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Shocking Quarterfinals: All the low-ranked teams advanced to the semis - Jul 8, 2011

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Australia - Serbia 74-93
Serbia U19 edged Australia U19 at the FIBA U19 World Championship. The European team surprised the winner of Group E 93:74 and took their spot at the Semifinal. Serbia started strong and took 22-12 after the first period.The Emus steadied in the second period, attacking the Serbians and making up some ground to go into the change rooms down by four points. The third quarter was decisive in the game. The Serbians were dominant in the all-important third period, holding the Emus to just 10 points while dropping 27 of their own. Australia won the last frame 26-24 but it was not enough to seal the win. Australia continued to fight until the final seconds but it would prove to be in vein with Aleksandar Cvetkovic (185-PG-93) putting in another stellar performance at point guard to steer Serbia to the final buzzer. Djordje Drenovac (203-F-92, agency: Interperformances) and Mitrovic led the way with 17 points each, while Aleksandar Cvetkovic netted 15. Petar Lambic followed them with 12 points in a win. Hugh Greenwood (190-G-92) finished the night with 25 points in the losing case, whilst Anthony Drmic netted 15.

Poland - Lithuania 75-87
Lithuania earned the spot in the U19 World Championship semifinals. They overcame Polish counterparts in the quarterfinal tonight. Jonas Valanciunas (210-C-92) scored 26 points and grabbed impressive 24 rebounds to pace Lithuania. The Baltic team entered the game confidently. They maintained the lead and recorded a 22:15 advantage at the first break. Lithuania kept up the tempo throughout the second period. They ensured a 47:33 halftime lead. Poland tried to come back into the game in the third frame. They cut the deficit and entered the fourth frame trailing by just 7 points. But Lithuania quickly stopped the rot. They notched 23 points in the fourth frame and rallied to a comfortable win at the end. Vytenis Cizauskas (190-G-92) tallied 13 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists for Lithuania. Zygimantas Skucas (200-F-92) and Edgaras Ulanovas (198-G-92) added 11 points apiece in the victory. Michal Michalak responded with 29 points and 13 rebounds for Poland. Przemyslaw Karnowski contributed 16 points in the losing effort.

Russia - USA 79-74
Trushkin knocked USA U19 out of the FIBA U19 World Championship as Russia shocked the defending champions. The European team advanced to the Semifinals after 79:74 win. Russia should be thankful first to Argentina that gave European team the Quarterfinal appearance. Russia started strong and surprised USA with 25-18 in the first period. Moreover after 15-12 in the second frame the underdogs enjoyed 40:30 halftime advantage. Despite having lost their 10 point deficit, Russia did not appear to be panicking as they have in games previous, appearing happy to run the shot clock down and wait for their opportunities to penetrate. USA grabbed 1 points lead after thirty minutes as they edged Russia 23-12 in the third period. The last quarter was the benefit of Trushkin that hit 14 points in the final quarter to bring the most valuable victory for his team. Kulagin Dmitry stepped up with 21 points and 12 rebounds, while Vladislav Trushkin (200-F-93) netted 19. Sergey Karasev (200-F-93) ended up with 17 points and Alexander Varnakov (185-G-92) scored 11. Lamb Jeremy ended up with 21 points, whilst Jackson Joe scored 14.

Argentina - Croatia 81-76
Croatia U19 succumb to Argentina U19 in Quarter Finals and allowed the Latin American team to be the only non-European representative at the Semifinals of the FIBA U19 World Championship. Argentina won the opening tip 11-4 and then increased to 21-11 after the first 10 minutes. Marcos Delia made it 36:24, while Juan Giaveno scored for 46:30. Boris Barac (206-F-92) made two free throws at the end of the frame to reduce to 46:32. Croatia looked better after the break and reduced from -14 to -5. Boris Barac scored from the perimeter for 59:54 after thirty minutes. Moreover Toni Katic cut it to 61:59 and Dario Saric scored for 73:70. Argentina meanwhile did not allow the European team to go on a lead and Juan Giaveno nailed two for 79:73 with less than a minute to go. Franco Giorgetti (202-F-92) was perfect from the free throw line at the very end to bring 81:76 win for Argentina. Patricio Garino chipped in 21 points for the winners and Marcos Delia notched 16. Franco Giorgetti poured in 12, whilst Carlos Paredes scored 11. Dario Saric finished the game with 24 points in defeat and Boris Barac scored 22.

Group 9-12 places
Brazil - Egypt 77-63
Brazil overcame Egypt today in the classification round for 9-12 place at U19 World Championship in Latvia. Brazil will now take on Latvia for the ninth overall position tomorrow. David Rossetto produced 18 points to lead the effort. Egypt will take on Canada for the 11th spot. Egypt surged ahead early in the encounter. They recorded a 16:12 lead after ten minutes of action. Brazil however bounced back in the second term. They increased the tempo in the second period and exploded with 28 points to establish a 40:31 halftime lead. Brazil consolidated the lead in the third term. They limited Egypt to just 11 points and grabbed a 17-point lead at the final break. Egypt knocked down 21 points in the final quarter but came up short of victory at the end. Bruno Irigoyen nailed 14 points, while Cristiano Felicio (206-C-92) contributed 10 points in the victory. Omar Mohamed (183-PG-94) answered with 18 points for Egypt. Assem Ahmed (205-C-92) accounted for 15 points and 13 rebounds in the loss.

Latvia - Canada 99-96
Latvia snapped four-game losing streak at the U19 World Championship. The hosts held off Canadian counterparts in classification round tonight. Latvia thus will take on Brazil for the ninth overall position at the tournament. Canada will face Egypt in the battle for the 11th place. Edmunds Dukulis (204-C-92, agency: Players Group) notched 23 points and 11 rebounds to lead Latvia in this one. The teams stayed neck and neck throughout the opening quarter. Canada eked out a 24:23 lead at the first break. The North American side stepped on the gas in the second term. They erupted for 30 points and posted a 54:44 halftime lead. But Latvia turned things upside down in the third stanza. Led by Edmunds Dukulis the hosts went on a 27:15 rally to enter the fourth frame up by two points 71:69. Latvia dropped 28 points in the final quarter and hung on escape with a narrow win at the end. Kaspars Vecvagars accounted for 17 points, while Davis Bertans had 18 points for the home team. Kevin Pangos (186-PG-93) answered with 24 points for Canada. Dyshawn Pierre (198-F-93) topscored with 30 points and 10 rebounds in the loss.


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Canada wins Gold in Cairo - 3 months ago
FINAL Canada - Italy 79-60 Canada are crowned champions in Cairo. They prevailed against Italy in the Final. Rowan Barrett Jr. (201-SF-00) posted 18 points and 12 rebounds to lead the winners. Canada grabbed a 24:10 lead ten minutes into the game. The North American side dropped 27 points in the second term to ensure a 15-point halftime lead. Canada held the Azzurri to just 24 points in the second half and marched to the triumph. Abu Kigab (201-F/G-98) and Nathan Darling (196-G-98) provi...   [read more]

Canada and Italy to clash for title in Cairo - 3 months ago
SEMIFINALS Spain - Italy 63-66 Italy snatched a narrow win over Spain to reach the championship game in Cairo. Lorenzo Bucarelli (196-G/F-98) stepped up with 15 points to pace the Azzurri. Spain dominated in the opening quarter. They built a 22:9 lead after ten minutes. But Italy used a 20:8 rally in the second stanza to pull within one point. Spain and Italy exchanged baskets throughout the third term. Spain enjoyed a narrow lead heading into the final stanza but Italy ignited a 21:17 r...   [read more]

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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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