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.
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]
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 Jasmine Simmons (163-G-99, college: Rock Valley JC) racked up 17 points and 15 boards.
China - Spain 55-51 China also grabbed the headlines after they surprised the previously unbeaten hosts Spain 55-51, as center Han XU (200-C-99) finished with a brilliant 18 points, 18 rebounds and 5 blocks. Team-mate Zhang Lingge (187-C-99) also landed a double-double and China will now play Italy on Friday.
Canada - Italy 56-58 Italy progressed 58-56 in dramatic circumstances against Canada who suffered a first loss. Sara Madera (186-C-00) had 14 points and 14 rebounds for Italy, who had to survive Canada missing a late triple attempt.
Group Places 9-16
Latvia - South Korea 78-71 Latvia celebrated a maiden win in the competition and their first-ever in a global youth women's competition as they came from behind to beat Korea 78-71. It was thanks mainly to a phenomenal effort from Sabine Lipe (176-F/G-99) who had 24 points, 11 rebounds and 8 assists.
Mexico - Mali 51-73 Having beaten Brazil in the Group Phase and coming close to landing a berth in the Quarter-Finals, Mali opened up the Classification 9-16 with a vibrant 73-51 victory against Mexico as Aissetou Coulibaly (175-G/F-1) hit six three-pointers on her way to 23 points. That meant they became the first-ever African nation to record at least two wins at a FIBA U17 Women's World Championship.
Japan - Brazil 83-60 Japan had no problems in defeating Brazil 83-60. They started strong with 25-14 in the opening quarter and kept increasing their lead. Izumi Abe (167-PG-99) led Japanese players with 21 points, Mayuko Fujinaga (178-SG-99) added 20. Geovana Lopes (190-C-99) replied with 17 points off the bench for the losing side.
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]
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 late salvage bid from Japan to take a 58-52 victory. Three French players scored 10+ points: Kadiatou Sissoko (180-F-99) led the game with 15 points, Emmanuelle Tahane (180-F-99) scored 13 and Tima Pouye (176-F/G-99) added 12. Mai Yamamoto (162-PG-99) scored 14 for losing side.
South Korea - Spain 44-78 Spain stayed perfect after a 78-44 victory against Korea. The game was without history as Europeans led from first quarter increasing their lead each quarter.
Latvia - China 46-76 China produced a devastating 22-3 second quarter against Latvia, which along with 18 points from Wang Jiaqi (170-G-99), facilitated a 76-46 win. They are the sole Asian representatives in the Quarter-Finals and will match up with Spain, who stayed perfect via a 78-44 victory against Korea.
Italy - Mali 58-55 Italy defeated Mali 58-55 after close game. Italians struggled in the first half, but thanks to great performance of Sara Madera (186-C-00) they were able to get the ticket to next round. Italy will meet Canada in Quarter-Finals.
Canada - Mexico 72-37 Canada are still rolling strongly and were able to cruise to a 72-37 win against Mexico after a 10-point and 12-rebound double-double from Roxane Makolo (170-PG-00). The Canadians will play Italy, who breathed a sigh of relief after a narrow 58-55 win against Mali.
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]
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 Japan had 23 less then them.
China - Mexico 82-43 Han XU (200-C-99) lead China to big victory against Mexico on this game with 18 points and 9 rebounds, she was followed by Wang Jiaqi (170-G-99) with 15 points and 7 rebounds. They both combine 25 points of 82 in total that China scored. Amazing night for Chinese players as with this victory they advanced in knockout round with 2-1 record and Mexico finished this Group with 0-3. In their team best was Sofia Payan (167-SF-00) with 12 points and Patricia Ayala (181-PF-99) with 8 points and 11 rebounds.
Australia - France 55-48 One of the most interesting match of the day we saw from Australia and France. Team from Australia was better at the end of the game with 7 points margin. Jasmine Simmons (163-G-99, college: Rock Valley JC) nipped 13 points and had 9 rebounds and Naomi Mbandu (185-SF-99) responded in France by 9 points.
Australia finished group with perfect 3-0 record while France was on third place in Group B with 1-2.
Czech Republic - South Korea 92-54 Tereza Vitulova (182-C-99) had performance of the game with 20 points and 8 rebounds for big win of Czech Republic against South Korea. In Asian team Park Jihyun (180-F-00) had 20 points and 7 rebounds on this game, but Czech had amazing night as they won this game with 38 points difference and they recorded their first win on this tournament, and South Korea finishing Group C without any win.
USA - Italy 59-55 Pretty close game for two times who didn't have lose after two rounds. After this game USA stayed perfect with 3-0 while Italy goes with 2-1. USA won this game by only 4 point game (59:55). One quarter when some team won quarter with more then 2 points was last ten minutes when USA won it with 18:15 for total of 4 point win. Christyn Williams (177-F/G-00) had amazing night with 20 points and Aquira Decosta (188-F-00) had 12 points and 12 rebounds. For Italy, Elisa Pinzan (171-PG-99) respond with 16 points which was not enough for the win.
Mali - Portugal 48-56 Ana Ramos (171-PG-99) scored 17 points and added 5 rebounds and 5 assists, she lead Portugal to first victory of the tournament against Mali with 8 point margin (56:48). She got help from Maryam Ramalho (184-PF-99) who added 12 points. In African team Salimatou Kourouma (175-G/F-99) scored 13 points and have identical number of rebounds (13!).
Spain - Brazil 70-58 Spain goes perfect in Group D with this win as they finish group stage with 3-0 and remaining only team from Group D that has perfect score. All others have 1-2. They were better then Brazil on this game with 70:58 result. For European team 4 player have double digit performance this night as Aina Ayuso (181-PG-99) had 14 points and 6 rebounds, Sofia Galeron (186-PF-99) had 18 points and 8 rebounds. Alba Prieto (180-G-99) had 12 and Silvia Serrat (183-G-99) had 13. In Brazil Izabela Nicoletti (170-G-99) had 16 points and 5 rebounds, she added also 3 assists alongside her name, she was followed with Obalunanma Chukwumaeze (181-F-99) who scored 10 points and 5 rebounds. The most crucial part of the game was 2nd and 3rd quarter which Spain won by identical result (17:11).
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