Australia - Canada 49-50 Australia is eliminated in the Quarterfinals of U19 World Championship in Bangkok. The Gems, who had perfect 6-0 record so far and totally dominated against most of their rivals, failed in the first elimination game. The Canadians did impressive job at the defensive end making a big surprise in this low-scoring match. Natalie C. Achonwa (188-F-92) was a key player in Team Canada draining 16 points. Actually she was the only one with double-digits in scoring. Kayla Alexander (195-F/C-91) followed with 8 pts and 15 boards. On the other side, Elizabeth Folake Cambage (203-C-91) was the only one in a game mood for the Gems netting 26 points and pulling down 10 boards. All other players in Australia had less than 7 pts.
France - USA 75-88 The defending champion reached Semifinals in style. After 5-1 in the first two stages of FIBA U19 World Championship in Bangkok, the Team USA outplayed France 88-75. France managed to stay close until the last 15 minutes, when USA showed why their are still main candidates for the title. Nnemkadi Ogwumike (188-F-90) stepped up for the winners with 16 points and 9 rebounds. Skylar Diggins (175-G-90) also shined with 16, while Kelsey Bone (196-C-91) added 4 points less. In Team France, Laurie Datchy (175-G/F-90) top-scored with 17 points.
Argentina - Russia 67-65 Argentina outsmarted Russia in thriller advancing to Semifinals of FIBA U19 World Championship in Bangkok. It was very exciting game, decided in overtime. Andrea Boquete Manna (178-F-90) demonstrated the best performance for the winners today registering double-double, 18 points and 10 rebounds. Agostina Burani (189-F/C-91) helped with 12 points and 9 boards, plus Debora Gonzalez (174-G-90) added 11 pts. For the Russians Anastasia Logunova (188-C-90) delivered 14 points and grabbed 11 boards. Tatiana Petrushina (185-F-90) followed with 13 points and 7 rebounds.
Lithuania - Spain 47-79 Spain demonstrated magnificent performance against Lithuania today. With this victory Spain became the only undefeated team on the FIBA U19 World Championship in Bangkok and it reached Semifinals. Cristina Ouvina Modrego (173-G-90) scored 19 points and grabbed 5 boards in victory, while Marta Xargay Casademont (180-G-90) was behind her with 14 points. Leonor Rodriguez Manso (177-G-91) and Marta Tudanca Acedo (182-F-90) helped with 12 points each. In Lithuania, Giedre Paugaite (192-C-90) responded with double-double, 15 points and 11 boards. Egle Siksniute (196-F/C-91) posted 14 pts.
Czech Republic - China 76-70 Czech Republic defeated China and it will continue battle for the 9th place on FIBA U19 World Championship in Bangkok. On the other side, China will try to end as No.11. Katerina Bartonova (171-G-90) shined for the winners collecting 16 points, 5 assists and 4 rebounds (bad shot percentage). Alena Hanusova (187-C-91) was behind her with 15 points and 13 rebounds, while Renata Brezinova (189-C-90) helped with 14 pts and 5 rebs. Zheng Bowen (-90) scored 16 points and pulled down 7 boards for the Chinese. Wen Lu (188-F-90) ended with double-double, 13 pts and 12 rebs.
Brazil - Japan 62-56 Brazil celebrated decent 62-56 win against Japan staying in race for position No.9. Tatiane Pacheco Nacimiento (180-G/F-90) once again was the best player in her team collecting 20 points and 5 rebounds. Leila Zabani (180-G/F-91) had 14 pts and 6 boards, while Monica Da Silva Nascimento (189-F/C-91) registered double-double, 11 points and 15 boards. In the loosing squad, Yuka Mamiya (-90) had 18 points and 14 boards.
Lithuania will host the U19 World Championships in 2013 - Apr 30, 2012
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Lithuania will host the U19 World Championships in 2013. The Baltic State was chosen today in Brazil. Chile farewell to the Championship in 2011 and the tournament moves back to Europe.
In 2011 USA cruised past Spain 69:46 in the Big Final of the FIBA U19 World Championship in Chile. USA defended the Gold from the 2009 championship and they also celebrated at the same event four years ago.
Lithuania will host the U19 World Championships in 2013. The Baltic State was chosen today in Brazil. Chile farewell to the Championship in 2011 and the tournament moves back to Europe. In 2011 USA cruised past Spain 69:46 in the Big Final of the FIBA U19 World Championship in Chile. USA defended the Gold from the 2009 championship and they also celebrated at the same event four years ago.
Spain - USA 46-69
USA cruised past Spain 69-46 in the Big Final of the FIBA U19 World Championship in Chile. USA defended the Gold from the 2009 championship and they also celebrated at the same event four years ago. Spain ended with Silver. Kaleena Lewis (183-F-93) stepped up for USA with 15 points and 8 rebounds. Elizabeth Williams (191-C-93) and Stefanie Dolson (196-C-92) also helped with 15 points each, while Ariel Massengale (168-PG-93) followed them with 10 points and 7 assists [read more]
Spain - USA 46-69 USA cruised past Spain 69-46 in the Big Final of the FIBA U19 World Championship in Chile. USA defended the Gold from the 2009 championship and they also celebrated at the same event four years ago. Spain ended with Silver. Kaleena Lewis (183-F-93) stepped up for USA with 15 points and 8 rebounds. Elizabeth Williams (191-C-93) and Stefanie Dolson (196-C-92) also helped with 15 points each, while Ariel Massengale (168-PG-93) followed them with 10 points and 7 assists. In the loosing squad, Astou Ndour (193-C-94) collected 10 points and 6 boards. She was the only player with double-digits in scoring for Spain. Their second scorer was Laura Gil (190-C-92, agency: Josep and Nicolas) with 7 pts. USA took control on Spain from the beginning and never looked back. Quarters: 15-25, 7-12, 14-19, 10-13. It is important to mention that these two teams also met in the Finals two years ago.
Australia - Brazil 67-70 Brazil grabbed 70-67 win against Australia winning the Bronze at the FIBA U19 World Championship in Chile. It was a very exciting game and Brazil managed to make it at the end. Australia stays without the medal. Damiris Dantas (192-C-92) once again was the leading player in her team. She spent the entire game on the floor collecting 26 points and 13 rebounds. Mariana Lambert (179-F/G-92) had 14 and Tassia Carcavalli (178-F-92) helped with 13 pts. On the other side, Australia got 16 points and 12 boards from Rebecca Allen (185-G-92). Tayla Roberts (191-F/C-93) had 16 pts and 6 boards, while Rebecca Cole (177-PG-92) added 12 pts, plus 7 assists. Quarters: 16-20, 19-13, 10-18, 22-19. USA won the Gold at this event. Like it was two years ago, USA was too strong for Spain in the Finals 69-46.
Canada - France 70-52 Canada finished as No.5 at the FIBA U19 World Championship in Chile. They handed 70-52 loss to France in crucial game for this spot. Canada was one of the favorites at this event, but they failed in the Quarterfinals against Spain and it was their only loss in Chile. France finished as No.6. Nirra Fields (178-PG-93) top-scored for the winners with 18 points, Michelle Plouffe (193-C-92) had 14 points and 6 rebs, while Korissa Williams (177-G-92) added 11 pts, plus 6 boards. In France, Adja Konteh (178-F-92) delivered 14 points. Clarince Djaldi-Tabdi (184-F-95) had 12 pts and 10 boards, while Helena Akmouche (174-G-92) added 10 pts. Quarters: 27-18, 9-14, 14-9, 20-11. USA won the Gold in Chile, while Silver belongs to Spain. Brazil is the Bronze medal winner.
Japan - Russia 71-66 Japan finished participation at the FIBA U19 World Championship with victory. They handed 71-66 loss to Russia to end as No.7 at this event. Of course, Russia finished as 8th ranked team. Shiori Takada (170-G-92) shined for the winners with 19 points and 6 rebounds in this game. Sanae Motokawa (175-F-92) had 17 points and 5 boards, while Rui Machida (160-PG-93) added 16 pts, 9 rebs and 6 assists. In Russia, Ksenia Tikhonenko (174-G-93, agency: RIZO) collected 21 points and 17 rebs (valuation 31). Alexandra Stolyar (178-G-92) and Svetlana Efimova (187-F-92) (6 rebs) netted 14 and 12 points respectively. Quarters: 18-15, 21-20, 14-9, 20-11. USA won the Gold in Chile. Silver belongs to Spain and Bronze to Brazil.
Best Player: Damiris Dantas (192-C-92) of Divino/COC
Best Guard: Rui Machida (160-PG-93) of Fujitsu
Best Forward: Damiris Dantas (192-C-92) of Divino/COC
Best Center: Astou Ndour (193-C-94) of Gran Canaria
Best Coach: Jennifer Rizzotti of Hartford
PG: Rui Machida (160-93) of Fujitsu
PG: Ariel Massengale (168-93) of Tennessee
C: Damiris Dantas (192-92) of Divino/COC [read more]
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