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USA tastes GOLD - Jul 8, 2007


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Christian
Maass

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. Three players from the team followed her wit 14- Bonner, Jolene Anderson (173-G-86) and Wiggins. Jenna O'Hea (185-G/F-87) top-scored for the Sapphires with 23 points and 8 rebounds.

The Sapphires lost to the Americans by two points on opening day in this tournament. Australia however started poor and was 21:32 behind after the opening quarter. The second stanza was more balanced and half-time came on a 40:55 lead for USA.
Renae Camino (177-G-86) brought Australia closer, 48:60 after 3 minutes in the third quarter, but the americans did not panic and were still leading 75:56 at the end of the third period. Even though Australia resisted in the last period USA led the game to the happy end.

As a result USA defended their title that they achieved in 2003 in Croatia. Australia made a huge step to the second place as Brazil was second last time, while Croatia finished third.

Australia U21: Jenna O'Hea 23+8 rebs, Renae Camino 12, Mikaela Dombkins (181-G/F-86) 10, Kathleen MacLeod 8
USA U21: Crystal Langhorne 23+14 rebs, Bonner 14, Jolene Anderson 14, Wiggins 14

Game for the 3rd place
France U21-Russia U21 67:61 (25:10, 14:21, 22:8, 6:22)

Russian squad could not take the medals of FIBA U21 World Championship for Women that was held in Vidnoje, Moscow Region. France grabbed bronze with a 67:61 triumph over Russia in the game for the third place. Four different quarters from both teams brought the victory for the visitors. Isabelle Yacoubou (195-C-86) led the way with 14 points and 13 rebounds. Sylvie Gruszczynski (172-G-86) scored 11, while Clarisse Costaz (170-G-86) and Julie Barennes (183-F-86) finished with 10. Ekaterina Lisina (198-C-87) top-scored with 15 points in defeat.

Russia failed in the opening tip of the game and could hardly stay in the game later. The French team stormed a 25:6 lead that led to 25:10 after first 10 minutes. In the second quarter Russia answere  



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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