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Day Six: USA, Canada, Spain and Japan head to Semis - Aug 25, 2012

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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.

Places 9-12
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.   

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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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