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Aug. 12, 2005

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Columbus, Ohio – Jessica Davenport and Brandie Hoskins, both juniors on the Ohio State women’s basketball team, each scored in double digits as Team USA upped its record to 3-0 Friday with a 107-54 win over China (1-2) at the 2005 World University Games in Izmir, Turkey. Davenport, who was named one of 30 preseason finalists for the 2005 John R. Wooden Award Friday, posted 12 points on 5-of-7 shooting, while Hoskins came off the bench and scored 10 for the second consecutive game. Hoskins also was 5-of-7 from the floor.

Team USA, which shot 59 percent (48-81) for the game, held a 27-15 advantage through the first period and extended to a 50-32 lead at the half. The U.S. put the game away in the second half, outscoring China 57-22, including a 25-9 count in the third quarter. The Americans forced China into 22 turnovers and held a 47-16 advantage in rebounds.

Team USA, which went just 1-for-9 from 3-point range, scored most of their points from short range as LSU’s Sylvia Fowles came off the bench to lead all scorers with 23 points and topped the rebound charts with nine. Hoskins topped Team USA with five assists.

Team USA plays next Monday at 5:45 a.m. (EDT) against Poland.

2005 World University Games Schedule – Izmir, Turkey

Aug. 6-9 TBD Training
Aug. 10 12:45 p.m. USA 88, Czech Republic 64
Aug. 11 10:30 a.m. USA 92, South Africa 22
Aug. 12 12:45 p.m. USA 107, China 54
Aug. 15 12:45 p.m. USA vs. Poland
Aug. 16 TBD Quarterfinals
Aug. 17 TBD Semifinals
Aug. 19 TBD Finals

All times local. Izmir is seven hours ahead of EDT.