1993 WOMEN'S R. WILLIAM JONES CUP

1993 WOMEN'S R. WILLIAM JONES CUP

Taipei, Taiwan - June 27-July 4, 1993


Defending Jones Cup champions, the United States was upended twice en route to a 5-2 record and the bronze medal at the 1993 R. William Jones Cup.

1993 Women
1993 USA Women's R. William Jones Cup Team


1993 USA RESULTS (5-2)
Japan 96 USA 84
ROC-Cathay Life 63 USA 60
USA 64 Finland 53
USA 81 South Korea 75
USA 97 ROC-Tai Yien 61
USA 76 Russia 74
USA 71 Russia 69

1993 R. WILLIAM JONES CUP FINAL STANDINGS

1. Rep. of China-Cathay Life (6-1) 5. Rep. of China-Tai Yien (2-5)
2. Japan (6-1) 6. Finland (3-4)
3. USA (5-2) 7. South Korea
(0-6)
4. Russia (3-4)

The youthful crew got off to a slow start, dropping a 96-84 decision to Japan, despite 20 points from University of Tennessee center Vonda Ward, and another to Republic of China - Cathay Life, 63-60.

Putting the two losses behind them, the U.S. regrouped and finished with five consecutive wins, including two close victories over Russia, 76-74 in the semifinals, and 71-69 in the bronze medal game.

Behind 24 points from 6'2' University of Washington standout Rhonda Smith, the USA's first victory came against Finland, 64-53. Leading 34-30 at halftime, the U.S. managed to score just one point in the second half's first five minutes, but still led 35-34. The USA then opened up a 39-34 lead and Finland never came closer than five points.

The U.S. next downed South Korea 81-75 with the help of Smith's 28 points. Entering the second half with a 43-37 advantage, the USA allowed South Korea to inch within one point, 70-69, with four minutes remaining in the contest. The U.S. then went on a 7-1 offensive spurt to take charge 77-70 and went on to earn the 81-75 victory.

The USA registered its third straight win after recording a convincing 97-61 victory over Republic of China - Tai Yien behind a balanced scoring attack that saw all 12 U.S. players score and Smith once again led the team with 15 points.

In their final preliminary contest, the USA earned a hard fought 76-74 victory over Russia with the help of last minute free throws from 6'3' Anita Clinton and 6'1' Sara Wilson. The outcome ensured a rematch as both teams advanced to the bronze medal game.

In their final contest, the USA led 36-24 at halftime and continued to carry a 12-point advantage through the first 14 minutes of the second half, but Russia rallied one last time. Putting together a 13-6 run over the next four minutes, Russia pulled within five points, 71-66, with 2:00 to play. Russia's Panteleeva was fouled attempting a three-point shot and was sent to the line with less than 30 seconds remaining in the contest. Making all three shots, Russia pulled within two at 71-69, but the USA successfully inbounded the ball and ran out the clock to earn the bronze medal.

With a 6-1 record, Republic of China - Cathay Life earned the 1993 R. William Jones Cup title after a 117-114 double overtime victory over Japan in the gold medal contest.

1993 USA Women's R. William Jones Cup Roster

NAME POS HGT
WGT
AGE SCHOOL HOMETOWN
Kina Brown F 5-1
172
20 Western Michigan Chicago, IL
Anita Clinton C 6-1
171
18 Illinois Bellwood, IL
Tracy Connor C 6-3
175
18 Wake Forest Landis, NC
Nekeshia Henderson F 5-8
130
20 Texas Dallas, TX
Antia Kaplan C 6-5
185
20 Stanford Delmar, NY
Kristen Mulligan G 5-7
135
19 Auburn Coto de Caza, CA
Charisse Sampson C 5-10
150
18 Kansas Lawrence, KS
Rhonda Smith F 6-2
185
20 Washington Seattle, WA
Vonda Ward C 6-6
190
20 Tennessee Northfield, OH
Samantha Williiams G 6-0
150
19 Auburn Louisville, KY
Sara Wilson C 6-3
185
20 Oregon Valencia, CA
Falisha Wright G 5-6
130
20 San Diego State Totowa, NJ
HEAD COACH: Marynell Meadors, Florida State University
ASSISTANT COACH: Evelyn Blalock, Kilgore College (TX)
ASSISTANT COACH: Kay James, University of Southern Mississippi
TEAM PHYSICIAN: Rebecca Jaffe, Wilmington, DE
ATHLETIC TRAINER: Sue Stanley, University of Kentucky

1993 USA Women's R. William Jones Cup Statistics

NAME G
FGM-FGA
PCT
3PM-3PA
PCT
FTM-FTA
PCT REB/AVG PTS/AVG AT BK ST
Smith 7
45- 71
.634
0- 0
.000
30- 46
.652 47/ 6.7 120/ 17.1 4 2 4
Ward 7
26- 42
.619
0- 0
.000
10- 14
.714 22/ 3.1 62/ 8.9 2 1 1
Sampson 7
20- 47
.426
2- 17
.118
13- 20
.650 38/ 5.4 55/ 7.9 6 5 20
Henderson 7
23- 64
.359
4- 14
.286
2- 4
.500 15/ 2.1 52/ 7.4 12 0 5
Wilson 7
20- 31
.645
0- 0
.000
12- 20
.600 31/ 4.4 52/ 7.4 6 1 1
Williams 7
18- 48
.375
9- 25
.360
0- 0
.000 18/ 2.6 45/ 6.4 8 2 7
Wright 7
13- 40
.325
0- 4
.000
11- 18
.611 17/ 2.4 37/ 5.3 13 2 9
Clinton 7
11- 24
.458
0- 0
.000
12- 21
.571 22/ 3.1 34/ 4.9 3 0 1
Mulligan 7
9- 25
.360
1- 7
.143
8- 10
.800 15/ 2.1 27/ 3.9 14 1 12
Connor 7
9- 25
.360
0- 0
.000
5- 9
.556 22/ 3.1 23/ 3.3 7 0 5
Brown 7
7- 12
.583
0- 2
.000
2- 3
.667 16/ 2.3 16/ 2.3 2 0 2
Kaplan 3
4- 10
.400
0- 0
.000
2- 4
.500 12/ 4.0 10/ 3.3 0 0 1
USA 7
205-439
.467
16- 69
.232
107-169
.633 275/39.3 533/ 76.1 77 14 68
OPP. 7
181-410
.441
55-161
.342
74-111
.667 143/20.4 491/ 70.1 84 12 57