Lithuania - Egypt 97-77 Lithuania U17 and Egypt U17 closed Day 3 at the FIBA U17 World Championship. the Baltic side needed 97:77 win to take 2-1 record in the group. Egypt started from the perimeter, while the Baltic state score the first three points due to Semaska's shots. Lithuania won the opening tip and increased later to 26:20 at the end of the first period. Again Semaska was first for the Lithuanian team in the second period to bring 28:20. Moustafa Ahmed meanwhile netted for Egypt to pull them back to 30:28. Both teams scored some more baskets before the break as European side enjoyed 41:36 advantage after 20 minutes of the game. They also started better in the third period and took 15-point lead when Narkevicius Rokas hit the 3 point shot at 51:36. Lithuania however could not keep the advantage as Egypt cut it to 66:62 at the end of the third stanza. Lekys made two points inside the paint for 68:65 and then again Lithuania increased the lead. They created a 12-0 run to seal 84:68 outcome with less than 4 minutes in the game. Egypt could not recover from that run and suffered the third loss. Mockevicius Mantas led the winners with 21 points as Lithuania shares the second place with Serbia in Group A. Simonas Kymantas (204-C-93) collected massive 19 points and 17 rebounds, while Narkevicius Rokas added 16. Abbas Omar and Moustafa Ahmed delivered 15 points each for Egypt. Hamdy Ahmed followed them with 12 as their team dropped to 0-3 record.
Argentina - Serbia 56-62 Serbia U17 improved to 2-1 record beating Argentina U17 in Game 3 of Day 3. The European side won the first two quarters to keep the score for the final 62:56 win. Nenad Miljenovic (194-G-93) made two points inside the paint to give the first lead for the Serbian squad. Argentina later had 6:4 and 8:6 lead, while Jankovic made two points inside the paint for 12:8 and Benitez closed the period at 12:10. Argentina tied the game in the beginning of the second frame and then even took when Massareli scored for 19:16. Serbia responded with some more basket and Nenad Miljenovic closed the half at 28:23. In the beginning of the third quarter Serbia managed to take 33:25 lead and Milosevic later made a two with a free throw for 42:35. No matter how hard the team from Latin America tried to tie the game, Serbia finished thirty minutes with 46:41 advantage. Garino Patricio made two points inside the paint to bring Argentina to 46:48. Benitez made two points inside the paint for 52:50, while Serbia increased a bit later in the game. After 5-0 run they increased to 58:51 and the last points score mostly from the free throw line. Nenad Miljenovic top-scored for the winners with 14 points as his team took 2-1 record. Mitrovic Luka nailed 11, while Cvetkovic Aleksandar added 9. Bortolin Matias responded with 13 points for the Argentinian side, whilst Garino Patricio had 11 points and 10 rebounds.
USA - China 113-73 USA U17 remain undefeated in Hamburg as the team overcame China U17 in Day 3. The favorites outscored China U17 113:73 to take the third straight win in Germany. USA easily score the first seven points in the game and had 13:2 later in the quarter. O'Bryant made two points inside the paint for 19:9 in the middle of the period. Michael Gilchrist made two free throws at the end of it for 29:14. China however started to reduce early in the second and reduced to 31:21. ZHAI made two points inside the paint in the middle of the second period for 37:26. Andre Drummond made two points inside the paint for 47:36 at the halftime. China was still too far to give up in the third period as they trailed 58:49 with 6 minutes in the quarter. Moreover Zhai made two points inside the paint for 62:55. USA needed a huge run to take 77:59 at the end of thirty minutes. The favorites held off the opponents in the last stanza and won the game. They exploded with 36-14 in the last frame to seal the third victory. Marquis Teague made two points inside the paint for the final success. James McAdoo (206-F-93) stepped up with 26 points for the winners. Bradley Beal netted 20, while Adonis Thomas posted 15. Zhu Xuhang finished the night with 17 points in the losing effort. Wang Zirui nailed 13, while Xu Tao notched 10.
Germany - Poland 33-79 Whatever happened to the hosts of the FIBA U17 World Championship they would try to forget as soon as possible. Poland U17 smashed Germany U17 79:33 and took 3-0 record. In the game between two undefeated teams after two days it was expected the European battle in Hamburg. Poland however looked much better in the game and started with 20:6 in the opening quarter. Michal Michalak made two points inside the paint for 24:6, while Besnik Bekteshi hit the 3 point shot to give Germany only 9. Both squads left the court as the Polish side had 30:14 halftime advantage. Jakob Krumbeck made a three points in a row to remain Germany alive with 30:22 and it seemed the intrigue would be back. A 24-0 run however shocked the team and the spectators as well. Poland finished third quarter with 52:22 and closed the run at 54:22 in the beginning of the last stanza. In the last period Poland enjoyed 27-11 and reached a surprising victory at the Championship. Jakub Koelner made two points inside the paint to bring the victory for the winners. Przemyslaw Karnowski (213-C-93) top-scored for the winners with 24 points as Poland took 3-0 record. Mateusz Ponitka delivered 13 and Michal Michalak notched 12. Jakob Krumbeck and Bogdan Radosavljevic answered with 8 points in the losing case.
Spain - Canada 72-79 Canada earned the second win at the U17 World Championship in Hamburg. They knocked down Spain to improve at 2-1 record in Group B. Spain slipped at 1-2 after the loss. Kevin Pangos (186-G-93) and Duane Notice finished with 13 points each to lead the North American team. Canada and Spain stayed close in the opening frame. The teams went neck and neck as the scoreboard read 18:18 at the first pause. Canada shifted the gear in the second stanza. The North American team fired 23 points and accumulated an 11-point halftime advantage. Spain responded at the start of the third stanza. They ignited a 16:3 rally that put them in charge. Kevin Pangos helped Canada to reply late in the stanza as they regained the lead at 63:57 with ten minutes to go. The teams stayed close before Duane Notice and Kevin Pangos teamed up for a bunch of key buckets propelling Canada to an important win at the end. Dyshawn Pierre provided 10 points for the winners. Junior Lomomba and Olivier Hanlan had 8 points each for Canada. Jorge Sanz answered with 15 points for Spain. Daniel Diez finished with 14 points and 8 rebounds in the loss.
South Korea - Australia 70-84 Australia stayed alive in the U17 World Championship title quest. They held off South Korea in the third round of action to enjoy the opening win at the tournament. Andrija Dumovic (206-C-83) came up with 25 points and 10 rebounds to lead the winners. South Korea in the meantime suffered the third straight defeat at the tournament. The teams exchanged baskets in a high-scoring first quarter. Australia ended the frame leading by 5 points 25:20. Moon Seong-Gon and Lee Dong-Yeop put South Korea in front late in the second stanza. The Asian team posted a 39:32 lead at halftime. Australia bounce back late in the third quarter. They wrapped up the term with a 12:0 run to surge ahead 57:51. Andrija Dumovic, Odigie and Mitch Norton helped the Aussie team to a 68:57 lead midway through the fourth quarter. Australia maintained the pressure in the final minutes of the encounter and escaped with a tough win at the end. Daniel Hill knocked down 14 points for Australia. Mitch Norton added 13 points for the winners. Han Hui-Won responded with 16 points for South Korea. Lee Dong-Yeop contributed 14 points in the losing effort.
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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