Lithuania - France
Huge start for Lithuania as they won first ten minutes with 25:10 but then they
just stooped. France get some new energy and start playing better in next three
quarters which they all won. They won second quarter with 3, third quarter with
10 and last quarter with 2 points...but that was enough only for over time in
this thriller game. In over time, somehow Lithuania gained power and won extra
five minutes with 10:9 for total win of 73:72. They will play semifinal game
against USA. Best for winning team was Arnas Velicka (192-PG-99) 23 points and 5 assists,
while in France Jaylen Hoard (202-SF-99) had 21 points and 8 rebounds.
Turkey - Canada
80-74 Rowan Barrett Jr. (201-SF-99) had huge game on Quarterfinals against Turkey, he scored 33
points for Canada but that was not enough for his National Team as Turkey were
better for 6 points (80:74). In Turkey Ragip Atar (210-C-99) had amazing performance with
28 points and 15 (!) rebounds. He was followed from Ahmet Duran (205-C-99) with 14 points
and 14 rebounds. Probably thing that decided this game was points from the
bench. Turkey scored 37 while Canada scored only 8 points from the bench. Also,
entire game was pretty tied except last ten minutes where Turkey won with 27:20
for total of 80:74 for European team.
Spain - Australia
74-63 Sergi Martinez (201-PF-99) lead his National Team to important win and advancing into
Semifinals with 26 points and 9 rebounds. True MVP of the game. He was followed
with Miguel Gonzalez (201-G/F-99) with 11 points and 8 rebounds. For losing side Tom Fullarton (200-F-99) scored 16 points and catches 9 rebounds. Last quarter was decider who
will go into next round and Spain won last ten minutes with 27:16. They will
face Turkey in semifinal.
USA - South Korea
USA was favorite at this game and they prove it on court what everybody was
thinking. They dominated entire game, they won all four quarters without any
bigger problems and they win the game with magnificent difference in their favor
(+52). Interesting fact from the game is that USA scored 133 points and bench
players scored more then half (77). Collin Sexton (187-G-99) lead USA offensive with 24
points and also Carteare Gordon (203-F-00) had 16 points and 7 rebounds. For South Korea
best was Yang Jae Min (198-F/C-99) with 14 points.
Egypt - Finland
Finland overcame Egypt 84-73. Europeans took early lead, but after strong second
quarter Egyptians were up 41-34 in the half. Then came third quarter where
Finland outscored opponents 33-14 and keep the lead until the end of the game.
Elias Valtonen (192-G/F-99) was a star of the game with 24 points. Ahmed Khalaf (206-F/C-99) responded
with 20 points, 13 rebounds and 4 blocks.
Argentina - China
China booked their date against Finland in the Classification 9-12 by knocking
off win less Argentina 80-74 as Zhu Rongzhen (210-C-99) had 16 points and 15 rebounds and Li Xiangbo (203-F-99) added 16 points and 10 rebounds. Argentina were topped by Lautaro Lopez (188-PG-99)
and Francisco Caffaro (212-C-00) both scoring 19 points.
Mali - Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic got their first taste of U17 Worlds victory with a 74-70
defeat of Mali. Alanzo Frink (203-F-00) collected 24 points and 11 rebounds while Yeison Rivera (178-PG-99)
Rivera scored 16 points and Miguel Diaz (192-G/F-99) had 12 points and 10 rebounds. Mali will
face Taiwan in the Classification 13-16.
Taiwan - Bosnia
Less than a day after shedding tears of disappointment, Bosnia and Herzegovina
star Dzanan Musa (203-G-99, agency: BeoBasket) grabbed a bit of consolation by breaking the FIBA U17 World
Championship scoring record with 50 points in the Classification 9-16 game
against Chinese Taipei. Musa unleashed his disappointment on the Asians as he
scored 50 points in 27:15 minutes. He made 18-of-26 shots from the field, went
11-of-15 from the free-throw line, grabbed 7 rebounds, handed out 4 assists and
drew 12 fouls. Bosnia and Herzegovina will take on the Dominican Republic in the
Argentina - Egypt
This was a real thriller of the game. Argentina and Egypt played 3 (!!) over
times. Argentina at the end won it by 3 and it was great display for both
Lautaro Lopez (188-PG-99) was leading Argentinians with 20 points, 6
rebounds and 6 assists while in Egypt
Ahmed Khalaf (206-F/C-99) scored 20 points and had 22 (!!) rebounds.
Mali - Taiwan
Taiwan win this game for placement from 13 to 16 place with easy win against
Mali. 77 points was just enough for this type of opponent as Mali scored only
Tang Wei-Chieh (190-SF-99) was most efficient with 18 points and 9 rebounds,
he also added 5 assists while in Mali best was
Lassana Haidara (197-SF-99) with 13 points.
Dominican Republic - Bosnia
Another MVP performance by Dzanan Musa (203-G-99, agency: BeoBasket) for Bosnian side. 34 points and 10
rebounds was something that he is use to do in last few games. Huge game for
him. He was also great from the field (8/13 for 2PT). Also Aljosa Jankovic (200-SG-99) had
15 points and 18 rebounds and 10 assists. Amazing performance with triple-double
for him. For Dominican Republic best was Alanzo Frink (203-F-00) with 23 points and 12
rebounds. Bosnia scored almost 100 points on this game (96) and they let
Dominican Republic score only 73. Bosnia won 3 out of 4 quarter on this game.
China - Finland
77-57 Wang Yibo (185-G-99) comes from the bench and was leading China with 21 points and 4
rebounds for winning against Finland on this match. For Europeans, Miika Heinonen (185-G-99)
was best with 11 points and 6 rebounds. China was losing side on half time
with 10 points difference but they made it +30 in second half with winning +19
in third quarter and +11 in last ten minutes for final win of +20 (77:57) for
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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