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Canada upsets USA in the quarterfinals - Aug 12, 2005

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This is another step in a chain of USA 'accidents' in basketball World as this time is was underestimated Canada, which stopped over-confident USA. It was easy to see that all other teams were cheering for Canadians and the coutry, whose citizen invented basketball, won the game edging Americans 93-90. Another upset was host Argentina losing the game to Lithuania. But Lithuania has a long tradition of sending very skilled group of youngsters and many consider this result as no surprise at all. Host team was a little bit overwhelmed with big preassure. Australia and Greece will complete semifinals as they beat Slovenia (89-80) and Puerto Rico (88-63) consecutively.
Israel gave no chance to China in the classifications.
Lithuania - Argentina 76-63
(Babrauskas 15+5r, Seibutis 15, Jankunas 14+6r, Jomantas 12 - Mainoldi 26+7r, Sandes 10+9r, Weigand 7)
Lithuania became the only team of venue Mar del Plata that has reached the U21 Championship semi finals. This team has beaten Argentina 76 to 63, in the last game of the day.
HC LTU Ramunas Butautas: 'It was a great battle on the court and a great game for Argentina. I think that this championship's system is wrong because good teams, for example Lithuania and Argentina, face each other in quarter finals and obligatorily one must be out of the tournament. Argentinean team has brilliant players, and I am sure that they will be stars in the future. Just in the final quarter we could break Argentinean defence, and theirs fouls and turnovers helped us to reach the victory.'
Australia - Slovenia 89-80, OT (Maric 21+8r, Newley 14+6r, Markovic 14 - Zagorac 25+9r, Lorbek 20, Zagorc 19)
In an extremely tied end, Australia beat Slovenia 89 to 80, in over time (the game was tied in 69), and classified for the semi ' finals.
HC AUS Guy Molloy: 'We had to think and develop an intense game along the forty minutes, actually forty five minutes, to be able to win. One of ours strengthens was the physical preparation and power. The key in this match was respecting our game style. Regarding the following games I do not want to think about it; I want to enjoy this victory with my players.'
Greece - Puerto Rico 88-63 (Vasileiadis 27+6r, Mavrokefalidis 18+8r, Vasilopoulos 13+6r - Barea 17, Verdejo 15, Galindo 12)
Another terrific collective performance, based in the attitude and defensive coordination, let Greece to easily beat Puerto Rico, 88 to 63, and to qualify to the semi finals of the U21Championship. Tomorrow, Greece will face Canada.
HC GRE Manos Manouselis: 'We did a great defence. At Cordoba we won three games because of our work  

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World Championships U21 Standings
 1. Lithuania 11-0 
 2. Greece 10-1 
 3. Canada 9-2 
 4. Australia 8-3 
 5. USA 7-4 
 6. Argentina 6-5 
 7. Israel 5-6 
 8. P.Rico 4-7 
 9. Slovenia 3-8 
 10. Nigeria 2-9 
 11. China 1-10 
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