Thursday, July 26, 2007

Gopher Player Helps Battle for the Gold

The Pan American Games can provide international matchup excitement, and this year’s Pan Am games are no different. USA will face host Brazil in the women’s gold medal basketball game on July 24 in Rio de Janeiro. The Minnesota Golden Gophers women’s basketball team has a representative in Rio in Emily Fox, a sharp-shooting Gopher guard. Fox made her only three-point field goal attempt in the semifinal victory versus Canada, scoring three points. She is five-of-nine in the Pan American tournament from three-point range, ranking her as fourth in the tournament. The USA/Brazil matchup will certainly have more fireworks than the Canada game, as the arena will surely be packed with Brazilian sports fans with anti-United States sentiments. Hopefully the women’s USA Pan American hoops team can do some diplomacy and bring home a gold medal fair and square.

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