Canada - Japan 68-60 Canada had to work hard to register their fifth straight win in Chile. Canada was better than Japan 68-60 for perfect 5-0 record in Group E. They will meet USA today in the battle for the first place. Japan dropped to 3-2 after this loss. However, they also secured a spot for the Quarterfinals. Wumi Agunbiade (188-F-92) shined for the winners with 21 points and 10 rebounds. Michelle Plouffe (193-C-92) had 14 points and 7 boards, while Korissa Williams (177-G-92) and Nirra Fields (178-PG-93) added 11 pts and 8 rebounds each. In Japan, Sanae Motokawa (175-F-92) came up with 20 points and 5 rebs. Their best player was Rui Machida (160-PG-93) with 15 points, 8 rebounds and 11 assists (valuation 28). Quarters: 19-17, 22-12, 14-23, 13-8. Canada will meet USA today, while Japan will play against China.
Italy - USA 60-94 USA cruised to another victory in Chile. They outplayed Italy 94-60 for perfect 5-0 record in Qualifying Group E. If USA wants to win this pool, they will have to beat Canada today. Canadians are also perfect so far. Italy slipped to 2-3 and shares the fourth place with Russia. They will meet today and winner will book a spot for the QFinals. Cierra Burdick (188-F-93) stepped up for USA with 17 points and 9 rebounds. Elizabeth Williams (191-C-93) and Breanna Stewart (191-F-94) helped with 15 points each, while Stefanie Dolson (196-C-92) added 14 pts and 7 boards. Irene Cigliani (177-F-92) was the only player with double-digits in scoring for Italy - 11 pts. Marta Masoni (184-F-93) stopped to 9. Quarters: 13-31, 15-20, 13-22, 19-21.
China - Russia 53-65 Russia registered second victory in Chile. They handed 65-53 loss to China improving to 2-3 record in Qualifying Group E. Thanks to this win Russia kept their Quarterfinals hopes alive. They will have to beat Italy today in do-or-die game for both teams. On the other side, China dropped 1-4 and lost all chances to reach the next stage. Ksenia Tikhonenko (174-G-93, agency: RIZO) stepped up for the winners with 20 points and 8 rebounds. Ekaterina Fedorenkova (178-G-93) scored 17 and Anastasia Maksimova (182-F-92) added 11 points in this victory. In the loosing squad, Yu Dong (195-C-93) top-scored with 13 points. She was their only player with double-digits. Quarters: 4-10, 21-20, 19-17, 9-18. As mentioned above, Russia will meet Italy today. China will play against Japan.
Chile - Taiwan 41-66 Taiwan celebrated their second win at the FIBA U19 World Championship in Chile. They outplayed hosts of this event 66-41 for 2-3 record in Qualifying Group F. With this win Chile kept their hopes alive for the Quarterfinals. But it will not be easy. In order to advance, Taiwan will have to beat France and at the same time Spain has to loose against Chile. So the chances are slim for Taiwan. Chile stays with just one win (1-4). Liu Jung-Hsing (173-G-92) orchestred the victory with 17 points and 8 rebounds. Cheng I-Hsiu had 14 pts and 7 rebs, and Lin Yu-Ting (183-F-94) helped with double-double of 11 points and 10 rebs. For the hosts, Francisca Rojas (176-F-93) was the leading scorer with 9 points. Fernanda Tapia (180-F-93) followed her with one less. Quarters: 8-18, 7-21, 17-12, 9-15.
France - Brazil 67-55 France handed first loss to Brazil at the FIBA U19 World Championship in Chile. Thanks to this win France joined Brazil with 4-1 record. They currently share the second place in Qualifying Group F. Valeriane Ayayi (184-F-94) top-scored for the winners with 15 points. Adja Konteh (178-F-92) had 12 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists, while Jenny Fouasseau (179-F-92) helped with 11 points. On the other side, only Damiris Dantas (192-C-92) shined. She had 25 points and 10 rebounds in this game. The second scorer for Brazil was Tassia Carcavalli (178-F-92) with 10 pts. Quarters: 18-13, 17-12, 16-22, 16-8. France will meet Taiwan today, while Brazil will take on undefeated Australia.
Australia - Spain 65-61 Nothing new in Chile. Australia registered another win at the FIBA U19 World Championship and they have 5-0 record now in Qualifying Group F. Of course, Australia already booked a spot for the Quarterfinals. Spain dropped to 2-3, but they also have a chance to reach the next stage. They will advance in case of victory against Chile today. Even if Chile wins, but at the same time Taiwan losses against France, Spain will go to QFinals. Gretel Tippett (192-C-93) had 15 points and 10 rebounds for Australia in this victory. Tayla Roberts (191-F/C-93) scored 11, while Rebecca Allen (185-G-92) (5 rebs) and Sara Blicavs (188-F-93) helped with 9 points each. In defeat, Astou Ndour (193-C-94) collected 17 points and 13 boards. Laura Gil (190-C-92, agency: Josep and Nicolas) had 14 pts and 7 rebs, while Queralt Casas (180-G-92) added 10 pts and 6 rebs. Quarters: 14-17, 22-12, 12-21, 17-11. Today, Australia will meet Canada. As mentioned above, Spain will take on Chile.
Argentina - Slovenia 89-69 Argentina finished their participation in Chile with victory. They handed 89-69 loss to Slovenia in the game for 13th place at this event. Slovenia ended as No.14. Melisa Gretter (167-PG-93) stepped up for the winners with 25 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Rocio Diaz (170-G-93) had 22 points and Natasha Spiatta (177-F-92) helped with 15 pts. On the other side, Slovenia got 27 points and 5 rebounds from Nika Baric (169-PG-92). Tjasa Gortnar (187-C-92) was their second scorer with 14 points (7 rebs), while Tina Jakovina (182-F-92) added four less. Quarters: 18-20, 22-16, 23-27, 26-6. Slovenia ended this event winless. Actually, they officially have one win against Nigeria 20-0. Thanks to it they ended as No.14.
Best Player: AJa Wilson (6'5''-G/F-96) of USA Best Guard: Daria Kolosovskaya (182-SF-96) of Russia Best Forward: AJa Wilson (6'5''-G/F-96) of USA Best Center: Maria Vadeeva (190-C-98) of Russia 1st Team SF: Daria Kolosovskaya (182-SF-96) of Russia G/F: AJa Wilson (6'5''-G/F-96) of USA C/F: Napheesa Collier (6'1''-C/F-97) of USA PF: Alanna Smith (188-PF-96) of Australia C: Maria Vadeeva (190-C-98) of USA 2nd Team PG: Julie Allemand (173-PG-96) of Belgium PG: Laura Cornelius (173-PG... [read more]
Eurobasket.com All-World Championships U19 1st Team 2015
USA celebrate sixth consecutive title - Jul 26, 2015
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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.
Russia and USA to clash for title in Chekhov - Jul 25, 2015
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USA - Spain 80-65
Team USA reached the championship game in Chekhov. They knocked down Spain in the second semifinal today. Napheesa Collier (186-C/F-97) stepped up with 24 points and 14 rebounds to pace the USA to the victory. They will now take on hosting Russia for the title. Team USA raced to a 44:31 halftime lead. Spain pulled within 12 points at the final intermission. But the USA held their opponents to just 15 points in the fourth quarter and eased to the win. AJa... [read more]
USA - Spain 80-65 Team USA reached the championship game in Chekhov. They knocked down Spain in the second semifinal today. Napheesa Collier (186-C/F-97) stepped up with 24 points and 14 rebounds to pace the USA to the victory. They will now take on hosting Russia for the title. Team USA raced to a 44:31 halftime lead. Spain pulled within 12 points at the final intermission. But the USA held their opponents to just 15 points in the fourth quarter and eased to the win. AJa Wilson (196-G/F-96) accounted for 20 points and 16 rebounds in the victory. Laura Quevedo (185-G-96, college: Miami, FL) responded with 17 points for Spain.
Russia - Australia 76-57 Russia outgunned Austria to advance into the World Championship Final. Maria Vadeeva (190-C-98) was unstoppable with 27 points and 16 rebounds for the hosts. Russia used a 21:12 rally in the second frame to take a 14-point halftime lead. Russia kept the Gems at bay throughout the second half and drove to the victory. Ksenia Levchenko (165-PG-96) posted 13 points and 7 assists for the winners. Kristy Wallace (180-G-96) responded with 15 points and 8 rebounds for Australia. Tahlia Tupaea (174-G-97) had 10 points in the loss.
Canada - Belgium 64-70 Belgium outscored Canada to set the up the clash versus France for the fifth position at the tournament. Julie Allemand (173-PG-96, agency: LBM Management) was pivotal with 24 points for the winners. Canada eked out an 18:16 lead ten minutes into the encounter. Belgium however responded with a 35:26 run in the next two quarters to spur ahead. Canada tried hard to deny the deficit in the final period but Belgium held on to avoid the defeat. Heleen Nauwelaers (180-F-96) accounted for 15 points in the win. Bridget Carleton (185-G-97) responded with 20 points for Canada.
France - China 67-61 France outgunned China in the classification games for the fifth position. Marie Milapie (191-C-96) stepped up with 17 points and 8 rebounds for Les Bleues. France overcame a three-point deficit at the first break to take a 32:22 halftime advantage. They extended the lead at 13-point mark at the final intermission. China erupted for 26 points in the fourth frame but just sweetened the pill at the end. Mathilde Combes (184-C-96) accounted for 14 points in the victory. Xing Jinbo (181-F-96) responded with 19 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists for China.
Holland - Serbia 90-60 Netherlands stormed past Serbia in the classification round. Emese Hof (190-C-96) stepped up with 24 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists for the Dutch team. Netherlands dominated from start to finish. They accumulated a 50:28 halftime lead. Netherlands boosted the gap at 33-point mark at the final intermission and cruised to the victory. Esther Fokke (185-PF-96) chipped in 18 points for the winners. Bojana Stevanovic (180-PF-96) answered with 12 points for Serbia.
Brazil - Mali 60-49 Thayna Silva came off the bench to score 11 points and Brazil outlasted Mali in Chekhov today. Brazil looked solid defensively in the first half. They held Mali to just 14 points building a 17-point halftime lead. Mali improved offensively in the second half but could not overcome a deep deficit. Jennifer Calixto (189-C-97) and Gabriela De Paula (180-F-96) delivered 9 points each for the winners. Mariam Coulibaly (183-C-97) responded with 19 points and 18 rebounds for Mali.
South Korea - Argentina 63-57 South Korea rolled past Argentina in the classification round of the World Championship. The Korean team piled up a 30:20 halftime lead. They maintained the advantage throughout the third term. Argentina nailed 23 points in the fourth quarter but could not avoid the defeat. Lee Juyeon (168-PG-98) finished with 16 points for the Korean team. An Jin (185-C-96) added 14 points for the winners. Victoria Llorente (184-F/C-96) responded with 15 points and 15 rebounds for Argentina.
Egypt - Taiwan 59-73 Taiwan outgunned Egypt in Chekhov today. Hsu Yu-Lien (177-F-97) stepped up with 15 points to pace the Asian team. Taiwan opened a 24:16 lead after ten minutes. They boosted the gap at 12-point mark heading into the fourth frame. Taiwan never looked back afterwards marching to the win. Cho Ching (172-F-97) provided 12 points in the victory. Nadine Selaawi (180-F-98) responded with 22 points and 7 rebounds for Egypt.
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