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2005 USA Women's U19 World Championship Team

SIXTH FIBA WOMEN'S U19 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP -- 2005

  • Date:
    Jun 10, 2010

Tunis, Tunisia - July 15-24, 2005


Formerly known as the FIBA Women's Junior World Championship and held every four years since 1985, the USA's capturing of gold in 2005 marked just the second time the American women have claimed gold in the six U19 World Championships. University of Maryland rising sophomore Crystal Langhorne, who averaged a USA best 16.8 points a game and 6.4 rebounds a game, while shooting a gaudy 77.5 percent (55-71 FGs) from the field and 79.3 percent (23-29 FTs) percent from the foul line, was named MVP of the 2005 FIBA U19 World Championship. Also named to the five-member All-U19 World Championship Team was Stanford University rising sophomore Candice Wiggins, who finished averaging 15.8 points a game, while shooting 57.1 percent (44-77 FGs) from the field and 42.9 (18-42 3pt FGs) from 3-point.
2005 USA RESULTS (8-0)
USA 98 Russia 65
USA 124 Congo 37
USA 94 Serbia & Montenegro 68
USA 116 Puerto Rico 28
USA 129 South Korea 74
USA 85 Hungary 55
USA 99 China 68
USA 97 Serbia & Montenegro 76

2005 FIBA U19 WORLD CHAMP. FINAL STANDINGS

1. USA (8-0)

7. Australia (5-3)
2. Serbia & Montenegro (4-4) 8. Hungary (3-5)
3. China (6-2) 9. Canada (3-4)
4. Russia (5-3) 10. Puerto Rico (2-5)
5. Spain (5-3) 11. Congo (1-6)
6. South Korea (4-4) 12. Tunisia (0-7)

Directed by head coach Gail Goestenkors of Duke University, how dominating was her '05 team's performance at the U19 World Championship?

Statistically, the USA averaged 105.9 points a game, and won its eight games by a whopping average margin of victory of 46.3 points a game.

By winning all eight of its games, the U.S. became just the third team to emerge from the U19 World Championship undefeated and the first team to go 8-0. Of the 16 USA team records for the event, the 2005 squad shattered 10 of the previous marks, including most points (842); highest scoring average; most field goals made (340) and attempted (567); highest field goal percentage (.600); most free throws made (118) and attempted (183); most rebounds (355); and most assists (183).

Of 14 USA single game marks, 11 were rewritten and two others tied. In the 2005 U19 World Championship overall statistics, the USA as a team finished ranked tops in 11 categories.

Opening preliminary play July 15 against medal favorite Russia, the US led 31-17 after one quarter and cruised on to a dominating 98-65 victory as Langhorne and Nicky Anosike each tallied 16 points.

Congo was no match for the US as the Americans rolled to a 124-37 victory and Wiggins put on a shooting display sinking 7-of-10 3-point shots and finished 28 points.

Behind 21 points from Wiggins, 15 more from Erika Arriaran and a 14 point and 12 rebound showing from Anosike, the USA battled past Serbia Montenegro 94-68 on July 17 to improve to 3-0.

The US limited Puerto Rico to 22.2 percent shooting and just 28 points for the entire game and recorded a lopsided 116-28 win as Wiggins scored 21 points, Langhorne added 17 points and 12 rebounds, and Courtney Paris added 14 points and 12 boards.

Closing out preliminary play against South Korea on July 20, behind 68.4 percent overall shooting from the field the USA offense erupted for a 129-74 win as Langhorne, who shot 9-of-9 from the floor, and Erlana Larkins, who made 8-of-9 shots, contributed 21 and 18 points, respectively, and Marissa Coleman accounted for 17 points.

Meeting Hungary on July 22 in the quarterfinals, the US took control midway through the first half and sailed on to an 85-55 victory. Paris led the way for the US with 16 points and eight rebounds.

Matched against 6-1 China in the semifinals, the US only led 24-23 after the first quarter, but outscored China 25-10 in the second period to lead 49-33 at half and marched on to a decisive 99-68 win. Langhorne, who made 9-of-10 shots, finished with 23 points, Anosike added 15 points.

Facing Serbia & Montenegro for the second time, this time in the gold medal game, the USA struck quickly and opened a 24-12 first quarter lead. Ahead 56-34 at half, after three quarters the US was up 85-47 before settling for the 97-76 win. Larkins was a perfect 9-of-9 from the field and finished with 20 points, Langhorne made all seven of her shots and added 14 points, while Abby Waner tallied 12 points in the victory.

China earned the bronze medal after upending Russia 78-61 in the bronze medal game.

2005 USA WOMEN'S U19 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM ROSTER

NAME
POS
HGT
WGT
AGE
SCHOOL HOMETOWN
Jolene Anderson
G
5-8
175
19
Wisconsin Port Wing, WI
Nicky Anosike
F
6-3
190
19
Tennessee Staten Island, NY
Erika arriaran
G
5-10
165
18
Norco H.S. (#Texas) Norco, TX
Essence Carson
G
6-0
155
18
Rutgers Paterson, NJ
Marissa Coleman
G/F
6-1
175
18
St. Johns College H.S. (#Maryland) Cheltenham, MD
Crystal Langhorne
F/C
6-2
195
18
Maryland Willingboro, NJ
Erlana Larkins
F/C
6-2
195
19
North Carolina Riviera Beach, FL
Courtney Paris
C
6-3
250
17
Piedmont H.S. (#Oklahoma) Piedmont, CA
Abby Waner
G
5-11
155
18
ThunderRidge H.S. (#Duke) Highlands Ranch, CO
Candice Wiggins
G
5-10
140
18
Stanford Poway, CA
Christina Wirth
F
6-1
175
18
Seton Catholic H.S. (#Vanderbilt) Mesa, AZ
Sharnee' Zoll
G
5-7
140
19
Virginia Philadelphia, PA
Head Coach: Gail Goestenkors, Duke University (N.C.)
Assistant Coach: Felisha Legette-Jack, Hofstra University (N.Y.)
Assistant Coach: Carol Ross, University of Mississippi
Team Physician: Dave Weinstein, Colorado Springs, Colorado
Athletic Trainer: Ed Ryan, U.S. Olympic Committee

NOTE:
#High school seniors signed a national letter of intent to attend the school indicated

 

2005 USA WOMEN'S U19 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM CUMULATIVE STATISTICS

NAME G/S
FGM-FGA
PCT
3PM-3PA
PCT
FTM-FTA
PCT
REB/AVG
PTS/AVG
AT
BK
ST
Langhorne 8/8
55-71
.775
0- 0
.---
23-29
.793
51/ 6.4
133/ 16.6
11
1
7
Wiggins 8/8
44-77
.571
18-42
.429
20-29
.690
19/ 2.4
126/ 15.8
17
2
16
Paris 8/0
45-68
.662
0- 1
.000
7-22
.318
56/ 7.0
97/ 12.1
8
4
10
Anosike 8/0
33-58
.569
0- 1
.000
25-40
.625
42/ 5.3
91/ 11.4
18
8
15
Larkins 8/8
35-44
.795
0- 0
.---
16-22
.727
56/ 7.0
86/ 10.8
13
3
6
Waner 8/8
28-60
.467
13-32
.406
2- 4
.500
16/ 2.0
71/ 8.9
24
0
11
Coleman 8/0
25-43
.581
1- 6
.167
14-18
.778
35/ 4.4
65/ 8.1
14
3
9
Carson 8/8
20-39
.513
1- 5
.200
4- 7
.571
20/ 2.5
45/ 5.6
19
0
19
Anderson 8/0
17-33
.515
4-13
.308
1- 2
.500
15/ 1.9
39/ 4.9
8
2
8
Arriaran 8/0
16-36
.444
4-16
.250
1- 2
.500
13/ 1.6
37/ 4.6
21
1
5
Wirth 8/0
14-25
.560
0- 0
.---
1- 2
.500
19/ 2.4
29/ 3.6
3
0
1
Zoll 8/0
8-13
.615
3- 6
.500
4- 6
.667
13/ 1.6
23/ 2.9
27
0
5
USA 8
340-567
.600
44-122
.361
118-183
.645
355/44.4
842/105.2
183
24
112
OPP. 8
171-448
.382
41-129
.318
88-149
.591
160/20.0
471/ 58.9
41
16
56

 

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