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The summary of the first day - Jun 30, 2007

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The first day of FIBA U21 World Championship for Women already brought lots of intrigue and fabulous games. Only the game between USA and Australia deserved the Final of the competition. The hosts of the Championship deserved a win over Canada. Spain won in double overtime over Brazil.

The United States faced a 16-point deficit early on but stormed back to stun Australia 90:88 in the opening game for both teams. Australia was still leading 88:76 with only 44 seconds to go. While everybody was thinking the game was over, the Americans made a 14-0 run to claim a 90-88 win. Candice Wiggins (180-G-87) led the winners with 30 points, while Langhorne produced 24 points and 17 rebounds.
Spain beat Brazil in another thriller 90:86. Spain won the game after two overtimes, but had the opportunity to win the game at the end of the first overtime but missed the last shot.

Hungarian U21 overcame the representative from Japan 77:58. A good start and a happy end followed the game for the winners. Dora Dora Horti (195-C-87) and Andrea Somogyi collected 48 points together. Dora Horti top-scored with 30 points, while Somogyi ended up with 18 points and 11 rebounds. Asami Yoshida (165-G-87) chipped in 23 points for Asians.

Belgian team overcame the only representative from Africa, Mali. The latter showed a good impression throughout the game and might bring a sensation any time. Sara Leemans (178-G/F-88) paced the winners with 19 points, while Vandesteene scored 14. Fatoumata Bagayoko led Mali with 20 points. Coulibaly produced 19 points and made 10 rebounds, while Traore added 12 points and 15 rebounds.
China was upset by French squad 59:87. A good beginning did not allow the Asians to finish the game in the happy end. Yuan Fang (-89) and Yajing Sun each scored 12 points for the Chinese. Sandrine Gruda (192-F/C-87) top-scored for the winners with 24 points and 11 rebounds.
Russian team won the opener of the FIBA U21 World Championship for Women. The hosts of the tournament overcame Canada 83:56 with 15 points from Evgenia Belyakova (182-G-86) and Lisina. Russia had a good percentage from the field with more than 40% inside the arc and 50% from the arc. Canada had an awful time shooting the ball, making 14 of 47 inside the arc and five of 16 beyond it.

Russia -Canada 83:56
Russia: Evgenia Belyakova 15+8 rebs, Lisina 15+7 rebs, Savelyeva 13
Canada: Keane 10, Ross 8, Doma 8

Mali -Belgium 66:91
Mali: Fatoumata Bagayoko 20, Coulibaly 19+10 rebs, Traore 12+15 rebs
Belgium: Sara Leemans 19, Vandesteene 14, Michiels 11

USA-Australia 90:88
USA: Candice Candice Wiggins 30, Langhorne 24+17 rebs

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  
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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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