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    Okonkwo, Big Ten All-Stars Continue To Roll

    NUSPORTSDOTCOM Ifeoma Okonkwo (pictured) and the Big Ten All-Stars completed a three-game sweep of the Netherlands on Thursday.
    NUSPORTSDOTCOM
    Ifeoma Okonkwo (pictured) and the Big Ten All-Stars completed a three-game sweep of the Netherlands on Thursday.
    NUSPORTSDOTCOM

    July 22, 2005

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    EVANSTON, Ill. -- Senior Ifeoma Okonkwo (Spring, Texas/Klein Oak) chipped in eight points and pulled down three rebounds as the Big Ten All-Stars defeated the Netherlands National Team, 88-52 on Thursday. The All-Stars look to ride the three-game sweep of the Netherlands into Saturday's game against Belgium.

    Minnesota's Liz Podominick led the Big Ten's best with an 8-for-10 performance; good for 16 points, while Penn State's Adrienne Squire grabbed a team-high seven caroms in the win. Okonkwo is now averaging 11.0 points per game, and 3.3 rebounds per contest.

    Following a day off for sightseeing at the Anne Frank House and the Gassan Diamond Factory, the competition will resume on Saturday in Aalst, Belgium against the Belgium National Team at 8 p.m. local time. The Tour will conclude on Monday with a contest in Brussels against Luxembourg.

    The Big Ten (3-0) is looking for its fourth consecutive undefeated Tour. The team has won 17 straight contests and has gone 49-18 (.731) since the inception of the Tour in 1992, which has been held annually except for 2003.

    For more information, visit the Big Ten's website at Big Ten Conference.

    To read Ifeoma's Diary, click Foamy's Diary.