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World Championships U17 Standings
 1. USA
 2. Australia
 3. Serbia
 4. Spain
 5. P.Rico
 6. Canada
 7. China
 8. France
 9. Italy
 10. Argentina
 11. Angola
 12. Greece
 13. Egypt
 14. Japan
 15. Philippine.
 16. United Ara.
World Championships U17 Stage One Standings
Group A
 1. USA 3-0 
 2. Greece 2-1 
 3. Angola 1-2 
 4. Philippine. 0-3 
Group B
 1. France 2-1 
 2. Canada 2-1 
 3. Australia 2-1 
 4. Japan 0-3 
Group C
 1. P.Rico 3-0 
 2. Italy 2-1 
 3. Spain 1-2 
 4. United Ara. 0-3 
Group D
 1. Serbia 3-0 
 2. Argentina 2-1 
 3. China 1-2 
 4. Egypt 0-3 
Points Per Game
 Rui HACHIMURA
  (199-C-98)
  Avg: 22.6
 1. Hachimura, JPN N.22.6 
 2. Zhao, Zhejiang CB21.6 
 3. Humphries, BA CoE18.9 
 4. Noua, AS.18.7 
 5. Gombauld, CFBB18.0 
 6. Hu, Zhejiang CB17.4 
 7. Vasiljevic, BA CoE17.4 
 8. Murray, CAN N.16.4 
 9. Fu, Bayi R.16.3 
 10. Toro, PUR N.16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Arnaldo TORO
  (205-C-97)
  Avg: 13.6
 1. Toro, PUR N.13.6 
 2. Hu, Zhejiang CB12.3 
 3. Gombauld, CFBB12.0 
 4. Humphries, BA CoE11.6 
 5. Fernandes, 1 De A.10.6 
 6. Stone, High School9.7 
 7. De Sousa, 1 De A.9.4 
 8. Khalaf, Al Gezira9.3 
 9. Noua, AS.8.4 
 10. Jackson, High S.7.9 
Assists Per Game
 Stefan PENO
  GUY
  (193-G-97)
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Peno, FC.3.4 
 2. Liu, DongGuan L.3.3 
 3. Owies, Melbourn.3.1 
 4. Aliende, Olimpico.3.0 
 5. Newman, High S.3.0 
 6. Fjellerup, Wuber-.2.9 
 7. Jackson, High S.2.9 
 8. Murray, CAN N.2.9 
 9. Perez, Valencia2.7 
 10. Nieto, PHI N.2.7 
Steals Per Game
 Yanhao ZHAO
  (195-F-97)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Zhao, Zhejiang CB3.3 
 2. Metwaly, Al Ittihad3.0 
 3. Mohamed, Al Ahly2.4 
 4. Giles, High School2.3 
 5. Pecchia, EA7 A.2.1 
 6. Fjellerup, Wuber-.2.1 
 7. De Sousa, 1 De A.2.1 
 8. He, DongGuan L.2.0 
 9. Muto, JPN N.1.9 
 10. Costa, Casalpus.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Ahmad KHALAF
  (203-F/C-99)
  Avg: 4.9
 1. Khalaf, Al Gezira4.9 
 2. Stone, High School3.3 
 3. Humphries, BA CoE3.3 
 4. Fernandes, 1 De A.2.7 
 5. Vila, FC Barcelona1.7 
 6. Hachimura, JPN N.1.7 
 7. Papagiannis, Panat.1.6 
 8. Washington, PUR N.1.4 
 9. Toro, PUR N.1.4 
 10. Sorolla, FC Barce.1.3 

USA conquer Gold in Dubai (Photo: FIBA)

Starting five
#s#
Terrance Ferguson
Ferguson
Malik Newman
Newman
Jayson Tatum
Tatum
Harry Giles
Giles
Diamond Stone
Stone
#e#5
4Tyus Battle 6'5''-F/G-97 High School USA
5Devearl Ramsey 5'10''-PG-97 High School USA
6Terrance Ferguson 6'6''-G-97 High School USA
7Malik Newman 6'4''-G-97 High School USA
8Vincent King 6'6''-G/F-97 High School USA
9Joshua Jackson 6'7''-G/F-97 High School USA
10Jayson Tatum 6'7''-F-98 High School USA
11Henry Ellenson 6'9''-C-97 High School USA
12Caleb Swanigan 6'8''-F-97 High School USA
13Harry Giles 6'9''-F-98 High School USA
14Ivan Rabb 6'10''-PF-97 High School USA
15Diamond Stone 6'10''-C/F-97 High School USA


Don Showalter Head Coach

Eric Flannery Assistant

Eurobasket.com All-World Championships U17 Awards 2014 - Aug 25, 2014

Eurobasket.com All-World Championships U17 1st Team 2014
Malik Newman
Newman
Nikola Rakicevic
Rakicevic
Dejan Vasiljevic
Vasiljevic
Diamond Stone
Stone
Isaac Humphries
Humphries

Best Player: Malik Newman (6'4''-G-97) of USA
Best Guard: Malik Newman (6'4''-G-97) of USA
Best Forward: Diamond Stone (6'10''-C/F-97) of USA
Best Center: Isaac Humphries (216-C-98) of Australia

1st Team
G: Malik Newman (6'4''-G-97) of USA
SG: Nikola Rakicevic (198-SG-97) of Serbia
G: Dejan Vasiljevic (187-G-97) of Australia
C/F: Diamond Stone (6'10''-C/F-97) of USA
C: Isaac Humphries (216-C-98) of Australia

2nd Team
G: Stefan Peno (193-G-97) of Serbia
SG: Maximo Fjellerup (192-SG-97) of Argentina
F/G: Jamal Murray (6'6''-F/G-97) of Canada
PF: Stephane Gombauld (203-PF-97) of France
C: Arnaldo Toro (205-C-97) of Puerto Rico

3rd Team
G: Ivan Gandia (188-G-97) of Puerto Rico
G/F: Joshua Jackson (6'7''-G/F-97) of USA
F: Yanhao Zhao (195-F-97) of China
PF: Amine Noua (199-PF-97) of France
C: Jinqiu Hu (208-C-97) of China

Honorable Mention
Georgios Papagiannis (214-C-97) of Greece
Guillermo Aliende (178-PG-97) of Argentina
Rui Hachimura (199-C-98) of Japan
Ahmad Khalaf (203-F/C-99) of Egypt
Xabier Lopez (198-F-97) of Spain
Silvio De Sousa (204-F/C-98) of Angola
Andrea Pecchia (194-F/G-97) of Italy



USA conquer Gold in Dubai - Aug 16, 2014

FINAL

USA - Australia 98-92

The USA repeated as the champions. They defeated Australia in an exciting championship clash in Dubai tonight. Malik Newman (193-G-97) recorded 21 points and 11 rebounds to pace the champions. Both teams got to a flying start. The teams combined for impressive 55 points in the first period. The USA eked out a 28:27 lead at the first break. The North American team adjusted defensively in the second term. They held Australia to 16 points in the second frame to ensure a 50:43 halftime lead. The USA stayed in charge throughout the third term. They accounted for a 10-point lead at the final intermission. Australia unleashed 28 points in the fourth term but came up short of victory at the end. Jayson Tatum (201-F-98) delivered 15 points for the winners. Dejan Vasiljevic (187-G-97) answered with 29 points for Australia. Thomas Wilson (191-G-97) had 23 points, 7 assists and 6 rebounds in the defeat.

3-4 Place
Serbia - Spain 62-59

Serbia celebrated Bronze medals at the World Championship. They held off Spain in the consolation final in Dubai tonight. Nikola Rakicevic (198-SG-97) stepped up with 17 points and 7 rebounds to pace the Balkan team. Spain ensured a 15:13 lead after the opening quarter. They extended the margin in the second frame. Spain accumulated a 28:22 halftime advantage. Serbia cut the distance to a single point at the final intermission. They held Spain to just 15 points in the fourth quarter and raced to the victory. Vanja Marinkovic (198-SG-97) provided 14 points, while Bojanic added 7 points for the winners. Ramon Vila (202-C-97) responded with 20 points and 10 rebounds for Spain. Pablo Perez (181-PG-97) had 12 points in the loss.

5-6 Place
Puerto Rico - Canada 65-63
Puerto Rico came from behind in the second half to nip Canada in the clash for the fifth place at the tournament. Leandro Allende (190-F/G-97) netted 16 points to pace Puerto Rico. Canada grabbed a 33:25 halftime lead. The Latin American team narrowed the deficit at just two points before the fourth frame. Puerto Rico triggered an 18:14 run in the final stanza to seal the victory. Ivan Gandia (188-G-97) netted 14 points for the winners. Jamal Murray (198-F/G-97) responded with 17 points for Canada.

7-8 Place
China - France 87-79
China outgunned France to claim the 7th position in Dubai. Zhao Yanhao (195-F-97) scored 26 points to pace the Asian team. France eked out a 26:25 lead after the opening quarter. But China triggered a 25:15 run in the second period to surge ahead. France narrowed the gap at 5-point mark at the third intermission but China rebounded once again. They went on a 20:17 run in the fourth frame to seal the victory. Hu Jinqiu (208-C-97) had 25 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Amine Noua (199-PF-97) responded with game-high 32 points and 9 rebounds for Les Bleus.

9-10 Place
Italy - Argentina 66-62
Italy capped their World Championship campaign with victory. The Azzurri defeated Argentina to finish in the ninth position. Davide Moretti (189-SG-98) scored 16 points to pace Italy. They piled up a 27:22 halftime lead. Argentina erased the deficit to take a narrow 2-point lead before the fourth frame. But Italy responded with a 23:17 run in the final stanza to eke out a narrow win. Leonardo Tote (205-C/F-97) had 11 points in the victory. Guillmero Aliende and Ayan Carvalho (192-G-97) responded with 16 points each for Argentina.

11-12 Place
Angola - Greece 59-51
Angola defeated Greece in their final game in Dubai. Silvio De Sousa (203-F/C-98) recorded 14 points and 10 rebounds to pace the African team. Greece grabbed a 26:25 halftime lead. But Angola went on a 19:10 run in the third term to pull ahead. The teams traded baskets throughout the fourth quarter as Angola rolled to the victory. Eric Amandio (186-G-98) and Joao Jungo (198-F-97) recorded 11 points each for the winners. Vasileios Mouratos (193-F-97) and Antonis Pefanis (179-G-97) responded with 11 points each for Greece.

13-14 Place
Japan - Egypt 53-68
Egypt clinched the 13th overall position at the tournament after they knocked down Japanese counterparts in the final game. Ahmad Khalaf (203-F/C-99) stepped up with 15 points and 19 rebounds to lead the effort. Egypt dominated throughout the first half. They piled up a comfortable 38:20 halftime lead. Japan slowed their opponents down in the second half but could not avoid the defeat. Mohamed Abdelrahman (179-PG-97) connected for 14 points in the victory. Rui Hachimura (199-C-98) responded with 22 points and 7 rebounds for Japan.

15-16 Place
United Arab Emirates - Philippines 51-115
Philippines wrapped up their campaign in Dubai with victory. They rallied past hosting UAE to clinch the 15th position. Andres Paul Desiderio (185-F-97) came up with 25 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists to lead the winners. Philippines piled up a 49:26 halftime lead. They sparked with a massive 40:7 run in the third term to clear off for good. Michael Oouise Dela Cruz and Joseph Matthew Nieto (185-G-97) had 15 points each for the winners. Salem Suwais (180-F-98) responded with 12 points for the UAE.



Australia and USA to clash for title in Dubai - Aug 15, 2014

SEMIFINALS
USA - Serbia 89-68
The USA reached the title game in Dubai. They held off pesky Serbia in the semifinal clash today. Malik Newman (193-G-97) paced the defending champions with 15 points. THe USA secured a 24:16 lead after the first period. But Serbia cut the distance at just 3-point mark at halftime. The North American team held their opponents to just 12 points in the third quarter to secure an 11-point advantage before the final frame. The USA dropped 30 points in the fourth period to seal the victory. Diamond Stone (208-C/F-97) provided 12 points for the winners. Stefan Peno (193-G-97) and Vojislav Vojislav Stojanovic (197-G-97) replied with 18 points apiece for Serbia.

Australia - Spain 80-74 (OT)

Australia advanced into the Final of the championship. They came from behind to upset Spain in a thrilling semifinal battle in Dubai. Isaac Humphries (216-C-98) came up with 22 points to pace the winners. Spain jumped at 21:11 lead after the opening quarter. They stretched the gap at 11-point mark at the interval 43:32. But Australia limited their opponents to just 24 points in the second half and forced overtime. The Aussies went on a 13:7 run in the extra period to seal the winning outcome. Thomas Wilson (191-G-97) recorded 13 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Vasiljevic added 14 points in the victory. Jaume Sorolla (205-C-97) answered with 15 points for Spain. Yusta had 12 points in the loss.

5-8 Place
China - Canada 81-92
Eddie Ekiyor (206-F-97) stepped up with 21 points and 9 rebounds to propel Canada past China in Dubai today. China ensured a 21:20 lead ten minutes into the encounter. But Canada dropped 28 points in the second frame to secure a 48:41 halftime lead. Canada kept their opponents at bay throughout the third term. Canada entered the fourth frame up by 10 points and marched to the win. Marquell Fraser had 18 points for the North Americans. China answered with 25 points from Zhao Yanhao (195-F-97). Hu Jinqiu (208-C-97) had 19 points and 10 rebounds in the defeat.

Puerto Rico - France 70-63
Puerto Rico knocked down France in the classification game. Arnaldo Toro (205-C-97) stepped up with 21 points and 18 rebounds for the Latin American team. France got to a slightly better start to the game. They registered a 33:29 halftime lead. But Puerto Rico bounced back with a 25:15 run in the fourth frame to snatch victory. Jesus Cruz (195-F/G-98) netted 18 points in the win. Stephane Gombauld (203-PF-97) responded with 17 points and 11 rebounds for France.

9-12 Place
Greece - Argentina 54-65
Argentina defeated Greece at the championship tonight. Maximo Fjellerup (192-SG-97) stepped up with 14 points and 10 boards to pace the Latin American team. Greece grabbed a 15:6 lead after the first frame. But Argentina responded with a 40:17 run in the next two quarters to pull ahead. They kept the Hellenes at distance in the final stanza and sealed the winning outcome. Guillermo Aliende (178-PG-97) netted 11 points for Argentina. Vasileios Charalampopoulos (206-SF-97) responded with 13 points and 7 rebounds for Greece.

Italy - Angola 77-71
Italy edged out Angola in Dubai today. Davide Moretti (189-SG-98) came up with 23 points for the Azzurri. Angola jumped at 19:11 lead after the opening quarter. But Italy narrowed the gap at just one point at the interval. Angola scored 25 points in the third term to ensure a 2-point lead at the final intermission. However Italy rebouned once again. They sparked a 20:12 rally in the final stanza to came out as winners. Andrea Pecchia (194-F/G-97) delivered 16 points and 8 rebounds for Italy. Eric Amandio (186-G-98) responded with 26 points for Angola.

13-16 Place
Egypt - Philippines 92-67
Egypt will play for the 13th overall position in the championship after they handled Philippines in their last but one game in Dubai. Ahmed Metwaly (177-PG-97) stepped up with 24 points and 12 rebounds for Egypt. The African team recorded a 49:32 halftime lead. They maintained the advantage throughout the second half cruising to the victory. Ahmad Khalaf (203-F/C-99) accounted for 19 points and 13 rebounds for Egypt. Joseph Matthew Nieto (185-G-97) responded with 20 points for Philippines.

Japan - United Arab Emirates 91-49
Hayato Maki (187-F-97) scored 24 points to pace Japan past the UAE in the classification round. Japan piled up a 46:25 halftime lead. They dominated throughout the second half cruising to the victory. Kaito Muto (174-G-97) netted 17 points in the victory. Rashed Mohammad (185-G-98) responded with 16 points for the United Arab Emirates.


USA, Australia, Serbia and Spain advance into semifinal stage - Aug 14, 2014

Quarterfinals
Australia - Puerto Rico 76-52
Dejan Vasiljevic (187-G-97) stepped up with 21 points and 13 rebounds to pace Australia past Puerto Rico in the quarterfinal clash in Dubai. Australia dominated right from the start. The Aussies built a 41:26 halftime lead. Puerto Rico cut the deficit in the third term but Australia capped the regulation on a 19:8 run to seal the victory. Isaac Humphries (216-C-98) knocked down 16 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for Australia. Arnaldo Toro (205-C-97) replied with 18 points and 9 rebounds for Puerto Rico.

Canada - Serbia 64-71
Serbia defeated Canada to advance into the semifinal stage of the championship. Vanja Marinkovic (198-SG-97) came up with 18 points to pace the Balkan team. Serbia grabbed a 27:16 lead after ten minutes. Canada erased the deficit. They held Serbia to just 5 points in the third term to take a 55:52 lead at the final intermission. But Serbia reacted with a 19:9 run in the fourth quarter to seal the win. Stefan Peno (193-G-97) netted 16 points, grabbed 6 rebounds and issued 6 assists for Serbia. Jamal Murray (198-F/G-97) responded with 24 points and 8 rebounds for Canada.

USA - China 113-71
The USA cruised past China in the quarterfinal clash in Dubai. The defending champions recorded a 30:11 lead after the first frame. They extended the margin at 26-point mark at the interval. The USA unloaded 62 points in the second half to seal the victory. Henry Ellenson (206-C-97) provided 21 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Diamond Stone (208-C/F-97) added 17 points and 8 rebounds for the USA. Fu Hao (206-C-98) replied with 16 points for China.
Spain - France 71-67
Spain advanced into the semifinal stage of the championship. They overcame a slow start to knock down French counterparts in the quarterfinal today. France accounted for a 22:17 lead after ten minutes. But Spain responded with a 23:11 second quarter run to pull ahead. Spain maintained the lead throughout the second half and sealed the semifinal appearance. Sergi Garcia (191-PG-97) nailed 20 points to pace the winners. Eric Vila (196-F-98) added 15 points in the victory. Stephane Gombauld (203-PF-97) responded with 21 points and 11 rebounds for Les Bleus. Amine Noua (199-PF-97) had 19 points in the loss.

9-16 Place
Greece - Egypt 67-50
Greece proved too good for Egypt in the classification round clash. Antonis Pefanis (179-G-97) posted 16 points to lead the Hellenes to the victory. Greece used a 26:6 run in the first period to clear off. Egypt cut the distance in the second frame but conceded an 8:17 blow in the third term and never recovered. Georgios Papagiannis (214-C-97) netted 12 points and collected 10 rebounds for Greece. Raouf Elsafany (186-G-97) responded with 16 points and 7 rebounds for Egypt.

Philippines - Argentina 71-84
Argentina prevailed against Philippines in the classification round. Jorge Mas Delfino (194-G-97) came up with 20 points to pace the Latin American side. Argentina piled up a 35:27 halftime lead. They stretched the gap at 16-point mark at the final intermission and coasted to the win at the end. Ayan Carvalho (192-G-97) chipped in 16 points for the winners. Jose IV Go (183-G-97) responded with 27 points for Philippines.

Angola - United Arab Emirates 89-47
Eric Amandio (186-G-98) scored 24 points and grabbed 7 rebounds to pace Angola past the UAE in the classification round. Angola triggered a 24:6 run in the second frame to open a 22-point halftime lead. They held the United Arab Emirates at distance throughout the second half to ease to the victory. Silvio De Sousa delivered 18 points and 8 steals for Angola. Rashed Mohammad (185-G-98) responded with 17 points for the UAE.

Japan - Italy 56-83
Italy outgunned Japan in the classification round clash in Dubai. Andrea La Torre stepped up with 17 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists to pace the winners. The Azzurri accumulated a 41:22 halftime lead. They went on a 30:10 run in the third term to clear off for good. Davide Moretti (189-SG-98) produced 14 points for Italy. Rui Hachimura (199-C-98) responded with 35 points and 6 rebounds for Japan.


Quarterfinals are set in Dubai - Aug 12, 2014

Spain - Argentina 64-57
Spain held off Argentina to punch the quarterfinal tickets in Dubai. Santiago Yusta (200-F/G-97) provided 18 points for the winners. Argentina led by a single point after ten minutes. But Spain held their opponents to just 8 points in the next period and ensured a 24:20 halftime lead. The margin grew at 6-point mark at the final break. Spain poured in 21 points in the final stanza and claimed a narrow win at the end. Sergi Garcia (191-PG-97) knocked down 12 points for the winners. Jorge Mas Delfino replied with 18 points for Argentina.

Greece - Australia 76-84
Australia edged Greece to advance into the quarterfinal stage of the tournament. Issac Humphries stepped up with 20 points and 16 rebounds to lead the winners. Australia led by just a single point at halftime. However they fired 29 points in the third term to gain a 14-point lead at the final intermission. Greece cut the deficit in the fourth term but could not avoid the defeat. Kyle Clark (200-F-97) and Dejan Vasiljevic (187-G-97) produced 13 points each for the winners. Antonios Koniaris (196-PG-97) responded with 21 points for the Hellenes.

United Arab Emirates - Serbia 31-116
Serbia eased past the UAE into the quarterfinal stage of the championship. Six players scored in double digits for Serbia. Nikola Popovic (204-F/C-97) tallied 26 points and 14 rebounds to pace the effort. Serbia built a 52:12 halftime lead and coasted to the victory at the end. Slobodan Jovanovic (193-SG-97, college: Regis Univ.) delviered 21 points, 6 assists and 6 rebounds for the winners. Mohammad Juma (170-G-98) replied with 12 points for the UAE.

Puerto Rico - Egypt 86-79 OT
Puerto Rico needed overtime to tame Egypt in the eighth-final stage of the tournament. Puerto Rico ensured a 49:37 halftime advantage. Egyp responded with a strong second half rally to deny the deficit and force overtime. However Puerto Rico bounced back with a 15:8 run in the extra period and sealed the winning outcome. Ivan Gandia stepped up with 29 points to pace the Latin American team. Lonnie Rivera (198-F-97) and Arnaldo Toro (205-C-97) added 13 points each for the winners. Mohamed Abdelrahman (179-PG-97) responded with 16 points for Egypt. Ahmed Metwaly (177-PG-97) and Mohamed Elsheikha (188-G-97) chipped in 11 points each for the losing side.

USA - Japan 122-38
The USA did not have any problems reaching the quarterfinal stage in Dubai. They thrashed Japan in the eighth-final today. Jayson Tatum (201-F-98) recorded 19 points to lead the winners. Malik Newman (193-G-97) added 15 points, 6 assists and 5 rebounds for the USA. The North American team opened a 41:6 lead after the first frame and never looked back afterwards. Rui Hachimura (199-C-98) replied with 25 points for Japan.

Philippines - France 57-86
France toppled Philippines to advance into the quarterfinal stage of the championship. Amine Noua (199-PF-97) scored 21 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to pace Les Bleus. France ensured a 41:35 halftime lead. They stretched the gap at double digits in the third term and criused to the victory afterwards. Stephane Gombauld (203-PF-97) netted 14 points and grabbed 20 rebounds for France. Michael Joseph Nieto (188-C-97) and Joseph Matthew Nieto (185-G-97) responded with 12 points each for Philippines.

Italy - China 67-79
China overcame Italy in the eighth-final stage of the World Championship. Zhao Yanhao (195-F-97) came up with 32 points to pace the Asian team. China wetn on a 27:8 run in the first frame to silence Italy. They Azzurri tried to put up a comeback rally in the next quarters but came up short of success at the end. Hu Jinqiu (208-C-97) netted 19 points and grabbed 17 rebounds for China. Andrea La Torre responded with 17 points for Italy.

Angola - Canada 59-106
Canada stormed past Angola in Last 16 stage of the tournament. Koby McEwen (187-PG-97) stepped up with 23 points and 7 rebounds for the North American side. Canada went on a 31:7 run in the second frame to ensure a 30-point halftime lead. They never looked back afterwards cruising to the victory. Jamal Murray (198-F/G-97) recorded 15 points in the win. Silvio De Sousa repsonded with 14 points and 14 rebounds for Angola.


Results and Stats from Day 3 in Dubai - Aug 11, 2014

Group A
USA - Philippines 124-64
The USA coasted past Philippines to finish their preliminary round campaign with victory. They recorded three wins in as many games and clinched the top position in Group A. Malik Newman (193-G-97) and Joshua Jackson (201-G/F-97) delivered 16 points each to pace the winners. The North Americans unleashed 61 points in the first half to build an unassailable 29-point advantage. Jose Lorenzo Mendoza (175-PG-98) responded with 19 points for Philippines as they occupied the third position in Group A ladder.

Angola - Greece 51-62
Greece nipped Angola for the second win in Group A. Vasileios Charalampopoulos (206-SF-97) produced 15 points and 9 rebounds to pace the Hellenes. Greece opened a 37:28 halftime lead. The Hellenes stretched the gap at 19-point mark at the final intermission and cruised to the victory at the end. Antonios Koniaris (196-PG-97) delivered 13 points for the winners. Bruno Fernandes (202-F-98) responded with 16 points and 14 rebounds for Angola.

Group B
Canada - Australia 85-74
Canada overcama an early deficit to prevail agaist Australia in the final game of the preliminary round in Group B. Jamal Murray (198-F/G-97) netted 25 points and collected 7 rebounds for the North American team. Australia jumped at 25:22 lead after the first frame. But Canada erased the deficit for a 37:33 halftime advantage. The gap grew at 8-point mark at the final intermission. Canada scored 26 points in the final term and got away with the win. Howard Washington (187-G-98) delivered 18 points for Canada. Isaac Humphries (216-C-98) was unstoppable with 41 points and 19 rebounds for Australia.

Japan - France 51-96
France fired past Japan for the second victory in Group B. Gauthier Denis (197-F/G-97) stepped up with 24 points to pace Les Bleus. France accounted for a comfortable 49:25 halftime lead. They dominated throughout the second half cruising to the victory. Carl Ponsar (203-PF-97) had 19 points in the win. Rui Hachimura (199-C-98) responded with 27 points and 8 rebounds for Japan.

Group C
Puerto Rico - United Arab Emirates 110-53
Puerto Rico cruised past UAE for the third consecutive victory in Group C. Seven players scored in double digits for the winners. Edwin Ebube (198-F-97) nailed 20 points to pace Puerto Rico. The Latin American team piled up a 55:31 halftime lead and never looked back en route to the win. Arnaldo Toro (205-C-97) had 18 points and 17 rebounds for Puerto Rico. Rashed Mohammad (185-G-98) responded with 21 points for UAE.

Italy - Spain 64-50
Italy edged Spain to earn the second win in Group C. Andrea La Torre scored 18 points and grabbed 7 rebounds to pace the Azzurri as they occupied the second position in Group C. The teams were tied at 33 after twenty minutes. Italy went on a 31:17 second half run to seal the victory. Valerio Costa (180-PG-97) netted 8 points for the winners. Santiago Yusta (200-F/G-97) responded with 15 points for Spain.

Group D
Argentina - Serbia 57-60
Serbia snatched a tough win over Argentina to ensure the third win in a row in Dubai. Stefan Kenic (200-F-97) recorded 18 points to pace the Balkan team. Serbia and Argentina were knotted up at 26 at halftime. But Serbia managed to eke out a tough victory at the end. Vanja Marinkovic (198-SG-97) and Vojislav Stojanovic (197-G-97) delivered 10 points each in the victory. Maximo Fjellerup (192-SG-97) replied with 15 points and 7 rebounds for Argentina.

China - Egypt 84-58
China rolled past Egypt for the first victory in Dubai. Hu Jinqiu (208-C-97) stepped up with 18 points and 16 rebounds in the win. China unleashed 51 points in the first half to ensure a 32-point halftime lead. Egypt could not recover in the second half as China cruised to the victory at the end. Fu Hao (206-C-98) netted 18 points, while Zhao Yanhao (195-F-97) had 14 points for the winners. Omar Farag (177-PG-98) and Raouf Elsafany (186-G-97) responded with 11 points each in the defeat.


Results and Stats from Day 2 in Dubai - Aug 9, 2014

Group A
Philippines - Greece 65-85
Greece opened win count in Dubai. They knocked down Philippines in Group A action. Antonis Pefanis (179-G-97) scored 26 points to pace the Hellenes. Greece piled up a 46:26 halftime lead and cruised to the victory afterwards. Antonios Koniaris (196-PG-97) delivered 14 points for the winners. Jose Lorenzo Mendoza (175-PG-98) responded with 19 points for Philippines.

USA - Angola 99-56
The USA celebrated the second straight win in Group A. They rallied past Angola to stay perfect. Harry Giles (206-F-98) stepped up with 14 points and 6 steals to lead the winners. The USA unloaded 50 points in the first half to clear off for good. Terrence Ferguson netted 13 points for the winners. Silvio De Sousa responded with 17 points and 7 rebounds for Angola.

Group B
Australia - France 84-81
Australia held off France to climb at 2-0 record in Group B. Dejan Vasiljevic (187-G-97) netted 18 points to lead the Aussies. Australia ensured a one-point lead at the interval. The teams went neck and neck throughout the second half but Australia managed to prevail at the end. Harrison Froling (208-F/C-98) had 12 points in the victory. Stephane Gombauld (203-PF-97) responded with 23 points and 7 rebounds for France.

Canada - Japan 96-52
Canada recorded the first victory at the tournament. They fired past Japan for 1-1 record in Group B. Jerome Desrosiers (198-SG-97) stepped up with 20 points in the victory. Japan jumped at 19:14 lead after ten minutes. But the North American team went on a 60:21 run in the next two periods to clear off for good. Marquell Fraser (193-F/G-97) had 17 points for Canada. Japan answered with 13 points each from Rui Hachimura (199-C-98) and Gen Hiraiwa (198-C-97).

Group C
Spain - United Arab Emirates 138-27
Spain thumped UAE for the first win in Group C. Eight players scored in double digits for the winners. Spain opened a 59:22 halftime lead and cruised to the victory at the end. Oscar Amo (204-C-97) posted 23 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. Santiago Yusta (200-F/G-97) contributed 18 points for Spain. Juma responded with 11 points for the UAE.

Italy - Puerto Rico 51-58
Puerto Rico outgunned Italy for the second consecutive victory in Dubai. Arnaldo Toro (205-C-97) connected for 20 points and 14 rebounds for the Latin American team. The teams were tied at 27 after twenty minutes. But Puerto Rico went on a 17:10 run in the third term to pull ahead. They protected the lead well throughout the fourth frame to secure the winning outcome. Leandro Allende (190-F/G-97) had 13 points for Puerto Rico. Leonardo Tote (205-C/F-97) answered with 16 points for the Azzurri.

Group D
China - Argentina 70-75
Argentina improved at 2-0 record in Group D. They outgunned China in Dubai tonight. Maximo Fjellerup (192-SG-97) came up with 22 points for the Latin American team. China secured a 40:35 halftime advantage. But Argentina reacted with a 20:8 run in the third term to pull ahead. They maintained the lead throughout the fourth frame and sealed the winning outcome. Guillermo Aliende (178-PG-97) had 16 points for the winners. Zhao Yanhao (195-F-97) replied with 31 points for China as they fell at 0-2 record.

Egypt - Serbia 63-81
Serbia outgunned Egypt to take 2-0 record on top of Group D. Nikola Rakicevic (198-SG-97) scored 14 points to pace the Balkan team. Serbia accumulated a 45:30 halftime lead. Egypt cut the distance at 10-point mark at the final intermission but Serbia responded with a 21:13 run in the fourth frame to seal the win. Aleksandar Aranitovic (194-SF-98) and Vanja Marinkovic (198-SG-97) had 13 points each for the Serbian side. Ahmed Metwali (177-PG-97) responded with 16 points for Egypt.



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