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Day 1 in Kaunas - Jun 29, 2012

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Group A

Australia U17-USA U17 67:89

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.

Australia U17: Dante Exum 17, Nicholas Duncan 9+13 rebs, Mirko Djeric 8, Joshua Derksen 7
USA U17: Stephen Domingo 17, Jahlil Okafor-Benton 16, Conner Frankamp 13, Parker 11

China U17 - Egypt U17 80:68

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.

China U17: Zhao Jiwei 25, Heng Yifeng 16, Zhou Qi 9
Egypt U17: Moataz Hosny 20, Ehab Mohamed 16

Czech Republic U17 - France U17 70:64

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.

Czech Republic U17: Adam Pechacek 24, Radovan Kouril 12+15 assists
France U17: Olivier Yao-Delon 16, Paul Rigot 11


Spain U17 - South Korea U17 80:62

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.

Canada U17: Kevin-Mbezela Zabo 16, Marial Shayok 16, Tyrell Bellot-Green 9, Robinson 8
Lithuania U17: Zydrunas Jurgutis 13, GRABAUSKAS 13, Edvinas Seskus 13+14 rebs, Ernestas Serkevicius 10

Argentina U17-Croatia U17 68:78

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   

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World Championships U17: Round: 4 (Preliminary Round)

World Championships U17 Final Standings
 1. USA
 2. Turkey
 3. Lithuania
 4. Spain
 5. Canada
 6. France
 7. Australia
 8. S.Korea
 9. Bosnia
 10. China
 11. Dominican R.
 12. Finland
 13. Argentina
 14. Taiwan
 15. Mali
 16. Egypt
World Championships U17 Standings
Group A
 1. USA 5-0 
 2. Australia 4-1 
 3. China 3-2 
 4. Czech Rep. 2-3 
 5. France 1-4 
 6. Egypt 0-5 
Group B
 1. Croatia 5-0 
 2. Spain 3-2 
 3. Argentina 3-2 
 4. Canada 3-2 
 5. Lithuania 1-4 
 6. S.Korea 0-5 
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
  Avg: 22.3
 1. Akoon-P., Bakken22.3 
 2. Haas, SISU18.8 
 3. Burgess, Randers18.8 
 4. Mack, Horsens IC17.9 
 5. Champagnie, Stevn.17.6 
 6. McGrew, SI.17.1 
 7. Lundberg, Horse.17.0 
 8. Dominique, Horsholm16.8 
 9. Sandager, Stevn.16.3 
 10. Baru, SISU16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Tanner MCGREW
  Avg: 10.7
 1. McGrew, SI.10.7 
 2. Sane, Naestved9.2 
 3. Champagnie, Stevn.8.1 
 4. Smith, Horsholm8.0 
 5. NaNa, Svendborg7.7 
 6. Colas, Randers7.5 
 7. Trist, Horsens IC7.5 
 8. Moten, Svendborg7.3 
 9. Midtgaard, Horsh.7.1 
 10. Mouboe, Randers6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Charles BURGESS
  Avg: 5.9
 1. Burgess, Randers5.9 
 2. Nielsen, Horsholm4.9 
 3. Mitchell, Naestved4.8 
 4. Porta, Svendborg4.3 
 5. Lundberg, Horse.4.3 
 6. Dranginis, SISU4.1 
 7. Mack, Horsens IC4.1 
 8. Gesell, Bakken3.7 
 9. Lanegger, Naestved3.5 
 10. McGrew, SI.3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Frederik NIELSEN
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Nielsen, Horsholm2.2 
 2. Bonneau, Svendborg2.0 
 3. Mack, Horsens IC1.9 
 4. Burgess, Randers1.9 
 5. Akoon-P., Bakken1.9 
 6. Gesell, Bakken1.8 
 7. Borovcanin, Horse.1.7 
 8. Adjehi, SISU1.7 
 9. Smith, Horsholm1.5 
 10. Baru, SISU1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Adjehi BARU
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Baru, SISU1.5 
 2. Smith, Horsholm1.5 
 3. Sane, Naestved1.2 
 4. Aboubakar Za., Sve.1.2 
 5. Colas, Randers1.2 
 6. Diouf, Bakken1.1 
 7. Christoffers., Bak.1.0 
 8. Artino, Horsens IC1.0 
 9. Adjehi, SISU1.0 
 10. Moten, Svendborg0.9 
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