USA - Poland 111-80 USA U17 became the winner of the U17 World Championship in Hamburg, Germany. The favorites overcame European best team Poland U17 111:80. Pre-tournament favorites USA has looked unstoppable all tournament long and rightfully reached the trophy. Poland on the other hand were not pre-tournament favorites. Poland's unbeaten run has come as such a surprise that the Polish Federation and a number of media booked a last minute trip to Hamburg to assist the semi-final, and have stayed on for the final. Poland surprised the US team with four straight points in the start. James McAdoo (206-F-93) gave USA 9:7, while Wrotten delivered for 29:21 after the first quarter. Szymkiewicz closed the first frame at 29:24. Niedzwiedzki scored for 32:28, but USA responded with 8-0 run as Teague made it 40:28. Ponitka Mateusz cut it later to 46:41, while Drummond closed the run for the USA at 58:41. Poland actually won the third frame 21-20 and reduced to 78:62 after thirty minutes. USA enjoyed 78:62 win in the start of the final period. They grabbed 84:65 with 8 minutes in the court and reached three digits with 2.23 to go as Parker made it 101:75. USA kept the advantage for good and triumphed in the tournament. James McAdoo led all the winners with 20 points for the trophy. Beal Bradley nailed 19, while Gilchrist Michael netted 16. Gielo Tomasz delivered 21 points in the losing case. Ponitka Mateusz and Matczak Filip produced 14 points for the 'Silver' team.
Canada - Lithuania 83-81 Canada reached the podium at the U17 World Championship in Hamburg. They snatched a tough win in the consolation final against Lithuania. Olivier Hanlan (188-G-93) tallied 15 points to pace the North American side. Lithuania finished fourth despite 18 points and 5 assists from Martynas Paliukenas. Lithuania and Canada exchanged baskets throughout intense first frame. Lithuania were able to eke out a 28:24 lead at the first break. Narkevicius exploded with back-to-back three-pointers at the start of the second period to give Lithuania a 36:25 advantage. Canada however trimmed the deficit at just three points at halftime 40:43. Negus Webster-Chan opened the second half with a triple to draw things level. Osvaldas Olisevicius answered with five points in a row as Lithuania regained control. The Baltic team soon stretched the margin to 11 points but Canada once again proved character. They wrapped up the third term on a 9:0 rally to get within just two 59:61. Kymantas and Mantas Mockevicius gave Lithuania some breathing space at 65:59 at the beginning of the fourth term. But an 8:0 run from Canada put them in the drivers seat. The teams stayed neck and neck in the reminder of the contest. Semaska provided Lithuania with a four-point advantage with 44 seconds to go in regulation. Olivier Hanlan came up with a timely three-pointer to drag Canada closer. Olivier Hanlan followed with two free throws to put the North American team in charge. Pierre then accounted for one free throw to ensure an 83:81 lead for Canada. Mantas Mockevicius had a chance to force overtime but missed a lay-up and sealed the win for Canada. Junior Lomomba produced 14 points for the winners. Negus Webster-Chan and Kevin Pangos added 13 points each for Canada. Osvaldas Olisevicius delivered 17 points in the loss.
Australia - Serbia 64-74 Serbian U17 team occupied the fifth spot at the World Championship in Germany. They wrapped up their campaign on a high note firing past Australia. The Aussies finished in the sixth position. Luka Mitrovic stepped up with 18 points and 9 rebounds to pace Serbia. Daniel Carlin (202-C-93) and Odigie ensured a 4:0 start for Australia. But Serbia gradually turned things around and soon accumulated a 17:12 lead. The Balkan team won the opening stanza 21:18. Luka Mitrovic scored four points in a row at the start of the second period to boost the lead. Australia could not deny the deficit as they trailed by 7 points at halftime 34:40. Milosevic and Luka Mitrovic kept Serbia in charge throughout the third frame. However a 9:0 run from Australia drew things level at 52. Aleksandar Cvetkovic and Nenad Miljenovic allowed Serbia to enjoy a 56:52 lead at the final pause. Nenad Miljenovic and Luka Mitrovic helped Serbia to clear off to an 8-point distance in the fourth stanza. Australia could not respond and had to surrender at the end. Aleksandar Cvetkovic provided 17 points and 8 rebounds for Serbia. Nenad Miljenovic accounted for 15 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists in the victory. Daniel Carlin answered with game-high 27 points for Australia. Mitch Norton tallied 10 points in the loss.
China - Germany 65-64 Germany U17 lost their last game of U17 World Championship to finish on the 8th spot. China U17 grabbed 65:64 win to take the seventh position. China scored the first five points of the game and kept the hosts scoreless in the first four minutes of the quarter. Germany tied it later at 5:5 and then grabbed 14:12 lead at the end of 10 minutes. Moreover Germany continued their run until 20:12 when Muller hit the three-pointer. Germany increased to 34:19 at the halftime and looked forward to keep the score for good. China however changed after the break and produced another style in the next two periods. The Asian team reduced to 41:46 at the end of the third period as they exploded with 22-12 in the third frame. Moreover China tied the game at 48:48 in the start of the last stanza. Bleck brought 49:48 for Germany, while Guo Ailun (193-G-93) closed 6-0 run fro 54:49 with 6 minutes to go. Wang made it 60:54 with 4 minutes and Guo Ailun scored for 63:54. The European team finished with 6-0 run but it was enough only for 64:65 on the board. Guo Ailun stepped up with 23 points for the winners. Wang Zirui nailed 16, while Xu Tao posted 8. Bekteshi Besnik brought 23 points for the home side. Muller Malik and Radosavljevic Bogdan delivered 8 points each in a 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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