Taiwan - Brazil 65-54 Surprising Chinese Taipei reaches Semifinal Stage at the World University Games in China 2011. The team edged Brazil to be the only representative from Asia in the Top 4. It was a tough start and both teams paid too much attention to defense. The Asian team started with 6:4 and then increased to 19:10 after the first 10 minutes. In the second frame both teams nailed 8 points apiece for 27:18 at the halftime. Although Brazil cut it to 10 points midway through the third frame, Chinese Taipei grabbed 47:31 after thirty minutes. Brazil again came back to 9 points with 5 minutes to go, but could not come closer. Huang Ping-Jen (178-F-89) poured in 21 points to lead the charge. Hsu Chien-Hui (171-G/F-89) and Chen Yu-Chun (176-F-87) followed her with 14 points each, while Huang Fan-Shan scored 10. Nadia Calhado (196-C-89) answered with 24 points in the losing effort Zabani Leila 9, Carcavalli Tassia 9
USA - Finland 96-30 USA destroyed Finland to step closer to the tile defense at the World University Games in China 2011. The defending champions overwhelmed Finland 96:30 to advance to the semis. USA erupted with 21-0 run at the very start and shocked the Scandinavian side. They reached 32:10 at the end of the first period and did not even think of slowing down. After 21-7 in the second period the board showed 53:17 at the halftime. Led by Elena Delle Donne (195-G/F-89) and Devereaux Peters (187-F-89), USA reached 57:20 after 25 minutes in the court and enjoyed 73:24 at the end of the third quarter. The task for the last period was to score three-digit number, however USA was satisfied with 98. Finland meanwhile could not score in the last 5 minutes. Elena Delle Donne and Devereaux Peters top-scored for the winners with 17 points each, while Ogwumike Nnemkadi added 12. Gemelos Jacqueline and Chinenye Ogwumike (191-F-92) followed them with 10 points apiece.
Russia - Sweden 60-68 Sweden makes the Semifinal appearance at the World University Games in China 2011. The Scandinavian team edged Russia 68:60 to advanced to Final Four. Sweden started better and had 8:6 in the opening tip. They led to 14:10 at the end of the frame and enjoyed 19:15 in the middle of the second period. After another push Sweden grabbed 29:20 at the halftime. Russia bounced back with 23-18 in the third period and reduced to 47:43 after thirty minutes. Moreover Russia closed the gap at 56:55, but could not win the game. Frida Eldebrink (174-G-88, agency: Josep and Nicolas) stepped up with 22 points for the winners and Halvarsson Louice netted 14. Elin Eldebrink (174-G-88, agency: Josep and Nicolas) and Abdi Farhiya followed them with 11 points each in a win. Tatiana Petrushina (185-F-90) ended up with 13 points in the losing effort. Myasoedova Natalia notched 12, while Vieru Natalia added 11.
Australia - Canada 79-44 Australia advanced to the Final Four of the World University Games in China 2011. The team edged Canada 79:44 in the Quarterfinal clash on Thursday. Canada opened the game with 5-0 run, but Australian side replied with 14-0 run. Pinske scored for 14:7, while the favorites never looked behind after. Ebzery closed the frame at 25:14 and Tess Madgen (180-G/F-90) added two in the start of the second. Both teams added 16 points each for their account in the second frame that brought 41:30 at the halftime. The third quarter was decisive in the game as Australia erupted with 27-9 for 68:39 at the end of thirty minutes. Another 11-5 in the last stanza sent them to the Top 4 in China. Tess Madgen and Cayla Francis (192-C-89) stepped up with 14 points for the winners. Bishop Abby nailed 12, while Mia Newley (184-G-88) added 10. Kendel Ross (185-G/F-88, college: Dayton) ended up with 15 points in the losing effort, whilst Justine Colley (175-G-91) scored 10.
China - Slovakia 75-53 China overcame Slovak Republic at the Classification Round for 9-16 places in the World University Games. The home side needed 75:53 and will play for 9-12 places. Slovak Republic grabbed 6-2 in the opening tip, but lost the first frame 16:14. The hosts of the tournament led 25:20 after 15 minutes of the game and reached 37:31 at the halftime. They continued to dominate the court and increased to 48:37 midway through the third frame. After 18-16 in it China had 55:47 after thirty minutes in the court. Another defensive 20-6 in the last stanza brought the victory for the Asian team. Wang Yajie (183-F-89) erupted with 27 points, while Shao Ting (183-F-89) notched 15. Zhai Huan (178-F-89) nailed 11, while Wang Miqi posted 10. Katarina Tetemondova (187-F-88) ended up with 13 points in the losing effort and Kmetova Eva added 10.
United Kingdom - Lithuania 69-79 The Baltic side edged United Kingdom in Shenzhen at the Classification Round for 9-16 places in the World University Games. Lithuania needed 79:69 victory to play for 9-12 places. Lina Aglinskaite (182-F-87) opened the game from the perimeter and Mazionyte brought 12:8. The Baltic team finished the frame with 7-0 run as Sniokaite brought 23:12. Both teams scored 14 points apiece in the second frame that showed 37:26 at the halftime. Lithuania erupted with 22-14 in the third period and had 59:40 entering the last stanza. They led 14 points with 5 minutes to go, while the opponents managed to cut it to 10. United Kingdom scored 36 points in the Paint and Lithuania 24. Lina Aglinskaite stepped up with 21 points, while Mazionyte Gintare followed her with 20. Chantelle Handy (191-F/C-87, college: Marshall) ended up with 19 points in the losing case and Anderson Rose posted 10.
Poland - Japan 66-73 Japan outscored Poland in Shenzhen at the Classification Round for 9-16 places in the World University Games. The Asian team needed a strong second quarter to win the game 73:66. Poland started the game with 13:6 and reached 22:15 at the end of the first period. They led 30:25 midway through the second frame, but lost the first half. Japan had a strong half at the end of the frame to take 37:33 halftime advantage. Moreover they improved to 50:37 early in the third and enjoyed 56:46 after three quarters. Poland won however the last period 20-17 to reduce to 7 points at the end. Mio Shinozaki (166-PG-91) top-scored for the winners with 19 points and Azusa Sato (167-G-89) as well as Nao Sonoda (178-F-89) posted 14 each. Kurihara Mika followed them with 12 points for the win. Agnieszka Kaczmarczyk (188-F/C-89) collected 23 points and 16 rebounds in defeat and Skobel Agnieszka netted 19.
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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