USA - Canada 52-64 Canada finished Qualifying Round in Chile with perfect 6-0 record. They handed 64-52 loss to USA winning the first place in Group E. USA dropped to position No.2. Of course, both teams advanced to Quarterfinals of FIBA U19 World Championship. Michelle Plouffe (193-C-92) (193-C-92) shined for Canada in this very important meeting with 24 points and 8 rebounds. Wumi Agunbiade (188-F-92) had 15 points and 9 rebs, while Katherine Plouffe (190-C-92) added 12 pts. Ariel Massengale (168-PG-93) answered with 17 points and 6 rebounds in defeat. Elizabeth Williams (191-C-93) (5 rebs) and Breanna Stewart (191-F-94) netted 8 points each. Quarters: 10-20, 13-9, 16-12, 13-23. Canada will play against Spain in the Quarterfinals. USA will meet France. All games will be played tomorrow.
Japan - China 59-87 China celebrated in the last day of the Preliminary Round in Chile. They outplayed Japan 87-59 for 2-4 record in Group E. However, that was not enough and China failed to reach the Quarterfinals. They will be transferred to classification games from 9th to 12th place. On the other side, Japan ended as No.3 in this pool (3-3) and will meet Australia in the QFinals. Ma XueYa (188-C/F-93) exploded in victory with 24 points and 19 rebounds. Yang Xi (184-G-94) had 18 points and 16 rebs, while Yu Dong (195-C-93) added 17 points and 8 boards. In the loosing squad, Shiori Takada (170-G-92) collected 11 points and 6 rebs. Their second scorer was Sanae Motokawa (175-F-92) with 10 pts. Championship continues on Friday.
Russia - Italy 62-55 Russia goes to the Quarterfinals of FIBA U19 World Championship in Chile. They outplayed Italy 62-55 in do-of-die game to take the fourth place in Group E (3-3). Italy dropped to fifth place with 2-4 score and failed to reach the next stage. Alexandra Stolyar (178-G-92) stepped up for the winners with 21 points. Yulia Poluyanova (187-F-92) had 11 points and 8 rebounds, while Ksenia Tikhonenko (174-G-93, agency: RIZO) helped with 6 points and 22 boards in this crucial game. In defeat, Giulia Maffenini (180-F-92) collected 20 points and 5 rebs. Their second scorer was Francesca Dotto (189-C-93) with 9 pts. Quarters: 13-16, 5-16, 27-10, 17-13. Russia will meet Brazil in the Quarterfinals. Italy will fight fro 9th place at this event.
Taiwan - France 57-74 France finished Preliminary Round in Chile with almost perfect 5-1 record. However that was not enough for the first place in Group F. Actually it was not enough event for the position No.2. France ended as third ranked team in this pool and of course advanced to Quarterfinals. Taiwan is No.5 with 2-4 record and failed to reach the next stage. Helena Akmouche (174-G-92) top-scored for the winners with 16 points. Clarince Djaldi-Tabdi (184-F-95) had 11 points and 7 rebs, while Adja Konteh (178-F-92) had 10 pts and 7 boards. In defeat, Wang Wei-Lin (180-F-93) collected 11 points. Lin had two points less than her. Quarters: 16-19, 9-18, 16-19, 16-18. France will meet USA in the Quarterfinals. Taiwan will fight for the 9th place at this event.
Spain - Chile 83-48 Spain destroyed Chile to close the Qualifying Round of FIBA U19 World Championship. Spain finished as the fourth ranked team of Group F with 3-3 record and advanced to Quarterfinals. On the other side, the host of this event finished with 1-5 in this pool. They will continue in Classification Round from 9th to 12th place. Astou Ndour (193-C-94) stepped up for Spain with 15 points and 10 rebounds. Inmaculada Zanoguera (183-G-93) had 14 pts and 9 boards, while Marta Claret (185-C-92) added 13 pts and 5 rebs in this victory. In Chile, Fernanda Mansilla (168-PG-92) was better than the others with 14 points and 6 rebs. Fernanda Serrano (173-G-92) had 11 points. Quarters: 20-11, 19-13, 21-6, 23-18. Spain will meet Canada in the Quarterfinals, which are scheduled for tomorrow.
Brazil - Australia 75-47 Brazil recovered from defeat against France and smashed Australia 75-47 in the last day of the Qualifying Round in Chile. Thanks to this win Brazil won the Group F with 5-1 record. Australia dropped to second place and it was their first loss at the FIBA U19 World Championship. Of course, both teams head to Quarterfinals. Damiris Dantas (192-C-92) scored 24 points and pulled down 16 rebounds in this victory. She reaches valuation 30. Tassia Carcavalli (178-F-92) had 20 and Carina Martins (172-G-92) added 10 pts. In defeat, Rebecca Allen (185-G-92) collected 14 pts and 8 boards. Tayla Roberts (191-F/C-93) had 10 points and 12 boards, while Rebecca Cole (177-PG-92) added 8 pts and 8 assists. Quarters: 8-10, 22-19, 27-10, 18-8). In the Quarterfinals Brazil will meet Russia. Australia will play against Japan.
FIBA U19 Women's Basketball World Cup 2017 groups confirmed - 23 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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