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USA and Australia reach the Final in Kaunas - Jul 7, 2012

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USA - Spain 95-66
USA stepped closer to the title as they edged Spain in the Semifinal game. The defending champions overcame the Spanish team 95:66 at U17 World Championship in Kaunas. Spain surprised the opponents in the first period and grabbed 7-point lead. Conner Frankamp closed the period at 19:14 and then Justice Winslow (198-F-96) tied the game at 26:26. USA pushed the tempo later in the half and reached 43:37 at the end of the second period. In the second half the court was dominated only by one team. USA won the third period 26-17 and added 26-12 in the last stanza. Justice Winslow paced all the winners with 17 points and 13 rebounds, while Conner Frankamp nailed 13. Stanley Johnson (198-SG-96) and Jahlil Okafor-Benton followed them with 12 points each. Andreu Adrover (184-PG-95) and Alberto Martin produced 8 points each in the losing effort. Tomorrow USA will face Australia in the Final game tomorrow.

Australia - Croatia 83-71
Australia hand Croatia their first loss and advance to the Final of the U17 World Championship. The Aussies overcame the European representative 83:71. Croatia scored the first 6 points in the game and won the opening period 24:21. Mario Hezonja nailed three for 29:23, but then Australian team pushed the tempo for good. After 21-11 in the frame they grabbed 42:35 at the halftime. Moreover Australia added 24-16 in the third quarter as Martin closed the period at 66:51. Croatia tried hard to recover in the last period, but managed to win the last stanza only 20-17. Jack Purchase (203-PF-95) made the last shot from the perimeter for the final success. Mirko Djeric (191-PG-95) top-scored for the winners with 21 points, while Dante Exum added 18. Jack Purchase notched 12, while Nicholas Duncan (203-F-95) and Felix KALAU VON HOFE scored 8 each. Mario Hezonja delivered 28 points in the losing effort and Marko Arapovic netted 17.

5-8 places
Argentina - Czech Republic 78-70
Argentina overcame Czech Republic in Kaunas in the classification Round for 5-8 places. The Latin American team celebrated a 78:70 win and will face Canada tomorrow for the 5th place. Czech Republic meanwhile will take on China in the game for the 7th place. Czech Republic started the game with 17-13 lead, but failed to stay tough in the rest of the half. Argentina needed 22-15 in the second period to take 35:32 at the halftime. Moreover the winners added 24-20 in the third period and had 7 points deficit entering the last stanza. Argentina won also the last period 19-18 and will play for the higher place at U17 World Championship. Gabriel Deck (202-C/F-95) top-scored for the winners with 28 points and Rodrigo Haag nailed 16. Alvaro Merlo notched 10 and Juan Vaulet brought 7. Jiri Dedek (191-SF-95) ended up with 15 points in the losing effort, while Martin Peterka (203-PF-95) had 13. Radovan Kouril delivered 12 and Jiri Soula (189-PG-95) posted 11.

China - Canada 64-68
Canada rout China to play for the 5th place tomorrow at U17 World Championship. The Canadian team overcame the representative from Asia 68:64. Canada opened the game with 23-14 and added 13-11 in the second frame. Chine tried to recover and responded with 17-6 in the third period, but Canada needed 26-22 in the last quarter for a 4-point victory. Justin Jackson top-scored for the winners with 23 points and Kevin-Mbezela Zabo notched 18. Marial Shayok collected 9 points and 10 rebounds, while Tanveer Bhullar added 8. Zhou Qi had 21 points, 10 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals and 8 blocks. But Zhao Jiwei scored only 5 points on 1 of 10 shooting. He had 2 assists to 5 turnovers and fouled out in 33 minutes. Guo Xiaopeng stepped up with 21 points and 3 rebounds, starting ahead of Heng Yifeng. Heng had 9 points and 6 rebounds in reserve. Han Delong (194-F-95) was scoreless in 18 minutes. Liu Bo (203-F-96) had 4 points and 7 rebounds in 21 minutes.

9-10 places
France - Lithuania 64-75
The hosts outscore France in Kaunas at the Classification Round for 9-10 places at the U17 World Championship. Lithuania grabbed 75:64 win to clinch the 9th place. Both teams nailed 19 points in the opening period and then Petr Cornelie (209-C/F-95) brought 26:21 for France. The teams exchanged the lead several times, while Haroldas Saprykinas (188-G-95) brought the hosts 33:32 lead at the halftime. Lithuania added 21-16 in the third quarter and enjoyed 54:48 entering the last stanza. They added 21-16 in the last quarter and won the last game of the tournament. Ernestas Serkevicius (187-PG-95) paced all the winners with 19 points and Norbertas Giga netted 12. Zydrunas Jurgutis and Haroldas Saprykinas delivered 8 points each in a win. Damien Inglis responded with 21 points and 16 rebounds in defeat, while Paul Rigot (199-SF-95) scored 13. France U17 finished the tournament on the 10th place.

11-12 places
South Korea - Egypt 89-83
South Korea recorded the first win at the U17 World Championship. They knocked down Egyptian counterparts in the final game at the tourney for both teams. Kim Nakhyeon (180-G-95) scored 29 points to lead the winners as they occupied the 11th overall position. South Korea unloaded 26 points in the opening quarter to pull ahead. The Asian team secured a 9-point lead at the first break. South Korea kept in front throughout the second period. They accumulated a 46:35 halftime advantage. Things got even worse for Egypt in the third period. They allowed the Korean team gain a 14-point lead before the fourth quarter and never recovered in the reminder of the contest. Heo Hoon contributed 28 points for the winners. Park Intae finished with 14 points for South Korea. Ehab Amin (185-G-95) answered with 20 points for Egypt. Wessam Emad produced 15 points in the loss.   

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USA won 4th gold in the row on World Cup U17 - 1 Year ago
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 and Turkey for the gold medal! - 1 Year ago
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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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