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Final Standings
1. USA
2. Spain
3. Brazil
4. Australia
5. Canada
6. France
7. Japan
8. Russia
9. Russia
10. Italy
11. Taiwan
12. Chile
13. Argentina
14. Egypt
15. Slovenia
16. Nigeria

World Championships U19 Standings
Group E
1. Canada 6-0
2. USA 5-1
3. Japan 3-3
4. Russia 3-3
5. Italy 2-4
6. China 2-4
Group F
1. Brazil 5-1
2. Australia 5-1
3. France 5-1
4. Spain 3-3
5. Taiwan 2-4
6. Chile 1-5
Group Places 13-16
1. Argentina 2-0
2. Egypt 1-1
3. Slovenia 1-1
4. Nigeria 0-2

Preliminary Round
Group A
 1. Canada 3-0 
 2. Italy 2-1 
 3. China 1-2 
 4. Egypt 0-3 
Group B
 1. USA 3-0 
 2. Japan 2-1 
 3. Russia 1-2 
 4. Argentina 0-3 
Group C
 1. Australia 3-0 
 2. France 2-1 
 3. China 1-2 
 4. Nigeria 0-3 
Group D
 1. Brazil 3-0 
 2. Spain 2-1 
 3. Taiwan 1-2 
 4. Slovenia 0-3 
Points Per Game
 Elizabeth Folake CAMBAGE
  (203-C-91)
  Avg: 20.4
 1. Cambage, AUS20.4 
 2. Inoubli, TUN15.8 
 3. Xargay Casad., ESP15.4 
 4. Solopova, LTU15.2 
 5. Arami, TUN14.2 
 6. Wen, CHN13.8 
 7. Ogwumike, USA13.6 
 8. Mamiya, JPN13.4 
 9. Abe, JPN12.9 
 10. Pacheco Naci., B.12.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ouleymatou COULIBALY
  (--90)
  Avg: 11.5
 1. Coulibaly, MLI11.5 
 2. Alexander, CAN11.3 
 3. Ogwumike, USA9.9 
 4. Paugaite, LTU9.7 
 5. Mamiya, JPN8.9 
 6. Ble Ossepe, ESP8.7 
 7. Mariko, MLI8.6 
 8. Wicijowski, CAN8.1 
 9. Logunova, RUS8.0 
 10. Lee, K.7.8 
Assists Per Game
 Siyue QIU
  (--91)
  Avg: 4.6
 1. Qiu, CHN4.6 
 2. Prahalis, USA3.8 
 3. Ouvina, ESP2.4 
 4. Bartonova, CZE2.4 
 5. Madgen, AUS2.2 
 6. Plagnard, FRA2.1 
 7. Ireland, AUS2.0 
 8. Konate, FRA1.9 
 9. Diggins, USA1.9 
 10. Solopova, L.1.9 
Steals Per Game
 Lilia INOUBLI
  (-G-92)
  Avg: 3
 1. Inoubli, TUN3.0 
 2. Coulibaly, MLI2.3 
 3. Fernandes Da., BRA2.3 
 4. Gonzalez, ARG2.0 
 5. Johnson, USA2.0 
 6. Prahalis, USA1.8 
 7. Flores, ARG1.8 
 8. Brezinova, CZE1.8 
 9. Ble Ossepe, ESP1.7 
 10. Kiryanova, R.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Giedre PAUGAITE
  (192-C-90)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Paugaite, LTU2.9 
 2. Cambage, AUS2.4 
 3. Siksniute, LTU2.1 
 4. Alexander, CAN1.8 
 5. Loginova, RUS1.7 
 6. Tarasova, RUS1.6 
 7. Tippett, AUS1.4 
 8. Alminaite, LTU1.3 
 9. Vernerey, FRA1.2 
 10. Shuang, C.1.1 


USA Gold medal team (Photo: FIBA)
Lithuania  U19 NT 2011 (Photo: lavia2011.fiba.com)

Starting five
#s#
Bria Hartley
Hartley
Ariel Massengale
Massengale
Breanna Stewart
Stewart
Elizabeth Williams
Williams
Stefanie Dolson
Dolson
#e#5
4 Diamond Deshields 6'1''-G/F-95 High School USA
5 Alexis Jones 5'9''-G-94 High School USA
6 Bria Hartley 5'10''-G-92 Connecticut
7 Cierra Burdick 6'2''-F-93 Tennessee
8 Ariel Massengale 5'6''-PG-93 Tennessee
9 Jordan Adams 6'1''-G-94 High School USA
10 Breanna Stewart 6'3''-F-94 High School USA
11 Kaleena Lewis 6'0''-F-93 High School USA
12 Morgan Tuck 6'2''-F-94 High School USA
13 Elizabeth Williams 6'3''-C-93 Duke
14 Malina Howard 6'4''-F/C-93 High School USA
15 Stefanie Dolson 6'5''-C-92 Connecticut

Jennifer Rizzotti Head Coach Hartford USA
Sue Semrau Assistant Florida St. USA
Joi Williams Assistant Cent.Florida USA


Eurobasket.com All-World Championships U19 Awards 2011 - Aug 1, 2011

Eurobasket.com All-Tournament 1st Team
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Damiris Dantas
Dantas
Rui Machida
Machida
Ariel Massengale
Massengale
Breanna Stewart
Stewart
Astou Ndour
Ndour
#e#5

Best Player: Damiris Dantas (192-C-92) of Divino/COC Brazil
Best Guard: Rui Machida (160-PG-93) of Fujitsu Japan
Best Forward: Damiris Dantas (192-C-92) of Divino/COC Brazil
Best Center: Astou Ndour (193-C-94) of Gran Canaria Spain
Best Coach: Jennifer Rizzotti of Hartford USA

1st Team
PG: Rui Machida (160-93) of Fujitsu Japan
PG: Ariel Massengale (168-93) of Tennessee USA
C: Damiris Dantas (192-92) of Divino/COC Brazil
F: Breanna Stewart (191-94) of High School USA USA
C: Astou Ndour (193-94) of Gran Canaria Spain

2nd Team
PG: Rebecca Cole (177-92) of AIS Australia
G: Shiori Takada (170-92) of Denso Japan
G: Ksenia Tikhonenko (174-93) of Spartak V MR Russia
PG: Nirra Fields (178-93) of High School USA USA
F/C: Tayla Roberts (191-93) of AIS Australia

3rd Team
G: Rebecca Allen (185-92) of Dandenong R. Australia
PG: Melisa Gretter (167-93) of Santa Fe Argentina
F: Sanae Motokawa (175-92) of Chanson Japan
F: Tassia Carcavalli (178-92) of Americana Brazil
C: Michelle Plouffe (193-92) of Utah USA

Honorable Mention
Fernanda Serrano (173-G-92) of Santiago Chile
Tjasa Gortnar (187-C-92) of Merkur Celje Slovenia
Hagar Amer (184-F-93) of Sporting Egypt
Yu Dong (195-C-93) of Guangdong China
Diana Cabrera (187-C-93) of Entre Rios Argentina
Bria Hartley (178-G-92) of Connecticut USA
Valeriane Ayayi (184-F-94) of CFBB France
Tassia Carcavalli (178-F-92) of Americana Brazil
Wumi Agunbiade (188-F-92) of Duquesne USA


USA defends the Gold again - Aug 1, 2011
FINAL
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.
Places 3-4
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.
Places 5-6
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.
Places 7-8
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.

Spain and USA to meet in the Finals - Jul 31, 2011

SEMIFINALS

Spain - Australia 55-49
Another great performance by Spain in Chile. It was the Semifinals game of the FIBA U19 World Championship and Spain celebrated 55-49 win against Australia. Thanks to this win Spain secured at least Silver, but they will have a chance to fight for the Gold and their rival will be USA. Australia will try to win the Bronze at this event. In order to do it Australia will have to beat Brazil. Astou Ndour (193-C-94) had double-double of 13 points and 13 rebounds for the winners. Mariona Ortiz (183-F-92) scored 10 points and handed out 5 assists, while Laura Gil (190-C-92, agency: Josep and Nicolas) added 8 points and 9 boards. In defeat, Rebecca Cole (177-PG-92) delivered 14 points. Their second scorer was Sara Blicavs (188-F-93) with 11 pts. Quarters: 16-15, 8-5, 13-15, 18-14. Sunday is the last day of the championship.

USA - Brazil 82-66
USA cruised past Brazil 82-66 in the Semifinals of the FIBA U19 World Championship in Chile. USA advanced to the Big Final, where they will meet Spain. Of course, the winner will take the Gold at this event. Brazil will play against Australia for the Bronze. Bria Hartley (178-G-92) was the leading player in victory with 20 points. Stefanie Dolson (6'5''-C-92) had 12 points and 8 rebounds, while Cierra Burdick (6'2''-F-93) added 11 pts and 9 rebounds for 15 minutes on the court. In Brazil, Damiris Dantas (6'4''-C-92) came up with 13 points and 8 rebounds. Joice Coelho (5'9''-F-93) and Tassia Carcavalli (5'10''-F-92) netted 12 and 11 points respectively. Quarters: 20-15, 29-21, 17-16, 16-14. Championship ends today.

Places 5-8
Canada - Japan 77-71
Canada made a first step forward to fifth place at the FIBA U19 World Championship in Chile. They handed 77-71 loss to Japan and will have to beat France in order to win position No.5. On the other side, Japan will meet Russia in the battle for seventh place. Both games will be played today. Michelle Plouffe (193-C-92) top-scored for Canada with 19 points and she pulled down 8 rebounds beside that. Nirra Fields (178-PG-93) had 14 points and 7 rebounds, while Katherine Plouffe (190-C-92) helped with 13 pts and 7 rebs. In Japan, Shiori Takada (170-G-92) collected 29 points and 5 rebounds. Rui Machida (160-PG-93) had 14 pts, 8 rebs and 11 assists. Quarters: 27-17, 20-11, 14-11, 16-32. Today is the last day of the championship in Chile.

France - Russia 82-50
France destroyed Russia 82-50 in the first game of the Classification Round from 5th to 8th place. It means that France will play against Canada and the winner of that game will take position No.5 in Chile. Russia will meet Japan in the battle for seventh place. Both games will be played today. Jenny Fouasseau (179-F-92) shined in France with 17 points and 9 rebounds. Helena Akmouche (174-G-92) scored 16 points, while Clarince Djaldi-Tabdi (184-F-95) added 13 points and 11 boards. In the loosing squad, Ksenia Tikhonenko (174-G-93, agency: RIZO) collected 8 points and 7 rebounds. Yulia Poluyanova (187-F-92) netted 8 pts. Quarters: 12-15, 20-13, 22-14, 28-8. Today is the last day of the FIBA U19 World Championship in Chile.
Places 9-10
Italy - China 62-66
China was better than Italy 66-62 in the game for ninth place at the FIBA U19 World Championship in Chile. So China ended as No.9 at this event, while Italy finished as tenth ranked team. China took control on their rivals from the very beginning. They made 11-23 lead in the first ten minutes and were looking comfortable. Nothing has changed after that as China jumped to plus 19 until the half time. Italy slightly improved after the breather and came to minus 15 at the end of Q3, but still it was too much for them. Last ten minutes also belonged to Italy (27-16), but they were not able to make a turn. Yu Dong (195-C-93) was the leading player China with 25 points and 10 rebounds. Ma XueYa (188-C/F-93) had 15 points and 10 boards, while Sun Mengran (197-C-92) helped with 10 pts. In the loosing squad, Alessandra Formica (174-G-93) delivered 23 points. Their second scorer was Chiara Zanin (182-C-92) with 15 pts. Quarters: 11-23, 9-16, 15-11, 27-16. Championship officially ends today.
Places 11-12
Chile - Taiwan 49-86
Taiwan celebrated in their last game at the FIBA U19 World Championship in Chile. Taiwan destroyed the host of this event 86-49 to win the 11th place. Chile finished as No.12. Lin Yu-Ting (183-F-94) was the leading player in victory with 15 points and 5 rebounds. Liu Jung-Hsing (173-G-92) had 13 points and 8 boards, while Chang Chi-Fang (174-G-93) (6 as) and Yang Jung (183-F-93) added 12 points each. In the loosing squad, Fernando Serrano (82) delivered 11 points. Their second scorers were Fernanda Tapia (180-F-93) and Monserrat Videla (175-F-92) (5 rebs) with 7 points each. Taiwan made double-digit lead in the first ten minutes of this game and never looked back after that. Quarters: 9-25, 13-16, 10-20, 17-25. Championship will officially end today.

Spain, Australia, USA and Brazil advance to Semifinals - Jul 30, 2011

Quarterfinals

Japan - Australia
83-92
Australia advanced to Semifinals of the FIBA U19 World Championship in Chile. They handed 92-83 loss to Japan in the QFInals and will meet Spain at the next stage. On the other side, Japan will be transferred to Classification Round. They will fight for the fifth place at this event. Tayla Roberts (191-F/C-93) exploded for the winners with 41 points and 17 rebounds. She reached amazing valuation 43 and of course was the MVP of this meeting. Rebecca Cole (177-PG-92) had 17 points, 7 rebs and 6 assists, while Nadeen Payne (188-F/C-93) helped with 10 pts. In Japan, Shiori Takada (170-G-92) collected 23 points and 5 assists. Rui Machida (160-PG-93) had 22 pts, 11 rebs and 5 assists, while Aoi Katsura (170-PG-92) added 14 pts in this loss. Quarters: 15-21, 26-19, 26-32, 16-20. Championship continues today with four games.

USA - France 70-64
USA outplayed France 70-64 in the Quarterfinals of FIBA U19 World Championship in Chile. It means that USA advanced to Semis, where they will meet Brazil. France will continue in Classification round. They will fight for the fifth place at this event. Breanna Stewart (6'3''-F-94) shined for the winners with 21 points and 13 rebounds. Kaleena Lewis (6'0''-F-93) scored 13 points, while Bria Hartley (5'10''-G-92) added 10 points, 5 boards and 5 assists. Valeriane Ayayi (6'1''-F-94) responded with 19 points and 8 rebounds in defeat. Helena Akmouche (5'9''-G-92) scored 15 and Adja Konteh (5'10''-F-92) stopped on four points less (5 rebs). Quarters: 11-23, 14-7, 22-19, 23-15. USA will play against Brazil today. France will meet Russia.

Russia - Brazil 71-73
Brazil grabbed 73-71 thriller win against Russia in the Quarterfinals of FIBA U19 World Championship in Chile. Brazil advanced to Semis, where they will meet strong USA team. Russia will go to Classification Round. They will play two games and if they win both Russia will finish as No.5 Damiris Dantas (192-C-92) once again proved she is totally the best Brazil's player at this event. She scored 23 points and pulled down 17 rebounds yesterday. Isabela Ramona (178-F-94) scored 13 points, while Tassia Carcavalli (178-F-92) added 12 points, plus 5 boards. In defeat, Alexandra Stolyar (178-G-92) delivered 21 points. Svetlana Efimova (187-F-92) had 12 points and 5 assists, while Ksenia Tikhonenko (174-G-93, agency: RIZO) added 10 points and 12 boards. Quarters: 13-22, 19-19, 20-13, 19-19. Championship continues today. As mentioned above Brazil will play against USA. Russia will meet France.

Canada - Spain 55-69
Bad time for the first loss of Canada at the FIBA U19 World Championship in Chile. Spain did a great job and managed to win this game 69-55. It means that Spain advanced to Semifinals of this event, where they will take on Australia. Canada, who ended Qualifying Round with perfect 6-0, will continue in classification games from 5th to 8th place. Astou Ndour (193-C-94) stepped up for the winners with 19 points and 8 rebounds. Mariona Ortiz (183-F-92) had 14 points and 6 boards, while Queralt Casas (180-G-92) helped with 10 points and 6 boards. In the loosing squad, Nirra Fields (178-PG-93) responded with 14 points in defeat. Michelle Plouffe (193-C-92) stopped to 12 pts and 6 boards in this meeting. Quarters: 10-17, 16-18, 13-15, 16-19. Championship continues today.

Places 9-12
Italy - Chile 67-48
Italy made a first step forward to 9th place in Chile. They handed 67-48 loss to the host of FIBA U19 World Championship. If Italy want to win position No.5 they will have to beat China today. On the other side, Chile will meet Taiwan in the battle for 11th place. Giulia Maffenini (180-F-92) top-scored for the winners with 13 points. Francesca Dotto (189-C-93) had 11 points and 5 rebounds, while Debora Carangelo (167-PG-92) added 8 pts and 8 boards. In the loosing squad, Fernando Serrano (82) delivered 14 points. Their second scorer was Fernanda Tapia (180-F-93) with 9 pts and 7 boards. Quarters: 24-11, 10-17, 24-8, 9-12. Championship continues today.

China - Taiwan 88-50
China is a step closer to ninth place at the FIBA U19 World Championship in Chile. China met Taiwan yesterday and destroyed them 88-50. In order to end as No.9 China will have to beat Italy today. Taiwan will play against Chile for the 11th place. Yang LiWei (175-G-95) came up with 14 points and 6 rebounds in this victory. Liang Jiamei (183-F-92) had 13 points and 9 rebounds, while Yang Xi (184-G-94) added 11 pts, plus 5 boards. In the loosing squad, Lin delivered 12 points. Chang Chi-Fang (174-G-93) followed her with 11 points, but she also had 11 rebounds and 5 assists. Quarters: 19-17, 20-6, 23-11, 26-16. Today will be the last day on the championship for these two teams.

Quarterfinals are set in Chile - Jul 28, 2011

Group E
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.
Group F
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.

Qualifying Round: Second games - Jul 27, 2011

Group E
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.
Group F
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.
Places 13-14
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.

Places 15-16

Egypt - Nigeria 20-0

Qualifying Round: First games - Jul 26, 2011

Group E
Japan - Italy 97-69
Japan made a huge step forward to Quarterfinals in Chile. They cruised past Italy 97-69 improving to 3-1 record in Qualifying Group E. On the other side, Italy dropped to 2-2 and still has a chance to reach the next stage. Shiori Takada (170-G-92) exploded with 31 points for the winners. She made 8 of 10 attempts from behind the arc. Rui Machida (160-PG-93) had 22 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists, while Sanae Motokawa (175-F-92) added 17 pts and 5 rebs. In defeat, Giulia Maffenini (180-F-92) collected 17 points and 5 rebs. Alessandra Formica (174-G-93) had 13 points and 8 boards, while Nene Diene (169-PG-92) added 11 pts. Quarters: 33-22, 18-18, 24-17, 22-12. In the next game Japan will meet Canada. Italy will take on USA.

Russia - Canada 50-66
Canada registered another victory in Chile. This time Canada handed 66-50 loss to Russia jumping to 4-0 record in Qualifying Group E. They already booked a ticket for the Quarterfinals. Russia dropped to 1-3 after this meeting, but still has a chance to reach the next stage. Nirra Fields (178-PG-93) came up with 22 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Michelle Plouffe (193-C-92) helped with 17 points, while Wumi Agunbiade (188-F-92) added 9 pts. In Russia, Yulia Poluyanova (187-F-92) was the only player with double-digits in scoring - 11 pts. Ksenia Tikhonenko (174-G-93, agency: RIZO) had 9 points and 5 rebounds, and Alexandra Stoylar added 8 pts. Quarters: 8-18, 6-26, 30-14, 6-8. Canada will meet Japan in their next game. Russia will play against China.

USA - China 80-77
Fourth straight win for USA in Chile. After 3-0 in Preliminary Round, USA had to work hard against China and managed to beat them 80-77. USA and Canada are together on top of Group E now with 4-0 record. They already booked a spot for the Quarterfinals. China slipped to 1-3 in this pool. Kaleena Lewis (183-F-93) shined for the winners with 19 points and 6 rebounds. Bria Hartley (5'10''-G-92) had 18 points, 5 rebs and 5 assists, while Stefanie Dolson (6'5''-C-92) added 12 pts and 8 boards. In China, Zuo Jiayi (5'10''-PG-92) collected 23 points and 5 rebounds. Liang Jiamei (6'0''-F-92) followed her with 15 points and 7 rebs, and Ma XueYa (6'2''-C/F-93) stopped to 10 pts. Quarters: 19-17, 15-15, 24-14, 22-31. USA will play against Italy in the next game. China's rival will be Russia.
Group F
Spain - France 55-57
France did a great job in the first game of the Qualifying Round in Chile. They grabbed 57-55 win against Spain for 3-1 record in Group F. Thanks to this win, France is already with one leg in the Quarterfinals. Spain dropped to 2-2 and still has a good chance to reach the QFinals. Adja Konteh (178-F-92) top-scored for the winners with 15 points. Mousdandy Djaldi-Tabdi (184-F-95) had 10 points and 10 rebounds, while Eleonore Grossemy (184-F-92) added 9 points and 6 rebs. In Spain, Mariona Ortiz (183-F-92) responded with 21 points and 7 boards. Queralt Casas (180-G-92) stopped to just 7 points in this meeting. Quarters: 16-14, 8-12, 16-15, 15-16. In the next game, France will meet undefeated Brazil. Spain will take on Australia.

Taiwan - Australia 46-89
Australia delivered another easy win in Chile. They destroyed Taiwan 89-46 for 4-0 record in Group F and already booked a spot for the Quarterfinals. There are two more games to be played at this stage. Taiwan slipped to 1-3 in this pool. Their chances to reach the QFinals drastically decreased. Tayla Roberts (191-F/C-93) stepped up for the winners with 18 points and 8 rebounds. Alexandra Bunton (198-C-93, college: Wichita St.) had 11 pts and 8 rebs, while Carley Mijovic (197-C-94) added 10 pts. In defeat, Wei Yu-Chun (176-G-92) delivered 15 points. Cheng I-Hsiu (178-G-93) scored 11 and Lee Ching-Ning (175-F-92) stopped to 8 pts. Quarters: 9-20, 13-23, 11-23, 13-23. Australia will meet Spain in the next game. Taiwan will play against China.

Brazil - Chile 79-53
Brazil has no mercy for their rivals at the U19 World Championship in Chile. This time they handed 79-53 loss to the host of this event jumping to 4-0 in Group F. Thanks to this win Brazil already booked a spot for the Quarterfinals. Chile has 1-3 now, but their hopes for the next stage are still alive. Damiris Dantas (192-C-92) once again was the leading player in victory. She exploded with 22 points and 18 rebounds this time. Isabela Ramona (178-F-94) secured a great help adding 18 points, 5 boards and 5 assists, while Thamara Silva (187-C-94) added 8 pts. In defeat, Francisca Rojas (176-F-93) collected 13 points and 6 rebs. Fernanda Serrano (173-G-92) was their second scorer with 9 points (5 rebs). Quarters: 19-9, 25-15, 19-13, 16-16. Brazil will play against France today. Chile will take on Taiwan.
Places 13-16
Egypt - Argentina 73-94
Argentina made a first step forward to 13th place in Chile. They were too strong for Egypt 94-73 yesterday. Argentina took control on its rival from the beginning and never looked back after that. Their leading player was Rocio Diaz (170-G-93) with 20 points. Brenda Schmidt (185-F-93) had 17 points and Celia Fiorotto (186-C-92) helped with double-double of 15 points and 11 rebounds. In Egypt, Hagar Amer (184-F-93) shined with 29 points and 14 rebounds. Sara Massoud (174-G-92) and Hala Elshaarawy (181-F-93) (9 rebs) added 14 and 11 pts respectively. Quarters: 8-18, 16-26, 17-24, 32-26. Argentina will play against Slovenia in the next game. Egypt will have a day-off.

Preliminary Round is over in Chile - Jul 25, 2011

Group A
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.
Group B
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.
Group C
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
Group D
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.

Day Two in Chile - Jul 23, 2011

Group A
Egypt - Canada 54-99
Canada demonstrated another great performance in Chile. This time they outplayed Egypt for 2-0 record in Preliminary Group B. On the other side, Egypt dropped to 0-2. With this victory, Canada already secured a ticket for the next stage. Nirra Fields (178-PG-93) shined for Canada with 19 points. Diana Lee (170-G-92) and Korissa Williams (177-G-92) followed her with 12 points each. In the loosing squad, Hagar Amer (184-F-93) replied with 14 points and 5 boards. Reem Osama (170-PG-93) scored 12 and Sara Massoud (174-G-92) added 10 points, plus 7 boards. Quarters: 5-28, 14-25, 19-22, 16-24. In Game Three, Canada will meet Italy. Egypt will play against China and it will be a do-or-die game for both teams.

China - Italy 64-70
Second straight win for Italy in Chile. They handed 70-64 loss to China improving to 2-0 record in Preliminary Group A. On the other side, China stays winless. Debora Carangelo (167-PG-92) top-scored for Italy with 19 points and Giulia Maffenini (180-F-92) added 17 points, plus 5 boards. Francesca Dotto (189-C-93) followed them with 14 pts. In China, Sun had 18 points and 9 rebounds. Yu Dong (195-C-93) had 13 pts and 5 rebs, while Yang Xi (184-G-94) stopped to 11 points. Quarters: 9-14, 21-18, 18-16, 16-22. In the last day of the Preliminary Round, Italy will meet Canada and the winner will end as No.1 of Group A. China will play against Egypt and it will be a do-or-die game for both teams.
Group B
Russia - USA 53-76
Both teams celebrated in Day One of the U19 World Championship in Chile. USA was too strong fro Russia 76-53 in this meeting jumping to 2-0 record in Group B. Russia dropped to 1-1. USA took control on their rivals from the very beginning and never looked back. Diamond Deshields (186-G/F-95) top-scored for USA with 16 points. Breanna Stewart (191-F-94) had 14 and Elizabeth Williams (191-C-93) added 11 points, plus 10 boards. In Russia, Kseniya Andreeva (185-F-92) responded with 15 points. Ekaterina Kubynina (170-G-92) followed with three points less. Quarters: 7-18, 12-22, 13-25, 21-11. In the last game of the Preliminary Round, USA will meet Argentina. Russia will take on Japan.

Japan - Argentina 90-71
Both teams failed in Day One of the U19 World Championship in Chile. Japan grabbed the first win at this event beating Argentina 90-71 on Friday evening. Aya Watanabe (170-G-92) was a key player in victory with 33 points and 11 rebounds. She reached valuation 38 and was the MVP of this meeting. Sanae Motokawa (175-F-92) followed her with 18 points and 6 boards, while Aoi Katsura (170-PG-92) added 10 points, plus 5 boards. In Argentina, Natasha Spiatta (177-F-92) top-scored with 12 points. Diana Cabrera (187-C-93) had 11 points and 11 rebounds, while Melisa Gretter (167-PG-93) added 10 points and 7 boards. Their team dropped to 0-2. In the last day of the Preliminary Round, Japan will meet Russia. Argentina will play against USA.

Group C

Nigeria - France 0-20

Chile - Australia 46-77
Group D
Spain - Taiwan 77-47
U19 Spain registered their first win in Chile. They handed 77-47 loss to Taiwan joining them with 1-1 record in Preliminary Group D. Both teams have a nice chance to reach the next stage. Queralt Casas (180-G-92) stepped up for Spain with 18 points. Marina Delgado (171-PG-92) had 12 points and 7 rebounds, while Astou Ndour (193-C-94) added 9 points and 14 rebs. In defeat, Chang Chi-Fang (174-G-93) collected 12 points and Wei Yu-Chun (176-G-92) stopped to 9. Quarters: 14-10, 12-13, 30-11, 21-13. In the last day of the Preliminary Round, Spain will meet Slovenia. On the other side, Taiwan will take on Brazil. Brazil is currently No.1 in this pool with perfect 3-0 record.

Slovenia - Brazil 50-67
Brazil celebrated second straight win in Chile. After victory against Spain in Day One, Brazil handed 67-50 loss to Slovenia for perfect 2-0 record in Preliminary Group D. Thanks to this win, Brazil already booked a ticket for the next stage. On the other side, Slovenia dropped to 0-2 but still has some chances to reach the Qualifying Round. Damiris Dantas (192-C-92) shined for Brazil with 21 points and 9 rebounds. Isabela Ramona (178-F-94) had 11 points and 7 rebs, while Tassia Carcavalli (178-F-92) added 10 points. In Slovenia, Tjasa Gortnar (187-C-92) collected 17 points and 6 boards. Eva Rupnik (177-F-92) (5 rebs) and Nina Gabrovsek (168-PG-94) had 12 pts each. Quarters: 17-19, 6-13, 12-22, 15-13. In Day Three, Brazil will meet Taiwan. Slovenia will take on Spain.

Day One in Chile - Jul 22, 2011

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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