facing Brazil in the Aug. 7 semifinals, the U.S. rolled to a 99-38 victory and moved on to the finals as Parker finished with 17 points and nine rebounds, while Harper chipped in 15.

In a rematch with Puerto Rico for the gold medal, the USA opened the game with a 23-6 run and again proved way too much, storming to a 121-56 victory on Aug. 8. Parker scored 13 points in the first half and finished with 29 points, nine rebounds, three assists, three blocked shots and four steals. Wiggins aided the U.S. scoring effort with 23 points, Paris added 16 points and 13 rebounds for her thrid double-double ofhe tournament, Harper chipped in 11 and Waner added 10.

2004 USA WOMEN'S JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFYING TEAM ROSTER

NAME POS HGT WGT AGE YOG HIGH SCHOOL HOMETOWN
Erika Arriaran G 5-10 170 17 2005 Norco H.S. Norco, CA
Essence Carson G 6-0 155 18 2004 Paterson Eastside Paterson, NJ
Marissa Coleman G 6-0 174 17 2005 St. John's H.S. Washington, DC
Laura Harper F/C 6-4 180 18 2004 Cheltenham H.S. Elkins Park, PA
Chardé Houston F 6-1 180 18 2004 San Diego H.S. San Diego, CA
Erlana Larkins G/F 6-2 190 18 2004 North Palm Beach H.S. Riviera Beach, FL
Courtney Paris C 6-3 250 16 2005 Piedmont H.S. Piedmont, CA
Candace Parker F 6-3 172 18 2004 Naperville Central H.S. Naperville, IL
Angelica Robinson C 6-5 183 17 2005 Marietta H.S. Marietta, GA
Abigail Waner G 5-10 145 17 2005 Thunder Ridge H.S. Highlands Ranch, CO
Candice Wiggins G 5-10 140 17 2004 La Jolla Country Day Poway, CA
Christina Wirth F 6-1 168 17 2005 Seton Catholic H.S. Chandler, AZ
Head Coach: Ceal Barry, University of Colorado
Assistant Coach: Lea Henry, Georgia State University
Assistant Coach: Carolyn Peck, University of Florida
Team Physician: Jim Sterling, Dallas Texas
Athletic Trainer: Lori Pflug, Columbia, Missouri

2004 USA WOMEN'S JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFYING TEAM CUMULATIVE STATISTICS

NAME G/S FGM-A PCT 3PM-A PCT FTM-A PCT REB PTS AT BK ST
Parker 5/5 34- 54 .630 1- 6 .167 14- 21 .667 44/ 8.8 83/ 16.6 24 12 17
Paris 5/5 35- 51 .686 0- 0 .000 9- 20 .450 45/ 9.0 79/ 15.8 13 3 1
Wiggins 5/5 28- 42 .667 9- 16 .562 11- 13 .846 24/ 4.8 76/ 15.2 14 5 20
Harper 5/5 24- 38 .632 0- 0 .000 16- 27 .593 23/ 4.6 64/ 12.8 5 5 4
Waner 5/5 26- 46 .565 7- 20 .350 1- 1 1.000 10/ 2.0 60/ 12.0 19 0 11
Houston 5/0 23- 32 .719 0- 0 .000 6- 10 .600 25/ 5.0 52/ 10.4 9 0 5
Larkins 5/0 19- 25 .760 0- 0 .000 7- 7 1.000 31/ 6.2 45/ 9.0 8 2 11
Carson 3/0 8- 16 .500 3- 6 .500 7- 9 .778 10/ 3.3 26/ 8.7 4 1 3
Coleman 5/0 19- 37 .514 2- 9 .222 3- 3 1.000 25/ 5.0 43/ 8.6 10 2 8
Robinson 5/0 15- 22 .682 0- 0 .000 11- 14 .786 11/ 2.2 41/ 8.2 3 1 2
Arriaran 5/0 17- 31 .548 3- 7 .429 0- 0 .000 13/ 2.6 37/ 7.4 21 1 3
Wirth 5/0 4- 8 .500 0- 0 .000 1- 2 .500 8/ 1.6 9/ 1.8 4 0 0
USA 5 252- 402 .627 25- 64 .391 86- 127 .677 269/53.8 615/123.0 134 32 85
Opp. 5 71- 286 .248 23- 107 .215 45- 72 .625 95/ 19.0 210/ 42.0 33 7 47

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