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3 Days Left: Players - Jun 26, 2007

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Three more days left till the beginning of the U21 Championship for Women in Russia. Today Eurobasket introduces players, the people who will struggle in the court.

The USA will be represented by the players who participate mostly in NCAA tournaments. The USA will look to defend its world title in U21 age group, open to athletes 21-years-old or younger. As the team celebrated the win last time we decided to give you the whole roster of the team. The final 12-member team includes: Jolene Anderson, DeWanna Bonner (193-G-87), Essence Carson, Laura Harper, Ashley Houts (168-G), Crystal Langhorne, Marscilla Packer (175-G), Kia Vaughn, Abby Waner, Candice Wiggins (180-G-87), Paris and Lindsay Wisdom-Hylton. The average height of the team is 6'0 (182 cm).

The silver medals' team in the last Championship Brazil will send 4 players with the name Santos. Fluminense duo Clarissa and Ivana will represent Brazil's yellow-and-green jersey for the first time in an international tournament.

France that was third last time will defend their best European title. The team has already lost two friendly games before the tournament against USA. In the first game France was led by Sandrine Gruda (192-F/C-87) who hit 13 points for France. In the second game Sylvie Gruz top-scored for the team with 14 points.

Russian National team is made up by the players mostly from the National Championship. Three players however participated in Europe last season, but will greatly fit the team. Anastasia Anderson (174-G-86) plays for Romanian Biandra Targoviste, Irina Ryukhina (175-G-86) defends Lotos Gdynia and Elena Reshetko (184-C-86) is in Catz Lappeenranta that is in Finland.
All the other teams and their rosters will be covered as well during the U21 Championship for Women in Russia.   

USA tastes GOLD - 10 Years ago
Australia U21 - USA U21 71:96 (21:32, 19:23, 16:20, 17:21) Australia and USA started the Championship and it was a pleasure to see that both teams finished it. A tremendous tournament closed the doors for the FIBA U21 World Championship for Women. USA defended their title beating Australia in the Final 96:71. The North Americans claimed the Gold medals, while Silver went to Australia. Crystal Langhorne (188-C/F-86) was unstoppable for the winners with 23 points and 14 rebounds.   [read more]

The semifinals sent USA and Australia to the Final - 10 Years ago
USA and Australia will meet in the Final of FIBA U21 World Championship for Women. Both teams upset their opponents in the semifinals of the tournament. USA prevail Russia, while Australia rolled over France 88:81. Australia started with with a 8-0 run and were leading 25:14 at the end of the first quarter.   [read more]

Quarterfinals results and the whole coverage - 10 Years ago
Australia U21-Canada U21 98:57 (19:15, 20:17, 37:12, 22:13) Canada stayed tough in the first half against Australia in FIBA U21 World Championship for Women. In the game against Australia's Sapphires Canada had to admit the level later. The 18-year old center Cayla Francis (192-C-89) carried the Australia team all the way in the opening quarter then the Sapphires easily defeated Canada in the first quarterfinal game of the 2007 U21 World Championships 98:57.   [read more]

The quarterfinals pairs and the stats of Preliminary Round - 10 Years ago  
The last day of the Preliminary Round - 10 Years ago  
Day 4 results and the whole coverage - 10 Years ago  
All the results, stats and reports of Day 3 - 10 Years ago  
Second day results - 10 Years ago  
The summary of the first day - 10 Years ago  
1 Day Left: Schedule - 10 Years ago  
2 Days Left: Venue - 10 Years ago  
3 Days Left: Players - 10 Years ago  
4 Days Left: Teams - 10 Years ago  

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World Championships U21 Standings
Group A
 1. France 5-0 
 2. Russia 4-1 
 3. Canada 3-2 
 4. Belgium 2-3 
 5. China 1-4 
 6. Mali 0-5 
Group B
 1. USA 5-0 
 2. Australia 4-1 
 3. Hungary 3-2 
 4. Japan 1-4 
 5. Brazil 1-4 
 6. Spain 1-4 
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 1 S. Leemans BEL20.4 
 2 S. Gruda FRA19.6 
 3 D. Horti HUN17.5 
 4 J. O`Hea AUS16.5 
 5 R. Camino AUS15.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 1 N. Coulibaly MLI12.1 
 2 T. Bokareva RUS10 
 3 D. Horti HUN9.3 
 4 F. Nacimiento BRA9.1 
 5 C. Langhorne USA8.9 
Assists Per Game
 1 K. MacLeod AUS6.3 
 2 Carpreaux BEL5.1 
 3 K. Honti HUN4.4 
 4 J. De Souza BRA4.1 
 5 A. Yoshida JAP4.0 
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