Italy - Canada 51-75 Canada finished first phase in Chile with perfect 3-0 record. They handed 75-51 loss to Italy in Day Three wining the Preliminary Group A. Italy dropped to second place with 2-1 and both teams advanced to the next stage. They will be transferred to Qualifying Group E. Nirra Fields (178-PG-93) stepped up for the winners with 19 points and 7 rebounds. Michelle Plouffe (193-C-92) had 17 points and 8 boards, while Wumi Agunbiade (188-F-92) added 9 points and 9 rebounds. In the loosing squad, Francesca Dotto (189-C-93) top-scored with 9 points. Marta Masoni (184-F-93) stopped to 7 pts. Quarters: 10-19, 15-18, 12-12, 14-26. In the first game of the Qualifying Round, Canada will meet Russia. Italy will play against Japan.
China - Egypt 93-67 China made it in do-or-die game against Egypt. Actually, they destroyed Egypt 93-67 in the battle for third place of Group A. China improved to 1-2 and booked a spot for the next stage. Egypt ended Preliminary Round winless and will be transferred to Classification Games from 13th to 16th place. Yang Xi (184-G-94) shined for China with 19 points and 8 rebounds. Zuo Jiayi (178-PG-92) and Liang Jiamei (183-F-92) helped with 11 points each. On the other side, Egypt got 14 points and 9 boards from Hala Elshaarawy (181-F-93). Their second scorer was Reem Osama (170-PG-93) with 13 points. Quarters: 28-14, 20-7, 23-24, 22-22. In the first game of the Qualifying Round, China will meet USA. Egypt will play against Argentina in the next game.
Japan - Russia 90-64 Japan blasted Russia 90-64 in the last day of the Preliminary Round in Chile. Thanks to this win Japan ended as No.2 of Group B with 2-1 record. Russia dropped to third place with 1-2 score. Both teams advanced to the next stage and they will be transferred to Group E. Aoi Katsura (170-PG-92) exploded with 22 points for the winners. Shiori Takada (170-G-92) also was great as she added 19 points and 7 rebounds, while Sanae Motokawa (175-F-92) helped with 16 pts and 9 rebs. In defeat, Ksenia Tikhonenko (174-G-93, agency: RIZO) collected 15 points and 8 rebounds. Their second scorer was Kseniya Andreeva (185-F-92) with 11 points. Quarters: 24-19, 16-16, 29-23, 21-6. In the first game of the Qualifying Round, Japan will meet Italy. Russia will take on unbeaten Canada.
Argentina - USA 49-83 As expected, USA had no troubles to beat Argentina 83-49 in the last day of the Preliminary Round in Chile. USA ended this phase with perfect 3-0 record and of course won the Group B. They will move to Qualifying Group E now. On the other side, Argentina ended as the last ranked team of Group B with 0-3 score and will continue in Classification Games from 13th to 16th place. Breanna Stewart (191-F-94) stepped up for the US with 12 points and 7 rebounds. Diamond Deshields (186-G/F-95) had 11 points and 5 boards, while Bria Hartley (178-G-92) added 9 pts. In the loosing squad, Rocio Diaz (170-G-93) was the leading scorer with 14 points. Melisa Gretter (167-PG-93) had 9 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. Quarters: 11-26, 11-20, 11-21, 16-16. In the next game, USA will meet China. Argentina will play against Egypt.
Australia - France 67-45 Australia celebrated 67-45 win against France in the last day of the Preliminary Round in Chile. Thanks to this victory, Australia won the Group C with perfect 3-0 record. France dropped to second place with 2-1 and both teams advanced to the next stage. They will be transferred to Group F. Rebecca Cole (177-PG-92) shined for the winners with 18 points and 9 assists. Tayla Roberts (191-F/C-93) had 11 points and 9 boards, while Sara Blicavs (188-F-93) added 10 pts, plus 5 boards. In France, Valeriane Ayayi (184-F-94) delivered 13 points and was their top-scorer. Sabrine Bouzenna (169-PG-93) (5 rebs) and Adja Konteh (178-F-92) had 7 points each. Quarters: 17-10, 20-11, 19-15, 11-9. In the next game, Australia will play against Taiwan. France will meet Spain.
Chile - Nigeria 20-0
Brazil - Taiwan 88-50 Brazil won the Preliminary Group D of U19 World Championship in Chile. They were too strong for Taiwan 88-50 ending this phase with perfect 3-0 record. Taiwan dropped to third place (1-2), but they also advanced to the next stage. Both teams will be transferred to Qualifying Group F now. Damiris Dantas (192-C-92) was the leading player in victory with 15 points and 9 rebounds. Thamara Silva (187-C-94) had 13 points and 9 boards, while Tassia Carcavalli (178-F-92) added 12 pts and 5 rebs. In defeat, Wei Yu-Chun (176-G-92) collected 12 points and Chang Chi-Fang (174-G-93) had one less. They were the only two players with double-digits in scoring for Taiwan. Quarters: 18-9, 27-6, 17-19, 26-16. In the next game, Brazil will meet Chile. Taiwan will play against Australia.
Slovenia - Spain 58-75 Spain booked a spot for the Qualifying Round in Chile. They handed 75-58 loss to Slovenia ending as No.2 of Group D with 2-1 record. Spain will be transferred to Group F now. On the other side, Slovenia (0-3) will move to Classification Games from 13th to 16th place. Queralt Casas (180-G-92) was the leading player in Spain once again as she collected 20 points and 6 rebounds. Marina Delgado (171-PG-92) had 15 points and 7 rebounds, while Astou Ndour (193-C-94) added 14 pts and 8 boards. In Slovenia, Tjasa Gortnar (187-C-92) collected 21 points and 9 rebounds. Eva Rupnik (177-F-92) was their second scorer with just 9 points. Quarters: 19-22, 12-16, 17-21, 10-16. In the next fame, Spain will meet France.
FIBA U19 Women's Basketball World Cup 2017 groups confirmed - 24 days ago
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The groups for the FIBA U19 Women's Basketball World Cup 2017 were confirmed during the Draw Ceremony held in Udine, Italy on Wednesday. A fourth team from the Americas will be announced by FIBA at a later stage to finalise the 16-team line-up in light of the suspension currently being served by Brazil's Basketball Federation. The tournament will take place from July 22-30 in Udine and Cividale del Friuli, beginning with the Group Phase (July 22-25), followed by the Final Phase (July 26-3... [read more]
The groups for the FIBA U19 Women's Basketball World Cup 2017 were confirmed during the Draw Ceremony held in Udine, Italy on Wednesday. A fourth team from the Americas will be announced by FIBA at a later stage to finalise the 16-team line-up in light of the suspension currently being served by Brazil's Basketball Federation. The tournament will take place from July 22-30 in Udine and Cividale del Friuli, beginning with the Group Phase (July 22-25), followed by the Final Phase (July 26-30). Click here for the Competition Schedule and here for the Competition System. The ceremony also served to reveal the tournament's official logo and establish the new name of the competition, formerly known as the FIBA U19 Women's World Championship. Draw Results: Group A: China, Mali, USA, Italy Group B: Puerto Rico, Russia, Egypt, Spain Group C: Canada, Latvia, France, South Korea Group D: Hungary, Australia, Japan
USA celebrate sixth consecutive title - 2 Years ago
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Russia - USA 70-78
The USA conquered the title at the World Championship in Chekhov. They overcame hosting Russia to celebrate the sixth straight trophy. AJa Wilson (196-G/F-96) was unstoppable with 30 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Russia grabbed a 21:19 lead at the first break. They extended the gap early in the second frame. But the USA turned things around late in the first half. They pulled ahead and ensured a 39:34 halftime lead. Russia pulled within 4 points at... [read more]
Russia - USA 70-78 The USA conquered the title at the World Championship in Chekhov. They overcame hosting Russia to celebrate the sixth straight trophy. AJa Wilson (196-G/F-96) was unstoppable with 30 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Russia grabbed a 21:19 lead at the first break. They extended the gap early in the second frame. But the USA turned things around late in the first half. They pulled ahead and ensured a 39:34 halftime lead. Russia pulled within 4 points at the final intermission. However the USA stormed to a double-digit lead late in regulation and held on to the victory at the end. Azura Stevens (196-F-96) finished with 18 points, while Chatrice White (190-C-96) and Napheesa Collier (186-C/F-97) provided 10 points each for the champions. Daria Kolosovskaya (182-SF-96) responded with 19 points for Russia. Raisa Musina (189-F/C-98) delivered 16 points in the defeat.
Spain - Australia 62-69 Australia stepped onto the pedestal at the World Championship. They knocked down Spain in the consolation final to earn the Bronze medals. Alanna Smith (188-PF-96) stepped up with 20 points and 16 rebounds for the Gems. Australia opened a massive 29:13 lead after ten minutes. Spain narrowed the gap at 9-point mark heading into the fourth quarter. Spain pulled closer in the final frame but could not avoid the defeat. Alexandra Sharp (184-G-97) chipped in 16 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Angela Salvadores (178-G-97) responded with 22 points for Spain.
France - Belgium 53-40 France outgunned Belgium to clinch the fifth position in Chekhov. Victoria Majekodunmi (174-PG-96) was responsible for 17 points in the win. France and Belgium were tied at 18 after twenty minutes. France however used a 35:22 second half run to spur to the victory. Camille Cirgue (184-PF-96) and Marylie Limousin (160-PG-96) finished with 8 points apiece in the win. Elise Ramette (167-PG-98) and Sofia Ouahabi (165-G-97) responded with 11 points each in the loss.
China - Canada 67-47 China fired past Canada to earn the 7th position at the championship. The Asian team capped their campaign with a near-perfect basketball. Xing Jinbo (181-F-96) stepped up with 15 points, 7 assists and 5 rebounds for the winners. China jumped to a 42:19 halftime lead. They kept Canada at distance throughout the second half and rolled to a comfortable win. Meiqi Zhu (186-C-96) accounted for 12 points and 15 rebounds for the winners. Bridget Carleton (185-G-97) responded with 12 points for Canada.
Brazil - Holland 72-83 Netherlands occupied the ninth position at the World Championship. They knocked down Brazil in their final game in Chekhov. Emese Hof (190-C-96) stepped up with 23 points and 8 rebounds to lead the winners. Netherlands got to a sizzling start. They registered a 47:27 halftime lead. The margin grew at 28-point mark at the final intermission. Brazil exploded with 30 points in the fourth frame but could not avoid the defeat. Laura Westerik (170-G-98) netted 16 points for the winners. Gabriela De Paula (180-F-96) responded with 13 points for Brazil.
Mali - Serbia 46-58 Serbia overcame Mali to earn the 11th overall position at the championship. Jovana Nogic (181-G-97) posted 13 points to lead balanced effort. Serbia rallied to a comfortable 33:17 halftime lead. Mali narrowed the gap in the second half but could not avoid the defeat. Kristina Arsenic (193-C-97) and Bojana Stevanovic (180-PF-96) accounted for 12 points each for the winners. Christina Dakouo responded with 19 points and 7 rebounds for Mali.
Taiwan - South Korea 67-78 South Korea victoriously wrapped up their campaign. They outgunned Taiwan for the 13th overall position. Lee Juyeon (168-PG-98) stepped up with 21 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. South Korea opened a 38:32 halftime lead. Taiwan got within 3 points at the final break. But South Korea went on a 20:12 run in the fourth quarter to seal the victory. An Jin (185-C-96) contributed 15 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Hsu Yu-Lien (177-F-97) responded with 18 points for Taiwan.
Egypt - Argentina 43-50 Argentina topped Egypt in the final game in Chekhov for both teams. Victoria Llorente (184-F/C-96) stepped up with 14 points and 16 rebounds to lead the effort. Argentina opened a 24:18 halftime lead. Argentina held their opponents to just 10 points in the fourth quarter and raced to the victory. Emilia Giustiniani (159-PG-96) netted 11 points for the winners. Nadine Selaawi (180-F-98) answered with 17 points for Egypt.
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