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Eighth-Final Round in Riga. Day 2 - Jul 5, 2011

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Group E
Russia - Argentina 70-73
Argentina U19 prevail over Russia U19 in Latvia to close Day 2 of Eighth-Finals. The Latin American team played better in the first period and Juan Giaveno nailed three for 14:8 lead. Sergey Karasev (200-F-93) closed the first quarter and cut it to 12:16 at the end. Marcos Delia made a dunk midway through the second frame to give his side the biggest lead in the game at plus 19. The Argentinian player brought 31:12 on the board, while Russia reduced to 39:26 when the teams headed to the lockers. The third quarter was the most productive for Russia that produced 25-15 for 54:51 after thirty minutes. In the last frame the squads exchanged the leads several times and were tied at 68:68 with 2 minutes to go. Luciano Massarelli scored two and added another one from the free throw for 71:68 when the European team asked for Timeout. Sergey Karasev went on the free throw line and made two for 70:71. Franco Giorgetti replied with two for Argentina and brought the necessary win for his side. Patricio Garino (196-G/F-93) top-scored for the winners with 19 points and Franco Giorgetti netted 16. Sergey Karasev answered with 25 points in the losing case, while Gleb Goldyrev and Vladislav Trushkin (200-F-93) delivered 12 each.

Brazil - Australia 57-63
Australia registered another victory at U19 World Championship in Latvia. They fired past Brazil to improve at 4-1 record in Group E. Brazil slipped at 3-2 record after the defeat. Mitchell Creek notched 23 points and 10 rebounds to pace the Emus. The teams stayed neck and neck throughout the starting quarter. Australia and Brazil entered the second frame tied at 12. Raul Neto and Gabriel Aguirre (208-C-92) gave Brazil a 7-point lead midway through the second stanza. But Australia answered right back and levelled things up at 28 after twenty minutes. The teams traded baskets throughout the third quarter. The Emus managed to pull in front and established 45:42 lead with one quarter remaining. William Sinclair and Jackson Aldridge (185-PG-92) helped the Emus to a double-digit lead midway through the fourth period 52:42. Brazil got back within five before Michell Creek and Hugh Greenwood sealed the winning outcome for the Emus. Hugh Greenwood delivered 17 points for Australia. Jackson Aldridge added 9 points in the win. Raul Neto reacted with 19 points for Brazil. Cristiano Felicio (206-C-92) had 16 points and 12 rebounds in defeat.

Poland - Latvia 86-78
Poland needed a strong first half to beat the hosts of the 2011 U19 FIBA World Championships. Poland U19 edged Latvia U19 86:78 for 4-1 record on top Group E. Poland started strong and Mateusz Ponitka scored for 16:9. Piotr Niedzwiedzki (210-F-93) delivered for 27:13 that became the last shot in the opening tip. In the second period the guests continued to dominate the court as Michal Michalak (194-G-93) gave Poland +26 at 41:15 midway through the quarter. After 25-14 in the period, Poland had massive 52:27 deficit. Only iont he second half Latvia managed to be the decent team in the court. The Baltic side won the third frame 16-12 as Kaspars Vecvagars (191-G-93) made it 62:43 and Daniel Szmkiewicz closed third period at 64:43. Latvia erupted with 35 points in the last frame but could only reduce to 8 points. Davis Coders made the final score in the game. Mateusz Ponitka paced all the winners with 26 points and Michal Michalak notched 19. Przemyslaw Karnowski chipped in 13, whilst Piotr Niedzwiedzki scored 10. Kaspars Vecvagars finished the game with 21 points in the losing effort, while Davis Bertans collected 16 points and 11 rebounds. Janis Timma poured in 15 and Edmunds Dukulis added 10 points and the same number of boards.

Group F
Lithuania - USA 105-107 OT
USA kept their record spotless at U19 World Championship in Latvia. They outscored Lithuania in overtime drama in Riga today to improve at 5-0 record in Eighth-Final Round Group F. Jeremy Lamb (195-G/F-92) masterminded the victory erupting for game-high 35 points. Lithuania slipped at 3-2 record after the loss. It all looked good for the USA early in the game. They grabbed a 20:9 lead late in the starting quarter. Jeremy Lamb gave the USA a 23:10 lead before Lithuania sealed the first quarter outcome at 15:25. The North American team maintained the lead throughout the second quarter. They boosted the gap at 19-point mark But Lithuania capped the half on a 10:1 rally to get within 10 points 39:49 at halftime. Lithuania stepped on the gas late in the third quarter. Redikas pulled the Baltic team within 5 points 57:62. But the USA managed to restore a 9-point advantage with one quarter remaining. The USA led by 10 points midway through the fourth term but Lithuania found the way to erase the deficit. Redikas, Jonas Valanciunas (210-C-92) and Edgaras Ulanovas (198-G-92) triggered a rally that put Lithuania on level terms with the USA 94:94 at the end of regulation. Lithuania grabbed a 6-point lead early in the extra period but Patric Young and James Bell pulled the USA in charge 105:103. Edgaras Ulanovas drew things level but Jeremy Lamb hit a jumper to seal the victory for the USA. Joe Jackson accounted for 19 points, while Patric Young contributed 15 points for the winners. Jonas Valanciunas answered with 30 points and 15 rebounds. Edgaras Ulanovas chipped in 29 points in defeat.

Canada - Egypt 91-71
Canada recorded the first win at U19 World Championship Eighth-Final Round. They toppled Egypt to climb at 2-3 record in Group F. Kevin Pangos (186-PG-93) stepped up with 22 points to lead the effort. Egypt fell at 1-4 record after the loss. It was all about Canada right from the start. The North American side posted a 25:14 lead after ten minutes. Canada maintained the lead throughout the second quarter. They established a 48:30 halftime advantage. The North American team kept on mounting the pressure after the big break. Egypt faced a massive 31-point deficit into the fourth quarter. Egypt erupted for 27 points but just sweetened the pill at the end. Olivier Hanlan (188-G-93) contributed 16 points, 8 assists and 7 rebounds, while Junior Lomomba added 13 points for the winners. Marawan Mohamed (199-F-92) replied with 16 points and 7 rebounds for Egypt. Omar Mohamed (183-PG-94) netted 12 points in the loss.

Croatia - Serbia 68-73
Serbia earned the first win at the U19 World Championship Eighth-Final Round. They held off Croatia to improve at 3-2 record in Group E. Croatia on the other hand slipped at 3-2 record in the ladder. Djordje Drenovac (203-F-92, agency: Interperformances) stepped up with 19 points to lead Serbia. Serbia opened the game with aggressive defence. They limited Croatia to just 11 points in the first frame building a 5-point lead. Drazen Brajkovic team quickly recovered. They delivered 20 points in the second period to knot things up at 31. Croatia managed to pull in front in the third quarter. They built a 2-point advantage with one quarter remaining. Serbia however increased the tempo in the fourth frame and it paid off. Aleksandar Cvetkovic (185-PG-93) came up with late heroics as he knocked down 8 last points in the game and sealed the victory for Serbia. Aleksandar Cvetkovic, Petar Lambic and Marko Gujanicic all scored 12 points each for the winners. Boris Barac (206-F-92) answered with 18 points for Croatia. Dario Saric finished with 11 points and 8 rebounds in the loss.

13-14 place
China - Taiwan 91-48
China destroyed Taiwan at the 2011 U19 FIBA World Championships in Latvia. In the Asian Battle China trailed 2 points after the first ten minutes, before exploding to 91:48 victory. Kang-Chaio Hung brought the biggest lead for Taiwan in the opening tip at 10:3. Quan Gu gave China 13:12, but Chun-An Yu gave the opponents 13:12 advantage after the first 10 minutes. Cheng Tieh (187-F-92) scored for 18:13, but then China started to dominate the court. Guo Ailun (192-G-93) sent the teams to the lockers as China enjoyed 46:28 at that time. Another 24-6 in the third quarter gave the winners 70:34 deficit that was enough to win the game. China added 21-14 in the last frame as Wang Zhelin (213-C-94) was the last to score for his team. Chen Ying-Chun (181-PG-93) made the final result on the board 91:48. Guo Ailun poured in 24 points for the winners and Mingxin Ju notched 16. Quan Gu ended up with 15 points, while Xiaochuan Zhai netted 10. Kang-Chaio Hung posted 18 in defeat and Chen Ying-Chun added 9.

15-16 place
Tunisia - South Korea 72-78
South Korea U19 escapes the last spot with the narrow win over Tunisia U19. The Asian team finished on the 15th spot after 78:72 victory. It was a tough game as both teams tried to win at least the last game. Tunisia started better and grabbed 15-11 after the first period. The African team added massive 25-17 in the second frame for 40:28 halftime advantage. It was not however enough to seal the initial victory. South Korea that earlier upset Croatia, won the third frame 24-10 and added 26-22 in the last stanza. Kim Giyun (184-G-92) led the way with 20 points and Lee Seounghyun scored 16. Han SangHyeok (178-G-93) finished the game with 11, while Lee Dong-Yeop notched 10. Abada Omar replied with 19 points for the African squad, whilst Ahmed Manai (205-C-92) collected 17 points and 10 rebounds.


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World Cup U19 Final Standings
 1. Canada
 2. Italy
 3. USA
 4. Spain
 5. Germany
 6. Lithuania
 7. France
 8. Argentina
 9. P.Rico
 10. Japan
 11. N.Zealand
 12. Egypt
 13. Angola
 14. S.Korea
 15. Iran
 16. Mali
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
  Avg: 21.6
 1. Barrett-Jr, CAN21.6 
 2. Hachimura, JPN20.6 
 3. de-Sousa, ANG17.3 
 4. Sedekerskis, LTU15.4 
 5. Kigab, CAN14.7 
 6. Wynyard, NZL14.3 
 7. Kulboka, LTU13.7 
 8. Cruz, PUR13.4 
 9. Corvalan, ARG13.3 
 10. Vila, ESP13.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Silvio DE SOUSA
  Avg: 13.1
 1. de-Sousa, ANG13.1 
 2. Khalaf, EGY12.8 
 3. Hachimura, JPN11.0 
 4. Wiley, USA10.9 
 5. Vila, ESP10.9 
 6. Kigab, CAN10.6 
 7. Keita, MLI10.3 
 8. Khandanpoor, IRI9.8 
 9. Wynyard, NZL9.3 
 10. Tillie, FRA8.7 
Assists Per Game
  Avg: 6.1
 1. Corvalan, ARG6.1 
 2. Park, KOR5.7 
 3. Figueras, ESP5.7 
 4. Jokubaitis, LTU5.3 
 5. Youssef, EGY5.3 
 6. Sedekerskis, LTU4.9 
 7. Goudou-Sinha, FRA4.7 
 8. Barrett-Jr, CAN4.6 
 9. Letoa, NZL4.6 
 10. Wigginton, CAN4.2 
Steals Per Game
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Amandio, ANG2.1 
 2. Texeira, PUR1.9 
 3. Cruz, PUR1.9 
 4. Figueras, ESP1.7 
 5. Reddish, USA1.7 
 6. Da-Silva, GER1.7 
 7. Penna, ITA1.7 
 8. Barrett-Jr, CAN1.7 
 9. Pritchard, USA1.6 
 10. Sedekerskis, LTU1.6 
Blocks Per Game
  Avg: 3
 1. Khalaf, EGY3.0 
 2. Wynyard, NZL2.0 
 3. McCoy, USA1.6 
 4. Khandanpoor, IRI1.5 
 5. Hachimura, JPN1.4 
 6. Da-Silva, GER1.4 
 7. Caruso, ITA1.3 
 8. Mostafa, EGY1.3 
 9. Masiulis, LTU1.0 
 10. Ha, KOR1.0 

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