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World Championships U17 Final Standings
 1. USA 7-0
 2. Spain   6-1
 3. Hungary 6-1
 4. Czech Rep. 4-3
 5. Australia 6-1
 6. Canada 3-4
 7. Japan 4-3
 8. France 3-4
 9. Brazil 5-2
 10. S.Korea 2-5
 11. China 3-4
 12. Mali 1-6
 13. Italy 3-4
 14. Mexico 1-6
 15. Slovakia 2-5
 16. Egypt 0-7
World Championships U17 Stage One Standings
Group A
 1. Hungary 3-0 
 2. Czech Rep. 2-1 
 3. Canada 1-2 
 4. S.Korea 0-3 
Group B
 1. Spain 3-0 
 2. Brazil 2-1 
 3. Italy 1-2 
 4. Egypt 0-3 
Group C
 1. Australia 3-0 
 2. Japan 2-1 
 3. Slovakia 1-2 
 4. Mexico 0-3 
Group D
 1. USA 3-0 
 2. France 2-1 
 3. China 1-2 
 4. Mali 0-3 
Points Per Game
 Angela SALVADORES
  (178-G-97)
  Avg: 19.9
 1. Salvadores, Segle19.9 
 2. Park, KOR N.19.6 
 3. Dubei, WF D.15.6 
 4. Reisingerova, BA S.15.3 
 5. Carleton, CAN N.14.4 
 6. Mohamed, Al Ahly14.3 
 7. N'Diaye, MLI N.13.9 
 8. Samuelson, High S.13.9 
 9. Durr, High S.13.4 
 10. Kiss, PE.13.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ji Su PARK
  (188-C-98)
  Avg: 14
 1. Park, KOR N.14.0 
 2. Reisingerova, BA S.12.0 
 3. Maley, BA CoE11.4 
 4. Coulibaly, MLI N.9.0 
 5. Cox, High S.8.4 
 6. Kiss, PE.8.3 
 7. Kuttor, UNIQA E.8.0 
 8. Mohamed, Sporting7.6 
 9. Remenarova, MBK R.7.6 
 10. Salvadores, Segle7.4 
Assists Per Game
 Heji AN
  (164-PG-97)
  Avg: 3.9
 1. An, KOR N.3.9 
 2. Salvadores, Segle3.6 
 3. Tupaea, Sydney UF3.4 
 4. Durr, High S.3.4 
 5. Junio, Gran Canaria3.0 
 6. Cazorla, Segle XXI3.0 
 7. Maleckova, Lokom.2.9 
 8. Duchet, CFBB2.7 
 9. Kirkpatrick, CAN N.2.6 
 10. Alexandrino, ADC2.4 
Steals Per Game
 Angela SALVADORES
  (178-G-97)
  Avg: 3.7
 1. Salvadores, Segle3.7 
 2. Rodriguez, MEX N.3.0 
 3. Santucci, Castel3.0 
 4. N'Diaye, MLI N.2.7 
 5. Raventos, Segle X.2.6 
 6. An, KOR N.2.6 
 7. Van Leeuwen, CAN2.3 
 8. Park, KOR N.2.2 
 9. Mohamed, Sporting2.1 
 10. Ionescu, High S.2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Ji Su PARK
  (188-C-98)
  Avg: 4.6
 1. Park, KOR N.4.6 
 2. Cox, High S.2.7 
 3. Lopez, Uni Girona2.4 
 4. Cubaj, Bari2.0 
 5. Reisingerova, BA S.1.7 
 6. Mulkey, High S.1.4 
 7. Djaldi-Tabdi, Toul.1.3 
 8. Chartereau, CFBB1.0 
 9. Nakada, JPN N.1.0 
 10. Yearwood, CAN N.1.0 

USA won World Championship U17 in Czech Republic (Photo: FIBA)

Starting five
#s#
Arike Ogunbowale
Ogunbowale
Asia Durr
Durr
Dejanae Boykin
Boykin
Katie Samuelson
Samuelson
Lauren Cox
Cox
#e#5
4Anna Wilson 5'8''-G-97 High School USA USA
5Natalie Chou 6'1''-C-97 High School USA USA
6Arike Ogunbowale 5'9''-F-97 High School USA USA
7Sabrina Ionescu 5'10''-G-97 High School USA USA
8Kennedy Burke 5'11''-F-97 High School USA USA
9Joyner Holmes 6'3''-C-98 High School USA USA
10Asia Durr 5'11''-G-97 High School USA USA
11Dejanae Boykin 6'2''-F-97 High School USA USA
12Katie Samuelson 6'3''-G/F-97 High School USA USA
13Lauren Cox 6'4''-F-98 High School USA USA
14Nancy Mulkey 6'9''-C-98 High School USA USA
15Kristine Anigwe 6'4''-C-97 High School USA USA


Sue Phillips Head Coach

Mary Klinger Assistant

Brian Robinson Assistant

Eurobasket.com All-World Championships U17 Awards 2014 - Jul 9, 2014

Eurobasket.com All-World Championships U17 1st Team 2014
Angela Salvadores
Salvadores
Debora Dubei
Dubei
Katie Samuelson
Samuelson
Pregled
Kiss
Joyner Holmes
Holmes

MVP: Angela Salvadores (178-G-97) of Spain
Best Guard: Angela Salvadores (178-G-97) of Spain
Best Forward: Katie Samuelson (6'3''-G/F-97) of USA
Best Center: Virag Kiss (192-C-98) of Hungary
Best Defensive Player: Ji Su Park (188-C-98) of S. Korea
Best Coach: Phillips Sue of USA

1st Team
G: Angela Salvadores (178-G-97) of Spain
SF: Debora Dubei (181-SF-97) of Hungary
G/F: Katie Samuelson (6'3''-G/F-97) of USA
C: Virag Kiss (192-C-98) of Hungary
C: Joyner Holmes (6'3''-C-98) of USA

2nd Team
G: Iris Junio (185-G-99) of Spain
G: Anneli Maley (184-G-98) of Australia
F: Eniko Kuttor (183-F-97) of Hungary
C: Ji Su Park (188-C-98) of S. Korea
C: Julia Reisingerova (193-C-98) of Czech Republic

Honorable Mention
Ji Su Park (188-C-98) of S. Korea
Raneem Mohamed (186-C-97) of Egypt
Djeneba N'Diaye (165-PG-97) of Mali
Maria Cazorla (180-SG-97) of Spain
Paulina Rodriguez (174-SG-98) of Mexico
Haimei Wang (172-G-97) of China
Iho Lopez (189-C-97) of Spain
Veronika Remenarova (184-F-97) of Slovakia
Mariella Santucci (167-PG-97) of Italy
Bridget Carleton (6'1''-G-97) of Canada
Arike Ogunbowale (5'9''-F-97) of USA
Aline De Moura (185-F/C-97) of Brazil
Yuki Kato (177-PF-97) of Japan
Ornella Bankole (180-SF-97) of France


USA defend title in Czech Republic - Jul 6, 2014

FINAL
USA - Spain 77-75
USA repeated as the World champions. They overcame Spain in an exciting title clash to defend their title. Lauren Cox (193-F-98) scored 20 points, made 12 rebounds and 8 blocks to pace the North American team. USA led by just a single point 17:16 after ten minutes. They stretched the lead to 5 points at the interval 36:31. But Spain narrowed the deficit in the third term. They pulled within just two points heading into the fourth frame. But the USA withheld all the efforts from their European opponents and hung on to snatch the historic win at the end. Asia Durr (180-G-97) provided 17 points, while Arike Ogunbowale (175-F-97) added 15 points and 8 rebounds for the champions. Angela Salvadores (178-G-97) was unstoppable for Spain with 40 points. Maria Cazorla (180-SG-97) added 14 points in the defeat.
3-4 Place
Hungary - Czech Republic 67-61
Hungary stepped onto the pedestal in Czech Republic. The surprise team of the tournament knocked down Czech Republic tonight to earn Bronze medals. Virag Kiss (192-C-98) netted 21 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in the win. Dorottya Nagy (180-PF-97) added 18 points and 9 caroms for the winners. Czech Republic enjoyed a 25:13 lead ten minutes into the game. But Hungary took over in the next quarters and snatched a tough win at the end. Petra Holesinska (167-G-97) had 16 points for the hosts.

5-6 Place
Canada - Australia 39-69
Australia outgunned Canada to earn the fifth position at the tournament. Maddison Rocci (167-PG-98) and Anneli Maley (184-G-98) provided 10 points each for the Aussies. The latter one added 10 points and 3 steals to her tally. Australia secured a 31:17 halftime lead and never looked back en route to the win. Bridget Carleton (185-G-97) responded with 11 points for Canada.

7-8 Place
Japan - France 65-60
Japan snatched a tough win over France to occupy the 7th overall position in Czech Republic. Yuki Kato (177-PF-97) scored 18 points and grabbed 7 rebounds to pace the Asian team. Japan earned an 18:10 lead after ten minutes of action. Les Bleus erased the deficit to take a one-point lead heading into the fourth frame. But Japan poured in 22 points in the final period and secured the winning outcome. Risa Nishioka (184-C-97) had 11 points for Japan. Johanna Muzet (179-F-97) answered with 16 points for France.

9-10 Place
Brazil - South Korea 68-63
Larissa Carneiro scored 16 points to pace Brazil past South Korea in the clash for the 9th position at the World Championship. Wytalla Motta (182-F/C-97) contributed 13 points and 7 rebounds for the Latin American side. South Korea entered the fourth period up by 6 points. But Brazil unloaded 27 points in the final stanza to escape with the win. Park Ji Su (188-C-98) responded with 19 points and 15 rebounds for South Korea in defeat.
11-12 Place
China - Mali 61-27
China thumped Mali to earn the 11th overall position at the tournament. Wang Zhen (189-F-97) stepped up with 17 points and 15 rebounds to pace the Asian team. China jumped to a 24:14 halftime lead and protected it well throughout the second half. Haimei Wang netted 13 points in the victory. Mariam Coulibaly (183-C-97) scored 8 points and pulled down 7 rebounds for Mali.

13-14 Place
Mexico - Italy 52-64
Italy capped their World Championship campaign on a high note. They held off Mexico to finish in the 13th position. Mariella Santucci (167-PG-97) netted 18 points to pace the Azzurri. Mexico went on a 23:8 run in the second frame to secure a 33:29 halftime lead. They stretched the margin to 7 points at the final intermission. But Italy responded with a 30:11 rally in the fourth period to seal the victory. Claudia Ramos (180-SF-97) netted 10 points for Mexico.

15-16 Place
Egypt - Slovakia 55-63
Slovak Republic victoriously capped their World Championship trip. They knocked down Egypt for the 15th position. Veronika Remenarova (184-F-97) posted 14 points and 14 rebounds in the victory. Slovak Republic and Egypt were knotted up at 40 heading into the fourth period. But the European team used a 23:15 run in the final stanza to eke out victory. Nadine Mohamed (180-F-98) topscored with 19 points and 8 rebounds for Egypt.


USA and Spain reach championship game - Jul 5, 2014

SEMIFINALS
Hungary - USA 63-91
USA stayed on the winning track at the World Championship. They fired past Hungary in the battle of previously undefeated teams and advanced into the title game. USA will now take on Spain for the crown. Katie Samuelson (191-G/F-97) produced 25 points for the winners. USA led by just seven points after the first half 46:39. But they went on a 23:12 run in the third term and never looked back afterwards. Asia Durr (180-G-97) netted 17 points, issued 6 assists and grabbed 4 boards for the winners. Debora Dubei (181-SF-97) netted 16 points for Hungary. Virag Kiss (192-C-98) had 12 points in the defeat.

Czech Republic - Spain 41-73
Spain coasted past hosting Czech Republic in the semifinal clash at the World Championship. Maria Cazorla (180-SG-97) scored 13 points to pace the winners. Spain used a massive 40:15 run in the first half to clear off for good in this one. Angela Salvadores and Laia Raventos (170-PG-97) netted 11 points each for the winners. Tereza Sipova answered with 10 points for Czech Republic.
5-8 Place
Australia - France 65-48
Australia cruised past France on Saturday. Chloe Bibby (184-F-98) stepped up with 14 points for the Australian team. They went on a 16:5 run in the second frame to clear off to a 15-point halftime advantage. Australia protected the lead well throughout the second half and came out winners. Tahlia Tupaea (174-G-97) tossed in 13 points for the winning side. Lisa Berkani (173-SG-97) answered with 10 points for Les Bleus. Ornella Bankole (180-SF-97) had 9 points in the defeat.

Japan - Canada 45-46
Canada snatched a narrow win over Japan to set up the clash versus Australia for the fifth overall position at the World Championship. Japan enjoyed a 20:19 halftime lead. But the North American team managed to eke out a tough victory in the second half. Mikaela Brewer (178-F-98) delivered 17 points for the winners. Bridget Carleton (185-G-97) added 9 points and 9 rebounds for Canada. Tamami Nakada (180-C-97) responded with 14 points and 9 rebounds for Japan. Risa Nishioka (184-C-97) had 10 points and 13 boards in the loss.

9-12 Place
Mali - South Korea 67-76
South Korea prevailed against Mali in the classification round clash. Park Ji Su (188-C-98) was a usual topscorer for the Korean team with 20 points and 15 rebounds. South Korea overcame a 5-point deficit ten minutes into the game to celebrate victory. Kim Jiyoung (170-SG-98) contributed 13 points for the winners. Djeneba N'Diaye (165-PG-97) responded with 28 points and 8 rebounds for Mali.

China - Brazil 44-48
Brazil snatched a tough win over China on the last but one day of action in Czech Republic. Wytalla Motta (182-F/C-97) stepped up with 12 points for the Latin American side. Brazil will now take on South Korea in the clash for the 9th position. Aline De Moura had 11 points for Brazil. Wang Haimei (172-G-97) responded with 12 points for China. Brazil trailed by two points heading into the fourth period but they used a 15:9 run in the final term to seal the win.
13-16 Place
Italy - Slovakia 57-38
Italy held off Slovak Republic in the classification round battle tonight. Rachele Porcu (165-PG-97) stepped up with 12 points to pace the Azzurri. Giulia Ciavarella (182-PF-97) added 11 points in the win. Miroslava Mistinova (182-F-97) responded with game-high 19 points and 8 rebounds for Slovak Republic. Italy used a 19:7 rally in the fourth frame to seal the win.

Egypt - Mexico 70-76 OT
Mexico needed overtime to overcome Egypt in the classification round game tonight. The Latin American team will now take on Italy for the 13th overall position tomorrow. Claudia Ramos (180-SF-97) scored 11 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to pace the winners. Mexico led by 4 points at halftime but Egypt erased the deficit and forced overtime. They went on a 13:7 run in the extra period to seal the victory. Laura Perez (171-SG-97), Paulina Rodriguez (174-SG-98) and Carlota Martin had 10 points each for the winners. Nadine Mohamed (180-F-98) responded with 21 points and 7 rebounds for Egypt.


USA, Hungary, Spain and Czech Republic reach semifinals - Jul 4, 2014

Quarterfinals
Spain - France 73-54
Spain outscored France in the European powerhouses clash at the quarterfinal stage of the World Championship. Angela Salvadores (178-G-97) netted 18 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead Spain. Les Bleus enjoyed a 21:19 lead after the first period. But Spain gradually took over building a 16-point lead before the fourth frame. Spain coasted to the victory then. Iris Junio (185-G-99) had 13 points, while Maria Conde (184-F-97) added 11 points for the winners. Ornella Bankole (180-SF-97) replied with 14 points for France. Alexia Chartereau (189-C-98) netted 12 points in the defeat.

Czech Republic - Australia 61-50
Tereza Sipova (179-F/C-97) nailed 20 points and pulled down 9 rebounds to pace Czech Republic past Australia in the quarterfinal battle today. The hosts advanced into the semifinal stage where they would face Spain. Australia led by three points after the first frame but Czech Republic used a 27:15 run in the third term to clear off for good. Petra Holesinska (167-G-97) netted 17 points for the hosts. Tahlia Tupaea (174-G-97) replied with 14 points for Australia.

Canada - USA 45-86
USA eased past Canada in the quarterfinal stage. Joyner Holmes (191-C-98) came up with 24 points to pace the USA. They will now take on unbeaten Hungary in the semifinal clash. Arike Ogunbowale (175-F-97) had 16 points and 8 rebounds for the winning side. Mikaela Brewer (178-F-98) and Mael Gilles (185-F-97) responded with 7 each for Canada.

Hungary - Japan 61-51
Hungary accounted for the fifth straight victory in the World Championship. They knocked down Japan in the quarterfinal battle. Debora Dubei (181-SF-97) nailed 16 points and collected 9 rebounds for the European team. Eniko Kuttor (183-F-97) and Virag Kiss (192-C-98) added 10 points each for the winners. Kiri Endo (167-PG-97) responded with 19 points for Japan.
9-16 Place
South Korea - Slovakia 55-40
Ji Su Park stepped up with 19 points and 18 rebounds to pace South Korea past Slovak Republic in the classification round clash. South Korea got to a confident start. They piled up a 30:17 halftime advantage. South Korea held on to the lead throughout the second half and secured the winning outcome. Kim Jiyoung (170-SG-98) recorded 13 points in the win. Laura Horvatova (166-PG-97) responded with 8 points for Slovak Republic.

Italy - Mali 44-46
Mali earned the first win at the World Championship. They snatched a narrow win over Italy in teh classification round. Djeneba N'Diaye (165-PG-97) was instrumental in the victory with 25 points. Mariam Coulibaly (183-C-97) added 9 points and 10 boards for the African team. Mariella Santucci (167-PG-97) topsored with 16 points for the Azzurri.

Brazil - Mexico 60-44
Wytalla Motta (182-F/C-97) sank 17 points to pace Brazil past Mexico in the classification round game. Brazil jumped to a 16:6 lead after the first quarter and protected it well throughout the reminder of the contest. Jennifer Calixto (189-C-98) had 9 points in the win. Paulina Rodriguez (174-SG-98) responded with 11 points for Mexico.

Egypt - China 51-68
China outgunned Egypt in the classification round battle tonight. Zhang Lingge (187-C-99) stepped up with 15 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists for China. They outscored Egypt in each quarter to rally to the victory. Jia Saiqi (184-F-98) and Haimei Wang scored 12 points each for China. Nadine Mohamed (180-F-98) answered with 16 points for Egypt. Raneem Mohamed (186-C-97) and Norhan Ahmed had 10 points each in the loss.


Quarterfinalists are set in Czech Republic - Jul 3, 2014

Australia - Mali 72-34
Australia had little problems against Mali in the eighth-final clash. Four players scored in double digits as Australia cruised to the victory. Bridie Kennedy-Hopoate (188-F) stepped up with 13 points for the winners. Tahlia Tupaea (174-G-97) and Georgia Pineau (170-PG-97) netted 11 points each for the Australian side. Djeneba N'Diaye (165-PG-97) responded with 15 points for Mali.

South Korea - Spain 51-80
Angela Salvadores (178-G-97) dropped 22 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to carry Spain into the quarterfinal stage of the tournament. They knocked down South Korea. Iris Junio (185-G-99) accounted for 15 points for Spain as they led from start to finish in this one. Park Ji Su (188-C-98) answered with 15 points and game-high 16 rebounds for South Korea.

Canada - Brazil 52-40
Canada held off Brazil in the eighthfinal clash. Bridget Carleton (185-G-97) sank 19 points and collected 6 rebounds to pace the North American side. Canada set up the clash versus their archrivals USA in the quarterfinals now. Lauren Yearwood (191-C-97) chipped in 10 points for Canada. Aline de Moura responded with 13 points and 7 rebounds for Brazil.

Czech Republic - Italy 61-57
Czech Republic held off Italy in an exciting eighth-final battle. The Azzurri led throughout the bigger part of the game. They enjoyed an 8-point lead at the start of the fourth quarter. But Czech Republic went on a 16:4 rally in the final stanza to seal the winning outcome. Julia Reisingerova (193-C-98) delivered 15 points and 9 rebounds for Czech Republic. Michaela Matuskova (166-G-97) contributed 13 points for the winners. Mariella Santucci (167-PG-97) responded with 15 points for Italy.

Hungary - Egypt 100-47
Hungary extended their perfect run at the World Championship. They knocked down Egypt in the eighth-final clash. Debora Dubei (181-SF-97) scored 18 points and grabbed 7 rebounds to lead the winners. Eniko Kuttor (183-F-97) and Virag Kiss (192-C-98) contributed 17 points each for Hungary. Egypt answered with 17 points from Raneem Mohamed (186-C-97). Hungary will now take on Japan in the quarterfinals.

Mexico - USA 35-91
USA coasted to the fourth consecutive victory at the World Championship. They knocked down Mexico to breeze into the quarterfinal stage. Arike Ogunbowale (175-F-97) tossed in 19 points to lead the North American team. Joyner Holmes (191-C-98) and Asia Durr (180-G-97) delivered 14 points each in the win. Nayeli Ortiz (174-SF-98) answered with 12 points for Mexico. USA will now take on Canada in the quarterfinals.

Slovakia - France 42-47
France overcame a slow start to tame Slovak Republic in the eighth-final clash. Ornella Bankole (180-SF-97) chipped in 22 points to pace Les Bleus. Slovak Republic enjoyed a 14:4 lead after the first frame. They still led by 8 points heading into the fourth stanza. France however went on a 17:4 run in the final period and sealed the victory. Lisa Berkani (173-SG-97) tossed in 9 points for the winners. Veronika Remenarova (184-F-97) responded with 17 points and 11 rebounds for Slovak Republic.

Japan - China 69-44
Japan outgunned China to advance into the quarterfinal stage. Japan dominated from start to finish in this one. Tamami Nakada (180-C-97) stepped up with 18 points and 8 rebounds to pace the winners. Yuki Kato (177-PF-97) added 15 points for Japan. China responded with 11 points from Zhang Manman (172-G-97) and Ha Wenxi (188-C-97) each.


Eighth-Finals are set in Czech Republic - Jul 2, 2014

Group A
Hungary - South Korea 73-68
Hungary extended their perfect run at the World Championship. They held off South Korea for the third consecutive victory in Group A. Eniko Kuttor (183-F-97) stepped up with 14 points and 19 rebounds for the winning side. Virag Kiss (192-C-98) added 12 points for Hungary. South Korea responded with 25 points from Park Ji Su (188-C-98). Kim Jiyoung (170-SG-98) had 18 points in the defeat.

Czech Republic - Canada 71-62
Czech Republic edge Canada for the second victory in Group A. Julia Reisingerova (193-C-98) scored 27 points and grabbed 15 rebounds to pace the winners. Czech Republic will now face Italy in the eighth-final stage. Bridget Carleton (185-G-97) responded with 21 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists for the North American team.

Group B
Italy - Egypt 65-48
Italy opened win count at the tournament. They held off Egypt for 1-2 record in Group B. Mariella Santucci (167-PG-97) scored 14 points in the winning case. Lorela Cubaj (190-C-99) dropped 10 points for the Azzurri. Nouralla Aly (184-G-97) responded with 11 points and 20 rebounds for Egypt. Italy will face Czech Republic, while Egypt will take on Hungary in the eighth-finals.

Brazil - Spain 52-73
Spain overcame Brazilian counterparts to improve at 3-0 record on top of Group A. Angela Salvadores (178-G-97) netted 18 points, grabbed 9 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Spain will now face South Korea in the playoffs. Maria Cazorla (180-SG-97) contributed 11 points for the winning side. Aline De Moura responded with 13 points and 6 rebounds for Brazil. The Latin American team will take on Canada in the eighth-finals.

Group C
Australia - Mexico 64-42
Bridie Kennedy-Hopoate (188-F) nailed 10 points to pace Australia past Mexico in the final game of the preliminary round. Australia therefore improved at 3-0 record on top of Group C ladder. Australia will now clash with Mali for the quarterfinal ticket. Alexandra Sharp (184-G-97) tossed in 9 points for the winners. Paulina Rodriguez (174-SG-98) answered with 11 points for Mexico.

Slovakia - Japan 47-49
Japan snatched a narrow victory over Slovak Republic for the second victory in Group C. Risa Nishioka (184-C-97) netted 11 points and collected 8 rebounds to pace the Asian team. Yuki Kato (177-PF-97) and Tamami Nakada (180-C-97) added 9 points each for the winners. Japan set up the clash versus China in the playoffs. Slovakia fell at 1-2 record after the loss. They will play against France seeking for the quarterfinal birth.

Group D
France - China 75-42
France registered the second victory in the tournament as they held off Chinese counterparts. Lisa Berkani orchestrated the victory scoring 19 points. Ornella Bankole added 13 points for the winners. France will be opposed by Slovak Republic in the eighth-final stage. Zhen Wang nailed 10 points to lead China.

USA - Mali 78-22
USA cruised to their third victory in Czech Republic. They stormed past Mali to win preliminary round Group D. Asia Durr stepped up with 15 points to lead the winners. Joyner Holmes added 12 points and 11 rebounds for the North American team. The USA will face Mexico in the eighth-final stage. Mariam Coulibaly responded with 9 points for Mali as they suffered the third straight defeat. Mali will play versus Australia in the next round.


Salvadores guides Spain to win over Brazil - Jul 1, 2014

After the first resting day in Czech Republic, Brazil and Spain opened up the battles on the final day of group stages. Angela Angela Salvadores (178-G-97) led Spain going for 18 points 9 rebounds 5 assists and 6 steals on their way to a steady 52-73 victory.
The South Americans gave the Spanish vice-champion all they could handle as things got rough from time to time. Spain had the impressive performance of Angela Salvadores to guide them in the epic battle, that saw the Iberians take a 27- 39 lead at the halftime mark.
Alltho Spain had a notable advantage on the boards, Brazil managed to keep the gap quite constant, letting Spain only grow their lead by two. In the final stanza Brazil lacked the power to keep up the intensity, while Angela Salvadores continued to impress the crowds and the scouts with her savy game. As the scoreboard showed 52-73 as a final score the scorer behind the table put down his writing gear.

Leading scorers:
Bra:Motta 10, De Moura 13;
Spa: Angela Salvadores 18, Cazorla 11; Lopez 10.



Recap of Day 1 in Czech Republic - Jun 29, 2014

Group A
Canada - Hungary 73-76
Hungary nipped Canada in the first game of the World Championship. Debora Dubei (181-SF-97) scored 18 points in the victory. Virag Kiss (192-C-98) contributed 17 points and 11 rebounds for the European team. Hungary grabbed a 20:11 lead after the first period and protected it well throughout the reminder of the contest. Bridget Carleton responded with 20 points and 8 rebounds for Canada. Lauren Yearwood chipped in 12 points in the loss.

Czech Republic - South Korea 61-51
Czech Republic victoriously opened their U17 World Championship campaign. They held off South Korea in Klatovy in the opener. Julia Reisingerova (193-C-98) scored 21 points and grabbed 14 boards to pace the hosts. Petra Holesinska (167-G-97) added 14 points for the winners. Park Junyoung responded with 22 points and 9 rebounds for South Korea. An chipped in 12 points in the defeat.

Group B
Spain - Italy 71-39
Spain gave little chance for opposing Italy in the first game of the World Championship. Angela Salvadores (178-G-97) netted 18 points in the winning effort. Spain built a 25:8 lead ten minutes into the game. They held Italy to 18 points in the next two periods to stretch the gap to as many as 32 points and never looked back en route to the victory. Maria Cazorla (180-SG-97) chipped in 14 points, while Junio added 13 points for Spain. Guilia Ciavarella answered with 12 points for Italy.

Brazil - Egypt 87-47

Group C
Australia - Japan 54-46
Georgia Pineau stepped up with 23 points and 12 rebounds to pace Australia past Japan in the starting game at the tournament for both teams. Australia established a 27:19 halftime advantage. They stayed in charge throughout the second half racing to the victory. Tahlia Tupaea (174-G-97) netted 10 points in the win. Kiri Endo (167-PG-97) answered with 13 points for Japan. Hinano Mizuno (172-G-97) and Yuki Kato (177-PF-97) dropped 11 points each in the defeat.

Mexico - Slovak Republic 36-54

Group D
Mali - France 45-66
France ensured the winning start to their World Championship campaign. They prevailed against Mali in Group D. Cammas delivered 18 points to lead Les Bleus. France built a 20:8 lead ten minutes into the encounter and never looked back en route to the victory. Ornella Bankole (180-SF-97) had 11 points, while Chartereau posted 10 points in the win. Coulibaly answered with 13 points for Mali.

USA - China 69-41
Katie Samuelson (191-G/F-97) topscored with 22 points as USA cruised past China in Group D opener. The North American team used a 43:22 rally in the second half to tame their opponents. Kristine Anigwe (193-C-97) produced 12 points for the USA.


Brazil u17 blows away Italy - Jun 29, 2014

Italy proved to be not ready to play in their encounter with Brazil n the second day of Fiba Wordlcup wu17 as they managed a horrible 5 points in the first half.

Brazil had a cold start as well, only going up 3-4 after ten horrible minutes. The Brazilians got their engines running in the second quarter as they went up 5-19 at the half. Disaster struck for the hometeam after the break as Brazil kept on making stops and finding the open player for a 15-34 lead after three quarters. Being up that many points the game was far from exciting in the final minutes. Italy managed to double their output of the first three quarters but still lost the stanza to Brazil 18-20.
Leading scorers:
Italy: Policari 14, Mariella Santucci (167-PG-97) 9.
Brazil: De Moura 14; Dias 8, Larissa Carneiro (164-G-97) 7;




Anneli Maely sensational under the boards as Australia grabs the win - Jun 29, 2014

Anneli Maely grabbed 20 boards to go with 12 points in the second game of the tournament as Australia used an inside adventage over Slovak Republic on their way to a 51-58 win.

Australia did a good job in scouting the SLovak team in game 1 as they managed to disrupt the Slovak offense for major parts of the final quarter , thus being able to bridge the small gap that excisted after three quarters: 41-40. It was after that quarter that Slovak REpublik had the idea of turning the game around, as Australia only managed 7 points for the quarter but the Sapphires bounced back in the final stanza.

As Australia scored 18 for the quarter they grabbed momentum and eventually even the win, allowing the hometeam to score only 10 for a 51-58 final standings.

Leading scorers:
Slo: Stasova 17 points; Striesova 13; REmenarova 8;
Australia: Forcadilla 17, Anneli Maley (184-G-98) 12 point 20 boards, Tupaea 11; Pineau 10 points 6 boards:


Spain u17 ease by Egypt - Jun 29, 2014

Spain impressed on the first day of Worldcp U17 in Czech Republic and that was something that not really was said about their opponents on day 2 Egypt. The final score of 54-87 pretty much summed up the way the game was, Spain putting on great defense at times, resulting in nice fastbreaks, while Egypt managed to keep the score quite level in the final quarter as the game was over.

The Spanish Armada did most of its damage in the first part of the game. They took a 9-19 lead over Egypt , and doubled that lead in the second stanza, going to the tea with a 22-42 advantage that was not stolen at all.
After the break Spain loosened their defense, but still showed excellent fastbreaks and scored no les than 27 points for the quarter. Even as they slowed down in the final stanza they managed to win the quarter, ending the game with a 54-87 adventage.

Leading scorers:
Egypt: Selaawi 14;
Spain: Raventos 15; Junio 15; Salvadores 12 ; Lopez 11; Cazorla 11;


Japan eas by Mexico - Jun 29, 2014

Japan relatively easily dismissed Mexico on the second day of Worldcup u17 in Czech Republic as they eased by the Mexican team 65-36.

Mexico showed more fighting power than skills in the first game of this tournamen tand the second game was no different story. In the first period of the game they managed to keep withing striking distance of Japan, losing both quarters before the break by a little margin. But after 17-12 and 13-10 the start of the second half showed a 30-22 score for the moment.

Japan stepped on the gas after the break, exploding for 24 points in the quarter and only allowing 10 to make it a 54-32 score that sealed it for the game. Both teams let down their intensity in the final quarter, combining for only 15 points in the quarter.

Leading scorers:
Japan: Mizuno 11, Nishioka 11, Kato 10;
Mexico: Rivera 8, Ramos 7.


Hungary to another overtime win! - Jun 29, 2014

After winning their first game in overtime Hungary had their hopes set on another win, but preferrably in regulation. The Czech team had won thier opener and was looking to extend that succes. It turned out to be an epic game with great performances.

Both teams feature great scorers, as Deborah Debora Dubei (181-SF-97) and Agnes Studer lead Hungary, while Julia Reisingerova is the main focus on offense for the worldcup hosts.
In the opening part of the game both teams went tot heir leading scorers to start a high octane first quarter that had Hungary claim a 26-20 lead, that Czech Republic challenged in the second stanza, but saw the Debora Dubei team go into the locker room leading 47-42.

After the break Hungary extended their lead after the break, going into the final stanza 61-54. Powered by the impressive Reisingerova Czech Republic fought back into the game to force overtime as time expired and 76-76 was on the scoreboard. In the extra five minutes Hungary grabbed a stunning win , keeping them perfect for the tournament.

Leading scorers:
Hungary: Debora Dubei 27 points (4 on 5 threes) ; Aho 14 points; Studer 16 points;
Czech Republic: Reisingerova 28 points 16 rebound; Holesinka 20; Soukalova 12;


France cannot repeat win over Team USA - Jun 29, 2014

The matchup between France and Team USA was highly anticipated as the Europeans manage dan upset in an exhibitionmatch just a few days before Worldcup tipped off. The Americans were very eager to send a we-screwed-up-that-one-message and did so by routing the French team 40-88.

The stellar win for the Yanks was a little more lopsided than most insiders would have expected. France is better than they showed today was often heard in the stands afte rand even during the game as the Europeans were outgunned in every single quarter, only managing a saddening 1 point in the final quarter while allowing 26 to lose any feeling for the tight game they were in.

After being down 11-24 after the first quarter the French team managed to slow down Americas pace a little only to fall behind four more points at the break. Going in 24-41 they hoped to close in a little after the break. As USA still dominated the game France held their own 15-21 for the quarter to completely lose all good feelings about the game in the final quarter. Team USA did not pull the breaks as they demolished France spirit, allowing the Bleuettes to score only 1 point while exploding for 26 making it a 40-88 final score.

Leading scorers:
France: Alexia Chartereau (189-C-98)u 13 points; Tadic 7;
USA: Samuelson 17 points; Durr 14 points; Anigqw 10 points;





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