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Big 12 All-Stars Win Second Game in as Many Days
 

 
Senior Melinda Schmucker is<br>traveling with the Big 12<br>All-Stars across Europe.
 
Senior Melinda Schmucker is
traveling with the Big 12
All-Stars across Europe.
 

Aug. 7, 1999

ESPOO, Finland - Oklahoma's Phylesha Whaley scored 21 points and Texas' JoRuth Woods added 15 as the Big 12 Women's Basketball All-Stars defeated Chevakata of Russia, 82-73, here Saturday afternoon in the Espoo Tournament. It was the second win for the Big 12 in as many days.

"This was a very tough ballgame," said Big 12 Coach Dick Halterman. "We didn't play very well. On offense, I think we had a lot of standing around. In the end, the kids just made some plays when they had to."

The All-Stars improved from the problems they encountered in the first game of the tour, turning the ball over just 14 times and shooting 75.8 pecent from the free-throw line. However, Chevakata's Maria Kalmykova frustrated the All-Stars' inside game as the Big 12 shot just 33.3 percent from the floor. Offensively, Kalmykova scored 25 points and added 19 rebounds. She also had a double-double and four fouls by halftime. She finished with 37 minutes.

Kansas State's Nicky Ramage came in midway through the second half and seemed to shut down the big Russian while scoring five points of her own.

"I thought Nikki Ramage played really well tonight," said Halterman. "She was a really big difference when she went in and hit some of those shots down on the block."

"Instead of facing up against her, I just went and did a little hook shot," said Ramage when asked about her offense against Kalmykova. "Whenever we would face up, they would double team us, and she (Kalmykova) would end up blocking our shots."

Whaley added 13 boards to her 21 points for the first double-double of the tour. She was just 5-of-12 from the field, but connected on 10-of-13 shots from the free-throw line. The All-Stars outrebounded Chevakata, 48-41, and forced 25 turnovers.

"We shot the ball awfully well yesterday," said Halterman. "We ought to shoot it a lot better than we did today. But, shooting 33 percent and winning, that's not all that bad. Hopefully, that's as poor as we're going to shoot it."

The All-Stars will finish up the Espoo Tournament on Sunday with a 1 p.m. game vs. the Finland National Team. The Finns lost to Tapiolan Honka, 58-55, Saturday afternoon on a layup at the buzzer.

BIG 12 ALL-STARS 82, CHEVAKATA 73

Chevakata          42  31  -- 73
Big 12 All-Stars   43  39  -- 82

Big 12 (82) Whaley 5-12 10-13 21, Woods 6-15 3-4 15, Crow 3-7 2-2 9, Schmucker 2-3 2-2 7, Sharpe 2-7 2-2 7, Johnson 3-12 1-4 7, Franklin 1-3 2-2 5, Ramage 2-4 1-2 5, Taylor 1-5 2-2 4, Collins 1-4 0-0 2, McDill 0-4 0-0 0, Magness 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 26-78 25-33 82.

Chevakata (73) Kalmykova 8-10 9-10 25, Toutoueva 3-13 8-12 14, Sokolovskaia 4-6 1-2 11, Posadskaia 3-8 1-2 8, Petrova 3-7 2-4 8, Pimenova 2-5 3-4 7, Sorokina 0-1 0-2 0, Choulepova 0-2 0-0 0, Podkovalnikova 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 23-52 24-36 73.

Three-point goals: Big 12 5-16 (Franklin 1-3, Whaley 1-3, Crow 1-3, Sharpe 1-3, Schmucker 1-2, Taylor 0-2), Chevakata 3-9 (Sokolovskaia 2-2, Posadskaia 1-2, Toutoueva 0-3, Pimenova 0-2). Rebounds: Big 12 48 (Whaley 13), Chevakata 41 (Kalmykova 19). Assists: Big 12 9 (Collins 2), Chevakata 5 (Toutoueva 3). Blocks: Big 12 2 (Whaley, Sharpe 1), Chevakata 7 (Kalmykova 7). Steals: Big 12 16 (Crow, Schmucker 3), Chevakata 6 (Choulepova 2). Fouls: Big 12 22, Chevakata 26. Foul outs: Chevakata (Kalmykova, Pimenova

 

 

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