Turkey - Taiwan 76-56 Easy win for Turkey against team who after this game don't have any victory from three games - team of Taiwan. Turks are lead by Ahmet Duran (205-C-99) with 16 points and 15 rebounds, amazing performance was also done by Ragip Atar (210-C-99) with 8 points and 14 rebounds (10 defensive). In Taiwan, Lin Ting-Chien (190-SG-99) scored 15 points. First quarter was decided victory as Turkey won the first ten minutes with 29:11. After that entire game was equal but that difference from first quarter decided winning team.
USA - Egypt 104-57 Another win for USA and perfect score for them after 3 rounds on World Cup U17. They again dominated game with big victory, this time against Egypt who didn't had much chance against probably the most talented team on this competition. Troy Brown (198-G-99) led the USA team with 15 points and 11 rebounds, also we need to write that all players from USA scored at least 5 points. Another great performance come from Markus Howard (185-G-99) who scored 21 points and had 6 assists. In Egypt Ahmed Khalaf (206-F/C-99) scored 17 points with 7 rebounds and Tarek Raafat (187-G-99) scored 15 points. USA dominated in every segment of the game as they had 61 rebounds while Egypt had only 29. Egypt finished group with 1-2 record.
Mali - Lithuania 73-96 Lithuania flushed nearly 100 points in this game and they dominated against Mali playing great game. 50 rebounds for Lithuania, 26 assist for them and only 4 by Mali. Vitalijus Kozys (200-SF-99) lead Europeans with 20 points, while for African team Abdoul Coulibaly (202-F-00) had amazing performance with 29 points and 6 rebounds.
Lithuania won three of four quarter on this game which was enough for really big win for their team with +23 points difference.
Argentina - Spain 49-59 Again great game for Spain and another victory for them on this tournament. They send Argentina to the bottom of the standings in group B as they have 0-3 and European team have 3-0. Spain started better, they go to half time with +12. Argentina showed how to respond in 3rd quarter with 19:11 win but last quarter was again better for Spain with 10:16 and that's for final result of 59:49 on Spanish side. In Spain Sergi Martinez (201-PF-99) had 19 points and 16 rebounds, truly amazing game for this Spanish young player. In Argentina Lautaro Lopez (188-PG-99) flushed 17 points and had 6 rebounds.
China - Canada 54-105 More then 50 points difference in this game for Canadian side. They won it with 105:54 against China who didn't had much chance against more then in the best mood for this game. They win all four quarters. Canada was leaded by Rowan Barrett Jr. (201-SF-99). with 17 points and Oluwasimisola Shittu (210-C-99) with 13 points and 11 rebounds.
For China Wang Yibo (185-G-99) scored 14 points and Huang Rongqi (190-G-99) scored 15.
Australia - Finland 77-62 Pretty interesting group as we have after 3 rounds, three teams with 1-2 score. Tom Fullarton (200-F-99) lead Australia to first win in tournament with 19 points and 8 rebounds. While in Finland there are four players who scored at least 10 points but that was not enough as Australia scored 77 points in total while Finland had only 62. Biggest difference is coming from bench players, as for Australia they scored 23 and for Finland only 9.
For Finland best was Elias Valtonen (192-G/F-99) with 18 points and 6 rebounds.
France - Dominican Republic 78-48 Second win for France and they are now in Group D with 2-1, same as Bosnia. They win first quarter with 22:12 and that how let Dominican Republic that they have nothing to look for in this game. They only confirmed that in second quarter with another win with 21:12 and in 3rd with 18:6. They just have tied game in last ten minutes with win for Dominican Republic 18:17. France was leaded by Eddy Kayouloud (195-F-99) with 15 points and 5 rebounds and with Ivan Fevrier (200-F-99) with 14 points and 11 rebounds. In Dominican Republic Yeison Rivera (178-PG-99) scored 10 and Anderson Mirambeaux (196-F-99) scored 11 with 7 rebounds. Dominican Republic finished Group D without win (0-3).
Bosnia - South Korea 105-85 Bosnia nipped first position after this big win against South Korea. 20 points difference for Bosnian side leading from Dzanan Musa (203-G-99, agency: BeoBasket) with amazing performance, best of the night with 36 points and 11 rebounds for total ranking of 33. True MVP of this game. Also Sani Campara (188-PG-99) had amazing night with 25 points and 7 assists. For South Korea we also had one player with really big performance, Lee Junghyun (185-G-99) who scored 32 points and had 6 assists, and he was followed with Lee Hyunjung (192-F-00) 21 points.
FINAL USA - Turkey 96-56 USA did it again. They won 4th gold in the row at World Cup U17. They dominated against Turkey this time with huge win by +40 points difference. They didn't allowed Turkey any quarter as they win all of them for huge win at the end. They were better in rebounds also with 10 (47-37) and also in assists 20-8 for USA in that category. Bench players for USA scored almost as starting five (49:47) while for Turkey they are equal, both scored by 28 points. One interestin... [read more]
USA - Turkey 96-56 USA did it again. They won 4th gold in the row at World Cup U17. They dominated against Turkey this time with huge win by +40 points difference. They didn't allowed Turkey any quarter as they win all of them for huge win at the end. They were better in rebounds also with 10 (47-37) and also in assists 20-8 for USA in that category. Bench players for USA scored almost as starting five (49:47) while for Turkey they are equal, both scored by 28 points. One interesting fact is that USA had huge amount of steals (20!) and big difference in assists by 20:8. In all part of the game USA were better so it can be say that they more then deserved this gold medal. Leaders on this game were Collin Sexton (187-G-99) who flushed 16 points and added 8 assists to his name, and Gary Trent (195-G-99) scored 17 points with 4 rebounds in total for him. For losing side Ragip Atar (210-C-99) had 13 points and 8 rebounds.
Lithuania - Spain 81-63 Lithuania clinch third place and won bronze medal game on this tournament. All was decided in starting ten minutes when Lithuanian side make it huge difference by +15 lead. In second quarter they were tied (21:21), while in first ten minutes of second half Lithuania again dominated game with huge quarter win by 12 (22:10), that was just too much for Spain who only make difference a bit smaller with wining last quarter by 9 (15:24) but that was only enough for final 81:63 for Lithuanian side. They were leaded by Arnas Velicka (192-PG-99) with 18 points and 8 rebounds, Ignas Sargiunas (193-G-99) scored 14 points and Lukas Kisunas (205-C-99) scored 12 with 7 rebounds. For losing Spanish team Sergi Martinez (201-PF-99) scored 17 with 15 rebounds and Joel Parra (201-F-00) nipped 15 points with 5 rebounds. Spain finish tournament on fourth place.
France - Canada 68-99 Ignas Brazdeikis (198-G/F-99) with 26 points scored and 10 rebounds in his double double performance lead Canada to winning fifth place on World Cup. Danilo Djuricic (200-F-99) helped him with 14 points and Oluwasimisola Shittu (210-C-99) had 18 points and 8 rebounds. Canada was just too good this time for France who scored only 68 points versus Canadian 99. For French team best was Jaylen Hoard (202-SF-99) with 17 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists, also Eddy Kayouloud (195-F-99) contributed for French team with 13 points.
South Korea - Australia 76-83 Close game but at the end Australia won it by 7 points margin (83:76) against South Korea in battle for seventh place. Matthew Johns (201-F-99) scored 12 points and had 6 rebounds for Australia, Patrick Bines (198-F-99) contributed also with 13 points, while in South Korea, Lee Junghyun (185-G-99) had nice performance with 21 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists and Lee Hyunjung (192-F-00) scored 18 points on their last game of this tournament. Australia won seventh, while South Korea finished World Cup on eight place.
Semifinals Turkey - Spain 83-79 OT It was quite interesting game for this semifinal game, Turkey won it after interesting over time by 4 (10:6) in extra five minutes. It was pretty equal game by points, but Turkey catched more rebounds (46 vs. Spanish 34). Sergi Martinez (201-PF-99) scored 20 points and had 11 rebounds, while Miguel Gonzalez (201-G/F-99) had 15 points and 7 rebounds for Spain, for winning side Onuralp Bitim (196-G-99) scored 23 points and had 10 rebounds and Ahmet Duran (... [read more]
Turkey - Spain
It was quite interesting game for this semifinal game, Turkey won it after
interesting over time by 4 (10:6) in extra five minutes. It was pretty equal
game by points, but Turkey catched more rebounds (46 vs. Spanish 34).
Sergi Martinez (201-PF-99) scored 20 points and had 11 rebounds, while Miguel Gonzalez (201-G/F-99) had 15
points and 7 rebounds for Spain, for winning side Onuralp Bitim (196-G-99) scored 23 points
and had 10 rebounds and Ahmet Duran (205-C-99) scored 18 points and 14 rebounds for also
double double game. Index rating was also equal, Turkey had 44 and Spain 43.
Turkish players will be going into gold medal game versus USA.
USA - Lithuania
USA proved that the are favorite on this game by winning this game with closely
30 point difference. They flushed 98 points to Lithuanian basket while Europeans
scored only 70. Gary Trent (195-G-99) led USA to win with 15 points and 4 rebounds, also
Markus Howard (185-G-99) scored 16 points with 2 rebounds and Collin Sexton (187-G-99) scored 15
points and had 6 rebounds. For Lithuania Ignas Sargiunas (193-G-99) scored 15 points with 3
rebounds. Lithuania will be going for bronze medal game against Spanish side.
That will be basketball derby for 3rd place game.
Canada - Australia
96-58 Rowan Barrett Jr. (201-SF-99) led Canada to win with 23 points and he was followed from
Ignas Brazdeikis (198-G/F-99) with 18 points and 5 rebounds, also Danilo Djuricic (200-F-99) had great
game with 17 points and 4 rebounds. For losing side most efficient was Samson Froling (207-F/C-00) with 12 points and 9 rebounds. Australia will be playing against South
Korea for game which will decide winner of 7th place on this tournament.
South Korea - France
France dominated the game against South Korea and goes into game for trying to
win at least fifth place of tournament. They didn't let South Koreans to win any
quarter of this game, at the end they have huge difference alongside their name
by winning the match with 58 point difference. For France every player scored at
least for points, they scored 119 points in total and made index ranking 142 and
South Korea had only 30. For Asian side, most efficient was Seomoon Sechan (180-F-00) with
25 points. For France we have few great performance, Jaylen Hoard (202-SF-99) have 22 points
and 5 rebounds, Joshua Mballa (198-F-99) had 18 points and 10 rebounds. France will be
playing against Canada in game for fifth place.
China - Bosnia
Again, Dzanan Musa (203-G-99, agency: BeoBasket) dominated the game with 33 points and with 9 rebounds. He was
followed by Vedran Mirkovic (202-C-99) with 11 points and 5 rebounds, also Sani Campara (188-PG-99) had
19 points. That was enough for Bosnian side for winning 9th place after they win
this game against China. For Asian side Chen Peidong (204-F/C-99) had huge game with 30
points and 8 rebounds. Zhu Rongzhen (210-C-99) also had nice game with 15 points and 9
rebounds with total index of 19. China finished tournament on 10th place.
Finland - Dominican Republic
56-65 Miguel Diaz (192-G/F-99) led Dominican Republic to 11th place on this tournament with 18
points and 7 rebounds. For losing Finland side, Mikael Jantunen (200-F-00) scored 9 points
and have 11 rebounds. Only one point needed to him for double double
performance. With this win Dominican Rep. was on 11th place and Finland finished
World Cup on 12th place.
Argentina - Taiwan
It was close game and only 4 point Taiwan was far away from making surprise on
this game, but Argentina was better with 67:64, by winning last two quarters by
one one and three points and that how wins this game and winning also 13th
place. Lautaro Lopez (188-PG-99) scored 23 points and have 6 rebounds, for Taiwan, Lin Ting-Chien (190-SG-99) have huge game with 29 points and 7 rebounds.
Egypt - Mali
Mali win against Egypt and won 15th place. They dominated entire game by winning
all part of the games, for total win of 23 points. Abdoul Coulibaly (202-F-00) scored 22
points and 11 rebounds for double double performance, for Egypt, Ahmed Khalaf (206-F/C-99)
scored 12 points and cached 13 rebounds.
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