Enghusen Leads U.S. Women's Basketball Over Australia
Aug. 14, 2001
ZHANGJIAGANG, China - Stanford University senior center Cori Enghusen (Bothell, WA/Inglemoor HS) had seven points and five rebounds to lead the United States Women's Basketball World University Games Team (1-0)to a 76-53 win over Australia (0-1) in the opening game of the Dong Du Cup on Tuesday night.
The Dong Du Cup is a four-team round-robin tournament being played in preparation for the World University Games. In Tuesday's other contest, China (1-0) beat Canada (0-1) 87-70. In the tournament's second round on Wednesday, the U.S. plays Canada at 4:00 a.m. (PT) and China meets Australia at 6:15 a.m. (PT).
'We had a real slow start which was understandable because we were pretty badly jet-lagged from yesterday,' USA head coach Debbie Ryan said. 'But I was happy with the way we responded in the second half. I thought we did a nice job of denying penetration, putting a little more pressure on Australia and that was really the difference in the game.'
Australia led 15-14 after one quarter, but the Americans rallied late in the second quarter to take a 36-29 lead at the break. The U.S. then held Australia to just seven points in the third quarter to pull away to the convincing win. The Americans out-rebounded Australia 54-26, including an 18-6 edge on the offensive glass, and held the Australians to 32.1 (18-of-56) percent shooting from the floor.
Enghusen stood out for the Americans in eight minutes of action, shooting 3-of-6 from the floor and 1-of-2 from the foul line in addition to pulling down four of her five rebounds on the defensive end. She also had two blocked shots, three personal fouls and a turnover.
The other Stanford player on the squad - senior Lindsey Yamasaki (Oregon City, OR/Oregon City HS) had three points and four rebounds in 11 minutes. Yamasaki was 1-of-5 from the floor, 0-of-1 from 3-point range and 1-of-2 from the foul line. She grabbed two of her rebounds on the offensive glass, and was called for one personal foul.