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Day One in Chile - Jul 22, 2011

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Group A
Italy - Egypt 74-56
Italy shined in Day One of the U19 World Championship in Chile. They cruised past Egypt 74-56 for 1-0 record in Preliminary Group A. Participants of this pool are also Canada and China. Italy took control on Egypt from the early beginning and never looked back after that. Francesca Dotto (189-C-93) top-scored for the winners with 15 points. Marta Masoni (184-F-93) had 12 points and 5 rebounds, while Irene Cigliani (177-F-92) added 11 pts. In Egypt, Hagar Amer (184-F-93) was way better than the others with 22 points and 11 rebounds. Hala Elshaarawy (181-F-93) added 9 points and 10 boards. Quarters: 26-9, 14-14, 19-21, 15-12. In Day Two of the competition, Italy will meet China, while Egypt will play against Canada.

Canada - China 76-49
Canada had a joyful Day One in Chile. They opened U19 World Championship with huge 76-49 win against China. Both teams are placed to Preliminary Group A together with Italy and Egypt. Nirra Fields (178-PG-93) was the leading player in victory with 22 points and 9 rebounds. Diana Lee (170-G-92) scored 13 and Michelle Plouffe (193-C-92) helped with 12 points, plus 7 boards. In the loosing squad, Liang Jiamei (183-F-92) responded with 12 points. Their second scorer was Yang LiWei (175-G-95) with 11 pts. Quarters: 23-6, 18-10, 24-19, 11-14. In Day Two of the competition Canada will meet Egypt. On the other side, China will take on Italy.

Group B
USA - Japan 85-63
USA had no troubles to beat Japan in Day One of the U19 World Championship in Chile. USA registered 85-63 win for 1-0 record in Preliminary Group B. Participants of the same pool are also Russia and Argentina. USA made 25-17 lead in the first quarter and jumped to 48-31 until the halftime. All after that was just the formality and USA registered an easy win. Their top scorer was Bria Hartley (5'10''-G-92) with 18 points. Breanna Stewart (6'3''-F-94) had double-double of 13 points and 13 rebounds, while Stefanie Dolson (6'5''-C-92) added 13 points and 5 rebs. In Japan, Sanae Motokawa (5'9''-F-92) shined with 20 points and 6 rebounds. Chikae Uchino (5'9''-F-93) followed her with 15 pts. Quarters: 25-17, 23-14, 16-20, 21-12. In Day Two, USA will meet Russia. Japan will take on Argentina.

Argentina - Russia 51-70
Russia demonstrated excellent performance in Day One of the U19 World Championship in Chile. They handed 70-51 loss to Argentina for 1-0 record in Preliminary Group B. Russia opened the game with 7-14 lead and continued with 10-23 until the breather. Argentina drastically improved after the breather and won third period 23-9. However, Russia didn't panic and they had wonderful last ten minutes of this meeting. They made 11-24 in Q4 for the final 51-70 victory. Yulia Poluyanova (187-F-92) stepped up for Russia with 21 points and 5 rebounds. Ksenia Tikhonenko (174-G-93, agency: RIZO) secured a nice help with 18 points and 10 boards, while Anastasia Maksimova (182-F-92) added 10 pts and 5 rebs. In Argentina, Melisa Gretter (167-PG-93) delivered 17 points. Their second scorer was Rocio Diaz (170-G-93) with 13 pts. In Day Two, Russia will meet USA. Argentina will play against Japan.
Group C
France - Chile 59-36
France demonstrated their power in Day One of the U19 World Championship. They blasted the host of this event 59-36 for 1-0 score in Preliminary Group C. Both teams will advance to the next stage for sure as Nigeria didn't appear at this event. Third participant of Group C is Australia. Valeriane Ayayi (184-F-94) came up with 15 points and 5 rebounds for France. Helena Akmouche (174-G-92) had 13 points and Agathe Degorces (170-G-92) added 7 pts, plus 5 rebounds. In the loosing squad, Barbara Cousino (178-F-96) delivered 13 points. Fernanda Serrano (173-G-92) stopped to 6. Quarters: 22-4, 8-10, 16-8, 13-14. France will have a day-off now. Chile will meet Australia.

Australia - NIgeria 20-0

Group D
Brazil - Spain 71-64
Brazil did a great job in Day One of the FIBA U19 World Championship in Chile. They handed 71-64 loss to Spain for 1-0 record in Preliminary Group D. Also in Day One, Taiwan outplayed Slovenia 83-73. Three best teams from this pool will advance to the next stage. Damiris Dantas (192-C-92) stepped up for Brazil with double-double of 19 points and 13 rebounds. Carina Martins (172-G-92) had 14 points and 5 boards, while Thamara Silva (187-C-94) added 10 points. In defeat, Queralt Casas (180-G-92) collected 16 points and 8 rebounds. Their second scorer was Mariona Ortiz (183-F-92) with 13 pts, while Laura Gil (190-C-92, agency: Josep and Nicolas) added 8 points and 9 boards. Quarters: 15-18, 20-15, 23-15, 13-16. Brazil will meet Slovenia in the next game. Spain will play against Taiwan.

Taiwan - Slovenia 83-73
Taiwan made a surprise in Day One of the FIBA U19 World Championship in Chile. They handed 83-73 loss to Slovenia for 1-0 record in Preliminary Group D. Participants of the same pool are also Brazil and Spain. Three best teams from this group will advance to the next stage. Lin Yu-Chih (94) shined for the winners with 17 points. Chang Chi-Fang (174-G-93) had 11 points and 5 rebounds, while Wei Yu-Chun (176-G-92) and Wang Wei-Lin (93) added 10 points each. In the loosing squad, Tjasa Gortnar (187-C-92) collected 23 points and 14 rebounds. Nika Baric (169-PG-92) had 12 pts and 6 rebs, while Nina Gabrovsek (168-PG-94) added 11 pts. Quarters: 20-17, 18-12, 25-22, 20-22. Taiwan will meet Spain in Day Two. Slovenia will take on Brazil.   

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World Championships U19 Standings
Group A
 1. Argentina 0-0 
 2. Holland 0-0 
 3. Russia 0-0 
 4. Taiwan 0-0 
Group B
 1. China 0-0 
 2. Egypt 0-0 
 3. Spain 0-0 
 4. USA 0-0 
Group C
 1. Belgium 0-0 
 2. Canada 0-0 
 3. France 0-0 
 4. Mali 0-0 
Group D
 1. Australia 0-0 
 2. Brazil 0-0 
 3. S.Korea 0-0 
 4. Serbia 0-0 
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
  Avg: 18.4
 1. Salvadores, ESP18.4 
 2. Wilson, USA18.3 
 3. Elgedawy, EGY18.0 
 4. Vadeeva, RUS16.9 
 5. Hof, NED16.9 
 6. Llorente, ARG16.6 
 7. Selaawi, EGY15.6 
 8. Westerik, NED14.9 
 9. De Paula, BRA14.1 
 10. Quevedo, ESP14.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Victoria LLORENTE
  Avg: 13.9
 1. Llorente, ARG13.9 
 2. Vadeeva, RUS12.3 
 3. Park, KOR10.2 
 4. Hof, NED10.0 
 5. Coulibaly, MLI10.0 
 6. Musina, RUS9.7 
 7. Collier, USA9.3 
 8. Elgedawy, EGY8.9 
 9. Wilson, USA8.4 
 10. Milapie, FRA7.9 
Assists Per Game
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Cornelius, NED6.7 
 2. Allemand, BEL4.7 
 3. Levchenko, RUS4.4 
 4. Salvadores, ESP4.3 
 5. Huang, TAI4.0 
 6. Liu, TAI3.9 
 7. Xing, CHN3.7 
 8. Wallace, AUS3.6 
 9. Tupaea, AUS3.4 
 10. Ortiz, USA3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Thayna SILVA
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Silva, BRA3.3 
 2. N'Diaye, MLI3.0 
 3. Kuijt, NED2.8 
 4. Levchenko, RUS2.7 
 5. Selaawi, EGY2.6 
 6. Thomas, USA2.5 
 7. Collier, USA2.4 
 8. Lee, KOR2.3 
 9. Lo, TAI2.3 
 10. Dambach, FRA2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Jieun PARK
  Avg: 4
 1. Park, KOR4.0 
 2. Vadeeva, RUS3.7 
 3. Smith, AUS2.7 
 4. Geldof, BEL2.7 
 5. Hof, NED2.1 
 6. Lo Sylla, ESP1.4 
 7. Maiga, RUS1.3 
 8. Cox, USA1.1 
 9. Wilson, USA1.1 
 10. Arsenic, SRB1.1 
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