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USA, Australia, Croatia and Spain reach the Semifinals - Jul 6, 2012

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USA - Canada 113-59
USA became the Semifinalist of the U17 World Championship. The defending champions thrashed Canada 113:59. USA started the game confidently and reached 26:15 after the first 10 minutes of the game. Jahlil Okafor-Benton (210-C-95) made a dunk for 31:17 and Domingo scored for 33:20. USA added 20-15 in the frame for 46:30 lead at the halftime. The second half was a nightmare for Canada that allowed the opponents to score 67 points. USA won the third period 32-13 and finished the game with 35-16. Domingo brought the team the three digit number as he made the shot for 101:53 advantage. Later S. Johnson, Domingo, Justice Winslow (198-F-96) and NDUKA-ANYA brought he final points in the winning game. Tyus Jones top-scored for the winners with 22 points, while Justice Winslow collected 17 points and 13 rebounds. Joel BERRY netted 15, whilst Jabari Parker (203-F-95) and Jahlil Okafor-Benton posted 10 apiece. Justin Jackson replied with 17 points in defeat and Tyrell Bellot-Green scored 12.

Australia - Argentina 78-59
Australia stopped Argentina in the Quarterfinals of the U17 World Championship. The Aussies beat the team from Latin America 78:59 to reach the semis. Argentina won the opening tip when Alvaro Merlo brought 11:6 lead. Gabriel Deck (202-C/F-95) scored for 13:10 and Rodrigo Haag kept his side in front at 17:14. Gabriel Deck and VILDOZA gave their team 30:23, but Argentina failed to win the game. Michael Luxford (181-PG-95) reduced to 30:26 at the end of the half and then Dante Exum tied the game at 34:34. Derksen delivered two for 47:46 and Michael Luxford scored for 52:51. The teams left the third period at 53:53 and only after that Australia exploded for a win. They erupted with 25-6 in the last stanza to reach the victory. Dante Exum top-scored for the winners with 23 points. Benjamin Simmons (203-PF-96) netted 12, while Matt Jackson added 9. Gabriel Deck ended up with 19 points in the losing effort, Alvaro Merlo posted 14, while Rodrigo Haag notched 7.

Croatia - Czech Republic 94-71
Croatia continue their winning streak and reached already the Semifinals of the U17 World Championship. The team won over Czech Republic U17 to close the Quarterfinal day in Kaunas. Croatia won the opening tip 7-2 and then Karlo Zganec (205-C/F-95) brought 15:9. The teams exchanged several more baskets and finished the first period with 24:21. Domagoj Bosnjak made two free throws for 29:26, while Martin Peterka gave his side 32:31 lead later in the second period. Adam Pechacek and Karlo Zganec exchanged the late baskets at the end of the frame for 42:40 at the halftime. In the third period Croatia stayed in front for the whole time, however sometimes the lead was not comfortable. Tomislav Gabric scored for 72:64 and Adam Pechacek reduced to 6 points at the end of the period. Only due to 22-5 in the last stanza the Croatian side managed to prove their ambitions for the top places. Domagoj Bosnjak led the way with 21 points and Karlo Zganec notched 19. Mario Hezonja (202-G/F-95) delivered 18, while Tomislav Gabric posted 8. Martin Peterka replied with 23 points and 11 rebounds in the losing effort. Jiri Dedek (191-SF-95) scored 16 and Adam Pechacek chipped in 11.

Spain - China 64-57
Spain survived a thriller against China to become the first semifinalists of U17 World Championship in Lithuania. Ilimane Diop (210-C-95) scored 26 points and 11 rebounds to lead the European team. It was never an easy ride for Spain. China dominated in the first half. The Asian team led by three points ten minutes into the game 14:11. They stretched the gap to 5 points at halftime 31:26. But Spain reacted with a stifling defence in the third quarter. The Europeans limited their opponents to 10 points in the period to gain a single-point advantage heading into the fourth frame 43:42. China surged ahead midway through the final term but Spain reacted with an 11:3 run to gain a decisive lead late in regulation. Alberto Martin (185-PG-95) knocked down 14 points for Spain. Alberto Abalde (200-SF-95) added 9 points in the winning case. Zhou Qi (216-C-96) responded with 20 points and 15 rebounds for China. Zhao JiWei had 16 points in the loss.

9-12 Place
France - South Korea 110-50
France overwhelm South Korea in the start of the Classification Round for 9-12 places. The European side celebrated an easy 110:50 win at the U17 World Championship I Kaunas. France U17 started with 29-12 in the opening period and never looked behind after. They added 23-6 in the second frame and enjoyed a 52:18 halftime advantage. Moreover France needed 24-12 in the third quarter to take 76:30 after thirty minutes. South Korea managed to score 20 points in the last quarter to finish with 50, however they could not even win that frame. France nailed 34 points in the final stanza to seal the victory. Arthur Rozenfeld (179-PG-95) top-scored for the winners with 21 points, while Charly Pontens, Damien Inglis and Antoine Chevrier posted 14 each. Paul Rigot notched 11 and Petr Cornelie (209-C/F-95) delivered 10. Heo Hoon ended up with 14 points in the losing effort and Lee Minyoung scored 12.

Lithuania - Egypt 73-72
Lithuania claimed a narrow win over Egypt at the start of the classification round at U17 World Championship. The hosts needed some wise decision late in regulation to hold off pesky Egypt in Kaunas tonight. Edvinas Seskus (192-SF-95) scored 18 points to lead the winners. Lithuania will now take on France for the 9th position. Egypt will face South Korea in the final game at the tournament. Egypt jumped to an early lead. The African team enjoyed an 18:14 lead ten minutes into the game. The sides exchanged baskets throughout the second quarter. Egypt maintained the lead posting a 37:33 halftime advantage. Lithuania recovered in the third quarter. The hosts knocked down 22 points in the period to secure a 5-point lead at the final intermission. Egypt refused to back off as they competitive till the final seconds. Lithuania proved cool and determined in the dying seconds and stole a narrow win at the end. Ernestas Serkevicius and Gediminas Zalalis (205-C-95) posted 12 points each for the winners. Walid Aly answered with 19 points and 6 boards for Egypt. Ehab Amin had 15 points and 9 rebounds 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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