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2013 USA Women's World University Games Team

TWENTY-SEVENTH WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES -- 2013

  • Date:
    Aug 30, 2013

Kazan, Russia • July 8-15, 2013


Led by Oklahoma’s Sherri Coale, the 2013 USA Women perpetuated the stellar U.S. winning streak and brought home the a third straight World University Games gold medal from Kazan, Russia.

2013 USA RESULTS (6-0) 
USA 120 Mali 32
USA 101 Czech Republic 61
USA 105 Brazil 75
USA 103 Sweden 72
USA 79 Australia 78
USA 90 Russia 71

2013 WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES
FINAL STANDINGS

1. USA (6-0) 9. Ukraine (4-2)
2. Russia (5-1) 10. China (3-3)
3. Australia (5-1) 11. Poland (3-3)
4. Taiwan (4-2) 12. Brazil (2-4)
5. Sweden (4-2) 13. Japan (3-3)
6. Czech Republic (3-3) 14. Finland (1-5)
7. Hungary (3-3) 15. Mali 1-5
8. Canada (1-5) 16. Mongolia (0-6)
 

The U.S. beat its six opponents by an average of 34.8 points per game and featured four players who averaged double-digit scoring, including tournament co-MVP Odyssey Sims, who scored 12.7 ppg. and dished out a competition-best 5.3 assists per game to share MVP honors with Russia’s Tatiana Grigoryeva.

Connecticut teammates Bria Hartley (13.5 ppg.) and Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis (13.0 ppg.) led the team in scoring, while Crystal Braford averaged 10.8 ppg.

The USA dished out a record 34 assists to open play with a 120-32 victory over Mali on July 8. Hartley led six U.S. players in double figures with 17 points on 7-of-7 shooting, including 3-of-3 from deep, and Shoni Schimmel added 13 points and a game-high nine assists.

The next evening, the USA jumped ahead 8-0 in the first 80 seconds of the contest and was never threatened in a 101-61 win over Czech Republic. Mosqueda-Lewis scored a game-high 19 points, and Aaryn Ellenberg scored 10 of her 12 points in the first quarter to set the tone for the USA.

On July 10, the U.S. completed the preliminary round with a perfect record and advanced to the quarterfinals as the top seed from Group B after dispatching Brazil 105-75. Ellenberg scored all of her game-high 19 points in the first half, and Sims tied the U.S. event high with 10 assists

The Americans were tested but went on a 17-2 run in the third quarter to gain separation on the way to a 103-72 victory over Sweden in the quarterfinals on July 12. Sims scored a game-high 20 points, shooting 9-of-9 from the free throw line to set a U.S. record, and Hartley added 17 points.

Despite leading by as many as 17 points in the fourth, the USA found itself trailing Australia by one point in the final seconds before Bradford scored the game-winning basket on a put-back with 14 seconds left to give the USA a 79-78 victory in the semifinals on July 13. Sims scored a team-high 20 points, Hartley added 14 and Mosqueda-Lewis posted 12 points and 11 boards.

Behind outstanding defense, the USA never trailed and kept Russia at a distance for most of the second half on its way to claiming the gold medal with a 90-71 victory. Hartley led the charge, scoring 17 points. Bradford and Mosqueda-Lewis added 16 and 15 points, respectively.

After helping the USA earn the top placing in the 2011 World University Games as well, Sims became the first U.S. women’s basketball two-time gold medalist at the event.

Australia earned the bronze medal with a 99-58 win over Taiwan.

 

2013 USA WOMEN'S WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES TEAM ROSTER

NAME
POS
HGT
WGT
AGE
SCHOOL HOMETOWN
Crystal Bradford
G
6-0
165
19
Central Michigan University Detroit, MI
Aaryn Ellenberg
G
5-7
122
21
University of Oklahoma Las Vegas, NV  
Reshanda Gray
F
6-3
185
20
University of California Los Angeles, CA
Cassie Harberts
F
6-2
190
21
University of Southern California San Clemente, CA
Bria Hartley
G
5-7
145
20
University of Connecticut North Babylon, NY
Jordan Hooper
F
6-2
185
21
University of Nebraska Alliance, NE
Tricia Liston
G
6-1
192
21
Duke University River Forest, IL
Ariel Massengale
G
5-6
155
20
University of Tennessee Bolingbrook, IL
Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis
F
6-0
185
19
University of Connecticut Anaheim Hills, CA
Theresa Plaisance
F
6-5
200
21
Louisiana State University New Orleans, LA
Shoni Schimmel
G
5-9
160
21
University of Louisville Mission, OR
Odyssey Sims
G
5-8
155
21
Baylor University Irving, TX
HEAD COACH: Sherri Coale, University of Oklahoma
ASSISTANT COACH: Brian Giorgis, Marist College
ASSISTANT COACH: Coquese Washington, Penn State University
TEAM PHYSICIAN: Jeff Bytomski, Duke University
ATHLETIC TRAINER: LouAnne Jefferson, Michigan State University

2013 USA WOMEN'S WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES TEAM CUMULATIVE STATISTICS

NAME
G/S
FGM-FGA
PCT
3PM-3PA
PCT
FTM-FTA
PCT
REB/AVG
PTS/AVG
AST
BLK
STL
Hartley
6/6
28- 58
.483
9- 22
.409
16- 20
.800
15/ 2.5
81/ 13.5
20
0
9
Mosqueda-Lewis
6/6
31- 61
.508
9- 26
.346
7- 8
.875
41/ 6.8
78/ 13.0
10
1
8
Sims
6/6
25- 50
.500
3- 12
.250
23- 26
.885
10/ 1.7
76/ 12.7
32
0
12
Bradford
6/0
29- 48
.604
3- 8
.375
4- 8
.500
28/ 4.7
65/ 10.8
5
3
5
Ellenberg
6/5
21- 50
.420
9- 24
.375
4- 5
.800
15/ 2.5
55/ 9.2
3
0
5
Liston
6/0
16- 34
.471
9- 21
.429
8- 8
1.000
18/ 3.0
49/ 8.2
6
0
4
Harberts
6/1
16- 25
.640
0- 0
.---
10- 12
.833
17/ 2.8
42/ 7.0
7
2
6
Plaisance
6/5
16- 31
.516
1- 4
.250
9- 11
.818
32/ 5.3
42/ 7.0
4
2
6
Hooper
6/1
17- 37
.459
3- 11
.273
2- 5
.400
35/ 5.8
39/ 6.5
4
3
2
Schimmel
5/0
10 -19
.526
1- 6
.167
2- 2
1.000
5/ 1.0
23/ 4.6
15
0
1
Massengale
6/0
8 -17
.471
2- 5
.400
6- 8
.750
6/ 1.0
24/ 4.0
15
0
6
Gray
6/0
11- 13
.846
0- 0
.---
2- 3
.667
11/ 1.8
24/ 4.0
1
0
0
USA TOTALS
6
228-443
.515
49-139
.353
93-116
.802
233/ 38.8
598/ 99.7
122
11
64
OPP. TOTALS
6
143-392
.365
20-99
.202
83-117
.709
184/ 30.7
389/ 64.8
73
13
40

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