Team USA University won Gold at the 2011 Summer Games in Shenzhen - Aug 21, 2011
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Taiwan - USA 66-101 The USA University Women's won Gold again at the 2011 Summer Universiade in Shenzhen, China. The American team defended their title in an easy final over Chinese Taipei 101:66. The latter shocked the audience reaching the Final, but could not follow the favorites. Team USA was going for its eighth World University Games Gold Medal. The program has also won the silver medal six times and received the bronze once. Team USA has met Taiwan just twice in previous World University Games and holds now a 3-0 record. The two teams have not met since 2005 when the USA defeated Taiwan 109-57. The squads met for the first time in 1993 with Team USA earning an 84-73 victory. Both sides were tied at 14:14 after the first five minutes, but USA took 29:21 at the end of the quarter. They needed 26-17 in the second period for 55:38 advantage at the halftime. After 20-16 in the third quarter USA increased to 75:54 and reached three-digit number due to 26-12 in the last stanza. Nnemkadi Ogwumike (187-F-90) paced all the winners with 24 points, while Skylar Diggins (175-G-90) nailed 19. Elena Delle Donne (195-G/F-89) collected 18 points, 11 rebounds and 8 assists, while Chinenye Ogwumike (191-F-92) notched 10. Delle Donne became the first player in Colonial Athletic Association and University of Delaware history to win the Gold Medal as a member of Team USA. Chen Yu-Chun replied with 21 points in defeat and Huang Ping-Jen (178-F-89) scored 11.
Australia - Sweden 66-56 Australia won the Bronze medals in Shenzhen. Australia climbed on the podium at the World University Games in China beating Sweden 66:56. The Scandinavian team became the best out of all European squads and finished fourth. After the losses in the Semifinal clashes both teams desired to finish on the third position. In 2009 the Aussies overcame Czech Republic in the consolation final 88:77. Elyse Penaluna was back to her outstanding form to lead Australia. She tallied 28 points and 16 rebounds to lead Australia. Tonight Abby Bishop (189-C-88) gave Australia 14:13 at the end of the first period, but Sweden won the second period for 29:28 at the halftime. Moreover the Swedish side enjoyed 7-point advantage at the end of three quarters, but failed at the end. Australia erupted with 30-13 in the last stanza to seal the victory. Abby Bishop top-scored for the winners with 21 points, while Madgen Tess, Tolo Marianna and Elyse Penaluna (193-C-88) posted 9 each. Louice Halvarsson (189-C-89, agency: Josep and Nicolas) ended up with 20 points in the losing effort, whilst Frida Eldebrink (174-G-88, agency: Josep and Nicolas) and Egnell Elisabeth netted 10 apiece.
Russia - Canada 71-52 Russia clinched the fifth place at the World University Games in China. The European team outscored Canada 71:52 as the latter finished on the 6th spot. Few days ago the Canadian women's basketball team fell into an early first-quarter hole and never recovered, losing 46:73 to Russia at the Luohu Gymnasium Monday morning at the 26th Summer Universiade. Today Russia opened the game with 11-4 and had 20:14 at the end of the frame. The second quarter became defensive and decisive in the game as Russia needed 14-6 to take 34:20 at the halftime. The European team did not slow down and produced 22-16 in the third quarter for 20-point advantage after three quarters. Canada managed to win the last period 16-15 and lost the game by 19. Cherepanova Maria, Liubov Paskalenko (205-C-90) and Maria Khrustaleba (167-G-87) paced all the winners with 12 points each, while Natalia Vieru (198-C-89) netted 11. Kendel Ross (185-G/F-88, college: Dayton) notched 17 points in defeat, while Megan Pinske (176-G-88) added 11.
Finland - Brazil 47-62 Calhado leads Brazil to the 7th place at the World University Games in China. She collected 21 points and 11 rebounds in a 62:47 win over Finland that finished on the 8th spot. Tassia Carcavalli (179-F-92) notched 11 points for the winners and Taina Paixao (172-G-91) scored 7. Krista Gross (183-G/F-90) ended up with 17 points and 11 rebounds, while Minna Sten (189-F-87) posted 7 in the losing effort. The teams were tied at 4:4 after the first 5 minutes in the court, while Brazil needed a 10-6 run for 14:10 after the first ten minutes. The board showed 26:15 in the middle of the second period and Brazil reached 30:18 at the halftime. Moreover the Latin American team erupted with 12-1 run for 42:19 midway through the third quarter. After 22-8 in the period Brazil had 52:26 after three quarters. Finland bounced back with 21-10 in the last quarter to reduce to 15 points at the end. Both teams finished the tournament and will be coming home.
Czech Republic - China 93-68 Czech Republic beat the hosts for the 9th place at the Gymnasium of Pingshan Sports Complex. The European side finished the World University Games with 93:68 win over China. Czech Republic and China started offensively and nailed 49 points in the first period. China grabbed 26:23 after the first period, but could not keep the lead. The European team bounced back with 23-14 to take 46:40 at the halftime. Czech Republic never looked back after that and even increased the lead. They needed 18-5 in the third quarter for 64:45 and added 29-23 in the last stanza. Kamila Stepanova (192-C-88) top-scored for the winners with 26 points and 11 rebounds, while Tereza Peckova (190-F-87) posted 15. Elhotova Katerina delivered 13 and Hejdova Romana notched 12. Shao Ting (183-F-89) replied with 21 points and 11 rebounds in defeat and Guo Xiaochen (183-F-92) nailed 12. Wang Miqi added 11, while Zhai Huan (178-F-89) chipped in 10.
Lithuania - Japan 80-66 Lithuania finished on the 11th place at the World University Games. In the last game for the Women's Classification 11th-12th the Baltic side overcame 80:66. Both teams wanted to do their best in the last game. Lithuania started with 13:8 in the opening tip and increased to 25:12 after the first period. Japan reduced to 9 points midway through the second frame and trailed 26:38 at the halftime. The third quarter became decisive in the game as the Baltic State needed 20-13 for 58:39 at the end of thirty minutes. They had 18 points lead with 5 minutes to go and finished with margin 14. Mio Shinozaki (166-PG-91) made the last two free throws for the final result. Gintare Mazionyte (186-F/C-91) top-scored for the winners with 16 points and 12 rebounds, while Lina Aglinskaite (182-F-87) added 15. Laima Rickeviciute (188-F-88) posted 12 and Galdikaite Sigita chipped in 8.
Slovakia - United Kingdom 69-56 Slovakia outscored United Kingdom at their last game of the World University Games in China. The team won 69:56 to finish on the 13th spot, while United Kingdom ended up on the step below. It was a slow start at the Gymnasium of Pingshan Sports Complex. The teams exchanged the baskets before the United Kingdom grabbed 6:4 lead and had 16:12 after the first period. They led 23:20 in the middle of the second period, but Slovakia took 29:27 at the end of the half. The latter increased to 38:32 and enjoyed 44:40 after three quarters. In the last stanza Slovakia pushed the tempo for good and managed to add 25-16 for 13-point victory. Katarina Tetemondova (187-F-88) collected 17 points and 14 rebounds for the winners and Pindrochova Katarina nailed 13. Diana Benuskova (167-PG-89) scored 10, while Eva Kmetova (188-C-87) added 8. Barroilhet Tamzin and Thomas-Johnson Lauren replied with 11 points each in defeat, whilst Jones Georgia posted 10.
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USA edge Canada to earn title in Gwangju - Jul 13, 2015
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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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USA - Japan 102-98 2OT
Team USA sealed their World University Games Final appearance. They survived double-overtime thriller to tame Japan en route to the title game. Mercedes Russell (198-C-95) scored 25 points and 14 rebounds to lead the winners. Japan jumped to an early lead as they grabbed a 30:16 lead after ten minutes. Team USA managed to erase the deficit in the next three quarters. They evened things up at 77 at the end of regulation. Team USA managed to prevail i... [read more]
USA - Japan 102-98 2OT Team USA sealed their World University Games Final appearance. They survived double-overtime thriller to tame Japan en route to the title game. Mercedes Russell (198-C-95) scored 25 points and 14 rebounds to lead the winners. Japan jumped to an early lead as they grabbed a 30:16 lead after ten minutes. Team USA managed to erase the deficit in the next three quarters. They evened things up at 77 at the end of regulation. Team USA managed to prevail in the second extra period and reached the Final. Aerial Powers (183-F-94) delivered 24 points and 14 rebounds for the winners. Mio Shinozaki (167-PG-91) replied with 23 points for Japan.
Canada - Russia 70-60 Canada outgunned Russia to advance into World University Games Final. Dakota Whyte (173-G-94) scored 16 points to lead the North American team. Canada accumulated an 18:9 lead after ten minutes. They stretched the gap at 14-point halftime lead 39:25. Russia narrowed the gap at 11-point mark at the final intermission. They tried hard to narrow the gap but Canada hung on to seal the victory at the end. Ruth Hamblin (198-C-94) chipped in 14 points and grabbed 7 rebounds for Canada. Yulia Poluyanova (191-F-92) responded with 13 points and 7 rebounds for Russia.
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