FIBA World Championship for Young Women in Sibenik, Croatia
U.S. team falls to Brazil, 73-60Polk
Held to Just Four Points as USA Young Women Lose
U.S. team falls to Brazil, 73-60, at FIBA World Championship for Young
July 27, 2003
Sibenik, Croatia(July 27) - Coming off a double-digit performance on
Saturday, University of Arizona women's basketball player Shawntinice Polk
was held to just four points as the USA Young Women National Team (2-1)
fell to Brazil (2-1), 73-60, at the 2003 FIBA World Championship for Young
Women in Sibenik, Croatia, on Sunday.
In addition to her four points, Polk contributed four rebounds, three
steals and one assist while playing 20 minutes off the bench. Rutgers'
Cappie Pondexter was the only U.S. player to reach double figures in
scoring, leading the Americans with 12 points. Alana Beard (Duke), Seimone
Augustus (LSU) and Kendra Wecker (Kansas State) followed with eight points
apiece. Kansas State's Nicole Ohlde grabbed a team-high seven rebounds as
the USA Young Women suffered their first loss to a team they had beaten
twice during exhibition play earlier in July.
Following a day off on Monday, the Americans continue 2003 FIBA World
Championship for Young Women preliminary round play on Tuesday, July 29,
at 9:45 a.m. Tucson time against the Czech Republic (1-2), which lost to
France (2-1) on Sunday, 80-59.
For the full game story from Sunday and for updates on all the USA Young
Women's Team action, go to www.usabasketball.com .
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