Friday, July 10, 2009

McCray sparks USA women


— Kansas University senior All-American Danielle McCray scored a team-high 15 points and grabbed five rebounds in the USA Women’s World University Games Team’s 81-66 victory over Australia on Thursday.

With the win, the U.S. advanced to the gold-medal game. The U.S. will meet the winner of unbeaten Russia (6-0) vs. the Czech Republic (4-2) in the gold-medal game at 3 p.m. Saturday at Belgrade Arena.

“This is what we have been working for all along,” said McCray, an Olathe native. “We have wanted our shot at winning the gold, and now it’s here. If we work hard and play our game, I think we have a great shot of coming home as the champions.”

McCray, a KU guard/forward, knocked down seven of 14 shots from the field and also made her lone free-throw attempt in 20 minutes.

Down 13-9, with 4:53 remaining in the first quarter, the U.S. launched a 25-0 run, and Australia (4-2) couldn’t come back.


phogthedog 11 years, 7 months ago

You go girl! This is terrific on multiple levels. It's got to help Danielle's confidence in our tough games. She is representing us well. RCJH

hometownhawk 11 years, 7 months ago

Such things tend to have MVPs and it sure sounds like Danielle's got to be the favorite.

kucourtsider 11 years, 7 months ago

I just love the fact that she is playing with players such as Tina Charles and Maya Moore from UCONN, as well as Danielle Robinson from Oklahoma. Players like this only make each other better. She's going to be rock solid next season.

yovoy 11 years, 7 months ago

i'm glad to see that she's distinguishing herself among other elite players from elite programs.

keep it up. bring it back.

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