Canada - USA 83-103 USA U17 becomes the first finalist of the FIBA U17 World Championship. The favorites outscored Canada U17 as Michael Gilchrist (201-F-93) shined for the US squad. Pierre surprised US in the start of the game, while Pangos tied it at 5:5. After that time USA took the control and never looked behind. Michael Gilchrist scored for 22:12 and Teague closed the period at 30:17. The top-scorer of the game opened the second frame and he scored another 9 points in a row. Cook later delivered for 43:23 at the middle of the second quarter. Webster-Chan reduced with Canada at 42:48 at the halftime. Wagner later reduced to 52:55, but USA did nt allow the opponents to tie the game. Drummond made it 71:61 and McAdoo closed the third frame at 75:65. With 28-18 USA won the last stanza and advanced to the Final. Thomas hit a three-pointer for the final success. Michael Gilchrist collected massive 30 points and 15 rebounds. Beal Bradley notched 17, while Thomas Adonis added 12. Wiggins Andrew ended up 20 points in the losing case. Pangos Kevin poured in 17, whilst Lomomba Junior netted 13.
Lithuania - Poland 65-75 Poland U17 joins USA U17 in the Final of the FIBA U17 World Championship. The European favorite rolled over Lithuania U17 75:65 to remain undefeated. The victory over the Baltic side was not however that easy. Lithuania opened the game with six consecutive baskets and had 11:2 later in the period. They increased to massive 21:8, but could not keep the deficit for good. Gielo Tomasz reduced with his team at 21:12 at the end of the first frame. Moreover he also tied the game at 21 and then Michalak gave Poland 23:21 lead. Ponitka Mateusz sent the teams to the lockers for 39:38 halftime advantage. In the third period the lead changed several times, while Poland took it for good in the end of the frame. Matczak brought the winners 60:52 after thirty minutes in the court. Lithuania however tried hard to get the lead back and reduced to 63:65 with 4 minutes to go. Poland did not allow them to do something else as they increased to 10 points at the end of the game. Ponitka Mateusz paced all the winners with 22 points to reach the Final game. Przemyslaw Karnowski (213-C-93) collected 18 points and 13 rebounds, while Gielo Tomasz posted 12. Mockevicius Mantas replied with 24 points in defeat and Narkevicius Rokas added 12.
China - Australia 66-68 Australia U17 won the thriller to remain alive for the 5th position at the U17 World Championships in Germany. The team from Oceania edged China U17 68:66 as Hill Daniel hit the three-pointer that brought the victory for Australia. Australia scored the first five points in the game, while China took 7:6. Both squads exchanged the lead several times in the opening quarter as the team from Oceania had 15:14 after it. Guo Ailun (193-G-93) tied the game at 17, but Australia went on a run. Gilmore nailed a three-pointer to give his side 31:22 advantage. China managed to reduce at the halftime as Guo Ailun made a jump shot for 29:33. Again Australia reached plus 10 as Odigie posted two for 41:31. Norton Mitch increased to 45:34 with 6 minutes in the third period. China again used a chance of catching up as they closed the quarter at 48:51. Moreover Guo Ailun tied it all at 55:55 with less than 8 minutes to play in the game. The score was also tied at 57:57, 59:59 and 61:61. Zhu scored from the perimeter to give China 64:61 lead with 3 minutes to go. Carlin Daniel tied it again at 65:65, while Hill Daniel hit the three-pointer that brought the victory for Australia. Carlin Daniel poured in 16 points to lead all the winners. Hill Daniel and Norton Mitch scored 12 each as Australia will play tomorrow for the 5th spot. Guo Ailun erupted with 24 points in the losing effort. Wang Zirui notched 14 and Zhai Xiaochuan added 12.
Germany - Serbia 51-67 Serbia U17 overcame Germany U17 to stay alive for the 5th spot at the FIBA U17 World Championship. Serbian team needed 67:51to play for fifth place against Australia, Germany will face China in the game for seventh place. The hosts opened the first points in the game, while Serbia grabbed 15:6 later in the period. Germany reduced a bit as the quarter as finished at 13:19. Serbian tea did not even think of slowing down and increased to 10 points in the second period. Bogdan Radosavljevic (211-C-93) however closed the half at 30:32 to send the squads to the lockers. Serbia had a minimum lead in the start of the third quarter, while Peric posted for 40:38. The guests however did not allow Germany to taste the lead for a long time and finished the frame at 47:42. Right after that time it was too late for Germany to catch up. Serbia created 20-9 in the last frame and won the game. ljenovic Nenad poured in 31 points for the winners. Mitrovic Luka collected 14 points and 10 rebounds, while Radicevic Nikola added 7. Bekteshi Besnik and Bogdan Radosavljevic ended up with 11 points in the losing effort. Muller Malik delivered 10 points for the home side.
Argentina - Spain 66-56 Argentina U17 clinched the 9th place at the U17 World Championships. They sent Spain U17 to the 10th position beating them 66:56 in the last game for both teams. Argentina scored the first four points in the game, while they had 8:2 later in the period. Spain reduced to 13:11 and 15:13, but Argentina took 16:13 after the opening quarter. Martin Massone (187-F-94) hit the 3 point shot to bring his team 24;17 in the middle of the second quarter. Diez reduced to 26:23 and Suarez gave Spain 34:32 halftime advantage. In the third period Spain looked better and dominated the court. They grabbed 46:38 as Costa hit a three-pointer. Moreover Olaizola made two points inside the paint as Spain enjoyed the biggest lead at 50:42. Massarelli closed the quarter at 47:52 as Argentina looked forward for the last stanza. The run continued until the first three minutes of the last period when Spain was scoreless. Argentina took 54:52 with 7 minutes to go. Right after that they never looked behind and even increased the lead. Massarelli scored three last points of the winners to bring the final success. Herrera Frederico and Martin Massone top-scored with 12 points each for the 9th place. Garino Patricio poured in 11, while Bortolin Matias scored 10. Diez Daniel delivered 13 points in the losing case and Conde Luis added 9.
South Korea - Egypt 87-88 Egypt U17 rolls over South Korea U17 in the last game for both teams at the U17 World Championships in Germany. The team from Africa celebrated 88:87 win to clinch 11th spot. South Korea U17 finished the tournament on the last spot without wins. The game between two winless teams before seeing each other brought so much interest and intrigue. They both started offensively and exchanged the lead several times. Ahmed Hamdy (195-C-93) scored for 15:8 in the middle of the quarter, while Heo responded for 23;22 Korea's lead. Kim closed the period at 27:20 for Asian team. Lee Dong-Yeop delivered two as South Korea took one of the biggest 41:25 lead in the middle of the second frame. Moreover they enjoyed 47:30 at the end of the second period, while Alaa reduced to 49:36 at the halftime. In the third quarter it was a nightmare for South Korea that could not score in the first 5 minutes of the period. Egypt managed to take 51:49 in the middle of the third frame. South Korea meanwhile remained in front after 30 minutes, 65:63. It was hot in the court in the next 10 minutes as both teams had a chance to win. Trailing 85:87, Egypt posted the last three points of the game and won it 88:87. Ahmed Hamdy was unstoppable with 21 points and 17 rebounds. Moustafa Ahmed nailed 17, whilst Shousha Youssef scored 16. Lee Dong-Yeop poured in 22 points in defeat and Moon Seong-Gon notched 18.
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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