Reigning champions edge Australia in their opener of the 2012 FIBA U17 World Championship campaign. The USA team overcame the opponents 89:67. USA opened the game with 18-12 and led 6 points at the halftime. Both teams scored 21 points each in the second frame as the board showed 39:33 after 20 minutes. The third quarter was decisive in the game as USA erupted with 36-14 burst and proved their ambitions for defending the title. Australia managed to win the last stanza 20-14 but lost by 22 points at the end. Stephen Domingo (201-F-95) (6'7''-F-95) stepped up with 17 points for the winners and Jahlil Okafor-Benton (6'9''-C-95) nailed 16. Conner Frankamp (6'1''-G-95) delivered 13, while Parker notched 11. Dante Exum (193-G-95) (6'4''-G-95) responded with 17 points in the losing effort, while Nicholas Duncan (198-C-95) (6'6''-C-95) collected 9 points and 13 boards. Mirko Djeric (6'4''-G-95) scored 8 and Joshua Derksen (6'8''-F-95) delivered 7.
China opened their U17 World Championship campaign with victory. They defeated Egypt in Group A. Zhao Jiwei (185-G-95) (185-G-95) came up with 25 points to lead the winners. China dominated from start to finish. They recorded a 25:9 lead at the first break. China stayed in front throughout the second quarter. They ensured a 43:26 halftime advantage. The Asian team boosted the gap in the third term. They entered the final quarter up 19 points. Egypt outgunned their opponents in the final quarter but just sweetened the pill at the end. Heng Yifeng (195-F-95) accounted for 16 points, while Zhou Qi (217-C-96) added 9 points and 14 rebounds for the winners. Moataz Hosny (201-C-95) (201-C-95) answered with 20 points for Egypt. Ehab Mohamed (185-G-95) netted 16 points in the loss.
Czech Republic opened win count at U17 World Championship in Lithuania. They knocked down France in the opener tonight. Adam Pechacek (205-C-95) (205-C-95) came up with 24 points to lead the charge. Czech Republic marked their ambitions early in the game. They outscored France 20:15 in the starting quarter. Czech Republic maintained the lead throughout the second quarter. Moreover the Czech team ensured a 36:26 halftime advantage. France failed to change the complexion of the game in the third quarter. Czech Republic stayed aggressive and entered the final term up by 14 points 53:39. France finally adjusted their offence scoring 25 points in the fourth frame but it was too late as Czech Republic hung on to clinch the victory. Radovan Kouril (183-PG-95) accounted for 12 points, 15 assists and 5 rebounds for Czech Republic. Olivier Yao-Delon (193-G-95) (193-G-95) answered with 16 points for France. Paul Rigot (199-F-95) had 11 points in the losing case.
Spain tipped off their U17 World Championship campaign with victory. They overcame South Korean counterparts in Group B opener. Ilimane Diop (210-C-95) (210-C-95) came up with 17 points and 13 rebounds for the winners. Spain surged ahead early in the game and registered a 19:13 lead at the first intermission. Spain stretched the gap in the second quarter. They ensured a 37:26 halftime lead. The European team maintained the lead throughout the third term. They established a 58:41 advantage with ten minutes to go. South Korea could not recover and had to surrender at the end. Marcos Portalez (199-C-95) netted 12 points, while Ferran Ventura (184-PG-95) contributed 9 points for Spain. Heo Hoon (181-G-95) (181-G-95) answered with 19 points for South Korea. Kim Yun (185-G-95) chipped in 12 points in the loss.
Spain U17: Ilimane Diop 17+13 boards, Marcos Portalez 12, Ferran Ventura 9 South Korea U17: Heo Hoon 19, Kim Nakhyeon (180-G-95) 14, Kim Yun 12
Canada U17-Lithuania U17 69:63
Canada upset the hosts at the start of the World Championships U17 Tournament in Kaunas. The Canadian side needed a strong third period to seal the 69:63 win. Lithuania started the game better and won the first period 17:13. Moreover the hosts added 21-17 in the second period and led 8 points at the halftime. The third quarter however was decisive in the game as Canada produced a 17-9 burst. Canada made 47 Rebounds, while Lithuanian team ended up with 48. The latter also had more Assists in the game 10 versus 8. Kevin-Mbezela Zabo (186-G-95) (186-G-95) and Marial Shayok (196-G-95) top-scored for the winners with 16 points each. Tyrell Bellot-Green (198-F-95) nailed 9, while Robinson added 8. Zydrunas Jurgutis (178-PG-95) (178-PG-95), GRABAUSKAS and Edvinas Seskus (192-G/F-95) replied with 13 points each, while the latter also collected 14 boards. Ernestas Serkevicius (187-PG-95) followed them with 10 points in a loss.
Croatia opened the game with 21-0 run and never looked behind. The European side reached 28:4 at the end of the frame as Ivan Jukic (195-SG-95) closed the quarter. Argentina woke up in the second period and managed to score the same number of points as the favorites. After 18-18 in it the board showed 46:22 for Croatia. In the third period Argentina produced a 21-17 surge and DECK reduced to 63:43. Moreover the South American team won the last stanza to reduce to decent 10 points. Deck and Karlo Zganec (205-C/F-95) were the last players to score for their teams. Mario Hezonja (202-F/G-95) (202-F/G-95) top-scored for the winners with 24 points and 13 rebounds, while Paolo Marinelli (190-G-95) nailed 13. Karlo Zganec notched 10 and Ivan Jukic added 8. Alvaro Merlo (170-G-95) (170-G-95) and Gabriel Deck (199-F/C-95) replied with 17 points each in the losing effort. Lucas Vildoza (188-G-95) and Rodrigo Haag (190-G-95) posted 11 points apiece in a loss.
Argentina U17: Alvaro Merlo 17, Gabriel Deck 17, Lucas Vildoza 11, Rodrigo Haag 11 Croatia U17: Mario Hezonja 24+13 rebs, Paolo Marinelli 13, Karlo Zganec 10, Ivan Jukic 8
Eurobasket.com All-World Championships U17 Awards 2016 - 5 months ago
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Best Player: Collin Sexton (6'2''-G-99) of USA Best Guard: Dzanan Musa (203-G-99) of Bosnia Best Forward: Sergi Martinez (201-PF-99) of Spain Best Center: Wendell Carter (6'10''-F/C-99) of USA 1st Team PG: Arnas Velicka (192-PG-99) of Lithuania G: Collin Sexton (6'2''-G-99) of USA G: Dzanan Musa (203-G-99) of Bosnia F/C: Wendell Carter (6'10''-F/C-99) of USA PF: Sergi Martinez (201-PF-99) of Spain 2nd Team G: Troy Brown (6'6''-G-99) of USA SF: Rowan Barrett Jr. (6'7''-SF-99) of Canad... [read more]
Eurobasket.com All-World Championships U17 1st Team 2016
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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