USA defends the title in Amsterdam, again undefeated - Aug 27, 2012
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USA - Spain 75-62 USA defended the title at FIBA U17 World Championship in Amsterdam. They outplayed Spain 75-62 today in the Big Final. Rebecca Greenwell (6'1''-SG-95) was the leading player in victory with double-double of 13 points and 12 rebounds. She reached valuation 19 and was the MVP of this meeting. Diamond Deshields (6'1''-SF-95) collected 13 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists, with bad shot percentage, while Lindsay Allen (5'8''-PG-95) added 13 points, 6 assists and 5 boards. In defeat, Marina Lizarazu (5'8''-PG-95) was better than the others with 19 points and Ariadna Pujol (6'0''-PG-95) scored 10. Maria Arrojo (6'1''-F-85) collected 9 points and 12 rebs. USA won the gold medal, while silver belongs to Spain. Americans had strong beginning and they were 22-8 up after ten minutes of play. USA jumped to 34-14 at the start of Q2, but than Spain drastically improved and closed the gap to 9 pts until the halftime. USA was up by 21 (52-31) at the middle of Q3, but Spain closed it with 17-6 run to stay in the game. Rebecca Greenwell and her teammates made crucial 10-2 run at the beginning of the last period and it was too much for Spain. Canada won the bronze medal in Amsterdam. Diamond Deshields is MVP of the championship. USA had perfect score in Amsterdam and they were also undefeated two years ago.
Canada - Japan 84-77 Canada won the bronze medal at FIBA U17 World Championship. They outplayed Japan in the last day of the competition 84-77. Japan was up by 11 at the halftime, but Canada exploded in Q3 (28-12) to take 5-point lead with ten minutes remaining in the game. Canada was better in Q4 as well taking the bronze medal in Amsterdam. Quarters: 23-20, 17-31, 28-12, 16-14. Emma Wolfram (193-C-95) stepped up for Canada with 15 points and 15 rebounds. She reached valuation 29 and was the MVP of this game. Emily Potter (195-C-95) was their top scorer with 17 points and she also pulled down 11 rebounds for only 17 minutes on the court. Kia Nurse (177-PG-96) netted 14 pts in this meeting. At the other side, Japan got 27 points and 13 rebs from Yunika Nakamura (177-PF-95). Ai Yamada (167-SG-95) and Evelyn Mawuli (180-C-95) (9 rebs) posted 12 and 10 points respectively. Japan ended as the fourth ranked team at this event. USA defended the title thanks to 75-62 win over Spain.
Australia - Italy 58-49 It was a game for the fifth place at FIBA U17 World Championship in Amsterdam. Australia was better than Italy 58-49 to end as No.5 at this event. Italy finished as the sixth ranked team. Alicia Froling (187-PF-96) paced Australia with 12 points and 7 rebounds, while Vanessa Panousis (170-PG-95) added 11 points and 13 boards. Panousis had poor shot percentage in this meeting (4/13 FG2, 0/5 3-pts). Louise Brown (183-F-95) collected 10 points and 10 rebs and actually she was the MVP of this game with valuation 21. At the other side, Elisa Penna (186-SG-95) responded with 12 points and 9 rebounds. Marzia Tagliamento (181-PF-96) had 11 points and Maria Barberis (175-SF-95) followed with 8 points, plus 7 rebs. Quarters: 14-9, 19-11, 18-15, 7-14. USA defended the gold medal in Amsterdam. They downed Spain 75-62 in the big final. The Bronze belongs to Canada.
Holland - Belgium 65-70 Belgium was better than Holland 70-65 in the last day of FIBA U17 World Championship in Amsterdam. Thanks to this victory Belgium ended as the 7th ranked team at this event. Holland finished as No.8. Hind Ben Abdelkader (170-PG-95) was a key player in Belgium with 29 points and 6 rebounds, while An-Katrien Nauwelaers (178-PF-95) added 13 pts to this win. Their third scorer was Anneleen De Baets (157-PG-95) with 9 points. In Holland, Isabella Slim (181-SF-95) shined with 23 points and 8 rebounds. Klaziena Guijt (172-SG-95) scored 15 points and Laura Cornelius (173-PG-96) had 7 points, plus 5 rebounds. Belgium shined in the first ten minutes and after the breather to take the victory in this meeting. Quarters: 20-12, 8-21, 18-9, 24-23. USA defended the title in Amsterdam after 75-62 win over Spain in the big final. Canada won the bronze medal.
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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