Aug. 11, 2005

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Columbus, Ohio – Jessica Davenport scored the first basket for Team USA in its game Wednesday against South Africa at the 2005 World University Games in Izmir, Turkey. Davenport’s bucket gave the U.S. squad a lead it would not relinquish in a 92-22 route over South Africa. Both Davenport and her Ohio State teammate Brandie Hoskins scored in double figures for the U.S. Davenport netted 13 points for the second consecutive game, while Hoskins followed up her nine-point performance from Tuesday with 10 points Wednesday.

Davenport’s (Jr., Columbus, Ohio/ Independence) opening score helped the Americans take a 19-9 lead at the end of the first quarter. Hoskins (Jr., Dayton, Ohio/ Chaminade-Julienne) dropped in a lay up to start the second period, helping the U.S. outscore South Africa 22-0 in the frame and take a commanding 41-9 lead into halftime.

The U.S. scored the first three baskets of the second half and cruised to victory, using another decisive third-quarter advantage of 29-4.

Overall, the U.S. shot 56 percent (39-69) from the field, while holding South Africa to just 10 field goals on 57 attempts for a 17-percent clip. The Americans forced 28 turnovers and outrebounded South Africa 49-20. In addition, the U.S. set a World University Games record with 27 assists.

Davenport finished the game 5-of-8 from the floor and connected on all three of her free throw attempts. Hoskins went 3-for-5 for the second straight game and converted three free throws as well. Davenport added four rebounds, while Hoskins pulled down three caroms and contributed three assists.

Seimone Augustus, the 2005 Wade Trophy winner, led all scorers with 18 points on 9-of-12 shooting. Brooke Smith of Stanford topped the game with 12 rebounds.

Team USA plays again tomorrow at 5:45 a.m. (EDT) against China.

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 vs. China
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.