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Day 4 results and the whole coverage - Jul 3, 2007

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Belgium-China 76:70 (22:20, 21:24, 19:14, 14:12)
Belgium: Sara Leemans (178-G/F-88) 24+8 rebs, Marjorie Carpreaux (165-G-87) 16+7 ast, Michiels 10
China: Zheng Bowen (-90) 17, Cao Fei (-88) 13

Belgium moved to the third place in Group A of FIBA U21 World Championship for Women after a tough game over China. Due to the second half Europeans overcame 76:70. Sara Leemans as usual was on the top with 24 points and 8 rebounds. Marjorie Carpreaux added 16, while Michiels collected 10. Zheng Bowen paced China with 17 points. Before the last game in the group Belgium is 2-2, while China stays winless, 0-4. Belgium clinched a quarterfinal place at the FIBA U21 World Championship for Women and eliminate the Asian giants. Probably Mali will join the latter.

China played the first half better and desired the quarterfinals as well. Even though Belgium won the opening quarter 22:20, China answered in the second. After Asians took a 48:45 lead early in the second half many spectators believed in them. It was however Sara Leemans who led her team to a 9-0 run. Belgium won the third with 19:14 and stayed closer of the quarterfinals ticket later in the fourth. Tingting Ding's jump shot with 2:38 remaining closed the gap to 71:69 for China, who had trailed by as many as 10 points early in the fourth quarter. Belgium pushed the tempo and won the game, 76:70.

Brazil U21-Hungary U21 64:75 (19:17, 16:26, 15:18, 14:14)
Brazil: Franciele Nacimiento (-87) 16+13 rebs, Morais De Andrade 16
Hungary: Katalin Honti (178-G-87) 19, Dora Horti (195-C-87) 18+12 rebs, Rita Ibolya Kollo (183-F-86) 11

The second game of the tournament and the fourth for the teams brought the win for Hungary in FIBA U21 World Championship for Women. A 10-points deficit in the second quarter was held till the end of the game and exchanged to 75:64 win over Brazil. Katalin Honti top-scored for the winners with 19 points. Dora Horti ended up with 18 points and 12 rebounds, while Rita Ibolya Kollo added 11 points, includ  

USA tastes GOLD - Jul 8, 2007

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 - Jul 8, 2007

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 - Jul 6, 2007

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 - Jul 5, 2007  
The last day of the Preliminary Round - Jul 4, 2007  
Day 4 results and the whole coverage - Jul 3, 2007  
All the results, stats and reports of Day 3 - Jul 2, 2007  
Second day results - Jul 1, 2007  
The summary of the first day - Jun 30, 2007  
1 Day Left: Schedule - Jun 28, 2007  
2 Days Left: Venue - Jun 27, 2007  
3 Days Left: Players - Jun 26, 2007  
4 Days Left: Teams - Jun 25, 2007  

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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 
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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