Finland - Lithuania 69-66 Finland posted the second win at World University Games in China. They narrowly defeated Lithuania to improve at 2-1 record in Group A. Finland will now face USA at the quarterfinal stage on Thursday. Linda-Lotta Lehtoranta knocked down 19 points to lead the charge. Lithuania suffered the third loss in a row. Lithuania opened the game on a 10:2 run but Finland managed to bounce back. They levelled things up at 16 after ten minutes. The lead changed hands throughout the second frame. Finland eventually eked out a 27:24 halftime lead. The Finnish team boosted the gap in the third quarter. They ensured a 51:43 advantage at the final break. Finland stretched the gap at 12-point mark midway through the fourth period and withheld a furious comeback effort from Lithuania to celebrate victory at the end. Krista Gross (183-G/F-90) posted 11 points and 8 rebounds, while Minna Sten (189-F-87) netted 10 points in the win. Lina Aglinskaite (182-F-87) responded with 17 points for Lithuania. Greta Sniokaite (180-G-91) produced 14 points in the loss.
China - Taiwan 70-77 Taiwan ensured the third straight win at 2011 World University Games. They shot down hosting China to clinch 3-0 record on top of Group A. Taiwan will now face Brazil in the quarterfinals on Thursday. China fell at 1-2 record in the third position in the ladder. Huang Fan-Shan (173-G-87) scored 19 points and grabbed 6 boards to lead the effort. Taiwan surged ahead from the starting moments. They established a 26:12 lead at the first break. China cut the deficit but still trailed by as many as 8 points at halftime 36:44. The hosts narrowed the deficit at 5-point mark midway through the third frame but Taiwan secured an 8-point cushion heading into the fourth quarter. The visitors enlarged the gap to 11 points in the final frame and held on to seal the win at the end. Chen Yu-Chun (176-F-87) notched 18 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists for Taiwan. Huang Fan-Shan YingLi had 11 points in the win. Wu Siyang answered with 19 points for China. Shao Ting (183-F-89) posted 17 points and 14 rebounds in the loss.
Slovakia - Brazil 44-65 Brazil and Slovakia opened Day 3 in Shenzhen at the World University Games. The Latin American team celebrated the second 65:44 win for 2-1 record in the group. Slovakia finished it with 0-3 record on the last spot. Brazil needed a win for the Quarterfinal hope and will need USA to beat United Kingdom. Brazil started with 8:4 and had 14:12 at the end of the first frame. They held the opponents in the start of the second quarter and improved to 28:22 at the halftime. The lead continued to grow as the Latin American squad won the third and the last stanzas. After 21-15 in the third the board showed 49:37 and then Brazil added 16-7 in the last stanza. Leila Zabani (180-G/F-91) stepped up with 13 points for the winners and Nadia Calhado (196-C-89) collected 12 points and 14 rebounds. Patricia Ribeiro (178-G/F-90) and Camila Lacerda (168-G/F-89) followed them with 8 points apiece. Diana Benuskova (167-PG-89) and Katarina Pindrochova (183-F-88) delivered 9 pojnts each in the losing effort.
USA - United Kingdom 85-33 USA registered the third straight win at 2011 World University Games in China. They overwhelmed Great Britain in Group B. USA thus clinched the top position in group standings. Skylar Diggins knocked down 13 points and made 6 steals to pace the USA. Great Britain fell at 1-2 record in the loss. USA started the game strongly. They registered a 23:11 lead at the first break. USA opened the second term on a 15:4 run to boost the margin. They registered a 53:17 halftime lead. The North American team maintained the lead throughout the third quarter. They ensured a comfortable 67:24 lead heading into the fourth quarter. USA did not loosen the grasp in the final quarter and stormed to the victory at the end. Nnemkadi Ogwumike (187-F-90) added 12 points, while Elena Delle Donne (195-G/F-89) had 10 points in the victory. Aderonke Oyefuwa (197-C-89) answered with 9 points for Great Britain. Dominique Allen (187-C-89, college: ORU) and Rose Anderson finished with 6 points each in the loss.
Russia - Poland 53-45 Russia celebrated the second straight win at World University Games. Natalia Myasoedova scored 11 points to lead Russia past Poland. The winners clinched the top position in Group C. They will now face Sweden in the quarterfinals. Poland fell at 0-2 record in the loss. Russia limited their opponents to just 7 points in the starting quarter. They posted a 14:7 lead at the first break. Poland cut the deficit at just four points 25:29 at halftime. Poland got even closer in the third quarter. They narrowed the margin to just a single point 36:37 at the final break. Poland surged ahead midway through the fourth frame but could not capitalize. Russia pulled back in charge late in regulation and sealed the victory at the end. Maria Cherepanova (187-C-87) posted 10 points and 11 rebounds for Russia. Claudia Trebicka (175-G/F-90) and Agnieszka Skobel replied with 11 points apiece for Poland. Agnieszka Kaczmarczyk provided 9 points in the losing effort.
Japan - Sweden 73-108 The Swedish Women's University basketball team has trounced Japan in their third game of the 2011 Summer Universiade, running away with the 108:73 victory in Shenzhen. Japan opened the game better but failed immediately in the first period. Sweden was unrelenting, dominating the game from the get-go, taking a 29:23 quarter time lead, thanks to the combined efforts of the team game. Another 28-13 in the second period brought them 57:36 at the halftime. Japan had the third quarter as the most productive as they managed to tie the quarter at 23-23. Sweden won the last stanza 28-14 and scored three digit number in the game. Frida Eldebrink (174-G-88, agency: Josep and Nicolas) paced all the winners with 24 points and Kalis Loyd (185-G-89) collected 21 points and 12 boards. Egnell Elisabeth notched 15, while Farhiya Abdi (188-F-92) and Halvarsson Louice posted 14 each. Sato Azusa replied with 19 points, while Mio Shinozaki (166-PG-91) added 16.
Australia - Czech Republic 85-68 Australia posted the third straight win at World University Games. They held off Czech Republic to clinch top spot in Group D. Abby Bishop (189-C-88) delivered 25 points and 9 rebounds to pace the winners. Czech Republic fell at 1-2 record after the loss. Australia knocked down 25 points in the opening term to secure an 8-point lead. The Aussies stretched the margin in the second quarter. They registered a 51:33 halftime advantage. Czech Republic opened the second half on a 9:2 run to narrow the deficit. The European side narrowed the gap to 8 points at the final break 53:61. But Australia quickly cleared off to a double-digit advantage in the fourth frame and never looked back en route to the victory. Katie Rae Ebzery and Elyse Penaluna (193-C-88) finished with 11 points apiece in the win. Romana Hejdova (183-F-88) responded with 19 points and 11 rebounds for Czech Republic. Kamila Stepanova (192-C-88) netted 15 points in the loss.
Maryland to play in World University Games - 4 months ago
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The Big Ten champion Maryland women's basketball team will represent the United States at the World University Games next summer in Taiwan, the University of Maryland announced Thursday. The Terrapins were selected by the United States International University Sports Federation (US-IUSF) to represent the United States in the World University Games, which will be Aug. 19-30, 2017 in Taipei, Taiwan. "We are thrilled to represent our country at the World University Games,' head coach Brenda... [read more]
The Big Ten champion Maryland women's basketball team will represent the United States at the World University Games next summer in Taiwan, the University of Maryland announced Thursday. The Terrapins were selected by the United States International University Sports Federation (US-IUSF) to represent the United States in the World University Games, which will be Aug. 19-30, 2017 in Taipei, Taiwan. "We are thrilled to represent our country at the World University Games,' head coach Brenda Frese said. 'Our players are extremely excited. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for our program. What an incredible opportunity for our institution to represent our country in games against the best competition in the world.' The World University Games are held every other year and are organized by the International University Sports Federation (FISU). The event is a multi-sport competition open to men and women who are between the ages of 17 and 24, and are or have been within the past year, a student at a college or university. This is just the second time a full team from a women's collegiate program has represented the U.S. at the World University Games. UNC Charlotte participated in 2007 and the Big 12 conference fielded a team in 2003. On the men's side, Northern Iowa represented the U.S. in 2007, Kansas did in 2015 and Purdue will represent the USA in 2017. A team from the United States has participated in 19 prior World University Games and collected a record nine golds, six silvers and one bronze medal. Since 1973, the first year the USA women competed in the WUGs, USA women's teams have compiled an overall record of 109-22. Individually, four Terrapins have competed in the World University Games. Tara Heiss (1979), Lynetta Kizer (193-C-90, college: Maryland) (2011) and Brionna Jones (190-C-95) (2015) all won gold and Katrina Colleton (1993) took home a bronze medal. Ten of Frese's players have won gold representing the U.S. Courtesy of: umterps.com
USA edge Canada to earn title in Gwangju - 18 months ago
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USA - Canada 82-63
The USA conquered the title at the World University Games in Gwangju. They toppled their North American rivals Canada in the championship tonight. Aerial Powers (183-F-94) scored 27 points and 9 rebounds to pace the winners. The USA accumulated a 31:23 halftime lead. Canada narrowed the distance in the third term. The North American pulled within 3 points at the final intermission. But the USA stepped on the gas in the fourth quarter. They unleashed 34 point... [read more]
USA - Canada 82-63 The USA conquered the title at the World University Games in Gwangju. They toppled their North American rivals Canada in the championship tonight. Aerial Powers (183-F-94) scored 27 points and 9 rebounds to pace the winners. The USA accumulated a 31:23 halftime lead. Canada narrowed the distance in the third term. The North American pulled within 3 points at the final intermission. But the USA stepped on the gas in the fourth quarter. They unleashed 34 points in the final frame and cruised to the victory. Courtney Williams (173-G-94) chipped in 15 points and collected 10 rebounds for the winners. Dakota Whyte (173-G-94) responded with 20 points and 6 assists for Canada. Adut Bulgak (193-C-92) had 15 points and 16 rebounds in the losing case.
Russia - Japan 71-60 Russia earned the Bronze medals in Gwangju. They held off Japan in the consolation final. Viktoria Medvedeva (183-PF-91) stepped up with 14 points and 6 caroms for the winners. Russia used a 20:9 run in the second term to take a 13-point halftime lead. Russia extended the gap at 14-point mark at the final intermission. Japan narrowed the deficit in the fourth quarter but could not avoid the defeat. Olga Novikova (179-SG-94) posted 13 points and 7 rebounds for Russia. Mio Shinozaki (167-PG-91) responded with 13 points for Japan. Kaede Kondo had 12 points in the loss.
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