ASU's Turner Thorne and Stanford's Wiggins Bring Home Gold

Aug. 7, 2007

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STANFORD, Calif.- Junior guard Candice Wiggins (San Diego, Calif.) was one of five U.S. players in double-figures, pouring in 14 points to help lead the 2007 USA Basketball U21 World Championship Team to a 96-73 gold medal victory at the FIBA U21 World Championship in Moscow.

'It was a great game for our team defensively and rebounding-wise,' said USA U21 National Team and Duke University (N.C.) head coach Joanne P. McCallie. 'I really felt that we wanted to play Australia again. We didn't feel great about our first game against them. This time I felt we pressured the ball much more so and disrupted them much more and took advantage of opportunities. It really was a total team effort.'

'We just kept our composure, we went inside, things that got us the lead in the first place. We remained calm and just played,' said Wiggins, who helped push back Australia's late surge ...

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