Polk Reaches Double Digits Again as USA Young Women Win World Championship

Aug. 3, 2003

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Sibenik, Croatia (Aug. 3) - University of Arizona women's basketball player Shawntinice Polk scored 14 points to help the USA Young Women (7-1) to a 71-55 gold medal victory over Brazil (6-2) at the 2003 FIBA World Championship for Young Women in Sibenik, Croatia, on Sunday.

Shooting 7-for-10 from the floor, Polk was the second-leading scorer in the contest, behind LSU's Seimone Augustus, who put up a game-high 18 points. Polk also had five rebounds and a pair of steals while playing 26 minutes in the game.

Georgia's Christi Thomas contributed 13 points and a game-high-tying eight rebounds, while Duke's Alana Beard had 12 points. Augustus was named the Tournament MVP, while Beard and Thomas were both selected to the All-Tournament Team.

The U.S. team's victory avenged its only loss in the preliminary rounds, a 73-60 defeat by Brazil on July 27.

For the full game story from Sunday and for additional information on the USA Young Women's Team's stint at the World Championship, go to www.usabasketball.com.

For complete cumulative statistics for the USA Young Women's Team at the World Championship, click HERE.


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