Aug. 14, 2001
BONN, Germany - - The Big 12 Women's Basketball All-Star Team won its third straight game on the 2001 foreign tour here Tuesday night when it defeated the Bonn Sportstadt All Stars 113-67. Seniors Angie Welle and Danielle Crockrom paced the team with 27 and 19 points, respectively.
"Angie Welle played great tonight," said CU head coach Ceal Barry, who is directing the team this year. "She is just a warrior. Danielle had a solid effort as well. I must add that Texas fans should be proud of Tracy Cook because she has played well all tour."
The first quarter saw the Bonn squad jump out to an early lead, 11-10. That would be the last time they would lead, as Welle scored eight first quarter points to lead the team. LaToya Rose contributed four points in the quarter as well.
The second quarter was more of the same, as Welle chipped in eight more points and Crockrom scored a period-high nine for the Big 12 squad. At halftime, the Big 12 led 44 to 31.
After the intermission, the team exploded for 37 third quarter points, with nine from Cook and eight from Kristin Rethman from Kansas State. Steph Jones, Nebraska, had an additional six points in the quarter and grabbed three boards.
"We started off playing down to their level and after halftime, we had to refocus," said Jones. "We had to feed off of each other's talents and that's when things started to come together."
"I'm pleased that the team stayed focused even with the large lead," said Barry. "It is easy to let up in that situation, but they continued to take it to them."
In the game's final period, the Big 12 squad would continue to play well, scoring 32 points to wrap up the game. Kansas' KC Hilgenkamp came off the bench to dish two showtime assists to Crockrom.
"KC gave us some solid minutes off the bench tonight," said Barry. "She had some great looks down low to Danielle and played very well."
Tomorrow the squad will head to Cologne to tour the chocolate factory before squaring off with a local team at 8 p.m. CET. The team will then play one more game on Thursday before heading back to the states on Friday.