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Day 2 in Kaunas - Jun 30, 2012

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Group A
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.

Group B
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.   

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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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