USA - Spain 86-57 Expected win for USA, who advanced to Semifinals in Toulouse. They blasted Spain 86-57 and stretched their winning streak to six. On the other side, Spain faced with elimination and will continue in Classification Games for 5th to 8th place. Kaleena Lewis (183-F-93) was the leading player in USA with 16 points. Elizabeth Williams (191-C-93) had 11, while Jewell Loyd (175-G-93) and Cassidie Burdick (188-G-93) netted 10 points each. In the loosing squad, Maria Gonzalez Grueso (177-G/F-93) replied with 15 points. Elena De Alfredo (170-G-94) had two less than her. USA took control on their rivals from the very beginning. After ten minutes of play, the powerful Americans already had 27-16 lead. They dominated in the second frame as well (21-12) and Spain was in deep trouble. USA had comfortable 20-point lead at the halftime and was looking good. Spain was not able to resists, while Kaleena Lewis and her teammates shined on the other side. They finished Q3 with 22-13 and all after that was just the formality. USA will meet China in the Semifinals. Spain will start battle for the fifth place against Russia.
France - Australia 69-59 The host of U17 World Championship demonstrated nice performance in the Quarterfinals and eliminated Australia after 69-59 victory. It means that France will go to Semis, where they will take on Belgium. Australia on the other hand will be transferred to Classification Games for 5th to 9th place. Sara Chevaugeon (177-G-93) was the leading scorer in victory with 13 points. Claire Stievenard (182-F/G-93) and Jodie Cornelie (193-F-93) helped with 12 and 10 points respectively. In Australia, Gretel Tippett (190-F-93) shined with 17 pts. Their second scorer was Stephanie Talbot (186-G-94) with 10 pts. First quarter was almost tied. It was basket after basket game, while teams were exchanging in lead. Still, it was France who ended this frame with 20-19. They finished Q2 with minimum lead as well (12-11) for 32-30 at the HT. Sara Chevaugeon and her teammates totally took control on their rivals and finished third quarter with 17-11. They were on the tight track to victory and Australia wasn't able to do anything about that. Last ten minutes finished 20-18 for the final 69-59 victory by the home side.
Belgium - Japan 93-70 Easy win for Belgium, who advanced to Quarterfinals in Toulouse. They outplayed Japan 93-70 and now will take on the host of U17 EC - France. Japan will be transferred to Classification Games for 5h to 8th place. Emma Meesseman (188-C-93) exploded in this victory with 23 points and 13 rebounds. Julie Vanloo (172-G-93) also was on fire netting 23 pts. Harriet Belobi (185-C-94) helped with 15 pts. Japan got 21 points and 12 boards from Yuki Miyazawa (181-F-93). Naho Miyoshi (165-G-93) and Moeko Nagaoka (180-F-93) delivered 15 and 12 points respectively. Belgium destroyed Japan in the first ten minutes. Emma Meesseman and her teammates were great at the both sides of the court ending the Q1 with excellent 27-11. Japan improved in the second frame, but still faced with 25-23. It means that Belgium had comfortable 18-point lead at the HT. At that time it was already clear who the winner of this game will be. Third quarter ended 18-19 for Japan, while Q4 belonged to Belgium 23-17 for the final 93-70 blowout. Semifinals are scheduled for Saturday.
China - Russia 68-59 China outplayed Russia in the Quarterfinals of U17 World Championship in Toulouse. It means that China will meet powerful USA in the Semis. It will be very difficult job to beat the Americans, who demonstrated the best performance so far at this event, but at the same time it is not mission impossible. Yu Dong (195-C/F-93) shined for the winners with 19 points and 9 rebounds. Yang LiWei (175-G-95) added 13 points and 6 rebounds. Li Mingyang (196-F/C-94) helped China with 12 points and 11 boards. Russia got 15 points and 6 boards from Galina Kiseleva (182-F-93). Their second scorer was Anastasia Tochilova (168-G-93) with 12 points (6 rebs). China was better team from the beginning. Yu Dong and her teammates made 14-10 lead in the first ten minutes and continued in the same rhythm in Q2. They scored 21 more points until the halftime, while stopping Russia to 16. It means that China had decent 9-point lead at the HT break. Russia improved after the breather and finished Q3 with 12-14, but still they needed a way more. China was good in the last ten minutes having no troubles to keep their lead. Russia will continue in Classification Game for 5th to 8th place.
Turkey - Mali 88-56 Turkey made the first step forward to ninth place in Rodez. They outplayed Mali 88-56 and will meet Argentina on Saturday. On the other side, Mali will play against Canada. The winner of this game will avoid the last place at the U17 World Championship. Ozge Kavurmacioglu (187-F-93) was the leading player in victory with 19 points and 5 rebounds. Ayse Cora (175-G/F-93) had 17 points and 5 assists, while Betul Kalfali (180-F-93) added 14 pts. In Mali, Fatoumata Sanou (185-C-93) had 18 points and 10 boards. Aminata Traore (185-C-95) also had double-double in this defeat: 17 pts and 10 rebs. Turkey smashed Mali in the first quarter ending it 22-12. They slowed down in the second frame, but still were better 16-14. Nothing has changed after the breather. There was only one team playing on the court and it was Turkey. They made 24-12 in Q3 and the game winner was already known. Last ten minutes were just the formality and Turkey blasted their rival once again, 26-18. At the end it was totally deserved 88-56 win.
Argentina - Canada 59-51 Argentina made the first step forward to ninth place and if they want to take it, Argentina will have to beat Turkey. In this game Argentina celebrated 59-51 win against Canada. Carolina Martinez (160-F-93) led her team with 14 points and 5 rebounds. Diana Cabrera (187-F-93) also was great as she registered double-double of 11 points and 15 rebounds. Rocio Diaz (170-F-93) is another player with 11 pts. On the other side, Canada got 11 points and 10 boards from Nirra Fields (173-G-93). She was their only player with double-digits in scoring. First quarter was the crucial one in this game. Argentina created 11-point lead at that time and was always up for rest of the time. They finished Q2 with 11-9 for 36-23 lead at the half time. Canada improved after the breather and in low scoring Q3 (7-11) cut the margin to 9 pts. Still, Argentina had decent last ten minutes keeping the safe distance until the end. Argentina will meet Turkey on Saturday. Canada will play against Mali to avoid the last place at this event.
Eurobasket.com All-World Championships U17 Awards 2012 - Aug 28, 2012
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Best Player: Diamond Deshields (185-SF-95) of USA
Best Guard: Leticia Romero (176-SG-95) of Spain
Best Forward: Diamond Deshields of USA
Best Center: Evelyn Mawuli (180-C-95) of Japan
Best Coach: Jill Rankin Schneider of USA
SG: Leticia Romero (176-95) of Spain
SG: Linnae Harper (170-95) of USA
SF: Diamond Deshields (185-95) of USA
PF: Yunika Nakamura (177-95) of Japan
USA defends the title in Amsterdam, again undefeated - Aug 27, 2012
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USA - Spain 75-62
USA defended the title at FIBA U17 World Championship in Amsterdam. They outplayed Spain 75-62 today in the Big Final. Rebecca Greenwell (6'1''-SG-95) was the leading player in victory with double-double of 13 points and 12 rebounds. She reached valuation 19 and was the MVP of this meeting. Diamond Deshields (6'1''-SF-95) collected 13 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists, with bad shot percentage, while Lindsay Allen (5'8''-PG-95) added 13 points, 6 assists and 5 boards [read more]
USA - Spain 75-62 USA defended the title at FIBA U17 World Championship in Amsterdam. They outplayed Spain 75-62 today in the Big Final. Rebecca Greenwell (6'1''-SG-95) was the leading player in victory with double-double of 13 points and 12 rebounds. She reached valuation 19 and was the MVP of this meeting. Diamond Deshields (6'1''-SF-95) collected 13 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists, with bad shot percentage, while Lindsay Allen (5'8''-PG-95) added 13 points, 6 assists and 5 boards. In defeat, Marina Lizarazu (5'8''-PG-95) was better than the others with 19 points and Ariadna Pujol (6'0''-PG-95) scored 10. Maria Arrojo (6'1''-F-85) collected 9 points and 12 rebs. USA won the gold medal, while silver belongs to Spain. Americans had strong beginning and they were 22-8 up after ten minutes of play. USA jumped to 34-14 at the start of Q2, but than Spain drastically improved and closed the gap to 9 pts until the halftime. USA was up by 21 (52-31) at the middle of Q3, but Spain closed it with 17-6 run to stay in the game. Rebecca Greenwell and her teammates made crucial 10-2 run at the beginning of the last period and it was too much for Spain. Canada won the bronze medal in Amsterdam. Diamond Deshields is MVP of the championship. USA had perfect score in Amsterdam and they were also undefeated two years ago.
Canada - Japan 84-77 Canada won the bronze medal at FIBA U17 World Championship. They outplayed Japan in the last day of the competition 84-77. Japan was up by 11 at the halftime, but Canada exploded in Q3 (28-12) to take 5-point lead with ten minutes remaining in the game. Canada was better in Q4 as well taking the bronze medal in Amsterdam. Quarters: 23-20, 17-31, 28-12, 16-14. Emma Wolfram (193-C-95) stepped up for Canada with 15 points and 15 rebounds. She reached valuation 29 and was the MVP of this game. Emily Potter (195-C-95) was their top scorer with 17 points and she also pulled down 11 rebounds for only 17 minutes on the court. Kia Nurse (177-PG-96) netted 14 pts in this meeting. At the other side, Japan got 27 points and 13 rebs from Yunika Nakamura (177-PF-95). Ai Yamada (167-SG-95) and Evelyn Mawuli (180-C-95) (9 rebs) posted 12 and 10 points respectively. Japan ended as the fourth ranked team at this event. USA defended the title thanks to 75-62 win over Spain.
Australia - Italy 58-49 It was a game for the fifth place at FIBA U17 World Championship in Amsterdam. Australia was better than Italy 58-49 to end as No.5 at this event. Italy finished as the sixth ranked team. Alicia Froling (187-PF-96) paced Australia with 12 points and 7 rebounds, while Vanessa Panousis (170-PG-95) added 11 points and 13 boards. Panousis had poor shot percentage in this meeting (4/13 FG2, 0/5 3-pts). Louise Brown (183-F-95) collected 10 points and 10 rebs and actually she was the MVP of this game with valuation 21. At the other side, Elisa Penna (186-SG-95) responded with 12 points and 9 rebounds. Marzia Tagliamento (181-PF-96) had 11 points and Maria Barberis (175-SF-95) followed with 8 points, plus 7 rebs. Quarters: 14-9, 19-11, 18-15, 7-14. USA defended the gold medal in Amsterdam. They downed Spain 75-62 in the big final. The Bronze belongs to Canada.
Holland - Belgium 65-70 Belgium was better than Holland 70-65 in the last day of FIBA U17 World Championship in Amsterdam. Thanks to this victory Belgium ended as the 7th ranked team at this event. Holland finished as No.8. Hind Ben Abdelkader (170-PG-95) was a key player in Belgium with 29 points and 6 rebounds, while An-Katrien Nauwelaers (178-PF-95) added 13 pts to this win. Their third scorer was Anneleen De Baets (157-PG-95) with 9 points. In Holland, Isabella Slim (181-SF-95) shined with 23 points and 8 rebounds. Klaziena Guijt (172-SG-95) scored 15 points and Laura Cornelius (173-PG-96) had 7 points, plus 5 rebounds. Belgium shined in the first ten minutes and after the breather to take the victory in this meeting. Quarters: 20-12, 8-21, 18-9, 24-23. USA defended the title in Amsterdam after 75-62 win over Spain in the big final. Canada won the bronze medal.
Day 7: USA and Spain advance to title game in Amsterdam - Aug 25, 2012
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Canada - USA 59-84
USA advanced to title game at FIBA U17 World Championship in Amsterdam. They handed 84-59 loss to Canada today in the Semis. USA is the defending champion and will meet Spain in the big final. Canada will play for bronze medal at this event against Japan. USA made 6-point lead in the first quarter and jumped to plus 9 at the halftime [read more]
Canada - USA 59-84 USA advanced to title game at FIBA U17 World Championship in Amsterdam. They handed 84-59 loss to Canada today in the Semis. USA is the defending champion and will meet Spain in the big final. Canada will play for bronze medal at this event against Japan. USA made 6-point lead in the first quarter and jumped to plus 9 at the halftime. The defending champ limited its rival to just 8 points for the entire Q3, while scoring 18 at the other side for 19-point lead with one period to go. Canada simply was not able to reply and USA had no troubles to celebrate comfortable victory. Linnae Harper (170-SG-95) had 11 points and 8 rebounds for the Americans. Oderah Chidom (190-PF-95) (7 rebs) and Kaela Davis (185-G/F-95) netted 10 points each. Each of USA players scored at least 2 pts in this meeting. Canada got 14 points from Kia Nurse (177-PG-96) and Emma Wolfram (193-C-95). Emily Potter (195-C-95) stopped to one point less and 6 rebounds. Sunday is the last day of the competition in Amsterdam.
Spain - Japan 91-62 Spain did a great job against Japan tonight in Amsterdam. It was the Semifinals game of FIBA U17 World Championship and Spain celebrated huge 91-62 win against its rival advancing to the Big Final. There, Spain will meet defending champion USA. Two years ago USA eliminated Spain in the Quarterfinals. At the other side, Japan will play against Canada in bronze medal game. Spain made 10-point lead already in the first quarter and later they jumped to plus 17 with 10 minutes remaining in the game. They totally took control on Japan in Q4 (23-11) to end this matchup in style. Leticia Romero (176-SG-95) paced Spain with 27 points and 5 assists. Maria Arrojo (186-F-85) also was great adding 21 points and 6 rebs, while Marina Lizarazu (172-PG-95) helped with 13 points and 6 rebs. In defeat, Ai Yamada (167-SG-95) and Ayane Itani (172-SF-95) posted 14 and 13 points respectively. Yunika Nakamura (177-PF-95) collected 11 points and 5 boards in this defeat. Both gold and bronze medal games will be played tomorrow.
Holland - Australia 58-82 Australia had an easy job against Holland today in Amsterdam. The host of FIBA U17 World Championship faced with 24-point loss, 58-82. It means that Australia will meet Italy tomorrow in the battle for the fifth place at this event. Holland will play against Belgium for position No.7. Tiana Mangakahia (165-PG-95) led the winners with 18 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists, while Vanessa Panousis (170-PG-95) added 17 points and 5 boards. Keely Froling (184-F-96) followed them with 13 points and 8 rebs. The hosts got 14 points (6 rebs) from Lisanne de Jonge (180-SF-95) and 13 pts from Klaziena Guijt (172-SG-95). Janis Ndiba (180-PF-97) collected 8 points and 7 boards. Quarters: 15-11, 23-19, 23-13, 21-15. Sunday is the last day of the championship in Amsterdam.
Italy - Belgium 63-55 Italy was better than Belgium today in Amsterdam, 63-55. It was the first game of Classification Round from 5th-8th place at FIBA U17 World Championship. In order to take position No.5 Italy will have to beat Australia tomorrow. Belgium will play against Holland for seventh place. Marzia Tagliamento (181-PF-96) top-scored in Italy with 18 points, while Elisa Penna (186-SG-95) added one point less, plus she pulled down 10 rebounds. Maria Barberis (175-SF-95) netted 11 pts in this victory. In Belgium, Hind Ben Abdelkader (170-PG-95) had 24 points and 9 rebounds, but again with poor shot percentage (3//10 FG2, 5/22 3-pts). Julie Allemand (173-PG-96) stopped to 10 points and 5 rebounds. Quarters: 9-8, 17-17, 14-11, 23-19. Championship will end tomorrow. USA will have a chance to defend the title.
South Korea - Mali 57-39 South Korea finished participation at FIBA U17 World Championship with victory. They downed Mali 57-39 to end as the ninth ranked team at this event. Mali finished as No.10. The Africans had impressive start limiting their rival to just 5 points for the entire Q1, while they scored 13 pts at the other side. However, all after that belonged to South Korea, who celebrated comfortable win at the end. Quarters: 5-13, 15-7, 24-7, 13-12. Park Ji Su (188-C-98) stepped up for South Korea with 12 points and 6 rebounds. An Heji (164-PG-97) (6 as, 5 rebs) and Kim Sion (173-PF-95) were their second scorers with 9 points each. At the other side, Mali got 21 points from Mariam Maiga (167-SG-96). Djeneba N'Diaye (165-PG-97) had 8 points and 7 rebounds, while all other Mali players had 10 points in total. Sunday is the last day of the competition in Amsterdam. As mentioned above, South Korea and Mali already played all of their games at this event.
Turkey - Brazil 61-66 It was a matchup for 11th place at FIBA U17 World Championship in Amsterdam. Brazil celebrated 66-61 victory thanks to well played last ten minutes of the game. It means that Brazil ended as No.11, while Turkey is the last ranked team at this event. Carla Lucchini (165-PG-95) scored 18 points for the winners and Daphner Pezavento (190-C-95) helped with double-double of 14 points and 10 rebounds. Izabella Sangalli (184-SF-95) followed them with 13 points and 8 boards. In the loosing squad, Melis Gulcan (185-SF-96) and Sinem Atas (182-PF-95) had 18 points and 6 rebounds each. Hulya Coklar (188-C-95) stopped to 10 points and 9 rebs. Turkey had 2-point lead after 30 minutes of play, but Brazil shined when it mattered most and closed this game with 21-14 for 66-61 win at the end. Turkey finished as the only winless team in Amsterdam (0-7). Both teams already finished participation at this event, which will officially end tomorrow.
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