USA Wins Gold At World University Games
SHENZHEN, China - USC's Jacki Gemelos, and Stanford's Nnemkadi and Chiney Ogwumike helped the USA Women's Basketball team win a gold medal at the World University Games in China. The trio contributed to a 101-66 victory over Taiwan in the medal game.
The USA defeated Brazil (112-53), Slovakia (114-68), Great Britain (85-33), Finland (96-30) and Australia (79-67) to get to the gold medal game. The Americans outscored their opponents by 45.0 points per game and a +22.8 rebounding margin.
Entering her final year at Stanford, Nnemkadi Ogwumike (Cypress, Texas) averaged 13.2 ppg over the six games, ranking second on the team, and 5.7 rebounds per game. Her 65.3 percent shooting percentage was second to her sister Chiney's .676 shooting. Chiney also averaged 9.5 ppg and 4.8 rpg. Both were started in all six contests.
Gemelos (Stockton, Calif.) played in all six games, as well, averaging 4.8 ppg and 1.8 apg. She was 40 percent from the floor, including 33.3 percent from three-point range.
To watch highlights of the gold medal game, click here. For more stats, full results and information on the USA Women's World University Games team, visit www.usabasketball.com.