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Round: 4 (Preliminary Round) - Jul 6, 2010

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Group A
Egypt - USA 64-132
USA U17 registered their 4th straight win at the FIBA U17 World Championship. The favorites easily smashed Egypt U17 132:64 as the latter fell at 0-4 record. USA scored immediately in the game and took the lead from the very beginning. Bradley Beal (191-G-93) scored 8 points in a row for 11:4 advantage. Another triple from the American player gave USA 22:6 deficit. Khaled Moftan made two points inside the paint to reduce to 16:38 after the first 10 minutes. USA also netted 38 points in the second period. The team from North America controlled the entire court and dominated it. Drummond made a shot with the foul to give his side 76:22 halftime advantage. The task for the third frame was to reach three digits and USA managed to do it as Chasson Randle made two points inside the paint for 101:31 lead with less than two minutes in the third quarter. Abbas closed the quarter at 103:34. Egypt also was able to win the last period as they produced 30-29 in it. It was not however even a match for the final loss. Bradley Beal and Michael Gilchrist paced all the winners with 18 points. Justin Anderson and Chasson Randle followed them with 16 points apiece. Ahmed Hamdy ended up with 18 points in the losing case and Omar Abbas posted 13.

Serbia - Lithuania 71-74
Lithuanian U17 team posted the third victory at the World Championship in Hamburg. The held off determined Serbia 74:71 to climb at 3-1 record in preliminary Group A. Serbia in the meantime slipped at 2-2 record. The teams stayed close early starting quarter. Serbia earned a 16:11 lead midway through the term and gradually took off. They posted a 24:17 advantage ten minutes into the encounter. Serbia also started strong the second quarter and Cirovic made two points inside the paint for 30:17. No matter how hard Lithuania tried to recover they trailed 11 points at the halftime. Miljenovic Nenad sent the teams to the lockers for 42:31 deficit. The third frame was decisive in the game as the Baltic side managed to tie the score. Only in the end of the period Lekys nailed 2 for 52:52, while Miljenovic Nenad remained the Serbs in front after 30 minutes. Lithuania played a bit better in the last quarter and had 5-point advantage with 50 seconds in the game. Serbia tried hard but could only reduce the gap. Mantas Mockevicius (186-G-93) stepped up with 18 points for the winners. Narkevicius Rokas netted 11, while Kymantas Simonas and Paliukenas Martynas posted 10 each. Mitrovic Luka finished the night with 19 points in defeat and Bezbradica Nemanja chipped in 13.

China - Argentina 76-64
Strong rally in the fourth quarter helped China tame Argentina in the fourth round of U17 World Championship. Thus the Asian powerhouse improved at 2-2 record in preliminary Pool A. Argentina slipped at 1-3. The opening frame was an evenly matched contest. Neither side dominated and Argentina snatched a narrow 17:16 lead at the end. But the Latin American side started to clear off in the second quarter. Tomas Zanzotera helped Argentina to take a 26:20 lead midway through the second frame. Tomas Zanzotera finished nailed 14 points in the frame giving Argentina a 38:29 halftime advantage. The margin grew at 19-point mark after a three-pointer from Patricio Garino less than five minutes into the third quarter. But China did not surrender. They put up a fierce opposition and narrowed the gap to 8 points with ten minutes remaining. China opened the fourth quarter with five points in a row to get closer. Soon the Asian side went on a 10:1 rally to put their noses in front. Tomas Zanzotera hit another triple to keep Argentina in the game but Zhai Xiaochuan (205-F-93) and Xu came up with decisive buckets and China ran away for good in this one. Guo Ailun tallied 26 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists to lead China. Zhai Xiaochuan added 19 points and 11 rebounds, while Wang Zirui finished with 13 points for the winning team. Tomas Zanzotera replied with 26 points for Argentina. Patricio Garino had 15 points in the loss.

Group B
Australia - Germany 62-58
Australian U17 team recorded the second win at the World Championship in Germany. Tonight the Aussies shocked hosting Germany to catch up with those in Group B ladder. Mitch Norton (183-G-93) knocked down 13 points to lead well-balanced effort from Australia. The lead changed hands for several times during the opening frame. Australia finally took off taking a 17:11 advantage at the first intermission. Bleck pulled Germany closer at the start of the second frame but Australia still dictated the tempo. The visitors enjoyed a 15-point lead at the big break 35:20. Daniel Carlin scored the first four points in the second half to boost the margin. Australia quickly gained a 20-point advantage and seemed to cruise. But the hosts went on a fierce 13:2 run to cap the third frame trailing by 12 points 36:48. Five points in a row at the beginning of the final quarter helped Germany pull within 7 points 41:48. But Daniel Hill and Dumovic came up with important buckets to keep Australia at a safe distance. Jakob Krumbeck and Muller once again triggered the intrigue as they piloted Germany within four. Radosavljevic narrowed the gap to just 3 points with 22 seconds remaining. However Fryar and Daniel Hill went deadly from the stripe in the dying seconds sealing the victory for Australia. Daniel Hill knocked down 11 points for Australia. Owen Odigie and Daniel Carlin finished with 10 points each for the winners. Jakob Krumbeck had 17 points for Germany. Besnik Bekteshi accounted for 10 points in the loss.

Poland - Spain 88-82 OT
Poland U17 continues their perfect streak at the FIBA U17 World Championship. In Day 4 the team overcame Spain U17 as the latter fell at 1-3 record. Spain opened the game as Julen Olaizola made two points outside the paint. The lead exchanged several times in the opening quarter, while Spain held 28:26 lead after the first period. Jorge Sanz made two points outside the paint made it 32:26 in the second quarter and Javier Medori made two points inside the paint for the biggest lead in the firt half with his team at 34:27. Poland reduced the gap at the end of the half, however Jaime Fernandez made two points inside the paint to close the half at 38:35. Spain pushed the tempo again early in the third and later reached plus 12. Julen Olaizola made two points inside the paint for 58:49 advantage. Jaime Fernandez scored his 17th points to finish the third quarter at 63:54 with Spain. Poland trailed also in the majority of the fourth quarter, but managed to tie the game at 77:77 as Przemyslaw Karnowski made a free throw. When the teams were tied at 81, Poland made some important baskets and won the game in overtime. Michal Michalak made two free throws at the end of the game for the final success. Mateusz Ponitka (196-G-93) stepped up with 26 points for the winners. Przemyslaw Karnowski collected 20 points and 12 rebounds, while Michal Michalak scored 17. Jaime Fernandez ended up with 24 points in the losing case. Alejandro Suarez and Jorge Sanz followed him with 15 points each.

Canada - South Korea 95-74
Canadian U17 selection earned the third victory at the World Championship in Germany. They toppled South Korean opponents to improve at 3-1 record on top of preliminary Pool B. The Asian team suffered the fourth straight loss. Canada used a 9:0 run midway through the starting quarter to take the lead. They stayed in charge in the frame and finished it up by 9 points 27:18. The margin grew at 16-point mark midway through the second quarter. Peters and Wiggins gave Canada a 49:25 lead late in the half. The North American team enjoyed a comfortable 52:28 advantage at the big break. Junior Lomomba (193-F-93) exploded with ten points in the third term to keep Canada rolling. They accumulated a 70:48 lead at the final pause. Han and Lee Jong-Hyun dragged Korea within 18 points at the start of the fourth quarter but Canada stayed cool and eased to the victory at the end. Junior Lomomba provided 20 points and 8 rebounds for Canada. Dyshawn Pierre notched 14 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Moon Seong-Gon answered with game-high 27 points for South Korea. Lee Jong-Hyun had 11 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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