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Sunday, July 7, 2013

Sunday Cardinal Couple --Women's WUGS get scrimmage test


- USA WBB WUGS' fall to Russia in exhibition 83-78

The 2013 USA Women's World University Games team saw its first action against an international opponent on Friday in a scrimmage against the Russian World University Games squad. The Russian team outscored USA 83-78 in the closed scrimmage held in Basket Hall in Kazan. Theresa Plaisance (LSU) led all players with 17 points...going 5-8 from the floor and 4-4 from the line. The scrimmage was the first time Team USA has scrimmage since arriving in Kazan early Wednesday morning.

We did an exhaustive (for me) search but could not find a boxscore for the no word on how Louisville's Shoni Schimmel fared. If anyone finds a link or boxscore, we'd love to see it in our comments section.

USA Women's WUGS Sheri Coale's take on the scrimmage:

"It was good to get out on the court and play against somebody other than ourselves. We were pretty vanilla with our approach, but the scrimmage exposed some things we need to improve on, particularly on the defensive end. It certainly got our attention."

We hope that Coach Coale experiments with a different ice cream flavor in the next outing...

The training camp for the USA WUGS continues with another scrimmage that took place Saturday against Canada and participation in the opening ceremonies. No score has surfaced yet for this closed scrimmage.

Louisville men basketball star Luke Hancock was the flag-bearer for the USA contingent in the opening ceremonies. The WBB WUGS will practice today and begin pool play competition against Mali Monday. Game time (EST) is 12:30 p.m. Kazan is eight hours ahead of Louisville. The WUGS will also play the Czech Republic on Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. (EST) and Brazil on Wednesday at 4:30 a.m. Quarterfinal action begins on Friday, July 12th.

USA Basketball will update fans on action on social media:



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  1. Sheri Coale has a more critical assessment of the Russian scrimmage on her July 5 blog

    Basically the Russians were bigger at every position and "a well oiled machine". It sounds like they have been together a lot longer than the US team. The USA needs to work on defense and playing as a team. Hopefully that will come together quickly.

    1. Thanks for providing the S. Coale connection. Her commentary concerning the team and it's activities makes for an interesting read.

  2. Good analysis by Coale. They do appear to have a bettle on their hands when they match up with Russia again...

  3. Hey everyone,
    Give what you can to this of the best one that shows off UOFL women at their finest...Thanks Paulie!!


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