USA - Canada 86-47 Another easy win for USA in Amsterdam. The defending champion blasted Canada today 86-47 for perfect 2-0 record at FIBA U17 World Championship. At the same time, it was the second straight loss for Canadian NT at this event. USA won every single quarter of this game and dominated in all segments. They created 17-point lead until the halftime and increased it to plus 20 for the next ten minutes. USA totally took control on Canada in Q4 (28-9) to celebrate huge 39-point win at the end. Diamond Deshields (186-G/F-95) (6'1''-G/F-95) stepped up for her team with 29 points and 6 rebounds (MVP, valuation 28). Kaela Davis (6'1''-G/F-95) had 14 points and 9 rebs, while Taya Reimer (6'3''-F-95) helped USA with 10 pts. In Canada, Kia Nurse (5'11''-PG-96) was the best scorer with only 8 points (6 rebs). Hannah Jardine, Kolbie Orum (6'2''-F-95) and Emily Potter (6'5''-C/F-95) stopped to 7 pts each. USA's next rival will be Italy. Canada will take on Belgium tomorrow.
Italy - Mali 71-31 Another great performance by Italy in Amsterdam. This time Italy destroyed Mali 71-31 for perfect 2-0 record in Preliminary Group A of FIBA U17 World Championship. Italy took control on its rival from the very beginning and never looked back. Quarters: 18-5, 13-7, 14-6, 26-13. Antonia Peresson (177-PG-95) led the winners with 14 points and 7 assists, while Francesca Pan (180-SG-97) followed her with 11 points. Elisa Ercoli (190-C-95) netted 9 points and grabbed impressive 20 rebounds. Mali got 9 points from Mariam Maiga (169-G-96) and 8 points, plus 6 rebounds from Awa Keita (182-C-96). They dropped to 0-2 in the group. On Sunday, Italy will meet the defending champion USA. Mali will play against South Korea hoping to win the first game in Amsterdam.
Belgium - South Korea 84-53 Belgium celebrated second straight win at FIBA U17 World Championship in Amsterdam. This time Belgium cruised past South Korea 84-53 for 2-0 record in Group A. Hind Ben Abdelkader (173-SG-95) had another great game for her team collecting 29 points and 5 rebounds. She reached valuation 25 and was the MVP of this meeting. Celine Lemmens (182-PF-95) had 9 points and 6 rebounds, and Kyara Linskens (191-C-96) added 7 pts, plus 5 rebs. In defeat, Yang Inyoung (95) (5 rebs) and Shin Jihyun (95) netted 11 points each. Lee Min Ji (95) delivered two less. Belgium made 11-point lead until the halftime and destroyed its rival in Q3 with huge 28-6. All after that was just the formality. South Korea dropped to 0-2 in this pool and will meet Mali tomorrow. It could be a nice chance for the first victory in Amsterdam. Belgium will play against Canada.
Holland - Japan 53-73 Japan demonstrated wonderful performance in Amsterdam today. They handed 73-53 loss to hosts of FIBA U17 World Championship improving to 2-0 record in Preliminary Group B. At the other side, it was the first loss for Holland who has 1-1 now. Japan was up by 11 with ten minutes remaining in the game and it was expected that Holland will make an effort to close the gap, but they simply were not able to do it. Japanese players exploded in Q4 closing this game with 23-14 for the final 20-point win. Yunika Nakamura (95) top-scored in Japan with 22 points and she pulled down 6 rebounds beside that. Ai Yamada (95) scored 17 points and Haruka Hatakenaka (95) added 14 pts, plus 7 rebs. The hosts got 12 points from Deborah Vos (178-PF-96) and she was their only player with double digits in scoring. Lisanne de Jonge (181-F-95) stopped to 9 pts and Isabella Slim (181-F-95) had 7. Japan will meet last ranked Turkey on Sunday and it will be a nice chance for third straight win. Holland will take on Australia.
Spain - Turkey 77-49 Spain was too strong for Turkey 77-49 in Day Two of FIBA U17 World Championship in Amsterdam. Spain celebrated on Friday as well, so they jumped to 2-0 record in Preliminary Group B. Leticia Romero (177-G-95) top-scored for the winners with 15 points, while Carolina Esparcia (178-G-95) (6 rebs) and Yaiza Rodriguez (163-PG-95) netted 12 points each. Busra Akbas (171-PG-95) collected 13 points and 6 rebounds in defeat. Their second scorer was Hulya Coklar (188-C-95) with 9 points. Turkey stays winless (0-2), but still has a chance to reach the Quarterfinals in Amsterdam. Spain created 9-point lead in the first quarter and jumped to plus 22 until the HT. Turkey was not able to reply for rest of the way. Spain will meet Brazil on Sunday, while Turkey will play against Japan. There are three more days left in the Preliminary Round.
Brazil - Australia 46-56 Both teams failed in Day One of FIBA U17 World Championship in Amsterdam. Today, Australia was better than Brazil 56-46 for the first win at this event. Australia now has 1-1 record in Group B, while Brazil fell to 0-2. Third period was the crucial on in this meeting. Teams were tied at 24-24 at the half time, after what Australia limited its rival to 9 points for 10 minutes, while they drained 19 at the other side. Brazil was not able to reply and Australia kept its lead for rest of the way. Tiana Mangakahia (165-PG-95) led the winners with double-double of 16 points and 12 rebounds. Alicia Froling (187-PF-96) scored 9 points and Stephanie Collins (195-C-95) added 9 points, plus 6 rebounds. Kananda Ribeiro (183-F/C-96) responded with 13 points and 5 rebounds in defeat, and Carla Silva Lucchini (95) followed with 11 pts, plus 9 rebounds. Monique Soares (97) had 7 pts and 9 rebs. Australia will meet Holland tomorrow, while Brazil will take on Spain.
FINAL Italy - Australia 38-62 Australia dominated the game for winning gold medal. They overcame Italy for 24 points. They Italians to score only 38 points for 40 minutes of the game while Australia score 62 which was enough for winning most shiny medal of the tournament. for Italy scored only 8 points on the game in the most important game of the tournament, which was just not enough for Australia who dominated every single part of the game winning every quarter. They also... [read more]
Italy - Australia 38-62 Australia dominated the game for winning gold medal. They overcame Italy for 24 points. They Italians to score only 38 points for 40 minutes of the game while Australia score 62 which was enough for winning most shiny medal of the tournament. Starting five for Italy scored only 8 points on the game in the most important game of the tournament, which was just not enough for Australia who dominated every single part of the game winning every quarter. They also was better in rebounds then Italy (41-27). Jasmine Simmons (163-G-99, college: Rock Valley JC) scored 14 points and had 12 rebounds for MVP performance of the game, she was followed by Eziyoda Magbegor (176-F/G-99) with 13 points and 9 rebounds, Monique Conti (165-PG-99) scored 18 points. For losing team Costanza Verona scored 13 points.
China - USA 50-65 Taylor Mikesell (175-G/F-99) led USA to bronze medal game with 15 points and 4 rebounds, also Maya Dodson (185-C-99) scored 12 points and had 7 rebounds. USA winning by 15 point margin against China to deserve bronze medal on World Cup. They dominated in rebounds by 18 more (48-30). For losing side once again best was Han XU (200-C-99) with 16 points and 9 rebounds. China lost last game on this tournament and finishing World Cup on fourth place.
Spain - Czech Republic 51-63 In European derby for battle of 5th place, Czech Republic was better then Spain with 12 point difference. Czech Republic let Spain to win first and third quarter, second and fourth Czech won it by 5 and 17 point difference which is just enough for huge win for Czech side. Winning side was leaded by Veronika Vorackova (184-SF-99) with 13 points and 7 rebounds, also Tereza Vitulova (182-C-99) scored 12 points and 13 rebounds and Adela Smutna (183-C-99) scored 15 points with 3 rebounds. Aina Ayuso (181-PG-99) for losing side scored 14 points. Czech Republic won 5th place on tournament.
Canada - France 58-53 Canada won game and winning seventh place of World Cup by beating team of France. It was close game with only 5 point win for Canadian side, Kyla Shand (188-C-99) scored 12 points and had 6 rebounds, for losing side best was Noemie Brochant (178-F-99) with 9 points and 5 rebounds for index points of 9, while Nabala Fofana (186-C-00) scored 4 points and had 7 rebounds for total index of 10 and that was not enough for Canadian side. France finish World Cup on eight place.
Semifinals USA - Australia 60-73 Maybe someone is surprised but for sure not Australian players who believed in self and win this big game for their National Team. They controlled every quarter and didn't let USA to put their energy in the match. Half time was done by Australia leading by 9 (27:36) and they just increased difference at the end of third quarter by 4 more. In last ten minutes result was tied (14:14) and that was more then enough for Australia win in total of 73:60. Winning... [read more]
USA - Australia
Maybe someone is surprised but for sure not Australian players who believed in
self and win this big game for their National Team. They controlled every
quarter and didn't let USA to put their energy in the match. Half time was done
by Australia leading by 9 (27:36) and they just increased difference at the end
of third quarter by 4 more. In last ten minutes result was tied (14:14) and that
was more then enough for Australia win in total of 73:60. Winning side was lead
by Jazmin Shelley (174-G/F-00) with contributing 23 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assist while
Eziyoda Magbegor (176-F/G-99) had 10 points and 10 rebounds. For losing side Nelson Oddoda-Olivia (193-C-00) had 17 points and 10 rebounds. USA will be playing for bronze medal
Italy - China
62-51 Sara Madera (186-C-00) lead European side to glory by putting 21 point into the basket and catches 8 rebounds. She helped Italian National Team to win this big game in
semifinals against China with 11 points. She was helped by Valeria Trucco (190-C-99) with
14 points and 6 rebounds. Italian side had 10 rebounds more then China (42-32).
Also, they let China win only first quarter (9:12), they won all remaining ones.
For losing Asian side best was Han XU (200-C-99) with 13 points and 15 rebounds. Italy will
be playing against Australia in big final and battle for gold medal.
France - Czech Republic
55-62 Veronika Sipova (181-PG-98) lead Czech to another win on this tournament, this time against
France. She didn't have miss for two points (5/5) and she scored 10 points with
3 assists. For losing side Emmanuelle Tahane (180-F-99) scored 16 points but that was not
enough for win against Czech Republic as they win this game by 7, even when
France was leading on half time with 11 points, Czech make big return and win
second 20 minutes of the game by 17 points. Czech will play against Spain to
decide who will finish on 5th place on World Cup.
Canada - Spain
Pretty interesting game for battle from 5th to 8th place. Spain won this game by
only 3 point difference and will play against Czech Republic which will decide
who will be 5th and who will be 6th place on this tournament. After losing this
game, Canada will face France in game decider for 7 and 8 place. In this game,
decider was last quarter which Spain won by 10 (15:25) and that give them win
with 3 point margin. Spain side was led by Silvia Serrat (183-G-99) with 16 points and 10
rebounds, Sofia Galeron (186-PF-99) had also good game with 17 points and 6 rebounds. For
losing side Roxane Makolo (170-PG-00) scored 10 points and had 6 rebounds for best index
ranking (15) in Canadian team.
Latvia - Japan
Japan win this game and finished tournament on 9th position. Mayuko Fujinaga (178-SG-99) had
huge game with 19 points and 6 rebounds and she was followed by Mai Yamamoto (162-PG-99)
with 10 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. For losing team Aleksa Gulbe (184-F/C-00) nipped 20
points and had 8 rebounds, also Nikola Ozola (172-G-00) scored 17 points.
Mali - Portugal
Last game for Mali on this tournament and they finish it with a nice win against
Portugal for 11th place on World Cup. They flushed 69 points and allowing
Portugal only 47. Salimatou Kourouma (175-G/F-99) had 19 points and 14 rebounds for winning
team and Mariana Silva (182-PF-99) for Portugal scored 5 points and had 8 rebounds which
gives her total number of 8 index points which was highest in losing team.
Portugal finished tournament on 12 place.
Mexico - Brazil
For the game who deciding who will be 13, Brazil was more successful then Mexico
and they won this match without much trouble. They won it three out of four
quarters with huge difference and that was enough in this game. Emanuely De Oliveira (180-SG-99) scored 17 points and had 5 rebounds and Raphaella Da Silva (186-C-99) had 12
points and same number of rebounds. For losing team Maria Ruiz (171-SG-99) had 18 points.
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