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Lithuania and Serbia to face in the European Final! - Jul 9, 2011

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Lithuania - Russia 85-68
Lithuania have become the first U19 World Championship finalists. They outgunned Russian counterparts in the first semifinal in Riga tonight. Jonas Valanciunas (210-C-92) came up with 21 points and 13 rebounds to pace the winners. Lithuania stunned their opponetns in the first half. Russia led 3:0 early in the encounter but the Baltic team went on a 21:6 run to build a comfortable lead. Lithuania ensured a 25:11 advantage at the first break. The margin grew at 27-point mark midway through the second term as the game slightly turned into a one-way traffic. Lithuania secured a 53:26 halftime lead. Lithuania boosted the gap to 30 points in the third term but Russia managed to narrow the deficit at 20 points with ten minutes remaining 50:70. Russia used a 10:2 run early in the fourth frame to get within 12 points 62:74. However Pukis and Zygimantas Skucas (200-F-92) came up with timely five points in the fourth quarter to tame Russia and Lithuania rolled to the victory at the end. Dovydas Redikas finished with 13 points, while Zygimantas Skucas added 12 points in the win. Dmitry Kulagin responded with 27 points for Russia. Alexander Tikhonin contributed 13 points in the loss.

Serbia - Argentina 76-71
The game between Serbia and Argentina became the last in the last but one day of the 2011 U19 FIBA World Championships. The European team needed strong second half to ensure 76:71 win. Argentina won the opening tip 6:2 as Franco Giorgetti made the jump shot. The European team however looked better in the end of the quarter and grabbed 16:14 advantage. Patricio Garino tied the game at 16:16, while Marko Gujanicic gave Serbia 24:19. Juan Giaveno (175-PG-92) tied the game at 26:26 and Nikola Siladi sent the squads to the lockers for 32:28. The third quarter became the most productive and offensive in the game. Serbia won it 29-22 as Petar Lambic scored for 57:54. Luciano Massarelli however tied the game at 61:61 early in the fourth, while Nemanja Besovic (221-C-92) made the same at 63:63. Marko Gujanicic gave Serbia 66:63 from the perimeter and Pablo Perez made two free throws for 1 point difference. Bogdan Bogdanovic brought 69:65 and Luciano Massarelli scored for 69:67 with 2 minutes in the game. Bogic Vujosevic (189-PG-92, agency: Beo Basket) made two free throws for 71:67 with 40 seconds and Nemanja Besovic made the dunk for the final success. Bogdan Bogdanovic paced all the winners with 25 points, while Nemanja Besovic notched 15. Marko Gujanicic produced 14 and Bogic Vujosevic delivered 11. Marcos Delia responded with 19 points and 10 rebounds in defeat, whilst Juan Giaveno scored 13.

5-8 place

Poland - USA 47-84
USA U19 demolish the Polish side to recover from last night loss to Russia. The American team won 84:47 at the 2011 U19 FIBA World Championships and will play for the 5th place tomorrow. Poland won the opening tip 5:2 as Grzegorz Grochowski nailed three for the lead. Doug McDermott (200-F-92) gave USA 13:9, while Meyers Leonard (213-C-92) closed the first period at 19:11. A tight and gritty third period saw buckets hard to come by. Slowly but confident the favorites reached the bigger lead as they won the second frame 17-10. Doug McDermott and Przemyslaw Karnowski were the last players to score at the half for 36:21 deficit. USA needed 11-0 run to start the third period as the result became known in the start of the second half. Patric Young scored for 47:21 and Meyers Leonard made a dunk for 55:31. USA won the third period 23-11 as Meyers Leonard closed the thirty minutes of the game with the successful shot. The fourth period also belonged to the favorites that ensured the bigger victory. Doug McDermott poured in 19 points to lead the charge. Patric Young followed him with 13, while Jeremy Lamb and Meyers Leonard posted 12 apiece. Michal Michalak replied with 13 points for the European team and Piotr Niedzwiedzki had 10.

Australia - Croatia 90-63
Australia celebrated the victory at U19 World Championship today. The Emus held off Croatian counterparts to set up clash with the USA for the fifth spot in the tournament. Croatia will take on Poland in the battle for the 7th position. Hugh Greenwood (190-G-92) knocked down 21 points and grabbed 7 boards for the Emus. Australia grabbed the lead from the early stages. The Emus rallied to a 24:19 lead after ten minutes. The teams traded baskets throughout the second term. The Australian team secured a 40:35 halftime lead. The Emus continued to get away in the third stanza. They outmuscled Croatia in the paint and easily gained an 11-point advantage with one quarter remaining. Australia went on a 28:12 rally in the fourth period and sealed the victory at the end. Mitchell Creek (198-F/G-92) provided 20 points, 10 boards and 6 assists, while Anthony Drmic (196-F/G-92) added 13 points in the victory. Boris Barac answered with 20 points for Croatia. Dario Saric accounted for 17 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists in the loss.

9-10 place
Brazil - Latvia 81-73
Brazil U19 finished on the 9th place at the 2011 U19 FIBA World Championships. The Latin American team won over the hosts 81:73 to send them to the 10th place. Janis Timma gave the Baltic side 8:3 lead, but they could not keep the leading advantage. Lucas Nogueira closed the first period at 21:14, while Davis Bertans reduced to 23:21 early in the second. Brazil pushed the tempo in the end of the half and Raul Neto sent the teams to the lockers at 41:35. In the third period the picture had changed in the game and both squads exchanged the baskets for their own leads. Kaspars Vecvagars (191-G-93) gave the hosts 44:43 and Davis Bertans increased to 49:47. David Rossetto (180-PG-93) brought 58:54 for Brazil to go to the last period with 4-point deficit. Brazil did not allow Latvia to reduce the gap and won the game. David Rossetto led the way with 19 points and Bruno Irigoyen scored 17. Raul Neto notched 15, while Lucas Nogueira collected 8 points and 10 rebounds. Davis Bertans replied with 25 points in defeat and Edmunds Dukulis delivered 17.

11-12 place
Egypt - Canada 79-84
Canada wrapped up their U19 World Championship campaign with victory. They knocked down Egypt to earn the 11th overall place. Dyshawn Pierre (198-F-93) led the North American team to the win tallying 28 points, 13 boards and 4 assists. Egypt looked slightly better in the starting period as they gained an 18:17 lead at the first break. But Canada gradually took over. The North Americans rallied to a 38:34 halftime advantage. The teams increased the tempo in the third term. They combined for 49 points in the quarter as Canada were able to secure a 5-point advantage before the fourth frame. Canada withheld all the comeback efforts from Egypt to celebrate a tough victory at the end. Kevin Pangos delivered 18 points, while Stefan Jankovic provided 10 points in the victory. Assem Ahmed (205-C-92) answered with 19 points and 13 rebounds for Egypt. Marawan Mohamed (199-F-92) contributed 15 points 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]

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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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