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USA wins the Gold in Toulouse - Jul 25, 2010

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USA - France 92-62
USA blasted France to win the Gold medal in Toulouse. The powerful American squad got 20 points and 6 assists from Ariel Massengale (168-G-93). Kaleena Lewis (183-F-93) and Elizabeth Williams (191-C-93) helped with 15 points and 5 rebounds each. In France, Sara Chevaugeon (177-G-93) delivered 11 points. She was their only player with double-digits in scoring. USA celebrated at this event with the perfect 8-0 record. USA took control on their rivals from the very beginning. Ariel Massengale and her teammates made nice 26-16 lead in the first quarter and were looking good. France improved in the next ten minutes, but still they needed a way more against strong Americans. USA ended Q2 with 24-24 for 12-point lead at the halftime. They dominated in Q3 as well finishing it with 25-16. At that time it was already clear who the winner of the night will be and France was without a chance. USA didn't stop and they made 17-8 in the last quarter for the final 92-62 victory and the Gold medal in Toulouse. The Silver belongs to France, who was the host of this event.

Places 3-4
China - Belgium 85-73
China outplayed Belgium 85-73 winning the Bronze in Toulouse. Yu Dong (195-C/F-93) was totally the best player in this victory with 29 points and 13 rebounds. She reached valuation 32 and grabbed the MVP title for this meeting. Li Meng (185-G-95) had 16 points and 8 rebounds, while Ma XueYa (187-F-93) helped China with 11 points and 9 boards. Yang LiWei (175-G-95) stopped on 10 pts. On the other side, Julie Vanloo (172-G-93) scored 23 pts. Lien Delmulle (179-F-93) followed her with 17. China was slightly better team at the beginning as they made minimum lead in the first quarter, 26-25. In the second frame it was Belgium who took control on their rivals. Julie Vanloo was on fire and mostly owing to her Belgium was 41-46 up at the halftime. China replied after the breather with 21-16 and everything was open again. In the last ten minutes Yu Dong and her teammates demonstrated wonderful performance. They drained 23 points, while stopping Belgium to just 11 for comfortable 85-73 victory at the end. Belgium stays without the medal in Toulouse.

Places 5-6
Russia - Japan 68-74
Japan won the fifth place in Toulouse. They outplayed Russia in the last day of the competition 68-74 to end on this spot. Of course, Russia finished as No.6 at this event. Moeko Nagaoka (180-F-93) exploded for Japan with 28 points and 9 rebounds. Yuki Miyazawa (181-F-93) is another player with wonderful role in this game: 26 points and 16 rebs. Actually she was the MVP of this meeting with valuation 30. On the other side, Russia got 12 points and 7 rebounds from Mariya-Margarita Davydova (189-F/C-93). Ksenia Tikhonenko (190-C/F-93) (8 rebs) and Anastasia Tochilova (168-G-93) added 10 points each. Everything started good for Russia as they made nice 22-12 lead in the first ten minutes. Nothing has changed after that and Japan was in trouble. Mariya-Margarita Davydova and her teammates closed the second period with 19-14 for comfortable 41-26 lead at the half time. Russia was on the right way to victory and was looking great at that time, but they somehow stopped after the breather. Japan drastically improved at the both sides of the court and finished Q3 with 10-22. Everything was open again, but Russia still had 3-point lead. Moeko Nagaoka and Yuki Miyazawa had no mercy for Russia in the last ten minutes and they paced Japan to wonderful 17-26, what was enough for 68-74 victory and the fifth place in Toulouse.

Places 7-8
Spain - Australia 48-74
Australia finished as the seventh ranked team in Toulouse. They blasted Spain on Sunday morning to take this place. Tayla Roberts (191-F/C-93) was the leading player in victory with double-double of 25 points and 14 rebounds. Gretel Tippett (190-F-93) had 14 points, 6 boards and 5 assists, while Sara Blicavs (188-F-93) added 10 points and 5 boards. In the loosing squad, Yurena Diaz (176-G-93) delivered 14 points. She was followed by Andrea Vilaro (179-F-93) and Maria Gonzalez Grueso (177-G/F-93), who had 12 and 10 points respectively. Spain ended as No.8 at this event. First quarter was the low-scoring and it was the only one which belonged to Spain in this game (12-8). Australia players woke up after that making nice 12-22 in the second frame. It means that Australia had 6-point lead at the halftime and that was just the beginning. They destroyed Spain in third period with 5-20 and question about the winner was resolved. Spain didn't have enough power to mount a comeback and actually last quarter was another one which belonged to Aussies, 19-24. At the end it was totally deserved 19-24 win for seventh place in Toulouse. Australia registered 4 wins and 3 defeats at this event.   

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World Championships U17 Final Standings
 1. Australia
 2. Italy
 3. USA
 4. China
 5. Czech Rep.
 6. Spain
 7. Canada
 8. France
 9. Japan
 10. Latvia
 11. Mali
 12. Portugal
 13. Brazil
 14. Mexico
 15. S.Korea
 16. Nigeria
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Jihyun PARK
  Avg: 16.5
 1. Park, KOR16.5 
 2. Gulbe, LAT15.7 
 3. Kourouma, MLI15.6 
 4. Han, CHN15.0 
 5. Wang, CHN13.9 
 6. Yamamoto, JPN13.7 
 7. Galeron, ESP13.0 
 8. Magbegor, AUS12.5 
 9. Amihere, CAN12.5 
 10. Ramos, POR12.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Laeticia AMIHERE
  Avg: 13
 1. Amihere, CAN13.0 
 2. Han, CHN10.7 
 3. Kourouma, MLI10.6 
 4. Decosta, USA10.1 
 5. Ayala, MEX9.9 
 6. Nelson-Ododa, USA9.4 
 7. Da Silva, BRA9.3 
 8. Bailey, USA9.1 
 9. Lipe, LAT8.8 
 10. Simmons, AUS8.3 
Assists Per Game
  Avg: 5
 1. Henderson, USA5.0 
 2. Wang, CHN5.0 
 3. Simmons, AUS4.2 
 4. Nicoletti, BRA4.2 
 5. Ayuso, ESP4.1 
 6. Yamamoto, JPN4.0 
 7. Ramos, POR4.0 
 8. Pinzan, ITA3.3 
 9. Conti, AUS3.0 
 10. Ozola, LAT3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Jiaqi WANG
  Avg: 3.9
 1. Wang, CHN3.9 
 2. Park, KOR3.3 
 3. Lee, KOR3.0 
 4. Da Silva, BRA3.0 
 5. Madera, ITA2.6 
 6. Rosas, MEX2.6 
 7. Kourouma, MLI2.4 
 8. Simmons, AUS2.3 
 9. Yamamoto, JPN2.2 
 10. Lim, KOR2.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Laeticia AMIHERE
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Amihere, CAN3.3 
 2. Magbegor, AUS2.8 
 3. Han, CHN2.6 
 4. Decosta, USA2.0 
 5. Jordao, POR1.8 
 6. Cubaj, ITA1.7 
 7. Nelson-Ododa, USA1.7 
 8. Dodson, USA1.4 
 9. Brown, CAN1.3 
 10. Cano, MEX1.3 
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