USA - Australia 105-70 The United States of America U17 registered their spot at the semi-finals of FIBA U17 World Championship. The favorites edged Australia U17 105:70 with Bradley Beal (191-G-93) on top of the scoring list. Australia U17 surprised the US team with 5:2 lead in the opening tip. After 8:8 USA however created a 14-0 run to take 22:8. Wroten Anthony made two free throws to close the first period at 28:16. The favorites enjoyed 10-15 points difference in the second period and controlled the game. Teague made it 36:21, while Thomas scored for 41:28. Bradley Beal nailed a three-pointer for 52:36 at the halftime. The third quarter continued the dominance of the US team as Bradley Beal hit another bomb for 63:40. Thomas increased the lead to plus 30, at 74:44. Wroten Anthony closed the third quarter at 85:49 as USA won the period 33-13. Although USA controlled the end of the game, Australia managed to win the last quarter. Richardson nailed a three-pointer in the last seconds for 21-20 last-quarter-win. It did not however upset the favorites that advanced to the semis. Bradley Beal paced all the winners with 25 points. McAdoo James notched 17, while Wroten Anthony added 11. Dyson Taylor delivered 16 points in the losing case. Carlin Daniel, Gilmore Samuel and Chircu Phil each added 9.
Lithuania - Germany 73-61 Lithuania U17 beat the hosts of the FIBA U17 World Championship to take the spot in the Semifinals. The Baltic side rolled over Germany U17 73:61. It was a real European battle for the semifinal spot in Hamburg. Germany won the opening tip, while Lithuania grabbed 11:10 lead. The Baltic side managed to win the opening quarter and took 21:18 as Olisevicius made two points inside the paint. For the next two minutes the teams remained scoreless, while Paliukenas scored 4 in a row for 25:18. The hosts played tough though and Radosavljevic Bogdan gave them 29:28 later in the half. He also remained his team in front for 33:30 at the halftime. Germany led the game until the last two minutes of the third quarter when Lekys scored for 45:42. Lithuania continued their run until the beginning of the last period and reached 53:42. Tomas Lekunas (195-F-93) shocked the hosts for 59:43, while Germany managed to reduce a bit. Krumbeck made two points inside the paint to bring 67:55 on the board. Lithuania kept the lead for good and won the game. Tomas Lekunas poured in 14 points for the winners and Paliukenas Martynas netted 13. Kymantas Simonas collected 12 points and 12 rebounds, while Semaska Paulius had 12. Wolf Julius ended up with 14 points and 14 rebounds for Germany. Bekteshi Besnik and Radosavljevic Bogdan followed him with 12 points in defeat.
Poland - Serbia 100-70 Poland U17 continues their streak and reached already the Semifinals. The team smashed the Serbian U17 team 100:70 in the last game of the Quarterfinals. Poland started strong even though Serbia had 4:2 lead. The Polish side grabbed 16:8 as Tomasz Gielo (204-F-93) made two points. He also scored the last points in the frame for 23:17 advantage. Poland added an 8-0 run in the start of the second frame and increased to 31:27 when Michalak Michal made a jump shot. Grochowski hit the 3 point shot for 53:30 lead at the halftime. Poland easily reached that deficit at the halftime proving their ambitions for the Semifinal. The favorites had 70:40 with 4 minutes to go in the third period. Moreover Niedzwiedzki made two points inside the paint for 76:43. Mitrovic made two points inside the paint to bring 78:47 at the end of three quarters. Serbia managed to win the last stanza 23-22 however could not upset the favorites. Kolakowski brought three digit number on the board making two free throws at the end. Tomasz Gielo top-scored for the winners with 24 points to taste the qualification to the semis. Ponitka Mateusz nailed 19, while Michalak Michal added 17 points and 8 assists. Miljenovic Nenad finished the night with 12 points in the losing effort. Bezbradica Nemanja scored 11 and Mitrovic Luka notched 10.
Canada - China 102-96 Anthony Bennett (204-F-93) leads Canada U17 into semis of the FIBA U17 World Championship in Hamburg. Canada U17 rolled over China U17 102:96. Lomomba opened the game for Canada and took 16:8 in the middle of the period. They had also 26:13, while China reduced to 28:20 at the end of the quarter. Guo Ailun scored two for China in the start of the second frame and Wang scored for 30:23. Hanlan hit the 3 point shot for 41:30 and Wiggins posted two for 48:35. Zhai Xiaochuan sent the teams to the lockers for 50:42. Later he cut it to 54:49, while Guo Ailun remained China alive for 61:56. Canada played better int he end of the third frame and Hanlan closed it at 81:70. Anthony Bennett kept the same difference in the start of the last frame after the jump shot. Webster-Chan Negus increased to 86:72 and Pangos Kevin nailed three for 92:78. China was still too far to give up and Wang reduced to 98:94. Guo Ailun scored his 28th point in the game but those points were the last in the game. Anthony Bennett exploded with 29 points and 14 rebounds for the winners. Webster-Chan Negus nailed 16, while Pangos Kevin posted 15. Guo Ailun erupted with 28 points in defeat and Zhai Xiaochuan added 18.
Group 9-12 places
Argentina - South Korea 90-77 Argentina U17 won the first game of the qualification round for place 9-12 at the FIBA U17 World Championship in Hamburg. The team from Latin America rolled over winless South Korea U17 90:77. Valentin Marchisio (188-F-93) opened the game from the perimeter and Han Sang-Hyeok responded for 3:3. Korea also tasted 6:5 lead, while Argentina's 5-0 run allowed them to take 11:6 in the middle of the quarter. The latter grabbed 20:14 in the end of the frame and had 26:18 in the first two minutes of the second period. Patricio Garino increased the lead to 36:21, but South Korea 39:34 early in the third. Han Sang-Hyeok cut it to 43:39 with 6 minutes in the quarter. Argentina again pushed the tempo and enjoyed 63:54 after 30 minutes in the court. Luciano Massarelli made 2nd free throw for plus 15 at 69:54 and Frederico Herrera made two points inside the paint brought 71:58. Patricio Garino answered all the questions about the winners as he gave Argentina 84:65 lead. Han Sang-Hyeok made the last two free throws for the final result. Valentin Marchisio top-scored for the winners with 18 points. Patricio Garino nailed 16, while Matias Bortolin collected 14 points, 10 rebounds and 7 assists. Han Sang-Hyeok had a great game for South Korea as he poured in 28 points. Kim Hyeong-Jun notched 19 and Lee Dong-Yeop added 10.
Spain - Egypt 87-62 Spain U17 outscored Egypt U17 in the second game of the day at the qualification round for places 9-12 at the FIBA U17 World Championship in Hamburg. The European team needed 35-19 in the third quarter for the final 87:62 win. Spain wont he opening tip 7:1 and Jaime Fernandez increased to 15:6 later in the period. Spain controlled the court in the first period and had 19:10 after it. Ramon hit the 3 point shot for 22:10 in the start of the second quarter, while Jaime Fernandez delivered for 24:13. Egypt however was too far to give up and Omar Abbas reduced to 33:31 at the halftime. Spain opened the third period with 5-0 and shocked the opponents in the quarter as they had 35-19 in the next 10 minutes. The European team enjoyed 68:50 advantage after 30 minutes. Attia reduced to 69:58 later in the fourth frame and Ahmed Hamdy made it 76:60. Conde brought Spain 80:60, while another free throw from him allowed Spain to take 86:62. Costa brought the final victory for the European team. Jaime Fernandez and Jorge Sanz (189-G-93) paced all the winners with 17 points each, while Alejandro Suarez followed them with 10 points. Ahmed Hamdy responded with 23 points in the losing effort and Omar Abbas notched 11.
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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