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USA, Anderson win gold; Foreign Tour team slips by Belgium; Badger swimmers in world championships

Team USA, Anderson earn gold medal at World Championships

Wisconsin sophomore guard Jolene Anderson, competing at the FIBA Women's U19 World Championship in Tunis, Tunisia, helped Team USA to a gold medal Sunday with a 97-76 win over Serbia and Montenegro.

Anderson had four points, four rebounds, three assists and two turnovers in the win.

This is Team USA's second gold medal at the Junior World Championships, which is held every four years and began in 1985.

In the eight-game event, Anderson averaged 12.1 minutes, 1.9 rebounds, 1.0 assist, 1.0 steal and 4.9 points per game. She made 17 of 33 shots from the field, including 4 of 13 three-pointers.

Foreign Tour team slips by Belgium

Wisconsin sophomore Janese Banks, competing with the Big Ten Foreign Tour team, collected 10 points in the Big Ten All-Stars' win over the Belgium National Team. The All-Stars (4-0) won 78-77 on a last-second jumper from University of Iowa senior Crystal Smith.

Two Badgers compete at swimming world championships

Former Badger Carly Piper and incoming freshman Yi Ting Siow swam at the 2005 FINA World Championships in Quebec.

Piper, who competed with the Badgers from 2001-05, swam the 400-meter freestyle in 4:12.96 but her 12th place finish did not qualify her for the finals. Incoming freshman Yi Ting Siow placed 25th in the 200 individual medley in 2:22.36 but only the top 16 swimmers advance to the finals.

Wilkinson scores 10 in finale

Former Wisconsin forward Mike Wilkinson had 10 points and six rebounds in 22 minutes as his Utah Jazz summer league team defeated San Antonio 80-75 in the Jazz's final game of the Rocky Mountain Revue July 22. He also had three points, three steals and two assists in 17 minutes as the Jazz lost to the Atlanta Hawks 90-63 July 21.


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