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1995 USA Women's World University Games Team

SEVENTEENTH WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES -- 1995

  • Date:
    Jun 10, 2010

Fukuoka, Japan • August 24 - September 1, 1995


The 1995 USA Women's World University Games Team bettered the USA's 1993 bronze medal finish by compiling a 6-1 overall record and capturing the silver medal in Fukuoka, Japan.

1995 USA RESULTS (6-1)
USA 93 Ukraine 54
USA 100 Mexico 78
USA 108 South Korea 58
USA 108 Japan 64
USA 76 Yugoslavia 58
USA 101 Russia 74
Italy 73 USA 65

1995 WORLD UNIV. GAMES FINAL STANDINGS

1. Italy (7-0) 9. China (4-3)
2. United States (6-1) 10. Portugal (4-3)
3. Japan (4-3) 11. Ukraine (5-2)
4. Russia (4-3) 12. Brazil (2-5)
5. Yugoslavia (5-2) 13. Mexico (4-3)
6. Czech Rep. (4-3) 14. Peru (1-6)
7. Canada (3-4) 15. South Africa
(2-5)
8. South Korea (1-6) 16. Hong Kong (0-7)

The USA opened preliminary play with three convincing victories, averaging 100.3 ppg. in the three wins while limiting their opponents to just 63.3 ppg. The United States toppled Ukraine 93-54, Mexico 100-78 and finally South Korea 108-58 to advance to the quarterfinals medal round. During the three-game U.S. attack, Georgia junior La'Keshia Frett led all USA scorers, averaging 17.7 ppg., while Charlotte Smith averaged 15.7 ppg., and Tina Thompson and Crawley averaged 12.7 ppg. and 12.3 ppg., respectively.

In their first quarterfinals matchup, the USA pounded host and eventual bronze medalist Japan 108-64 in front of a packed arena of 4,000 roaring Japanese fans. Charlotte Smith led the team with 20 points and eight rebounds, Crawley added 14 points.

The U.S. squad, led by Crawley's 25 points, improved its record to 5-0 when they defeated Yugoslavia 76-58 to advance to the medal round.

In semifinal action, the USA trio of Frett, Thompson and Charlotte Smith recorded double-doubles as the USA overcame Russia 101-74 to advance to the gold medal game. The U.S. trailed Russia for most of the first half, but rallied to tie the game at the half 45-45. Leading 65-63 with 9:40 to play, the U.S., behind 11 points from Thompson, broke the contest open with a 25-4 run to push its lead to 90-67 with 3:39 to go. Frett led the U.S. scoring with 20 points and recorded 13 rebounds, Thompson recorded a game high 16 rebounds and added 18 points while Charlotte Smith recorded 14 points, 14 rebounds and passed off for a game high seven assists.

Going into the final contest, the U.S. squad had sailed to six consecutive victories, with its smallest margin of victory being 18 points. As the gold medal contest began though, the unbeaten Italian team controlled the pace and opened the game with a 12-2 run over the first 3:18. Although Crawley scored the last eight points of the half for the United States, the U.S. team retired to the locker room trailing Italy 43-34.

The USA opened the second half by scoring the first six points, and eventually jumped ahead at 58-56 following a three-point basket by Katie Smith with 7:45 remaining. But the Italians regained control of the contest by scoring 10 straight points, then made seven of eight free throws to ice the 73-65 victory and the gold medal.

Plagued by poor shooting against Italy, the U.S. team managed to shoot just 38.8 percent (28-72) from the field, including four of 21 from three-point, and was outrebounded by the Italians 37-29. Crawley led the U.S. with 22 points.

1995 USA WOMEN'S WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES ROSTER

NAME
POS
HGT
WGT
AGE
SCHOOL HOMETOWN
Sylvia Crawley
C
6-5
160
22
North Carolina Wintersville, OH
Latina Davis
G
5-6
138
20
Tennessee Winchester, TN
La'Keshia Frett
F
6-2
170
19
Georgia Hampton, VA
Cornelia Gayden
G
5-9
155
24
Louisiana State Boque Chitto, MS
Melody Howard
G
5-9
142
23
SW Missouri State Springfield, MO
Merlakia Jones
F
5-10
145
21
Florida Montgomery, AL
Michelle Marciniak
G
5-10
164
21
Tennessee Macungie, PA
Stacey Reed
G
5-7
125
21
Kentucky London, KY
Charlotte Smith
F
6-0
155
21
North Carolina Shelby, NC
Katie Smith
G
5-11
173
20
Ohio State Logan, OH
Tina Thompson
C
6-3
185
20
Southern California Los Angeles, CA
Kara Wolters
C
6-7
210
19
Connecticut Holliston, MA
HEAD COACH: Sylvia Hatchell, University of North Carolina
ASSISTANT COACH: Jim Lewis, George Mason University (VA)
ASSISTANT COACH: Clemette Haskins, U. of Dayton (OH)
ASSISTANT COACH: Kay James, U. of Southern Mississippi
TEAM PHYSICIAN: Larry MaGee, University of Kansas
ATHLETIC TRAINER: Barb Pearson, University of Wisconsin

1995 USA Women's World University Games Cumulative Statistics

NAME G
FGM-FGA
PCT
3PM-3PA
PCT
FTM-FTA
PCT
REB/AVG
PTS/AVG
AT
BK
ST
Frett 7
52- 86
.605
1- 1
1.000
21- 24
.875
41/ 5.9
126/ 18.0
10
3
16
Crawley 7
46- 86
.535
0- 0
.000
21- 29
.724
41/ 5.9
113/ 16.1
1
9
12
Charlotte 7
30- 67
.448
4- 8
.500
32- 43
.744
55/ 7.9
96/ 13.7
21
0
7
Thompson 7
21- 38
.553
0- 1
.000
27- 35
.771
51/ 7.3
69/ 9.9
2
1
3
Howard 7
24- 71
.338
11- 47
.234
5- 6
.833
12/ 1.7
64/ 9.1
15
0
6
Wolters 7
19- 35
.543
0- 0
.000
8- 14
.571
17/ 2.4
46/ 6.6
3
7
0
Gayden 7
13- 34
.382
6- 25
.240
1- 2
.500
5/ 0.7
33/ 4.7
3
0
2
Smith 7
8- 27
.296
2- 12
.167
13- 14
.929
9/ 1.3
31/ 4.4
9
0
6
Jones 7
11- 27
.407
0- 0
.000
4- 6
.667
16/ 2.3
26/ 3.7
7
1
3
Davis 7
7- 16
.438
0- 5
.000
7- 12
.583
8/ 1.1
21/ 3.0
12
0
12
Marciniak 7
9- 22
.409
2- 5
.400
0- 0
.000
4/ 0.6
20/ 2.9
16
0
9
Reed 6
2- 7
.286
0- 0
.000
2- 3
.667
6/ 1.0
6/ 1.0
7
0
3
Team
 
 
 
 
50/ 7.1
USA 7
242-516
.469
26-104
.250
141-188
.750
315/ 45.0
651/ 93.0
106
21
79
OPP. 7
156-419
.372
22- 97
.227
125-161
.776
159/ 22.7
459/ 65.6
39
11
48

 

 

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