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Day 3 in Kaunas - Jul 1, 2012


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Kendrick
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Group A
Egypt - USA 73-111
USA U17 team earn the third straight victory at the U17 World Championship. The favorites scored three digits against Egypt in a 111:73 victory. Jabari Parker (201-F-95) brought the first points for the winners and then the USA grabbed 25:20 lead at the end of the first period. Domingo scored for 50:37 as it became the end of the first half. Later on USA dominated the court and looked fantastic on the court. They erupted with 36-15 burst in the third period to grab 86:52 lead after three quarters. The task for the last stanza was to reach three digits and they easily managed to do that. Conner Frankamp (186-G-95) gave his side 101:66 lead with 3 minutes to go. Moreover USA scored another 10 points for the final success. Conner Frankamp and Jabari Parker top-scored for the winners with 18 points each, while Kendrick Nunn (193-SG-95) netted 12. Johnathan Williams (206-F/C-95) and Jahlil Okafor-Benton delivered 10 points each. Moataz Hosny replied with 13 points and Ahmed Sayed Soliman as well as Walid Aly (185-F/G-95) nailed 12. Wessam Emad finished the game with 11 points in defeat.

France - China 53-59
China rout France in Day 3 opener at the 2012 FIBA U17 World Championship. The Asian team improved to 2-1 record after 59:53 win. The French side meanwhile dropped at 1-2 record in Group A. Both teams entered the game with the same record and battle for the second win. China opened the game with 14-11 lead, but France bounced back with 19-9 in the second frame. The European side grabbed 30: 23 halftime advantage when the teams disappeared in the lockers. The second half however was dominated by China. The latter needed 24-16 in the third period to take the lead and then finished the game with 12-7 in the last stanza. Han Delong (194-F-95) (192-F-95) top-scored for the winners with 20 points and Zhou Qi added 18. Zhao Jiwei (185-G-95) delivered 12, while Liu Bo had 9. Arthur Rozenfeld (179-PG-95), Damien Inglis and Petr Cornelie (209-C/F-95) responded with 10 points each in the losing effort.

Czech Republic - Australia 58-63
The Aussies edged Czech Republic in Kaunas in Day 3 second game. The Australia side overcame the European representative 63:58 at the 2012 FIBA U17 World Championship. Australia grabbed 14:11 lead at the end of the first and then Fabijan Krslovic scored for 16:13 early in the second. Adam Pechacek (207-C-95) gave however his side a 17:16 lead and he nailed three for 30:25. Jiri Soula made two free throws at the end of the half when the Czechs had 34:29 advantage. Jiri Soula also gave his team the biggest lead at the game at 43:34, but Czech Republic U17 could not keep the win. Benjamin Simmons (203-PF-96) closed a 13-0 run midway through the third period and gave Australia 47:43 lead. Australia also added 14-13 in the last stanza to seal the victory. Benjamin Simmons paced all the winners with 26 points, whilst Dante Exum (193-PG-95) had 10. Fabijan Krslovic ended up with 9 and Mirko Djeric delivered 8. Only 5 players managed to score for the Czechs in the game. Adam Pechacek poured in 18, while Jiri Soula 16 and Martin Peterka added 16 each.

Group B
Lithuania - Spain 83-91 OT
Spain wins the European battle at the U17 World Championship. The Spanish outfit outscored Lithuania in Kaunas 91:83 in Group B top game. It was the game for the second win in the group. The Baltic side started with 17-13, but failed to win the half. Spain needed a 23-15 burst in the second quarter to take a 36:32 advantage at the halftime. Lithuania however was too far to give up and won the third and the fourth quarters. They produced a 22-21 in the third stanza and finished the game with 23-20 in the last period. Spain however held an 8-point victory for 2-1 record. Agusti Sans (195-SG-95) led the way with 24 points, while Alberto Martin and Ferran Ventura (184-PG-95) had 13 each. Ernestas Serkevicius ended up with 21 points in the losing effort while Haroldas Saprykinas delivered 14. Zydrunas Jurgutis (178-PG-95) scored 13 and Lukas Grabauskas chipped in with 12.

Canada - Argentina 80-76
Canada closed Day 3 with the win over Argentina at the U17 World Championship in Kaunas. The North American side grabbed improved to 2-1 record after 80:76 victory. Argentina looked more ambitious in the first period and took 25:14 lead after 10 minutes of the game. Kevin-Mbezela Zabo (186-G-95) later reduced to 10 and then Justin Jackson (198-G-95) gave Canada 30:29 lead midway through the second period. Kevin-Mbezela Zabo later closed the half at 38:37, while the third period brought several changes in the lead. After 18-16 in it Argentina grabbed 55:54 advantage and Gabriel Deck (202-C/F-95) later tied the game at 71:71. Patrick Steeves (201-F/G-95) and SHAYOK however brought the victory for Canada at the end of the game. Kevin-Mbezela Zabo paced all the winners with 18 points, while Marial SHAYOK netted 15. Justin Jackson followed them with 14 points and Patrick Steeves poured in 9. Gabriel Deck collected 19 points and 10 rebounds in defeat, while Alvaro MERLO chipped in with 17. Lucio Reinaudi (183-G-95) scored 11 and Rodrigo HAAG notched 8.

South Korea - Croatia 68-124
Croatia overwhelm South Korea for 3-0 record in Group B of the U17 World Championship. The Croatian side remains the only undefeated team in the group after 124:68 victory. The Asian team meanwhile fell at 0-3 record. Croatia was the favorite of the game and proved their ambitions from the very beginning. They grabbed 25:16 lead after the first period and remained in front until the end of the game. Moreover they added 28-18 in the second quarter and enjoyed 53:34 advantage at the halftime. The second half also belonged to the European team. Croatia won the third quarter 26-11 and then added 45-23 in the fourth quarter. Croatia scored 124 points that is the record so far after three days in Kaunas. Tomislav Gabric (202-SF-95) top-scored for the winners with 21 points and 15 rebounds, while Marko Arapovic (207-C/F-96) posted 20. Karlo Zganec (205-C/F-95) delivered 18 points and 12 boards, whilst Mario Hezonja and Dorian Jelenek (200-SF-95) brought 13 each.
  




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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
Last:7/4/2016
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 
Last:7/17/2012
Points Per Game
 Dzanan MUSA
  BIH
  (203-G-99)
  Avg: 34
 1. Musa, BIH34.0 
 2. Hoard, FRA22.4 
 3. Lin, TAI21.3 
 4. Martinez, ESP19.9 
 5. Lee, KOR18.9 
 6. Barrett Jr., CAN18.4 
 7. Lopez, ARG17.1 
 8. Sexton, USA17.0 
 9. Khalaf, EGY17.0 
 10. Campara, BIH15.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ahmed KHALAF
  EGY
  (206-F/C-99)
  Avg: 14
 1. Khalaf, EGY14.0 
 2. Martinez, ESP12.9 
 3. Duran, TUR12.0 
 4. Mostafa, EGY11.6 
 5. Froling, AUS10.4 
 6. Mirambeaux, DOM10.4 
 7. Jankovic, BIH9.1 
 8. Zhu, CHN8.9 
 9. Atar, TUR8.7 
 10. Cerkezovic, BIH8.6 
Assists Per Game
 Arnas VELICKA
  (192-PG-99)
  Avg: 4.7
 1. Velicka, LTU4.7 
 2. Chen, TAI4.3 
 3. Sexton, USA4.2 
 4. Alocen, ESP4.0 
 5. Lee, KOR3.9 
 6. Campara, BIH3.9 
 7. Nembhard, CAN3.7 
 8. Beyhurst, FRA3.7 
 9. Smart, USA3.4 
 10. Cerkezovic, BIH3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Oluwasimisola SHITTU
  (210-C-99)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Shittu, CAN3.5 
 2. Nembhard, CAN3.0 
 3. Brown, USA2.9 
 4. Velicka, LTU2.7 
 5. Haidara, MLI2.7 
 6. Lopez, ARG2.4 
 7. Trent, USA2.3 
 8. Alocen, ESP2.3 
 9. Knox II, USA2.2 
 10. Shin, KOR2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Ahmed KHALAF
  EGY
  (206-F/C-99)
  Avg: 4.4
 1. Khalaf, EGY4.4 
 2. Zhu, CHN1.4 
 3. Sarr, FRA1.4 
 4. Froling, AUS1.3 
 5. Minaya, DOM1.3 
 6. Pons, FRA1.3 
 7. Atar, TUR1.3 
 8. Dante, MLI1.2 
 9. Valdez, DOM1.2 
 10. Jackson, USA1.2 
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