Gray-Lawson Grabs Seven Rebounds in Team USA Vitcory
July 2, 2009
BELGRADE, SERBIA -
California Golden Bear guard Alexis Gray-Lawson scored six points with seven rebounds in the United States' 93-59 victory over Great Britain at the World University Games Wednesday in Belgrade. Team USA is 2-0 heading into the final game of the opening round of play.
For a second consecutive game, the 2009 USA Women's World University Games Team (2-0) needed just 10 minutes to build a comfortable lead before it ran away with a 93-59 victory over Great Britain (1-1) on Thursday afternoon in Belgrade, Serbia.
Tina Charles (Connecticut / Jamaica, N.Y.) put the first points on the board 45 seconds into the game, followed by two free throws from Jeanette Pohlen (Stanford / Brea, Calif.), and the score was 4-3 when Great Britain sank its first field goal at 8:26.
A 3-pointer from Ashley Houts (Georgia / Trenton, Ga.) ignited a 17-0 U.S. run that stretched to the 2:24 mark and included 13 points in the paint from four U.S. post players. The first quarter buzzer sounded with the USA up 27-7, and the game's outcome never again was in question.
Phillips tallied six of her 11 points in the second period to help the USA outscore Britain 22-15 in the quarter and head to the halftime locker room with a 49-22 lead.
Great Britain never quit fighting, however, and opened the second half with a 7-0 run that brought the score to 49-29 and prompted a USA timeout at 8:34. The USA responded with a 26-13 spurt that included 11 points from McCray, and headed into the game's final 10 minutes, the U.S. lead had ballooned to 75-42. The U.S. went on to win by a score of 93-59.
The U.S. squad wraps up preliminary play against host Serbia on July 3 at 5:30 p.m. (8:30 a.m. PDT). Second round action takes place July 5-7, the medal semifinal round will be played on July 9 and the medal finals will be played on July 11.