USA - Czech Republic 95-57 USA stop surprising Czechs at the 2012 FIBA U17 World Championship. The defending champions celebrated a 95:57 victory mostly due to the last frame. The teams exchanged the lead several times in the opening period before Conner Frankamp (186-G-95) brought 19:11. Stanley Johnson made two free throws later in the period to close the frame at 24:13. Tyus Jones delivered two for 30:15, while Joel Barry scored for 36:21. The favorites won the second period 17-9 as the board showed 41:22 at the halftime. Czech Republic looked well in the third period and managed to score the same number of points as their opponents. Prokop Slanina (204-C-95) closed the third period at 64:45 and then SUBERT reduced to 16 points early in the fourth. USA exploded with 31-12 in the last stanza and grabbed the second straight win. Dakari Johnson (206-F/C-95) paced all the winners with 16 points and 12 rebounds, while Conner Frankamp netted 11. Joel Barry, Tyus Jones, Jahlil Okafor-Benton and Stanley Johnson nailed 10 points each in a win. Martin Peterka (200-F-95), Prokop Slanina, Jiri Dedek (190-F-95) and Radovan Kouril (183-PG-95) finished the game with 8 points apiece in defeat.
China - Australia 55-92 Australia destroy China in day 2 opener. The Australian side won 92:55 and tied the record at 1-1 at the preliminary round of the FIBA U17 World Championship in Kaunas, Lithuania. Australia led wire-to-wire, but came out flat and found that China was hard to shake. The winners broke a 30:10 lead in the opening period and later never looked behind. They added 23-9 in the second frame and enjoyed 53:19 at the end of the first half. China bounced back with 15-13 in the third quarter and reduced to 22 points entering the final stanza. Australia however added 26-21 in the last period to seal the victory and improved to 1-1 record. Dante Exum (193-G-95) paced all the winners with 26 points, while Michael Luxford (182-PG-95) added 13. Simmons and PURCHASE followed them with 10 points each. Zhou Qi (217-C-96) posted 12 in defeat, while Bo Liu had 10.
France - Egypt 78-54 France pull away from Egypt in day 2 of the preliminary round at the FIBA U17 World Championship in Kaunas, Lithuania. The European side celebrated a 78:54 win for 1-1 record. Egypt meanwhile fell at 0-2 in Group A. France started with 18:9 and never looked behind in the game. They allowed Egypt to bounce back however with 16-13 in the second period as the latter reduced to 31:25 at the halftime. France erupted with 21-13 in the third frame and added 26-16 in the last stanza. Damien Inglis (197-F-95) paced all the winners with 19 points and 11 rebounds, while Charly Pontens (189-PG-95) and Paul Rigot (199-F-95) had 12 points each. YAO-DELON and EBREUIL followed them with 10 points apiece. Ehab Amin (185-G-95) ended up with 17 points in the losing effort, whilst Hosny had 9. Tomorrow France will take on China, while Egypt will face USA.
Spain - Argentina 58-68 Argentina earned the initial win at the U17 World Championship. The Latin American team stunned Spain in Group B action tonight. The victory propelled Argentina at 1-1 record as they caught up with Spain in the ladder. Gabriel Deck (199-F/C-95) accounted for 28 points and 8 rebounds to lead the winners. Argentina held their opponents to 11 points in the opening quarter taking a 5-point lead. Argentina stayed in charge throughout the second quarter. They ensured a 9-point buffer at halftime 35:26. Things hardly changed in the third quarter. The teams traded baskets as Argentina stayed in front. They entered the final quarter leading by 9 points 52:43. Spain got within five points midway through the final quarter but Argentina remained calm as they quickly restored a comfortable lead and rallied to the victory at the end. Rodrigo Haag (190-G-95) accounted for 13 points, while Lucas Vildoza and Facundo Vallejos had 7 points each for the winners. Alberto Martin (182-G-95) answered with 11 points for Spain. Agusti Sans and Xavier Moix finished with 10 points each in the loss.
Croatia - Canada 66-53 Croatian gained the second straight win at the U17 World Championship in Lithuania. They prevailed against Canada in Group B today. Mario Hezonja (202-F/G-95) stepped up with 21 points and 11 rebounds to lead the winners. Canada fell at 1-1 record after the loss. Croatia dominated every facet of the game in the starting quarter. They accumulated a 20:9 lead after ten minutes. Canada tuned in defensively in the second quarter. The North American side limited Croatia to 8 points o narrow the deficit at 6-point mark 22:28. Canada got closer in the third quarter. They trimmed the distance to just 3 points with one period remaining 38:41. But Croatia scored 25 points in the final frame and sealed the victory at the end. Marko Arapovic (207-C/F-96) provided 11 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists, while Karlo Zganec added 10 points for the winners. Patrick Steeves (201-F/G-95) and Marial Shayok (196-G-95) replied with 10 points apiece for Canada.
Lithuania - South Korea 119-108 OT Lithuania opened win count at U17 World Championship. The hosts had to survive overtime drama to edge South Korea. The victory propelled Lithuania at 1-1 record, while South Korea fell at 0-2 record in Group B. Gediminas Zalalis (205-C-95) posted 27 points and 13 boards to lead the Baltic team to the vital win. South Korea jumped into the drivers seat in the opening quarter. They grabbed a 26:22 lead at the first break. The teams exchanged baskets throughout high-flying second frame. South Korea secured a 57:53 halftime lead. Grabauskas drew things level at 63 midway through the third term. Edvinas Seskus (192-G/F-95) finally put Lithuania in front but South Korea quickly responded. They eked out a 78:76 lead with one quarter to go in regulation. The lead changed hands for several times throughout intense fourth period. The Korean team gained a 98:93 advantage late in regulation. However Ernestas Serkevicius and Gediminas Zalalis drew things level at 100 at the end of regulation sending the game into overtime. Gediminas Zalalis and Edvinas Seskus combined for 18 points in the extra period to lead the hosts to the victory. Edvinas Seskus finished with 25 points and 15 boards, while Ernestas Serkevicius added 16 points for the winning side. Heo Hoon (181-G-95) answered with game-high 37 points for South Korea. An Youngjun had 30 points in the loss.
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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