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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.

Places 5-6
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.
Places 7-8
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.

Semifinals are set in Zaragoza - 1 month ago

France - USA 45-56 USA outlasted France 56-45 as Christyn Williams (177-F/G-00) dropped 17 points for the winners. Emmanuelle Tahane (180-F-99) responded with 13 points and 6 rebounds for France. Americans will match up against Australia. Australia - Czech Republic 83-53 History also came the way of Australia too as the Sapphires recorded an 83-53 win over Czech Republic. Eziyoda Magbegor (176-F/G-99) came up with a terrific 20 points, 8 rebounds and a sensational 6 blocks, while captain...   [read more]

Recap of 1/8 Finals in Zaragoza - 1 month ago

Czech Republic - Portugal 49-31 Czech Republic threw a defensive blanket over Portugal to take a 49-31 success in a repeat of the FIBA U16 Women's European Championship 2015 Final. They will meet Australia who had advanced directly to the Quarter-Finals. USA - Brazil 79-62 Reigning champions USA stamped their passport to the Last Eight by beating Brazil 79-62 as Christyn Williams (177-F/G-00) and Janelle Bailey (190-C-99) had 19 points apiece. Japan - France 52-58 France shrugged off a...   [read more]

Recap of Day 4 in Zaragoza - 1 month ago

Group A Japan - Canada 55-70 Leaticia Amihere (185-C) lead Canada to victory against Japan on this game with 20 points and 16 rebounds. That gives her for sure MVP of this game. Haruki Takahara (173-PF-99) responded in Japan with 12 points, while Rui Mima(184-C-99) had only 4 points but 13(!) rebounds on this match. Unfortunately for Japanese players and their fans, that was not enough for the victory as Canada win this game by 15 point margin. Canada had 60 rebounds on this match and Jap...   [read more]

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World Championships U17 Standings
Group A
 1. Canada 3-1 
 2. Japan 2-1 
 3. Latvia 1-2 
 4. Nigeria 0-3 
Group B
 1. Australia 3-0 
 2. China 2-1 
 3. France 1-3 
 4. Mexico 0-3 
Group C
 1. USA 3-0 
 2. Italy 2-1 
 3. Czech Rep. 2-2 
 4. S.Korea 0-3 
Group D
 1. Spain 4-0 
 2. Mali 1-2 
 3. Portugal 1-2 
 4. Brazil 1-2 
Points Per Game
 Jihyun PARK
  Avg: 16.5
 1. Park, KOR16.5 
 2. Wang, CHN15.6 
 3. Han, CHN15.2 
 4. Kourouma, MLI15.0 
 5. Gulbe, LAT14.8 
 6. Ramos, POR14.6 
 7. Yamamoto, JPN14.4 
 8. Williams, USA14.4 
 9. Galeron, ESP13.7 
 10. Amihere, CAN13.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Laeticia AMIHERE
  Avg: 14
 1. Amihere, CAN14.0 
 2. Decosta, USA11.8 
 3. Han, CHN10.2 
 4. Kourouma, MLI10.0 
 5. Ayala, MEX9.5 
 6. Madera, ITA9.2 
 7. Nelson-Ododa, USA9.2 
 8. Da Silva, BRA8.8 
 9. Bailey, USA8.4 
 10. Lipe, LAT8.4 
Assists Per Game
 Jiaqi WANG
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Wang, CHN5.8 
 2. Henderson, USA5.6 
 3. Ayuso, ESP4.7 
 4. Simmons, AUS4.0 
 5. Yamamoto, JPN4.0 
 6. Ramos, POR3.4 
 7. Pinzan, ITA3.4 
 8. Conti, AUS3.3 
 9. Nicoletti, BRA3.2 
 10. Vella, ITA3.2 
Steals Per Game
 Jiaqi WANG
  Avg: 4
 1. Wang, CHN4.0 
 2. Park, KOR3.3 
 3. Lee, KOR3.0 
 4. Simmons, AUS2.5 
 5. Li, CHN2.4 
 6. Fassina, ITA2.2 
 7. Rosas, MEX2.2 
 8. Zhang, CHN2.2 
 9. Lim, KOR2.2 
 10. Da Silva, BRA2.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Laeticia AMIHERE
  Avg: 3.6
 1. Amihere, CAN3.6 
 2. Han, CHN2.8 
 3. Magbegor, AUS2.5 
 4. Dodson, USA1.6 
 5. Brown, CAN1.6 
 6. Decosta, USA1.6 
 7. Nelson-Ododa, USA1.6 
 8. Cubaj, ITA1.4 
 9. Jordao, POR1.4 
 10. Cano, MEX1.2 
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