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.
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.
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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