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Aug. 27, 1997

Thompson, Jones Cup Team Improve Record to 5-0

LUBBOCK, Texas - Lady Raider Alicia Thompson helped to lift the United States Jones Cup team to a 76-70 win over Poland on Thursday.

The US opened its largest lead of the first half when Thompson drained a three to bring the score to 43-36. Poland came back to cut the gap to four 47-43 by half. However, the US team held off Poland to win 76-70. Thompson contributed a point a minutes as she had six in six minutes of play.

The United States is now a perfect 5-0 in international play. They will take on the only other undefeated team, South Korea, on Friday and Japan on Sunday.

The United States is the defending R. Williams Jones Cup gold medalist after finishing the 1996 tournament with an unblemished 9-0 record. The 1995 team finished 6-2 and earned the bronze medal.

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  1-2    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
vs. South Korea
Totals:             8-11 2-3    3-4    1-4    5   1 21    3  0  0   1   39
Team Standings
United States   5-0
South Korea     5-0
Russia          3-2
Japan           2-3
Cathay Life     2-3
Poland          2-3
Taiwan Power    1-4
Thailand        0-5

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

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