USA - France 70-45 The USA had an easy job against France in Day One in Rodez. Powerful Americans celebrated comfortable 70-45 win for 1-0 in Group A. They had couple of players in a game mood with Breanna Stewart (94) leading the way with 13 points and 7 rebounds. Elizabeth Williams (92) also shined adding 12 points and 11 boards. Kaleena Lewis (93) (5 rebs), Ariel Massengale (92) and Betnijah Laney (93) followed them with 10 points each. France didn't have anyone with double-digits in scoring. Their best player was Margaux Galliou (184-F-93) with 9 points and 6 rebounds. USA had a great start making 22-12 lead in the first quarter. France woke up after that and replied with 9-16 in Q2 closing the gap to 3 points. When it seemed that France could be able to resist against strong Americans and to make this game interesting, totally different scenario was seen in Rodez. Breanna Stewart and her teammates smashed France in third quarter 25-8 and immediately resolved question about the winner. Last ten minutes were just the formality, but despite that USA ended it with 14-9. In Day Two, USA will meet Russia. France will take on Turkey.
Japan - Russia 68-93 Russia destroyed Japan 68-93 to start FIBA U17 World Championship in Rodez. Both teams are together with USA, France, Canada and Turkey placed to Preliminary Group A. Russia is currently on top with the same 1-0 record as USA and Canada. Ksenia Tikhonenko (190-C/F-93) shined for the winners with 22 points and 16 rebounds. She grabbed the MVP title for this game with valuation 29. Julia Gladkova (183-G-94) was the second scorer in Russia with 12 points, while Mariya-Margarita Davydova (189-F/C-93) added 11 points and 12 boards. In the loosing squad, Yuki Miyazawa (181-F-93) was the leading player with 16 points and 7 rebs. Naho Miyoshi (165-G-93) scored 14 pts. Russa took control on their rivals from the early beginning. Ksenia Tikhonenko was on fire and together with her teammates made 6-24 lead in the first ten minutes. At that time it was clear that Japan will not have a chance in this one. They improved in Q2 (30-24), but still that was not enough even for a small treat. Third quarter ended with 23-23 tie and Russia was going to pick up a comfortable win. They made 9-22 in the last ten minutes for the final 68-93 blowout. In Day Two, Russia will meet USA in derby game. Japan will play against Canada.
Turkey - Canada 73-82 Canada celebrated in the opening day of FIBA U17 World Championship. They managed to beat Turkey for 1-0 record in Preliminary Group A. Beside these two teams, participants of the same pool are also USA, Russia, Japan and France. Nirra Fields (170-G-93) was the leading player in victory. She spent 32 minutes on the court collecting 25 points and 9 rebounds. Fields reached valuation 30 and was the MVP of this meeting. Alexandra Der (183-F-92) secured a nice help with 15, while Karly Roser (175-G-93) added 10 points and 6 boards. In the loosing squad, Ayse Cora (175-G/F-93) delivered 16 points. Ozge Kavurmacioglu (187-F-93) had double-double of 11 points and 10 boards, while Betul Kalfali (178-F-93) and Merve Aydin (174-G-94) also scored 11 pts each. Canada shined in the first half, while the second belonged to Turkey. Nirra Fields and her teammates came out of the gate strongly creating 14-18 and 10-19 in the first two quarters. It means that Canada was already 13 points up at the half time and was on the right way to victory. Turkey improved after the breather finishing Q3 with 24-23, but they needed a way more. Last quarter also belonged to Turkey, but it seemed that Canada played as much as it was necessary for the win. At the end, it was totally deserved 73-82 victory. In Day Two, Canada will meet Japan. Turkey will take on France.
Belgium - Mali 80-27 Belgium destroyed Mali in Toulouse. It was a Day One of the FIBA U17 World Championship. Belgium and Mali are together with China, Australia, Spain and Argentina placed to Preliminary Group B. Emma Meesseman (188-C-93) was in a game moog collecting 16 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Sien Devliegher (174-G-93) had 10 points. All Belgian players, except of Biebuyck, managed to score in this game. On the other side, the best player of Mali was Fanta Guindo with 7 points. What to say about this game. Belgia was simply better than Mali in all basketball elements. Emma Meesseman and her teammates limited Mali to 5 points in the first and 2 points in the second quarter. They drained 32 on the other side for 20 minutes. Belgium exploded offensively in third frame scoring 31 points. Mali was once again unable to reach double-digits and they faced with 63-14 deficit. Belgium slowed down in the last ten minutes ending it 17-13 for the final 80-27 devastation. In Day Two in Toulouse, Belgium will meet Argentina. Mali will play against Spain.
Spain - Australia 57-58 Australia grabbed 57-58 thriller win against Spain in Day One in Toulouse. Both teams are placed to Preliminary Group B, together with Belgium, China, Argentina and Mali. Of course, Australia has 1-0 now, while Spain dropped to 0-1. Tayla Roberts (191-F/C-93) and Gretel Tippett (190-F-93) were the leading scorers in victory with 13 points each. They grabbed 9 and 6 rebounds respectively. Carley Mijovic (195-F-94) helped with 11 pts. In Spain, Marles Balart responded with 13 points and 5 rebounds. Andrea Vilaro (179-F-93) had 10 pts and also 5 rebs. Australia had a better start of this meeting. Tayla Roberts and her teammates created 15-20 lead in the first quarter, but they somehow stopped after that. Spain took control on this game, but still was not so productive. So, the second quarter finished 11-8 for Spain who closed the gap to 26-28. Third frame was totally leveled (16-16) with neither team making a bigger lead. Game went to thriller finish. Gretel Tippett s basket with 1:13 left to play proved the difference as Spain could not find the mark in the final minute and lost 58-57. In Day Two, Australia will meet China. Spain will take on Mali.
China - Argentina 72-54 China did a great job in Day One of the FIBA U17 World Championship. They outplayed Argentina with easy 72-54 for 1-0 record in Preliminary Group B, which also includes Belgium, Australia, Spain and Mali. Argentina dropped to 0-1. Cui Hongyang (176-G-94) came up with 15 points and 6 rebounds in this victory. Shen Yi (172-G-93) had 13 points and was the last one with double-digits in scoring for China. In Argentina, Rocio Diaz (170-F-93) shined with 14 pts. China entered to this game with strong willingness to take it. They demonstrated great defense limiting Argentina to 11 points in the first quarter. On the other side, China drained 21 for the first double-digit lead. Nothing has changed after that as China still was in control and looked comfortable. Cui Hongyang and her teammates finished the second frame with 17-10 for 38-21 half time lead. Argentina was not able to resist and faced with 21-14 in Q3, meaning that China already resolved question about the winner. Last quarter belonged to Argentina, but everything was already clear. China will meet Australia in Day Two. Argentina will play against Belgium.
Draw result in for FIBA U17 World Championships - Apr 13, 2016
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The Official Draws of the 2016 FIBA U17 World Championships for Men and Women took place in Zaragoza, Spain, early Wednesday evening. Both events are to be staged in Zaragoza from 22 June to 3 July. It will be the first time the tournaments are played jointly - as part of a youth world basketball festival. Here are the Draw results: FIBA U17 Women's World Championship 2016 (22 June to 2 July) Group A: 1. Nigeria; 2. Latvia; 3. Japan; 4. Canada Group B: 1. Australia; 2. France; 3. China;... [read more]
The Official Draws of the 2016 FIBA U17 World Championships for Men and Women took place in Zaragoza, Spain, early Wednesday evening. Both events are to be staged in Zaragoza from 22 June to 3 July. It will be the first time the tournaments are played jointly - as part of a youth world basketball festival.
Here are the Draw results: FIBA U17 Women's World Championship 2016 (22 June to 2 July) Group A: 1. Nigeria; 2. Latvia; 3. Japan; 4. Canada Group B: 1. Australia; 2. France; 3. China; 4. Mexico Group C: 1. USA; 2. Italy; 3. Czech Republic; 4. Korea Group D: 1. Spain; 2. Brazil; 3. Mali; 4. Portugal.
Coaches Named For 2016 USA Women's U17 World Championship Team - Mar 3, 2016
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The 2016 USA Basketball Women's U17 World Championship Team will be led by Dori Oldaker , head coach at Mt. Lebanon High School in Pennsylvania, with USA assistant coaches Dianne Lewis of Thomas Edison High School in Virginia and Samantha Quigley , who is the head mentor at the University of St. Francis (NAIA). The USA Basketball Women's Developmental National Team Committee selected the coaching staff. The trio helped the USA qualify for the 2016 FIBA U17 World Championship, which will b... [read more]
The 2016 USA Basketball Women's U17 World Championship Team will be led by Dori Oldaker , head coach at Mt. Lebanon High School in Pennsylvania, with USA assistant coaches Dianne Lewis of Thomas Edison High School in Virginia and Samantha Quigley , who is the head mentor at the University of St. Francis (NAIA). The USA Basketball Women's Developmental National Team Committee selected the coaching staff. The trio helped the USA qualify for the 2016 FIBA U17 World Championship, which will be played June 22-July 2 in Zaragoza, Spain, by virtue of a bronze-medal finish at the 2015 FIBA Americas U16 Championship. 'We are pleased to have Dori, Dianne and Sam back to lead the 2016 USA Women's U17 World Championship Team,' said Carol Callan, USA Basketball women's national team director and chair of the USA Basketball Women's Developmental National Team Committee. 'This group not only brings varied experience as coaches, but they also have an understanding of international basketball and of how challenging the competition at the FIBA U17 World Championship will be.' In addition to her experience as head coach of the 2015 USA Women's U16 National Team, Oldaker helped the USA to a gold medal and a 13-0 record as head coach of the 2014 U.S. Youth Olympic Games Women's 3x3 Basketball Team. She has served as a USA Basketball court coach on four different occasions, including the 2014 USA U17 World Championship Team Trials, the 2012 USA U17 and U18 National Team Trials and the 2011 USA U16 National Team Trials. 'I'm very grateful to have this opportunity to coach this USA Basketball U17 World Championship Team,' Oldaker said. 'I'm very humbled by it, and I'm excited, too, to give my best effort. 'I really felt like we worked well together as a coaching staff,' Oldaker said of Lewis and Quigley. 'We just really kind of bonded and had the same philosophy. We used a team concept as a coaching staff. It was a 'we,' not a, 'me.'' In 17 seasons (1998 to present) as a high school head coach, Oldaker owns a career record of 373-85 (through 2014-15), and she has collected four Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) 4A state championships (2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011) and two 3A state titles (1999, 2000). As the girls basketball coach at Mt. Lebanon for the past 13 seasons (2003-04 to present), she owns a 268-67 record through the 2014-15 season. Thus far in 2015-16, Oldaker and Mt. Lebanon are 16-9 (as of Feb. 25.). 'I am grateful for another opportunity to serve as an assistant coach with USA Basketball,' Lewis said. 'The chance to work with such amazing athletes and represent our country is one that I will always treasure. 'What an honor to work with two incredible coaches, Dori and Sam,' Lewis added. 'I respect these two women and the hard work they have put into their craft.' Lewis will serve in her third USA Basketball role after having been an assistant coach for the 2015 USA U16 National Team and a court coach at the 2014 USA Women's U17 World Championship Team Trials. In 15 seasons (2001-02 to present) as the girls basketball coach at Edison, she has compiled a 292-65 record through 2014-15. Thus far in 2015-16, she has led her team to a 22-2 mark (as of Feb. 25) and a fourth-straight 5A North Regional Championship. 'To return as a USA Basketball assistant coach means the world to me,' Quigley said. 'I was able to learn so much from the assistant coaching position last season. To be honest, we are all very hungry to pick up where we left off. I am looking forward to building on some of the successes we had last summer and pushing the players to compete every day we are together. 'I am so excited to work with Dori and Dianne again,' Quigley continued. 'They have great basketball minds, and I am constantly absorbing their thoughts and ideas about how to make us better individually and collectively. This coaching staff is special, and I cannot wait to get started again.' Quigley, who served as an assistant coach on the 2015 USA U16 National Team and as a court coach at a USA Basketball regional skills-development camp in October of 2014 in Illinois, is in her fourth year as head coach at NAIA St. Francis. So far in 2015-16, Quigley, who was named the 2015-16 CCAC Coach of the Year, has led St. Francis to a 28-4 record (as of Feb. 26), including a share of the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference South Division regular season title. Quigley played basketball at DePaul University from 2006-07 through 2010-11, including a medical hardship in 2007-08 due to a torn ACL. She helped the Blue Demons to a 92-42 record during her time, and she was named a State Farm WBCA All-America honorable mention and a Nancy Lieberman Award finalist in 2011. She tallied 1,273 points in her four seasons, and her 484 career assists ranks third on the all-time list at DePaul. Chaired in a non-voting position by Callan, the USA Basketball Women's Developmental National Team Committee also includes AAU representatives Bill Larson and Sherri Pegues, National Federation of High Schools representatives Jody Patrick and Jill Rankin Schneider and athlete representative Yolanda Griffith, a 2000 and 2004 Olympic gold medalist who has played on five USA Basketball teams. Courtesy of: usab.com
Eurobasket.com All-World Championships U17 1st Team 2014 Salvadores Dubei Samuelson Kiss Holmes MVP: Angela Salvadores (178-G-97) of Spain Best Guard: Angela Salvadores (178-G-97) of Spain Best Forward: Katie Samuelson (6'3''-G/F-97) of USA Best Center: Virag Kiss (192-C-98) of Hungary Best Defensive Player: Ji Su Park (188-C-98) of S. Korea Best Coach: Phillips Sue of USA 1st Team G: Angela Salvadores (178-G-97) of Spa... [read more]
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