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.
Group A Egypt - Turkey 61-71 Turkey rallied past Egypt in Group A opener. Mert Konuk (194-SG-00) posted 13 points for the winning side. Egypt jumped to a massive 27:8 lead after the opening quarter. However Turkey responded with a 51:17 run in the next two periods to pull ahead. They maintained the advantage throughout the final frame and marched to the victory. Ragip Atar (210-C-99) chipped in 11 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for Turkey. Tarek Raafat (187-G-99) responded with 26 points... [read more]
Egypt - Turkey 61-71 Turkey rallied past Egypt in Group A opener. Mert Konuk (194-SG-00) posted 13 points for the winning side. Egypt jumped to a massive 27:8 lead after the opening quarter. However Turkey responded with a 51:17 run in the next two periods to pull ahead. They maintained the advantage throughout the final frame and marched to the victory. Ragip Atar (210-C-99) chipped in 11 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for Turkey. Tarek Raafat (187-G-99) responded with 26 points for Egypt.
USA - Taiwan 119-45 The USA got to the winning start of the championship. The defending champions cruised past Taiwan in the opener. Seven players scored in double digits for the winners. Kevin Knox II (201-F-99) led the charge with 15 points. The USA piled up a 67:24 halftime lead and never looked back en route to the victory. Wendell Carter (208-F/C-99) produced 14 points for the winning side. Lin Ting-Chien (190-SG-99) responded with 12 points for Taiwan.
Spain - Mali 86-55 Spain outmuscled Mali at the start of the tournament. Miguel Gonzalez (201-G/F-99) came up with 20 points to lead the European side. Spain eked out an 18:17 lead after the first period. They held Mali to just 14 points in the next two periods to boost the margin at 29-point mark. Spain sank 26 points in the fourth quarter and eased to the victory. Josep Busquets (197-G/F-99) produced 19 points for the winners. Blaise Keita (210-C-99) responded with 18 points and 9 rebounds for Mali.
Argentina - Lithuania 57-74 Lithuania opened their World Championship campaign on a high note. They outscored Argentina in the opener. Ignas Sargiunas (193-G-99) stepped up with 15 points for the Baltic team. Lithuania rallied to a 41:26 halftime lead. They stayed in charge throughout the second half and coasted to the win. Lukas Uleckas (196-SG-99) chipped in 12 points for Lithuania. Lautaro Lopez (188-PG-99) responded with 20 points and 8 rebounds for Argentina.
Finland - China 65-58 Finland held off China for the opening victory in Zaragoza. Elias Valtonen (192-G/F-99) delivered 22 points to lead the effort. Finland recorded a 23:12 lead after ten minutes. China pulled within 5 points at the final intermission. However Finland held their opponents to just 15 points in the fourth stanza and marched to the victory. Andre Gustavson (184-PG-99) netted 18 points and 7 rebounds in the win. China answered with 14 points and 10 rebounds from Li Xiangbo (203-F-99).
Australia - Canada 78-81 Canada held off Australia in the tight contest in Group C. Simisola Shittu (205-SF-00) posted 22 points, 12 rebounds and 5 steals to lead the North American side. Australia and Canada were tied at 34 after twenty minutes of action. Canada however used a 26:16 run in the third term to surge ahead. Australia narrowed the deficit in the fourth frame but Canada hang on to snatch a tough victory at the end. Rowan Barrett Jr. (201-SF-99) totaled 19 points for Canada. Dragan Elkaz (192-G/F-99) answered with 22 points for Australia.
South Korea - France 90-84 OT South Korea topped France in overtime for 1-0 record in Group D. Yang Jae Min (198-F/C-99) stepped up with 32 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. South Korea established a 39:33 halftime lead. France narrowed the distance to a single point heading into the fourth frame. Les Bleues denied the deficit in the next period forcing overtime. But South Korea drained 12 points in the extra period and marched to the win. Lee Junghyun (185-G-99) tossed in 23 points and issued 7 assists for South Korea. Jaylen Hoard (202-SF-99) responded with 41 points for France.
Bosnia - Dominican Republic 84-59 Dzanan Musa (203-G-99, agency: BeoBasket) scored 32 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to pace Bosnia and Herzegovina past Dominican Republic. The Europeans dominated from start to finish. Bosnia registered a 25:9 lead at the first break. They stretched the margin at 21-point mark at halftime. Dominican Republic could not recover in the second half as Bosnia rallied to the victory. Sani Campara (188-PG-99) tossed in 18 points for the winning side. Yeison Rivera (178-PG-99) nailed 17 points for Dominican Republic.
Draw results in for FIBA U17 World Championships - 2 months ago
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The Official Draws of the 2016 FIBA U17 World Championships for Men and Women took place in Zaragoza, Spain, early Wednesday evening. Both events are to be staged in Zaragoza from 22 June to 3 July. It will be the first time the tournaments are played jointly - as part of a youth world basketball festival. Here the Draw Results: FIBA U17 World Championship 2016 (23 June to 3 July) Group A: 1. USA; 2. Egypt; 3. Turkey; 4. Chinese Taipei Group B: 1. Argentina; 2. Spain; 3. Mali; 4. Lithu... [read more]
The Official Draws of the 2016 FIBA U17 World Championships for Men and Women took place in Zaragoza, Spain, early Wednesday evening. Both events are to be staged in Zaragoza from 22 June to 3 July. It will be the first time the tournaments are played jointly - as part of a youth world basketball festival.
Here the Draw Results: FIBA U17 World Championship 2016 (23 June to 3 July)
Group A: 1. USA; 2. Egypt; 3. Turkey; 4. Chinese Taipei Group B: 1. Argentina; 2. Spain; 3. Mali; 4. Lithuania Group C: 1. Australia; 2. Finland; 3. China; 4. Canada Group D: 1. Bosnia and Herzegovina; 2. Korea; 3. France; 4. Dominican Republic.
Spanish city of Zaragoza to host 2016 FIBA U17 World Championships; Egypt and Italy to stage 2017 FIBA U19 World Championships - 3 months ago
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FIBA's Central Board on Saturday announced that the 2016 FIBA U17 World Championships for Men and Women will take place in Zaragoza, Spain and also revealed the hosts of the 2017 FIBA U19 World Championships. The Egyptian capital of Cairo will be the backdrop of next year's FIBA U19 World Championship, the first-ever FIBA world youth event staged in Africa. Meanwhile, the Italian cities of Udine and Cividale Del Friuli will host the FIBA U19 Women's World Championship. This summer's FIBA... [read more]
FIBA's Central Board on Saturday announced that the 2016 FIBA U17 World Championships for Men and Women will take place in Zaragoza, Spain and also revealed the hosts of the 2017 FIBA U19 World Championships. The Egyptian capital of Cairo will be the backdrop of next year's FIBA U19 World Championship, the first-ever FIBA world youth event staged in Africa. Meanwhile, the Italian cities of Udine and Cividale Del Friuli will host the FIBA U19 Women's World Championship. This summer's FIBA U17 World Championships for Men and Women will be played jointly for the first time ever - as part of a youth world basketball festival - from 22 June-3 July. This comes after FIBA endorsed the Spanish Basketball Federation (FEB)'s proposal of having a unique and innovative sporting event that combines all the elements most attractive to youth basketball players - competition, fun, shared experience, music and technology. The young players from 16 men's and 16 women's national teams - and united by the excitement of basketball - will have the opportunity to be part of a diverse community, sharing experiences with people of the same age group from different cultures and backgrounds
Here are the countries that qualified and will compete in the 2016 FIBA U17 World Championships for Men and Women: MEN (23 June-3 July) Host: Spain Africa: Egypt, Mali Americas: USA, Canada, Argentina, Dominican Republic Asia: Korea, Chinese Taipei, China Europe: Bosnia & Herzegovina, Lithuania, Turkey, France, Finland Oceania: Australia
WOMEN (22 June-2 July) Host: Spain Africa: Mali, Nigeria Americas: Canada, Brazil, USA, Mexico Asia: China, Japan, Korea Europe: Czech Republic, Portugal, Italy, Latvia, France Oceania: Australia
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