April 30, 2012
UCLA's Rebekah Gardner was selected to the All-Tournament team after the conclusion of the three-day international women's basketball tournament in Fuling, China. Team USA finished with a 2-1 record in the event.
The Americans bested New Zealand on Saturday by a score of 73-42, behind 12 points and two steals by Gardner. On Sunday, the host Chinese team came from behind and topped the USA, 60-58. Gardner totaled 16 points in that contest against the host team and grabbed four rebounds.
The USA squad had opened the competition with a 77-47 win over New Zealand on Friday. Gardner, who led the Bruins in scoring this past season with a 15.9 ppg average, poured in 13 points, grabbed six rebounds and had three steals in the game against the Aussies.
The competition for the USA All-Star team, which features several players from Pac-12 schools, continues this week in another Chinese city.