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.
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.
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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