China - Serbia 74-71 The game between China U17 and Serbia U17 became the last one in day 2 of the U17 World Championship. The game also was one of the most interesting so far as the teams battled until the end. Serbia started with 24-15 after the opening quarter, but lost the second 12-21. China added 18-15 in the third period to take 54:51 lead. In the last period it was really hot in the court. Serbia tied the game at 56:56 with 7 minutes to go. Guo Ailun (193-G-93) brought the Asian team 58:56, while Cirovic Marko and Milosevic Dorde tied it again at 60:60. China took another lead at 62:60 with 4.44 to go. The European team tied it at 62:62 later in the frame. China decided to try from the perimeter and Zhu nailed a three-pointer for 65:62. Radicevic Nikola managed to score only one free-throw for 65:63 as only three minutes were left in the game. China posted another two immediately as Zhai made it 67:63. Both teams missed some important shots in the next two minutes and only Zhai Xiaochuan was perfect from the free throw line for 70:63. Radicevic Nikola nailed three-pointer for 70:66 with only 1.25 in the game. Guo Ailun made a lay-up for 72:66, while Miljenovic Nenad posted only one for 72:67. Miljenovic Nenad nailed a jump shot for minus three with 15 seconds in the game. Serbia fouled immediately and Bi Jiguang could score only one for 73:69. Miljenovic Nenad again made a jump shot for his team to bring 73:71 with 4 seconds in the fourth period, while Zhai Xiaochuan brought the win for China from the free throw line at 74:71. Guo Ailun top-scored for the winners with 25 points, while Zhai Xiaochuan nailed 16 and Zhu Xuhang added 14. Miljenovic Nenad ended up with 22 points in the losing effort. Bezbradica Nemanja and Cirovic Marko delivered 12 points each.
Egypt - Argentina 69-98 Argentina recorded the initial victory at the U17 World Championship in Germany. The Latin American bounced back after the loss to the USA in the opener and downed Egypt for 1-1 record. The African team slipped at 0-2 record after the defeat. Luciano Massarelli (178-G-93) knocked down 21 points and issued 5 assists to lead the effort. Argentina got to a 9:2 start to the game. Egypt however did not allow their opponents to run away as they quickly bounced back and finished the opening quarter down by just four points 18:22. Ahmed Hamdy and Ahmed Moustafa put Egypt in front at the start of the second term. But Argentina immediately responded with 10 points in a row to surge ahead. They soon opened a 15-point lead and wrapped up the first half leading 47:32. Argentina stayed in charge in the third term. They entered the fourth quarter by as many as 21 points 73:52. Egypt worked hard but had little chance against determined Argentina in the dying stages. Patricio Garino produced 15 points for Argentina. Tomas Zanzotera added 12 points for the winners. Ahmed Hamdy responded with 18 points and 9 rebounds for Egypt. Youssef Shousha finished with 15 points in the loss.
USA - Lithuania 102-66 USA and Lithuania met each other in the second game of Day 2 at the U17 World Championship in Germany. The European team finished well however could escape the big, 102-66 loss. USA enjoyed the halftime advantage and went to the lockers having 56:31 lead. Semaska opened the game for the Baltic team, while O'Bryant tied the game at 2:2. Beal hit the 3 point shot to give his side 11:3 lead in the middle of the first quarter. Teague made it 32:13 as the teams finished the first period. McAdoo James made two points inside the paint to open the second frame in the game. Narkevicius Rokas hit the 3 point shot as the board showed 39:19. He also hit another one for 39:22 with less than 6 minutes to play in the half. Drummond Andre made two points inside the paint for 56:29, while Lekunas closed the half from the free throws line. It became even clear at that time that Lithuanian squad would not be able to find match to the favorites. O'Bryant and McAdoo James made four points inside the paint for 58:34. McAdoo James scored his 16th point inside the paint to give USA 77:38 lead. Mockevicius Mantas was the last to score in the third frame for 89:43. Lithuania actually started to play better in the last frame and won it 23-13. At first however Parker made two points inside the paint to bring 100 for USA. The Baltic side won the last minutes with 11-2 run as Lekunas brought 102:66 on the board. Bradley Beal (191-G-93) and McAdoo James paced all the winners with 16 points each for 2-0 record. Drummond Andre and Randle Chasson delivered 10 points apiece. Narkevicius Rokas ended up with 14 points in the losing effort as his team is with 1-1 record. Mockevicius Mantas , Lekunas Tomas and Urbonas Aurimas each scored 10 points.
Poland - South Korea 101-83 Poland posted the second win in a row at the U17 World Championship in Germany. They held off South Korean opponents to improve at 2-0 record on top of Pool B. South Korea suffered the second straight loss to slip at 0-2. Mateusz Ponitka (196-G-93) had 26 points to pace the European side. Poland stormed into the encounter. They accounted for 33 points in the first ten minutes to ensure a 9-point lead at the first break. Poland maintained the lead throughout the second stanza. They arrived at halftime break up by 16 points. But South Korea were not done just yet. The Asian team cut the margin back to 9 points midway through the third term. Poland restored the safe buffer as they entered the fourth stanza leading by 14 points 80:66. Poland opened the fourth quarter with four points in a row and did not look back en route to the victory. Przemyslaw Karnowski provided 16 points and 17 rebounds for Poland. Piotr Niedzwiedzki and Michal Michalak finished with 15 points apiece in the victory. Lee Dong-Yeop responded with 26 points, 6 steals and 4 assists for South Korea. Moon Seong-Gon notched 23 points and 7 boards in the loss.
Spain - Germany 64-74 The hosts surprise Spain in Hamburg at the U17 World Championship. Germany U17 overcame Spain u17 74:64 in the end of Day 2. Bekteshi Besnik made two points inside the paint to bring the first lead for the hosts. Germany later grabbed 6:0, while Medori was the first to score for Spain. The first quarter was more defensive and as a result Spain took 11:9 after 10 minutes. Wolf hit the 3 point shot to open the second period and he brought 12:11. The home side looked great and Radosavljevic Bogdan made two points inside the paint for 25:16. An 11-0 run however from Spain shocked Germany as they could not stay tough in the second period. Sanz Jorge hit the 3 point shot as Spain had 30:27 halftime advantage. Moreover Fernandez Jaime brought 38:31, while Germany responded with 10-0 run for the lead. Krumbeck Jakob made two points inside the paint to take 49:45 with his team after three frames. Germany played better in the last stanza and controlled the court. Radosavljevic Bogdan top-scored for the winners with 18 points for 2-0 record. Krumbeck Jakob delivered 13 and Bekteshi Besnik netted 11. Daniel Diez (203-F-93) finished the night with 13 points in defeat as Spain is tied at 1-1. Sanz Jorge and Fernandez Jaime followed him with 12 points each.
Canada - Australia 76-68 Canada gained an important victory at the U17 World Championship in Germany. They held off Australian counterparts in the second round of action. Canada climbed at 1-1 record, while Australia slipped at 0-2 in Group B. Anthony Bennett (204-F-93) knocked down 16 points and grabbed 6 rebounds to lead the charge. Canada opened the game confidently. The North American side maintained the lead right from the start. Notice gave the team a 17:7 lead late in the starting quarter. Canada finished the frame up by 11 points 24:13. The Aussies however rebounded in the second term. They used a 17:3 rally to put their noses in front. Canada responded late in the half as they eked out a 34:30 advantage at halftime. The lead changed hands for several times in the third term. Daniel Carlin, Jarrod Fryar and Mitch Norton ensured a 57:51 lead for Australia with ten minutes remaining. Canada accounted for 15 consecutive points midway through the fourth term to regain control. Dyshawn Pierre and Anthony Bennett ensured a 72:62 lead for Canada with just over a minute to go. Australia had too little time to answer as Canada rolled the initial win at the tournament. Junior Lomomba and Dyshawn Pierre notched 11 points apiece for Canada. Dyshawn Pierre also added 10 rebounds in the winning effort. Mitch Norton answered with 15 points for Australia. Jarrod Fryar finished with 12 points in the loss.
FINAL USA - Turkey 96-56 USA did it again. They won 4th gold in the row at World Cup U17. They dominated against Turkey this time with huge win by +40 points difference. They didn't allowed Turkey any quarter as they win all of them for huge win at the end. They were better in rebounds also with 10 (47-37) and also in assists 20-8 for USA in that category. Bench players for USA scored almost as starting five (49:47) while for Turkey they are equal, both scored by 28 points. One interestin... [read more]
USA - Turkey 96-56 USA did it again. They won 4th gold in the row at World Cup U17. They dominated against Turkey this time with huge win by +40 points difference. They didn't allowed Turkey any quarter as they win all of them for huge win at the end. They were better in rebounds also with 10 (47-37) and also in assists 20-8 for USA in that category. Bench players for USA scored almost as starting five (49:47) while for Turkey they are equal, both scored by 28 points. One interesting fact is that USA had huge amount of steals (20!) and big difference in assists by 20:8. In all part of the game USA were better so it can be say that they more then deserved this gold medal. Leaders on this game were Collin Sexton (187-G-99) who flushed 16 points and added 8 assists to his name, and Gary Trent (195-G-99) scored 17 points with 4 rebounds in total for him. For losing side Ragip Atar (210-C-99) had 13 points and 8 rebounds.
Lithuania - Spain 81-63 Lithuania clinch third place and won bronze medal game on this tournament. All was decided in starting ten minutes when Lithuanian side make it huge difference by +15 lead. In second quarter they were tied (21:21), while in first ten minutes of second half Lithuania again dominated game with huge quarter win by 12 (22:10), that was just too much for Spain who only make difference a bit smaller with wining last quarter by 9 (15:24) but that was only enough for final 81:63 for Lithuanian side. They were leaded by Arnas Velicka (192-PG-99) with 18 points and 8 rebounds, Ignas Sargiunas (193-G-99) scored 14 points and Lukas Kisunas (205-C-99) scored 12 with 7 rebounds. For losing Spanish team Sergi Martinez (201-PF-99) scored 17 with 15 rebounds and Joel Parra (201-F-00) nipped 15 points with 5 rebounds. Spain finish tournament on fourth place.
France - Canada 68-99 Ignas Brazdeikis (198-G/F-99) with 26 points scored and 10 rebounds in his double double performance lead Canada to winning fifth place on World Cup. Danilo Djuricic (200-F-99) helped him with 14 points and Oluwasimisola Shittu (210-C-99) had 18 points and 8 rebounds. Canada was just too good this time for France who scored only 68 points versus Canadian 99. For French team best was Jaylen Hoard (202-SF-99) with 17 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists, also Eddy Kayouloud (195-F-99) contributed for French team with 13 points.
South Korea - Australia 76-83 Close game but at the end Australia won it by 7 points margin (83:76) against South Korea in battle for seventh place. Matthew Johns (201-F-99) scored 12 points and had 6 rebounds for Australia, Patrick Bines (198-F-99) contributed also with 13 points, while in South Korea, Lee Junghyun (185-G-99) had nice performance with 21 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists and Lee Hyunjung (192-F-00) scored 18 points on their last game of this tournament. Australia won seventh, while South Korea finished World Cup on eight place.
Semifinals Turkey - Spain 83-79 OT It was quite interesting game for this semifinal game, Turkey won it after interesting over time by 4 (10:6) in extra five minutes. It was pretty equal game by points, but Turkey catched more rebounds (46 vs. Spanish 34). Sergi Martinez (201-PF-99) scored 20 points and had 11 rebounds, while Miguel Gonzalez (201-G/F-99) had 15 points and 7 rebounds for Spain, for winning side Onuralp Bitim (196-G-99) scored 23 points and had 10 rebounds and Ahmet Duran (... [read more]
Turkey - Spain
It was quite interesting game for this semifinal game, Turkey won it after
interesting over time by 4 (10:6) in extra five minutes. It was pretty equal
game by points, but Turkey catched more rebounds (46 vs. Spanish 34).
Sergi Martinez (201-PF-99) scored 20 points and had 11 rebounds, while Miguel Gonzalez (201-G/F-99) had 15
points and 7 rebounds for Spain, for winning side Onuralp Bitim (196-G-99) scored 23 points
and had 10 rebounds and Ahmet Duran (205-C-99) scored 18 points and 14 rebounds for also
double double game. Index rating was also equal, Turkey had 44 and Spain 43.
Turkish players will be going into gold medal game versus USA.
USA - Lithuania
USA proved that the are favorite on this game by winning this game with closely
30 point difference. They flushed 98 points to Lithuanian basket while Europeans
scored only 70. Gary Trent (195-G-99) led USA to win with 15 points and 4 rebounds, also
Markus Howard (185-G-99) scored 16 points with 2 rebounds and Collin Sexton (187-G-99) scored 15
points and had 6 rebounds. For Lithuania Ignas Sargiunas (193-G-99) scored 15 points with 3
rebounds. Lithuania will be going for bronze medal game against Spanish side.
That will be basketball derby for 3rd place game.
Canada - Australia
96-58 Rowan Barrett Jr. (201-SF-99) led Canada to win with 23 points and he was followed from
Ignas Brazdeikis (198-G/F-99) with 18 points and 5 rebounds, also Danilo Djuricic (200-F-99) had great
game with 17 points and 4 rebounds. For losing side most efficient was Samson Froling (207-F/C-00) with 12 points and 9 rebounds. Australia will be playing against South
Korea for game which will decide winner of 7th place on this tournament.
South Korea - France
France dominated the game against South Korea and goes into game for trying to
win at least fifth place of tournament. They didn't let South Koreans to win any
quarter of this game, at the end they have huge difference alongside their name
by winning the match with 58 point difference. For France every player scored at
least for points, they scored 119 points in total and made index ranking 142 and
South Korea had only 30. For Asian side, most efficient was Seomoon Sechan (180-F-00) with
25 points. For France we have few great performance, Jaylen Hoard (202-SF-99) have 22 points
and 5 rebounds, Joshua Mballa (198-F-99) had 18 points and 10 rebounds. France will be
playing against Canada in game for fifth place.
China - Bosnia
Again, Dzanan Musa (203-G-99, agency: BeoBasket) dominated the game with 33 points and with 9 rebounds. He was
followed by Vedran Mirkovic (202-C-99) with 11 points and 5 rebounds, also Sani Campara (188-PG-99) had
19 points. That was enough for Bosnian side for winning 9th place after they win
this game against China. For Asian side Chen Peidong (204-F/C-99) had huge game with 30
points and 8 rebounds. Zhu Rongzhen (210-C-99) also had nice game with 15 points and 9
rebounds with total index of 19. China finished tournament on 10th place.
Finland - Dominican Republic
56-65 Miguel Diaz (192-G/F-99) led Dominican Republic to 11th place on this tournament with 18
points and 7 rebounds. For losing Finland side, Mikael Jantunen (200-F-00) scored 9 points
and have 11 rebounds. Only one point needed to him for double double
performance. With this win Dominican Rep. was on 11th place and Finland finished
World Cup on 12th place.
Argentina - Taiwan
It was close game and only 4 point Taiwan was far away from making surprise on
this game, but Argentina was better with 67:64, by winning last two quarters by
one one and three points and that how wins this game and winning also 13th
place. Lautaro Lopez (188-PG-99) scored 23 points and have 6 rebounds, for Taiwan, Lin Ting-Chien (190-SG-99) have huge game with 29 points and 7 rebounds.
Egypt - Mali
Mali win against Egypt and won 15th place. They dominated entire game by winning
all part of the games, for total win of 23 points. Abdoul Coulibaly (202-F-00) scored 22
points and 11 rebounds for double double performance, for Egypt, Ahmed Khalaf (206-F/C-99)
scored 12 points and cached 13 rebounds.
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