Women's Basketball Falls To U.S. National Team
Nov. 12, 1999
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) – Lisa Leslie had 16 points and 11 rebounds andDawn Staley made her return University Hall as the U.S. women’s national teambolted to an early lead and beat up on Virginia 96-44 Friday night.
Natalie Williams added 13 points, Katie Smith 12, Yolanda Griffith 11 andRuthie Bolton Holifield 10 for Team USA.
Staley, a two-time Naismith Award-winner at Virginia in the early 1990s,added five points and nine assists in 22 minutes.
The all-star team, barnstorming the country playing top college programs ina tune-up for the 2000 Olympics, led 50-21 at halftime and dominated everyfacet of the game. It outshot Virginia 56.7 percent to 30.6 percent, got 41rebounds to the Cavaliers’ 24 and forced 26 turnovers while committing just 14.
Renee Robinson, playing in Staley’s point guard spot for the Cavaliers, ledVirginia with 11 points and three assists, but also committed seven turnovers.
Elena Kravchenko added 10 points for the Cavaliers.