Polk Held to Just Four Points as USA Young Women Lose

July 27, 2003

Sibenik, Croatia (July 27) - Coming off a double-digit performance on Saturday, University of Arizona women's basketball player Shawntinice Polk was held to just four points as the USA Young Women National Team (2-1) fell to Brazil (2-1), 73-60, at the 2003 FIBA World Championship for Young Women in Sibenik, Croatia, on Sunday.

In addition to her four points, Polk contributed four rebounds, three steals and one assist while playing 20 minutes off the bench. Rutgers' Cappie Pondexter was the only U.S. player to reach double figures in scoring, leading the Americans with 12 points. Alana Beard (Duke), Seimone Augustus (LSU) and Kendra Wecker (Kansas State) followed with eight points apiece. Kansas State's Nicole Ohlde grabbed a team-high seven rebounds as the USA Young Women suffered their first loss to a team they had beaten twice during exhibition play earlier in July.

Following a day off on Monday, the Americans continue 2003 FIBA World Championship for Young Women preliminary round play on Tuesday, July 29, at 9:45 a.m. Tucson time against the Czech Republic (1-2), which lost to France (2-1) on Sunday, 80-59.

For the full game story from Sunday and for updates on all the USA Young Women's Team action, go to www.usabasketball.com.


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