July 10, 2009
BELGRADE, Serbia – Florida State standout women’s basketball player Jacinta Monroe has the opportunity to bring some gold back home to Tallahassee.
Monroe and her USA Women teammates defeated Australia, 81-66, Thursday at the 2009 World University Games in Belgrade, Serbia and by doing so set up a showdown of unbeaten teams playing for the gold medal.
The Americans (6-0) will now play the Russia (6-0) on Saturday at 9 a.m. EDT to conclude the games.
Against Australia, Monroe posted four points on 2-for-5 shooting while playing 14 minutes off the bench. She also added three rebounds, one block and a steal in the winning effort.
Through six games in Serbia, Monroe has averaged 7.8 points and 4.7 rebounds.
For the game, four USA players scored in double figures as Kansas’ Danielle McCray registered a team-high 15 points.
The final classification games take place Friday, with Poland (4-2) and Great Britain (3-3) battling for 5th place at 8:00 p.m. local time, Slovakia (2-4) and Taiwan (3-3) competing for 7th place at 5:30 p.m., Japan (3-3) and China (3-3) playing for 9th place at 3:00 p.m., Serbia (2-4) and Hungary (3-3) fighting for 11th place at 3:00 p.m., France (2-4) and Turkey (2-4) battling for 13th place at 8:00 p.m. and Mozambique (0-6) and Canada (1-5) are competing for 15th place at 5:30 p.m.