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The semifinals sent USA and Australia to the Final - Jul 8, 2007


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Candice
Wiggins
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. The second stanza was a complete different story, France made a 13-0 run in 5 minutes to take the lead, 25:27. Australia was only leading by one, 74:73 with 5 minutes remaining. Later on the the Sapphires stayed cool with 88:81 win and advanced to the Final. Jenna O'Hea (185-G/F-87) led the winners with 21points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists. Renae Camino (177-G-86) and Kathleen MacLeod added 13 points each. A great game was shown by French Sandrine Gruda (192-F/C-87) and Miyem. They combined together 51 point and made 18 rebounds.

USA beat the host team Russia 86:61. Trailing 19:9 with 3:14 remaining in the opening period Russia failed in the game. Crystal Langhorne (188-C/F-86)'s jump shot gave the visitors their first lead at 20:19. USA had already 40:25 at the half time. Candice Wiggins (180-G-87) led the winners with 27 points, while Crystal Langhorne added 12 points and 10 rebounds. Ekaterina Lisina (198-C-87) posted 10 points in the losing effort.

Russia U21-USA U21 61:86
Russia U21: Ekaterina Lisina 10+6 rebs, Ekaterina Savelyeva (184-F-86) 9
USA U21: Candice Wiggins 27, Crystal Langhorne 12+10 rebs

Australia U21-France U21 88:81
Australia U21: Jenna O'Hea 21points+ 8 rebounds +6 assists, Renae Camino 13, Kathleen MacLeod 13
France U21: Sandrine Gruda 28+8 rebs, Miyem 23+10 rebs
  




Christian
Maass
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]

Candice
Wiggins
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]

Christian
Maass
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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