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1985 USA Women's Junior World Championship Team

FIRST FIBA WOMEN'S U19/JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP -- 1985

  • Date:
    Jun 10, 2010

Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - August 13-21, 1985


Colorado Springs and the U.S. Olympic Training Center played host to the inaugural Women's Junior World Championship and the Soviet Union captured the first title, as the U.S. finished fifth with a 4-2 record.

1985 USA RESULTS (4-2)
South Korea 76 USA 70
USA 79 Australia 62
USSR 96 USA 71
USA 88 Cuba 73
USA 84 Canada 47
USA 72 Australia 62

1985 JUNIOR WORLD CHAMP. FINAL STANDINGS

1. Soviet Union (5-1) 6. Australia (2-4)
2. South Korea (4-2) 7. Spain (3-3)
3. Yugoslavia (5-1) 8. Canada (1-5)
4. China (3-3) 9. Cuba (2-3)
5. USA (4-2) 10. Senegal (0-5)

Placed in a difficult pool that included the eventual gold medal winning Soviet Union team as well as the silver medalist South Korea squad, the USA dropped two of its first three games, then rebounded to claim wins in its final three games.

Coached by Old Dominion mentor Marianne Stanley, the U.S., despite leading 44-34 at half, lost a 76-70 decision to South Korea. Louisiana State's 6'2' Alisha Jones led the Americans with 19 points and 13 rebounds. Bouncing back to defeat Australia 79-62, the U.S. cause was again aided by Alisha Jones who was credited with 22 points, eight rebounds and five steals.

Next-up for the U.S. was the co-favorite Soviet Union team. Leading 12-6 early, things went downhill quickly and by half the U.S. found itself trailing by 16 points, 48-32. However, the American squad never quit and on two occasions in the second half managed to narrow the Soviet lead to four points. But cold 37-percent shooting from the field doomed the U.S. to a 92-76 setback. Floretta Jackson headed the U.S. attack with 13 points.

Behind a stellar performance by Alisha Jones, 21 points and 17 rebounds, and 20 additional points from Dawn Royster, the U.S. defeated Cuba, 88-73.

Eliminated from the medal round, the U.S. played for fifth place. Facing Canada, the USA relied on a balanced offensive attack that saw Alisha Jones lead all U.S. scorers with 10 points, as the USA recorded an 84-47 victory over Canada.

In its final outing of the competition, the USA turned in a 72-62 win over Australia to earn a fifth place finish with a 4-2 record. Mae Ola Bolton of Auburn and Royster each tallied 17 points in the victory.

Alisha Jones spearheaded the Americans' offense averaging 15.8 ppg. and 10.8 rpg. Royster was second in scoring, averaging 12.0 ppg. and 9.2 rpg., while Texas Lady Longhorn Yulonda Wimbish concluded the competition averaging 10.3 ppg.

In the bronze medal game, Yugoslavia bounced back from a semifinal loss to the Soviet Union to defeat China, 86-63. Before a crowd of nearly 2,000, the gold medal game saw the Soviet Union erase a 45-41 Korean halftime advantage and earn the gold 80-75.

1985 USA WOMEN'S JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM ROSTER

NAME
POS
HGT
WGT
AGE
SCHOOL HOMETOWN
Sydney Beasley
C/F
6-1
180
20
James Madison Alexandria, VA
Mae Ola Bolton
G
5-11
153
19
Auburn McLain, MS
Barbara Bootz
C
6-7
170
20
Georgia Marlboro, NY
Stephanie Garner
G
5-5
128
18
Old Dominion Buffalo, SC
Floretta Jackson
G
5-6
138
20
James Madison Wyandanch, NY
Alisha Jones
C
6-2
175
20
Louisiana State Wiggins, MS
Curtycine Jones
F
6-0
145
20
Texas Las Vegas, NV
Dawn Marsh
G
5-6
130
18
Tennessee Alcoa, TN
Vickie Orr
F/C
6-3
174
18
Auburn Hartselle, AL
Dawn Royster
F/C
6-0
165
20
North Carolina Nyack, NY
Gert Scott
G
5-8
140
19
Louisiana State Baltimore, MD
Yulonda Wimbish
G
5-9
145
20
Texas Austin, TX
HEAD COACH: Marianne Stanley, Old Dominion University (VA)
ASSISTANT COACH: Sue Rojcewicz, University of San Francisco (CA)
MANAGER: Kay Gould, Allegheny College (PA)
ATHLETIC TRAINER: Nina Partin, Stephen F. Austin State University (TX)

1985 USA WOMEN'S JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM CUMULATIVE STATISTICS


NAME G
FGM-FGA
PCT
3PM-3PA
PCT
FTM-FTA
PCT
REB/AVG
PTS/AVG
AT
BK
ST
A. Jones 6
37- 74
.500
0-
21- 23
.913
65/10.8
95/ 15.8
9
5
8
Royster 6
32- 56
.571
0-
8- 15
.533
55/ 9.2
72/ 12.0
8
5
4
Wimbish 6
23- 57
.404
0-
16- 24
.667
25/ 4.2
62/ 10.3
1
4
9
Marsh 5
12- 32
.406
6-
12- 13
.923
12/ 2.4
42/ 8.4
11
0
4
Bolton 6
22- 46
.478
0-
5- 8
.625
25/ 4.2
49/ 8.2
6
0
5
Jackson 6
20- 41
.488
0-
5- 15
.333
22/ 3.7
45/ 7.5
8
1
7
C. Jones 6
13- 25
.520
0-
0- 1
.000
17/ 2.8
26/ 4.3
6
0
9
Garner 6
10- 22
.455
0-
3- 4
.750
2/ 0.3
23/ 3.8
2
0
1
Orr 5
8- 22
.364
0-
3- 4
.750
16/ 3.2
19/ 3.8
1
3
7
Scott 6
6- 13
.462
0-
1- 1
1.000
8/ 1.3
13/ 2.2
3
0
5
Bootz 6
6- 19
.316
0-
0- 0
.000
16/ 2.7
12/ 2.0
4
5
2
Beasley 5
3- 8
.375
0-
0- 1
.000
9/ 1.8
6/ 1.2
4
0
6
USA 6
192-412
.466
6-
74-109
.679
272/45.3
464/ 77.3
63
23
67
OPP. 6
170-386
.440
15-
61-100
.610
183/30.5
416/ 69.3
54
17
55

NOTE:
3-point field goals attempted are unavailable.

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