Women's Basketball's Evans Scores 11 for USA All-Star Team in China
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From NetScouts Basketball Reports
JINZHONG CITY, China, July 2, 2012 -- Former
James Madison All-America basketball player Dawn Evans (Clarksville, Tenn./Northeast) was one of the leading
scorers for the U.S. All-Star Team in its game against the Chinese National Team Monday night.
got off to a hot shooting start to take an early lead and coasted to a 99-74
victory over the NetScouts Basketball USA All-Stars before a crowd of 3,022.
former Dukes' point guard, tallied 11 points for the United States and was one
of three players to score in double figures.
Former Arizona State player Becca Tobin led the
American team with 12 points, and Louisville alumna Becky Burke
also scored 11 points.
Monday's contest was the first of a three-game series called the 2012 Longrich
Cup Sino-American Pre-Olympic Challenge.
On Tuesday Team China posted a 100-82 win over the USA team.
In Monday's game, Team China pulled away early, connecting on 13 of 16 shots in
the first quarter, finding open spots in the USA defense and using the team's
height to score in close. China has six
players on their roster 6-6 or taller, and 6-7 lefty Chen Nan showed a nice mid-range touch and shot
9-of-11 to score 18 points. Team China
led 30-16 after the first quarter.
The USA All-Stars made a nice comeback in the second quarter, cutting the
deficit to nine points on several occasions helped by aggressive play by Evans and the
inside scoring of Tobin. Team China
led 53-40 at halftime.
Ma Zengyu led Team China with 26 points on 9-for-13
shooting while Miao Lijie contributed
11 points and nine assists.
The trip is scheduled for June 26 through July 11.
led JMU to the Colonial Athletic Association title in both 2010 and 2011 and is
the Dukes' and the CAA's all-time leading scorer (2,667 points). She was the 2011 CAA Player of the Year and the
2011 CAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player. Evans earned Associated Press All-America
Honorable Mention in 2010 and 2011.
Earlier this year Evans played in Vienna, Austria, for the Flying Foxes and
signed a training camp contract with the Women's National Basketball
Association's Connecticut Sun. She
trained with the Sun in April and May but was not selected for the Sun's 2012
Katie Bussey (Montana
State): 0 points, 0 rebounds, 1 assist
Ashley Corral (USC):
7 points, 1 rebound, 4 assists, 2 steals
Dawn Evans (James
Madison): 11 points, 2 rebounds, 2 steals
Jence Rhoads (Vanderbilt):
6 points, 1 rebound, 2 assists, 1 steal
Briana Gilbreath (USC):
8 points, 0 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block
Brittany Carter (Memphis):
4 points, 2 rebounds, 2 blocks
Becky Burke (Louisville):
11 points, 3-for-4 three-pointers
Kristina Santiago (Cal
Poly): 7 points, 2 rebounds, 1 block
Amanda Johnson (Oregon): 4 points, 4 rebounds,
Kali Bennett (Arizona
State): 0 points, 2 rebounds, 1 steal
Becca Tobin (Arizona
State): 12 points (6-for-7 FG), 3 rebounds, 1 block, 1 steal
Cierra Brevard (Florida
State): 4 points, 4 rebounds