1977 WOMEN'S R. WILLIAM JONES CUP
Taipei, Taiwan - July 20-31, 1977
With a roster featuring eight high school standouts, a young USA National Select squad represented the United States at the inaugural R. Williams Jones Cup Tournament in Taipei, Taiwan.
1977 USA RESULTS (3-4)
1977 R. WILLIAM JONES CUP FINAL STANDINGS*
Staring slowly and losing its first three games, the first two by a total of eight points, head coach Mildred Barnes rallied her troops and the youthful U.S. team won three of its last four games, including a two-point victory over eventual gold medalist South Korea.
Opening against Republic of China-Ya Tung, the Americans lost a hard-fought 62-60 decision. The following night the U.S. women again came up short in a closely contested affair, falling 73-67 to eventual bronze medalist France. The U.S. suffered its third straight loss when Republic of China-China Airlines defeated them.
Following a day off, the U.S., relying on a four-corner offense, handed South Korea its only loss of the tournament 57-55, in a game where the margin was never more than four points by either team.
Republic of China-Cathay Life, which went on to capture the silver medal, became the third Republic of China team to defeat the U.S. when it posted a 73-63 win to drop the American's record to 1-4.
The U.S. contingent closed by defeating Denmark, then gained some revenge when it handed Republic of China-Ya Tung, which had beaten the U.S. by two in its opener, a 53-39 setback. The win improved the USA's record to 3-4 and eanred the Americans a fifth place finish.
South Korea defeated Republic of China - Cathay Life for the gold medal, while France downed Republic of China - China Airlines for the bronze medal.
The U.S. had solid representation on the All-Tournament Team, as Clifton Forge High School (Va.) senior Trudi Lacey and St. Maria Goretti High School (Pa.) junior June Olkowski were named All-Tournament.
|Kathy Anderson||G||5-9||126||19||Central Missouri State||Sedalia, MO|
|Anne Donovan||C||6-6||175||17||Paramus H.S.||Ridgewood, NJ|
|Cindy Ely||F||6-2||160||18||Cherokee H.S.||Canton, GA|
|Debra Groover||C||6-0||165||18||Cherokee H.S.||Canton, GA|
|Katy Harte||G||5-6||130||19||Farmington High School||Farmington, MI|
|Trudi Lacey||G||5-10||130||18||Clifton Forge H.S.||Clifton Forge, VA|
|June Olkowski||F||6-0||165||17||Santa Maria Goretti H.S.||Philadelphia, PA|
|Angela Paccione||G||5-8||140||17||Cornwall Central H.S.||Cornwall, NY|
|Jill Rhodes||G||5-9||132||19||Delta State||Shelton, CT|
|Tammie Romstad||F||6-2||142||18||Truman H.S.||Independence, MO|
|Helen Shereda||C||6-1||138||19||Oakland||Free Soil, MI|
|Jane Zivalich||G||5-9||130||19||Maryland||New Orleans, LA|
|HEAD COACH: Mildred Barnes, Central Missouri State University|
|ASSISTANT COACH: Betty Jo Crumm, Weatherford Community College (TX)|
|MANAGER: Julie Woltzen, Sheboygan, Wisconsin|
|ATHLETIC TRAINER: Vicki Vodon, University of California-Los Angeles|
1977 USA Women's R. William Jones Cup Cumulative Statistics
1977 USA Women's R. William Jones Cup individual player cumulative statistics are not available