Gray-Lawson scores 10 points as US Advances to Second Round of World University Games

July 3, 2009

BELGRADE, SERBIA -

After a first-quarter fight from Serbia (1-2), the 2009 USA Women's World University Games Team (3-0) buckled down on defense and held its opponent to just 36 points in the final three quarters and 36.7 shooting from the field overall to secure a 84-50 win on Friday evening in Belgrade, Serbia.

The USA will advance to the second round as Group A's No. 1 seed, where it will meet the No. 2 seed from Group D, Poland (2-1), at 5:30 p.m. (8:30 a.m. PDT) on Saturday, July 5.

Tina Charles (Connecticut / Jamaica, N.Y.), who shot 8-of-10 from the field, led the USA with 17 points and five rebounds; followed by Ashley Houts (Georgia / Trenton, Ga.) and Danielle McCray (Kansas / Olathe, Kan.) with 12 points each; and Alexis Gray-Lawson (California / Oakland, Calif.) with 10 points, five rebounds and four steals.

For a third straight game, all 11 active U.S. players put points on the board, and for a second time, all 11 U.S. players grabbed at least one rebound.

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