Japan - Belgium 70-64 Japan is in the Semifinals of FIBA U17 World Championship in Amsterdam. They outplayed Belgium 70-64 in the QFinals thanks to impressive first half of the game. Japan made 28-18 in the first ten minutes and jumped to plus 16 at the halftime. Belgium drastically improved after the breather, but still Japan was strong enough to keep the lead and to celebrate at the end. Quarters: 28-18, 14-8, 13-20, 15-18. Ai Yamada (167-SG-95) scored 21 points in victory and Yunika Nakamura (177-PF-95) added 19 pts. Evelyn Mawuli (180-C-95) followed them with 14 points and 16 rebs. In defeat, Hind Ben Abdelkader (170-PG-95) was better than the others with 19 points, but she made only 3 of 14 attempts from behind the arc. Laeticia Mpoyi (179-C-96) (8 rebs) and Anneleen De Baets (157-PG-95) (7 rebs) posted 11 and 10 pts respectively. Japan will meet Spain in the Semifinals. Belgium will continue in Classification Round from 5th-8th place.
Holland - Canada 55-56 Canada grabbed 56-55 thriller win over Holland in the Quarterfinals of FIBA U17 World Championship in Amsterdam. In the Semis, Canada will meet defending champion USA. It will be a North American derby. At the other side, the host of this event will fight for the fifth place. None of the teams had a 3 or more possession lead. Netherlands attempted a game winning shot in the last second of regulation, but it fell short. Kia Nurse (177-PG-96) scored 18 points for the winners, while Emma Wolfram (193-C-95) added 13 points and 6 rebounds. Shaylisha Colley (172-PG-96) also posted 13 pts in this meeting. In Holland, Lisanne de Jonge (180-SF-95) top-scored with 13 points. Britt Zappeij (182-PF-95) and Laura Cornelius (173-PG-96) scored 8 points each and they also had 8 and 5 rebounds respectively. Championship continues today. Holland will play against Australia.
USA - Australia 89-68 USA handed 89-68 loss to Australia extending its winning streak to six at FIBA U19 World Championship in Amsterdam. Australia had better beginning of this game, but all after that belonged to USA. The Americans will meet Canada in the Semifinals. At the other side, Australia will continue in Classification Round from 5th to 8th place. Their first rival will be Holland. Diamond Deshields (6'1''-SF-95) had 19 points and 5 rebounds in this victory. Mercedes Russell (6'5''-C-95) shined with 18 points and 14 rebs (MVP, valuation 28), while Linnae Harper (5'7''-SG-95) added 13 points and 11 rebs. In defeat, Tiana Mangakahia (5'5''-PG-95) top-scored with 21 points and Abigail Wehrung (5'10''-G-95) added 19 pts, plus 5 rebs. Alicia Froling (6'2''-PF-96) collected 8 pts and 6 rebs. Quarters: 19-24, 22-13, 24-14, 24-17. Championship continues today.
Italy - Spain 39-67 Spain had an easy job against Italy in the Quarterfinals of FIBA U17 World Championship in Amsterdam. Spain celebrated 67-39 win and will meet Japan in the Semifinals. Italy will be transferred to Classification Round from 5th-8th place and their first rival will be Belgium. Spain was better team during the entire game, especially in the second half. Quarters: 13-10, 13-9, 18-11, 23-9. Laura Quevedo (185-PF-96) was the leading player in victory with 19 points and 9 rebounds. Marina Lizarazu (172-PG-95) and Ariadna Pujol (183-PG-95) netted 14 and 11 pts respectively. In Italy, Elisa Penna (186-SG-95) had 8 points and Giulia Porro (166-PG-95) added two less. Championship continues today. In the other Semifinals, USA will meet Canada. USA is the defending champion in Amsterdam.
South Korea - Turkey 82-79 South Korea made a first step forward to 9th place at FIBA U17 World Championship in Amsterdam. They grabbed 82-79 victory against Turkey on Friday. In order to take the position No.9 South Korea will have to beat Mali. Turkey will play against Brazil and winner will avoid last place at this event. Shin Jihyun (173-SG-95) led South Korea with 21 points, while Park Jieun (183-C-95) added 13 points and 14 rebounds (MVP, valuation 29). Kim Heejin (168-SF-95) also scored 13 pts in this meeting. In Turkey, Melis Gulcan (185-SF-96) collected 21 points and 6 rebounds. Ezgi Manlaci (172-SF-96) had 18 points and Sinem Atas (182-PF-95) added 16 pts, 11 rebs and 6 assists. Korea shined in the last ten minutes to take the victory in this meeting. Quarters: 19-20, 18-17, 14-22, 31-20. Both teams will play their last games in Amsterdam today.
Brazil - Mali 51-58 Mali was better than Brazil on Friday 58-51. It was the first game of the Classification Round from 9th-12th place at FIBA U19 World Championship in Amsterdam. Mali will meet South Korea today and the winner of that game will end as No.9 at this event. At the other side, Brazil will play against Turkey. The winner of that meeting will avoid last place in Amsterdam. Both games will be played today. Mali shined in the last quarter to beat Brazil: 13-12, 15-8, 12-21, 18-10. Mariam Maiga (167-SG-96) led Mali with 18 points and Djeneba N'Diaye (165-PG-97) added 10 points. Aissata Fomba (175-SG-95) followed them with 9 points and 10 rebs. In Brazil, Izabella Sangalli (184-SF-95) had double-double of 11 points and 10 rebs. Monique Soares (187-PF-97) impressed with 10 pts and 17 boards (MVP, valuation 25), while Carla Lucchini (165-PG-95) added 10 pts and 9 boards. Both teams will end their participation in Amsterdam today.
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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