June 23, 1997

Big Ten Women's Basketball All-Stars Split Weekend's Games

PARK RIDGE, Ill. - The Big Ten women's all-star basketball team split a pair of games over the weekend. The all-star team fell to Majava BBC 69-66 on Saturday, then rebounded to beat Slovan Bratislava 80-53 on Sunday. Both games were played in Bratislava, Slovakia.

Two Big Ten All-Stars hit double figures in scoring in both games. Minnesota's Angie Iverson (10, 15) and Illinois' Krista Reinking (14, 17) contributed 25 and 31 points respectively as a duo in both games. Northwestern's Megan Chawansky had game-high honors in the win over Slovan Bratislava. She was a perfect five-for-five from beyond the three-point line and finished with 20 points.

The 1997 Big Ten All-Star team is now 2-2 and will play again Tuesday against USK Prague in Prague, Czech Republic. While competing in the tour, now in its sixth, the Big Ten has compiled a 22-13 mark.

Note: Purdue's Tiffany Young played a solid game in the 80-53 victory over Slovan Bratislava on Sunday, scoring six points on 3-of-5 shooting and collecting three rebounds.