Medina Dixon

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Medina Dixon
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Born November 2, 1962

Medina Dixon (born November 2, 1962) is an American retired female basketball player born in Boston, Massachusetts. She was a member of the United States women's national basketball team during the late 1980s and the early 1990s, collecting three medals during her international career. Dixon was affiliated with the Old Dominion University.

USA Basketball[edit]

Dixon represented the USA at the World Championships held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in July 1990. The team won all eight games, earning the gold medal. Dixon scored 8.3 points per game and had 15 assists, second highest on the team.[1]

Dixon again played with the USA team at the 1991 Pan American Games. The team finished with a record of 4–2, but managed to win the bronze medal. The USA team lost a three-point game to Brazil, then responded with wins over Argentina and Cuba, earning a spot in the medal round. The next game was a rematch against Cuba, and this time the team from Cuba won a five-point game. The USA beat Canada easily to win the bronze. Dixon averaged 7.8 points per game.[2]

At the 1992 Olympic games in Barcelona, Spain, Dixon was the leading scorer of the USA team with 15.8 points per game. Dixon led the team in scoring against China, which set up a medal round game against the Unified Team and fell, 79–73, even though Dixon set a USA team single scoring record with 28 points. The USA team then faced Cuba for the bronze medal. The game was tied at halftime, and Cuba had a small lead midway through the second half, but the USA went on a run to retake the lead, and finished with an 88–74 victory and the bronze medal.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eleventh World Championship -- 1990". USA Basketball. June 10, 2010. Archived from the original on October 20, 2015. Retrieved 19 October 2015. 
  2. ^ "Eleventh Pan American Games -- 1991". USA Basketball. Feb 20, 2014. Archived from the original on September 7, 2015. Retrieved 15 October 2015. 
  3. ^ "Games of the XXVth Olympiad -- 1992". USA Basketball. Archived from the original on October 17, 2013. Retrieved 17 Oct 2013.