1995 WOMEN'S R. WILLIAM JONES CUP

1995 WOMEN'S R. WILLIAM JONES CUP

Taipei, Taiwan - August 4-12, 1995


Winning its first six games only to falter in its final two contests, the 1995 USA R. William Jones Cup Team finished with a 6-2 record to earn the bronze medal in Taipei, Taiwan.

1995 Women
1995 USA Women's R. William Jones Cup Team


1995 USA RESULTS (6-2)
USA   66 Australia 61
USA   73 Canada 71
USA   89 Japan 70
USA   60 ROC-Nan Ya 54
USA 114 Kyrgyzstan 50
USA   83 ROC-Cathay Life 79
Russia 100 USA 84
South Korea   80 USA 76

1995 R. WILLIAM JONES CUP FINAL STANDINGS

1. Rep. of China-Cathay Life (7-1) 6. Russia (4-4)
2. South Korea (6-2) 7. Canada (2-6)
3. USA (6-2) 8. Japan (1-7)
4. Australia (5-3) 9. Kyrgyzstan (0-8)
5. Rep. of China-Nan Ya (5-3)

The Americans started off strong, sweeping past their first six opponents in six days. In need of one win in its final two games to secure the gold medal, the U.S. came up short against Russia and South Korea in the last two days.

Favored Republic of China - Cathay Life, whose only loss was at the hands of the U.S. 83-79, took the gold, while South Korea's 80-76 win over the USA on the final day of round-robin competition clinched second place and the silver medal.

A pair of Purdue University players, 5'8' Jennifer Jacoby and 6'4' Stacey Lovelace, powered the USA and earned 1995 R. William Jones Cup All-Tournament honors. Jacoby was awarded first team honors after averaging 7.3 ppg. and 3.0 apg., while Lovelace's 14.9 ppg. and 7.1 rpg. averages helped to earn her a spot on the All-Tournament second team.

The U.S. began its gold medal chase with a hard fought 66-61 victory over Australia as Sheri Sam led the U.S. attack with 15 points. A narrow 73-71 win over Canada followed, as Lovelace was an inside force recording 17 points and nine rebounds.

The U.S. recorded more decisive victories in its next three games, defeating Japan 89-70, Republic of China - Nan Ya 60-54 and Kyrgyzstan 114-50.

The USA continued its quest for gold and earned its sixth straight victory, defeating favorite Republic of China - Cathay Life 83-79 in the final seconds after 6'1' Purdue University standout Jannon Roland nailed a 10-foot jumper with just 11 seconds remaining in the game to break a 79-79 tie and help lift the USA to the victory. Lovelace paced the U.S. offense with 15 points.

Following a day off, the USA's six-game winning streak came to a halt when Russia upended the Americans 100-84 despite a huge effort of 23 points and 14 rebounds from Lovelace.

Even after the loss, heading into its final game, the USA's gold medal hopes were still alive as a win over South Korea would earn the U.S. the gold medal.

The USA led 43-39 at intermission, but South Korea chipped away at the U.S. lead in the second half and finally jumped ahead 62-61 with 8:06 left for its first lead since the first period. The U.S. never regained the upper hand as South Korea went on to record the 80-76 win. In addition to 26 points and eight rebounds from Lovelace, Sam scored 14 points, Roland added 12 and Gorsica pitched in 10 for the U.S.

1995 USA Women's R. William Jones Cup Roster

NAME POS HGT WGT AGE SCHOOL HOMETOWN
Kisha Ford F 5-10 150 20 Georgia Tech Baltimore, MD
Angela Gorsica C 6-7 185 19 Vanderbilt Waynesboro, VA
Jennifer Jacoby G 5-8 135 22 Purdue Rossville, IN
Shannon Johnson G 5-8 130 22 South Carolina Hartsville, SC
Stacey Lovelace C 6-4 160 20 Purdue Southfield, MI
Saudia Roundtree G 5-8 140 20 Georgia Anderson, SC
Jannon Roland G/F 6-1 180 20 Purdue Urbana, OH
Nykesha Sales F 6-0 160 18 Connecticut Bloomfield, CT
Sheri Sam G 6-1 175 20 Vanderbilt Duson, LA
Charisse Sampson F 5-10 150 20 Kansas Lawrence, KS
Erin Scholz F 6-2 195 19 Colorado Broomfield, CO
Olympia Scott C 6-2 172 19 Stanford Los Angeles, CA
HEAD COACH: Lin Dunn, Purdue University (IN)
ASSISTANT COACH: Trudi Lacey, University of South Florida
ASSISTANT COACH: Amy Ruley, North Dakota State University
TEAM PHYSICIAN: Sandra Glasson, Virginia Beach, VA
ATHLETIC TRAINER: Jeanna Polonchek, Bridgewater State College (MA)

1995 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
Lovelace 8
47- 87
.540
0- 0
.000
25- 37
.676
57/ 7.1
119/ 14.9
10
8
5
Sam 8
38- 75
.507
7- 21
.333
9- 15
.600
27/ 3.4
92/ 11.5
6
1
15
Roland 8
24- 54
.444
6- 19
.316
12- 16
.750
17/ 2.1
66/ 8.3
9
0
4
Sales 8
25- 55
.455
3- 15
.200
9- 12
.750
23/ 2.9
62/ 7.8
5
1
10
Jacoby 8
19- 40
.475
14- 26
.538
6- 6
1.000
13/ 1.6
58/ 7.3
24
0
6
Sampson 8
19- 50
.380
10- 32
.313
10- 12
.833
21/ 2.6
58/ 7.3
11
0
8
Gorsica 8
19- 41
.463
0- 0
.000
6- 10
.600
45/ 5.6
44/ 5.5
2
5
8
Scott 8
16- 38
.421
0- 0
.000
12- 21
.571
39/ 4.9
44/ 5.5
1
3
5
Scholz 8
14- 27
.519
1- 2
.500
9- 13
.692
41/ 5.1
38/ 4.8
5
3
6
Johnson 7
10- 19
.526
1- 6
.167
9- 11
.818
7/ 1.0
30/ 4.3
9
1
6
Roundtree 7
9- 29
.310
2- 12
.167
1- 2
.500
5/ 0.7
21/ 3.0
11
0
4
Ford 7
3- 10
.300
0- 0
.000
7- 9
.778
8/ 1.1
13/ 1.9
2
0
6
USA 8
243-525
.463
44-133
.331
115-164
.701
303/37.9
645/ 80.6
95
22
83
OPP. 8
207-478
.433
41-169
.243
110-139
.791
203/25.4
565/ 70.6
69
9
44