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Aug. 25, 1997

Thompson, Jones Cup Team Take Silver Medal

LUBBOCK, Texas - In the final game of the 1997 R. William Jones Cup in Taipei, Taiwan, and in a battle of previous unbeatens, the United States women's team had its gold medal hopes dashed after South Korea rallied in the game's final minutes to capture a 76-71 victory and the 1997 gold medal. The setback, the USA's only loss in the seven game tournament, left the Americans 6-1 overall and in possession of the silver medal.

The U.S. shot 44.8 percent from the floor overall, while South Korea was slightly more accurate hitting 49.0 percent of its tries. The USA dominated South Korea on the boards by a 38-20 margin, including 12-1 on the offensive glass, but the Americans committed over three times as many turnovers as their opponents. The U.S. was called for 22 turnovers, while South Korea had just seven.

Lady Raider Alicia Thompson played only two minutes in the gold medal game. She finished the tour with a field goal percentage of .667, a perfect three-point percentage and a free throw percentage of .75. Thompson played a total of 43 minutes and averaged 3.5 points and .8 rebounds per game.

Thompson's Statistics
                   FG-FGA  3P-3PA  FT-FTA  OR-DR Tot PF PTS   A  TO   B   S MIN
vs. China Cathay    DNP
vs. Thailand        1-1     0-0     2-2     1-2   3   0   4   2   0   0   0  11
vs. Taiwan Power    3-3     0-0     0-0     0-0   0   1   6   1   0   0   0  10
Russia              2-4     1-1     0-0     0-1   1   0   5   0   0   0   1  12
vs. Poland          2-3     1-1     1-2     0-1   1   0   6   0   0   0   0   6
vs. Japan           0-1     0-0     0-0     0-0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   2
vs. South Korea     0-0     0-0     0-0     0-0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   2
Totals:             8-12    2-2     3-4     1-4   5   1  21   3   0   0   1  43

Team Standings
South Korea     7-0
United States   6-1
Russia          3-3
Poland          3-3
Cathay Life     3-3
Japan           2-5
Taiwan Power    1-5
Thailand        0-6

August 16
Russia 85, Thailand 50
Japan 72, Taiwan Power 69
South Korea 73, Poland 68
United States 73, Cathay Life 69

August 17
Russia 86, Taiwan Power 76
USA 100, Thailand 77
South Korea 62, Japan 52
Cathay Life 83, Poland 75

August 18
Games Postponed until Aug. 20

August 19
Poland 102, Thailand 53
Russia 79, Japan 75
USA 83, Taiwan Power 62
South Korea 84, Cathay Life 67

August 20
South Korea 103, Thailand 65
Poland 76, Japan 52
Taiwan Power 57, Cathay Life 48
USA 83, Russia 80

August 21
Japan 89, Thailand 74
USA 66, Poland 60
South Korea 87, Taiwan 58
Cathay Life 86, Russia 71

August 22
USA 79, Japan 77 (1 OT)
South Korea 86, Russia 58
Cathay Life 80, Thailand 68
Poland 65, Taiwan Power 56

August 23
South Korea 76, USA 71

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