Hooper jump-starts U.S. women to gold medal win

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Posted: Monday, July 15, 2013 12:00 am

Kazan, Russia — Nebraska’s Jordan Hooper scored nine points and grabbed a game-high nine rebounds in her first international start Monday, helping the U.S. women’s basketball team win its third straight gold medal at the World University Games with a 90-71 victory over Russia.

Hooper, a 6-foot-2 senior forward from Alliance, Neb., scored seven first-quarter points, including the game’s first 3-pointer, to help Team USA take a 22-13 lead at the end of the quarter. She played the entire first period and finished with 31 minutes.

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