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Day 3 in Amsterdam: USA, Spain and Japan book Quarterfinals tickets - Aug 20, 2012

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Group A
USA - Italy 83-43
USA cruised to another victory at FIBA U17 World Championship in Amsterdam. They smashed Italy 83-43 handing them the first loss at this event. It means that USA stays alone on top of Group A with perfect 3-0 record, while Italy dropped to 2-1 and now has the same score as Belgium. USA dominated from the start and after each minute their lead was bigger and bigger. Quarters: 25-13, 18-6, 24-9, 16-15. Rebecca Greenwell (6'0''-G-95) led USA with 16 points and 9 rebounds, and Taya Reimer (6'3''-F-95) helped with 12 points, plus 5 boards. Diamond Deshields (6'1''-G/F-95) (7 as), Linnae Harper (5'8''-G-95) (6 rebs) and Brianna Turner (6'3''-F-96) posted 11 points each. At the other side, Italy's best scorer was Sofia Marangoni (5'9''-PG-95) with only 8 points. Cecilia Zandalasini (6'0''-F-96) and Elisa Ercoli (6'3''-C-95) (8 rebs) netted 6 and 5 points respectively. On Tuesday, USA will play against Belgium. Italy will take on South Korea (1-2). It is important to mention that USA already booked a ticket for the Quarterfinals.

South Korea - Mali 76-61
Both teams had 0-2 before this meeting. South Korea was too strong for Mali 76-61 registering its first victory at FIBA U17 World Championship in Amsterdam. Korea now joined Canada with 1-2 record, while Mali closes the standings in this pool with 0-3. Korea had impressive first quarter making 29-16 lead and later jumped to plus 17 until the halftime. However, Mali drastically improved after the breather and closed the gap to 4 points with ten minutes to go in the game. Koreans shined when it mattered most ending the last period with 20-9 for the first win in Amsterdam. Park Jieun (95) (7 rebs) and Kim Heejin (95) scored 19 points each in this victory. Shin Jihyun (95) helped with 9 pts. In the loosing squad, Christine Dakouo (178-PF-96) was better than the others with 13 points and 9 rebounds. Mariam Maiga (169-G-96) and Maimouna Diallo (180-C-95) delivered 11 points. All teams will take a rest on Monday. In the next game, South Korea will meet Italy. Mali will play against Canada.

Canada - Belgium 50-45
Canada grabbed 50-45 win over Belgium in Day Three of FIBA U17 World Championship. This is the first win for Canada in Amsterdam and it allowed them to join South Korea at fourth place in Group A with 1-2 record. At the other side, Canada faced with its first loss and slipped to 2-1 in this pool sharing the second place with Italy. Canada was up by 9 with one quarter left in the game. Belgium seriously threatened for rest of the way, but Canada managed to keep its lead and to celebrate first win in Amsterdam. Quarters: 15-14, 8-6, 11-5, 16-20. Emma Wolfram (193-C-95) paced Canada with 12 points and 7 rebounds. Their second scorer was Kia Nurse (180-PG-96) with 9 pts, while Saicha Grant-Allen (193-F-95) added 6 points and 9 rebs to this win. Belgium didn't have anyone with double digits in scoring. Hind Ben Abdelkader (173-SG-95), Anneleen De Baets (166-G-95) and Julie Allemand (173-PG-96) were their best players with 9 points each. All teams will take a rest on Monday. In the next game (Tuesday), Canada will play against Mali and another win is expected. Belgium will meet powerful USA and it is hard a believe they will be able to avoid defeat in this meeting.

Group B
Australia - Holland 62-70
Holland downed Australia in Day Three of FIBA U17 World Championship in Amsterdam. The host of this event celebrated 70-62 victory staying alone on third place of Group B. Australia dropped to position No.4 with 1-2. Laura Cornelius (174-PG-96) was unstoppable in this game collecting 28 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. She reached valuation 30. Isabella Slim (181-F-95) scored 17 points and Lisanne de Jonge (181-F-95) added 10 pts, plus 8 rebs. Australia got 23 points and 5 rebs from Vanessa Panousis (170-PG-95), and Lauren Scherf (194-C-96) added 11 pts, plus 9 boards. They didn't have any other player with double digits in scoring. Quarters: 27-7, 12-20, 16-19, 15-16. Holland will play against winless Brazil on Tuesday and they hope to get another victory. Australia will play against also winless Turkey and it could be the crucial game for both teams.

Japan - Turkey 83-75
Japan had another great game in Amsterdam and already booked a spot for the Quarterfinals of FIBA U17 World Championship. Japan downed Turkey in Day Three 83-75 staying on top of Group B together with Spain. Both teams have 3-0 record now and they will meet on Tuesday in crucial game for the first place in this pool. Turkey dropped to 0-3, but they still hope to reach the next stage. Turkey's next rival will be Australia and it could be the crucial game for both teams. Japan had amazing Q2 (27-14) for 48-35 lead at the halftime. Totally different picture was seen on the court after the breather and Turkey controlled rhythm of the game and created 28-13 in Q3. However, Japanese players shined when it mattered most and limited Turkey to 12 pts for the last ten minutes, while they scored 22 at the other side for 8-point win at the end. Yunika Nakamura (95) paced Japan with 20 points and 9 rebounds, while Ai Yamada (95) also had a great performance scoring 19 points. Natsumi Nagai (95) and Saori Miyazaki (95) had 13 and 12 pts respectively. In Turkey, Hulya Coklar (188-C-95) answered with 20 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists. Sinem Atas (178-SF-95) also had 20 points (6 rebs, 5 as) and Melis Gulcan (180-SG-96) posted 12 pts. As mentioned above, the championship continues on Tuesday.

Brazil - Spain 42-79
Spain cruised to third straight victory at FIBA U17 World Championship in Amsterdam. They smashed Brazil 79-42 for 3-0 record in Preliminary Group B. Thanks to this win Spain already booked a ticket for the Quarterfinals. At the other side, Brazil is in difficult situation now as they dropped to 0-3, but they still have a chance to advance. Spain was up by 6 at the halftime and totally took control on Brazil after that. Spain made huge 31-9 after the breather and Q4 was just the formality. Yaiza Rodriguez (163-PG-95) (163-PG-95) stepped up for the winners with 14 points, while Ariadna Pujol (182-F-95) collected 11 points, 6 assists and 5 rebs. Marina Lizarazu (175-G-95) also scored 11 pts in this game. Vitoria Domingos (96) top-scored in defeat with 9 points and Izabella Sangalli (181-F-95) had one less. Kananda Ribeiro posted 6 points for Brazil. Spain will play against Japan on Tuesday and it will be a game for the first place in Group B. Brazil will meet host Holland in very important game and only win can keep Brazil's Quarterfinals hopes alive.   

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World Championships U17 Final Standings
 1. Australia
 2. Italy
 3. USA
 4. China
 5. Czech Rep.
 6. Spain
 7. Canada
 8. France
 9. Japan
 10. Latvia
 11. Mali
 12. Portugal
 13. Brazil
 14. Mexico
 15. S.Korea
 16. Nigeria
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Jihyun PARK
  Avg: 16.5
 1. Park, KOR16.5 
 2. Gulbe, LAT15.7 
 3. Kourouma, MLI15.6 
 4. Han, CHN15.0 
 5. Wang, CHN13.9 
 6. Yamamoto, JPN13.7 
 7. Galeron, ESP13.0 
 8. Magbegor, AUS12.5 
 9. Amihere, CAN12.5 
 10. Ramos, POR12.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Laeticia AMIHERE
  Avg: 13
 1. Amihere, CAN13.0 
 2. Han, CHN10.7 
 3. Kourouma, MLI10.6 
 4. Decosta, USA10.1 
 5. Ayala, MEX9.9 
 6. Nelson-Ododa, USA9.4 
 7. Da Silva, BRA9.3 
 8. Bailey, USA9.1 
 9. Lipe, LAT8.8 
 10. Simmons, AUS8.3 
Assists Per Game
  Avg: 5
 1. Henderson, USA5.0 
 2. Wang, CHN5.0 
 3. Simmons, AUS4.2 
 4. Nicoletti, BRA4.2 
 5. Ayuso, ESP4.1 
 6. Yamamoto, JPN4.0 
 7. Ramos, POR4.0 
 8. Pinzan, ITA3.3 
 9. Conti, AUS3.0 
 10. Ozola, LAT3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Jiaqi WANG
  Avg: 3.9
 1. Wang, CHN3.9 
 2. Park, KOR3.3 
 3. Lee, KOR3.0 
 4. Da Silva, BRA3.0 
 5. Madera, ITA2.6 
 6. Rosas, MEX2.6 
 7. Kourouma, MLI2.4 
 8. Simmons, AUS2.3 
 9. Yamamoto, JPN2.2 
 10. Lim, KOR2.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Laeticia AMIHERE
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Amihere, CAN3.3 
 2. Magbegor, AUS2.8 
 3. Han, CHN2.6 
 4. Decosta, USA2.0 
 5. Jordao, POR1.8 
 6. Cubaj, ITA1.7 
 7. Nelson-Ododa, USA1.7 
 8. Dodson, USA1.4 
 9. Brown, CAN1.3 
 10. Cano, MEX1.3 
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