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Round: 2 (Preliminary Round) - Jul 3, 2010

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Group A
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.

Group B
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.

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World Championships U17: Round: 4 (Preliminary Round)

World Championships U17 Final Standings
 1. USA
 2. Turkey
 3. Lithuania
 4. Spain
 5. Canada
 6. France
 7. Australia
 8. S.Korea
 9. Bosnia
 10. China
 11. Dominican R.
 12. Finland
 13. Argentina
 14. Taiwan
 15. Mali
 16. Egypt
World Championships U17 Standings
Group A
 1. USA 5-0 
 2. Australia 4-1 
 3. China 3-2 
 4. Czech Rep. 2-3 
 5. France 1-4 
 6. Egypt 0-5 
Group B
 1. Croatia 5-0 
 2. Spain 3-2 
 3. Argentina 3-2 
 4. Canada 3-2 
 5. Lithuania 1-4 
 6. S.Korea 0-5 
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
  Avg: 22.3
 1. Akoon-P., Bakken22.3 
 2. Haas, SISU18.8 
 3. Burgess, Randers18.8 
 4. Mack, Horsens IC17.9 
 5. Champagnie, Stevn.17.6 
 6. McGrew, SI.17.1 
 7. Lundberg, Horse.17.0 
 8. Dominique, Horsholm16.8 
 9. Sandager, Stevn.16.3 
 10. Baru, SISU16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Tanner MCGREW
  Avg: 10.7
 1. McGrew, SI.10.7 
 2. Sane, Naestved9.2 
 3. Champagnie, Stevn.8.1 
 4. Smith, Horsholm8.0 
 5. NaNa, Svendborg7.7 
 6. Colas, Randers7.5 
 7. Trist, Horsens IC7.5 
 8. Moten, Svendborg7.3 
 9. Midtgaard, Horsh.7.1 
 10. Mouboe, Randers6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Charles BURGESS
  Avg: 5.9
 1. Burgess, Randers5.9 
 2. Nielsen, Horsholm4.9 
 3. Mitchell, Naestved4.8 
 4. Porta, Svendborg4.3 
 5. Lundberg, Horse.4.3 
 6. Dranginis, SISU4.1 
 7. Mack, Horsens IC4.1 
 8. Gesell, Bakken3.7 
 9. Lanegger, Naestved3.5 
 10. McGrew, SI.3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Frederik NIELSEN
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Nielsen, Horsholm2.2 
 2. Bonneau, Svendborg2.0 
 3. Mack, Horsens IC1.9 
 4. Burgess, Randers1.9 
 5. Akoon-P., Bakken1.9 
 6. Gesell, Bakken1.8 
 7. Borovcanin, Horse.1.7 
 8. Adjehi, SISU1.7 
 9. Smith, Horsholm1.5 
 10. Baru, SISU1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Adjehi BARU
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Baru, SISU1.5 
 2. Smith, Horsholm1.5 
 3. Sane, Naestved1.2 
 4. Aboubakar Za., Sve.1.2 
 5. Colas, Randers1.2 
 6. Diouf, Bakken1.1 
 7. Christoffers., Bak.1.0 
 8. Artino, Horsens IC1.0 
 9. Adjehi, SISU1.0 
 10. Moten, Svendborg0.9 
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