Jones Cup Team Improves to 2-0 on Taiwan Tour
July 17, 2000
Taipei, Taiwan - Jackie Stiles (Southwest Missouri State/Claflin, Kan.) made 7-of-8 shots from the field and scored 14 points to lead the USA Women's R. William Jones Cup to a 73-49 win over the Korea Collegiate All-Star Women's Team in Taipei, Taiwan on Monday. The win improves the USA women's record to 2-0 in the tournament.
Washington freshman Loree Payne played 12 minutes in the winning effort, scoring two points on 1-of-4 from the field. She had one three point field goal attempt in that span.
"We had a very good team effort," said Stiles. "We got good shots out of our half court offense and defended the three-point shot very well." Korea shot 30 percent from three-point range, making only eight of 27 shots.
The USA women shot 63 percent (31-52 FGs) from the field while holding Korea to only 39 percent (17-50 FGs). For the second straight game, four players scored in double figures, all coming off the bench. In addition to Stiles' 14, Deanna Jackson (Alabama-Birmingham / Brewton, Ala.) hit 6-of-8 to score 12 points and grabbed five rebounds. Chantelle Anderson (Vanderbilt / Vancouver, Wash.) scored 11 on 5-of-7 shooting and pulled down five boards in only 15 minutes, while Shea Ralph (Connecticut / Fayetteville, N.C.) added 10 points. Angela Zampella (St. Joseph's (Pa.) / Hoboken, N.J.), who was added to the team with just two days of training camp remaining, had a team-high five assists.
The U.S. dominated the boards, outrebounding Korea, 38-11. Kelly Schumacher (Connecticut / Quyon, Canada) alone matched the Korean's team effort, pulling down 11 rebounds to go with her five points.
"We adjusted to the constant motion of Korea's offense," said head coach Bonnie Henrickson (Virginia Tech). "We had not seen the zone, but handled it well and shot a high percentage and we executed our half court offense well tonight."
The game remained close for the first six minutes before the U.S. went on 30-10 run, closing out the half 40-22. They came back in the second half in full command, never looking back as they cruised to the 85-53 win.
The 2000 R. William Jones Cup is a five-team, round robin tournament being held July 16-20. The USA will enjoy a day off tomorrow before resuming play on Wednesday, July 19, when they face the Japan National Women's Team at 6:00 p.m. (local time).