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Day 4 in Kaunas - Jul 3, 2012

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Group A
USA - France 86-50
USA stayed on the winning track in Kaunas. They posted the fourth straight win at the championship. Tonight the USA rallied past France to improve at 4-0 record on top of Group A. Jahlil Okafor-Benton (210-C-95) came up with 21 points and 13 rebounds to lead the winners. USA and France stayed close throughout the opening quarter. The North American team led by just three points at the first break 16:13. But the US team gradually increased the tempo. They poured in 24 points in the second quarter to secure a 40:24 halftime lead. USA maintained the lead throughout the third quarter. Moreover they boosted the distance to 28 points at the final break 60:32. USA never looked back cruising to the victory at the end. Conner Frankamp (186-G-95) and Stanley Johnson (198-SG-96) delivered 12 points each for the winning team. Petr Cornelie (209-C/F-95) answered with 14 points for France. Paul Rigot had 11 points in the loss.

Australia - Egypt 88-73 2OT
Australia clinched the third win in Kaunas. They topped South Korea in double-overtime thriller to improve at 3-1 record. Dante Exum (193-PG-95) scored 23 points to lead the Aussies. Egypt fell at 0-4 record after the loss. Australia got to a strong start. They ensured a 24:16 lead ten minutes into the game. Egypt limited South Korea to 6 points in the second quarter to pull in front. The African team secured a 35:30 halftime lead. Australia retained the advantage in the third frame. They surged ahead for a 52:48 advantage at the third break. Egypt led by five points with just over two minutes remaining. The Aussies capped regulation with five straight points to level things up at 63. Egypt led throughout the first overtime but Australia drew things level and forced the second overtime. The Aussies went on a 15:0 run in the second extra period to seal the victory at the end. Mirko Djeric (191-PG-95) provided 22 points, 8 assists and 4 boards for Australia. Felix Kalau Van Hofe had 16 points in the winning case. Ehab Amin (185-G-95) answered with 23 points for Egypt. Moataz Hosny netted 16 points in the loss.

China - Czech Republic 71-68
Chinese U17 National Team celebrated the third win at the World Championship in Kaunas. They held off Czech Republic in a roller-coaster game today. Zhao JiWei (185-G-95) came up with 20 points to pace the Asian side. Czech Republic led by two points after the opening quarter 17:15. But China turned things around in the second period. The Asian team stepped on the gas to clear off to a 38:30 halftime advantage. Czech Republic denied the deficit midway through the third term. Radovan Kouril (185-PG-95) put Czech Republic in front 52:50. Czech team capped the quarter with a 10:0 run to gain a 62:53 lead. Czech Republic opened an 11-point advantage 64:53 early in the final quarter. China reacted with a 16:2 rally of their own to take a 69:66 lead with just over two minutes remaining. Zhao JiWei accounted for two free throws late in regulation to seal the victory for China at the end. Han Delong (194-F-95) posted 13 points, while Zhou Qi added 10 points and 15 rebounds in the victory. Radovan Kouril had 20 points for Czech Republic. Jiri Soula and Adam Pechacek had 11 points apiece in the loss.

Group B
Croatia - Lithuania 82-78
Croatia registered the fourth straight win at the U17 World Championship. They held off the hosts tonight to stay undefeated on top of Group B. Lithuania fell at 1-3 record. Croatia jumped to an early lead and posted a 21:17 advantage after ten minutes. Lithuania cut the deficit in the second quarter and trailed by a single point at halftime 38:37. Croatia gradually cleared off in the third term. They secured a 7-point lead with one period remaining 58:51. Lithuania fired 27 points in the fourth frame trying to avoid the loss. But Croatia withstood the challenge and snatched a tough win at the end. Karlo Zganec (205-C/F-95) knocked down 20 points and grabbed 19 rebounds for Croatia. Tomislav Gabric (202-F-95) added 18 points in the victory. Haroldas Saprykinas (188-G-95) answered with 23 points for Lithuania. Edvinas Seskus had 14 points and 9 rebounds in the loss.

Argentina - South Korea 106-59
Argentina celebrated the second win at the U17 World Championship in Kaunas. They knocked down South Korea for 2-2 record in Group B. South Korea fell at 0-4 record after the loss. Matias Aristu (193-F/G-95) and Guillermo Lopez (198-F-95) scored 15 points each to lead the winners. Argentina held the Asian team to 12 points in the opening quarter to take a 7-point lead. Argentina went on a 31:10 run in the second quarter to build a 28-point halftime advantage. The Latin American side maintained the advantage throughout the third frame. They arrived at the final break up by 40 points 89:39. Argentina did not loosen the grasp in the final frame and sealed the victory at the end. Joaquin Giarrafa and Rodrigo Haag contributed 12 points apiece in the win. Heo Hoon (181-G-95) answered with 13 points for South Korea. Kim Yun netted 11 points in the loss.

Spain - Canada 83-62
Spain earned the third win in Group B at the U17 World Championship in Kaunas. They fired past Canada at the start of the fourth day of action. Alberto Abalde (200-SF-95) came up with 21 points to lead the winners. Spain and Canada stayed close throughout the starting quarter. The scoreboard read 20:20 at the end of the opening frame. Spain gradually pulled in front in the second term. They accumulated a 38:33 halftime lead. The European team cleared off in the third quarter. They unloaded 24 points to ensure a 16-point lead at the final intermission. Spain stayed on fire in the final quarter and raced to the victory at the end. Agusti Sans (195-SG-95) and Marcos Portalez (201-F-95) accounted for 14 points each for Spain. Marial Shayok (196-SG-95) responded with 17 points for Canada. Tyrell Bellot-Green had 10 points as the North American team fell at 2-2 record.   

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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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