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Results and Stats from Day 1 in Prague - Jun 27, 2013


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Dario Saric
Group A
Croatia - South Korea 106-89
Dario Saric (208-F/C-94, agency: XL Basketball Agency) came up with a sizzling performance in the opening game of the U19 World Championship. The Croatian rising star stepped up with a triple-double of 32 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists to pace Croatia past South Korea in Group A opener. Croatia got to somewhat a sluggish start to the game. The Korean team jumped to a 25:20 lead at the first break. But the European team led by Saric slowly returned into the contest. They exploded with 26 points in the second stanza to trim the gap at a single point at halftime 46:47. Croatia sparked with a 33:18 rally in the third period to leave the Korean team far behind. Croatia stayed red hot offensively exploding with 27 points in the fourth frame and sealing the victory. Mislav Brzoja (193-F/G-94) accounted for 21 points and 10 rebounds, while Ivan Bender added 21 points for the winners. Sangjae Kang (202-F-94) responded with 35 points for South Korea. Gibeom Cheon netted 12 points in the loss.

Spain - Canada 81-70
Spanish U19 National Team registered the opening win at the World Championship in Prague. They toppled Canada in Group A. Josep Perez (184-PG-94) delivered 23 points to pace the winners. Canada jumped to an early lead. They led for the first half of the opening quarter before Saiz and Josep Perez gave Spain an 11:8 lead. The European side marched to a 23:19 lead after ten minutes. The gap grew at 7-point mark midway through the second term as Spain settled in. Soon Diaz ballooned the margin to 10 points with two free throws 37:27. Canada were able to cut the deficit at 6-point mark at halftime 33:39. Trey Lyles and Notice helped the North American team to narrow the deficit. Tyler Ennis (188-G-94) put Canada in front 40:39. Spain immediately replied with six points in a row to regain the lead. However Xavier Rathan-Mayes capped the period with a three-pointer to even things up at 54-all. But Spain stormed into the fourth period. They went on a 15:2 run to clear off and never looked back en route to the win. Edgar Vicedo (201-F-94) knocked down 17 points, while Guillermo Hernangomez added 12 points for the winners. Tyler Ennis responded with 20 points for Canada. Xavier Rathan-Mayes and Trey Lyles had 17 points each in defeat.

Group B
Iran - Argentina 84-73
Mashayekhi leads Iran past Argentina in Day 1 of the U19 World Championship. The Asian side posted 84:73 win as the player erupted with 32 points. Iran took the lead early in the game and won the first period 22-13. Argentina answered with 21-18 rally in the second frame and reduced to 6 points at the halftime. The third quarter was decisive in the game as Iran erupted with 29-10 surge for the final push in the game. Argentina managed to respond with a 29-15 burst but could not catch up with the opponents. Vahid Dalirzahan (199-SF-95) delivered 15 points for the winners. Saleh Foroutannik (203-F/C-94) and YAKHCHALIDEHKORDI ended up with 10 points each. Matias Bernardini (190-G-94) replied with 16 points in the losing effort, whilst Pedro Barral had 12. Gabriel Deck netted 10, while Patrick Whelan and SAIZ brought 9 each.

Czech Republic - Lithuania 74-77
The defending champions overcame the hosts in their start of the FIBA U19 Championship for Men. Lithuania U19 grabbed a 77:74 win against Czech Republic on Thursday, June 27, 2013. It was a great start for both teams. Lithuania U19 took 25:23 lead at the end of the first period, but Czech Republic tied it all at 42:42 at the halftime. The hosts looked better in the third period and managed to take 2-point lead after 30 minutes, but could not keep the win. Jokubas Gintvainis (191-SF-94) nailed three for 72:68, while Denisas Krestininas (202-F-94) posted two for 74:70. Marius Grigonis (198-F-94) made a free throw for 77:72, but then the hosts could reduce to final 3 points. Marius Grigonis top-scored for the winners with 16 points, while Jokubas Gintvainis and Denisas Krestininas netted 14 each. Martin Peterka (201-PF-95) replied with 21 points in the losing effort and Petr Safarcik as well as Adam Pechacek had 12 each. Radovan Kouril followed them with 8 points.

Group C
Senegal - Australia 46-90
Australia accounted for the opening win at the U19 World Championship. The Emus fired past Senegal in Group C opener. Felix Von Hofe nailed 16 points to lead the winners. Australia set the tone early in the encounter. The Emus went on a stunning 26:11 run in the first period. The Australian team maintained the tempo throughout the second period. The Emus piled up a 48:27 halftime lead. Senegal struggled offensively throughout the third period. Australia eased to a massive 36-poitn lead heading into the fourth quarter. Australia held Senegalese opponents at 11 points in the final stanza and sealed the win at the end. Dane Pineau (203-F-94) delivered 12 points, while Nicholas Duncan added 11 points and 9 rebounds for the Emus. Pape Diatta (204-F-94) responded with 24 points for Senegal. Khalifa Ndiaye had 7 points and 10 rebounds in the loss.

Serbia - Brazil 65-50
Serbia accounted for the starting win at the U19 World Championship. They prevailed against Brazil in the opening game in Group C. Nikola Milutinov (212-C-94) notched 15 points to lead the winners. Serbia opened the game with a stifling defence. They went on a 12:2 run to tip off the clash. Serbia secured a 14:7 lead after ten minutes. Serbia stayed aggressive defensively in the second quarter. The European side accumulated a 32:17 halftime lead. Brazil could not find their rhythm in the third term. Serbia capitalized piling up a 17-point cushion before the fourth quarter. Brazil unloaded 20 points in the final stanza but it was too late to rescue the game. Nikola Jankovic (205-PF-94) netted 12 points, while Stefan Pot came up with 9 points, 13 boards and 5 assists for Serbia. Lucas Dias Silva (204-C-95) responded with 19 points for Brazil. Daniel Bordignon had 11 points in the loss.

Group D
China - Russia 61-59
China secure a narrow win against Russia at the start of the FIBA U19 Championship for Men. The Chinese team grabbed a 61:59 win due to outstanding performance by Zhou Qi (217-C-96). The latter collected 28 points and 17 rebounds to lead the Asian side. China started the game with 19-15 lead and added 14-12 rally in the second frame. The European side replied with a 19-16 rally in the third period and reduced to 2 points entering the last stanza. Rostislav Karenin (202-F/C-94) gave Russia 56:55 lead with 2 minutes to go, while Wu Qian made two free throws for 60:59. He also added another free throw in the last seconds for 2-point total win. Gao Shang (198-F/G-94) scored 12 points, while Wu Qian posted 11. Ji Wei ZHAO followed them with 6 points in a win. Rostislav Karenin scored 14 points in defeat and Serdar Annaev brought 11.

Ivory Coast - USA 29-88
USA leave no chance for Cote d'Ivoire in the last game of the U19 World Championship Day 1. One of the favorites started the campaign with a confident 88:29 win. Jarnell Stokes (203-F-94) gave USA their first lead but then Dalen Traore (203-C-95) replied for 2:1. It was the only and the last lead for Cote d'Ivoire. USA grabbed 34:10 at the end of the first period and never looked behind after. Moreover USA added 22-7 rally in the second period and enjoyed a 56:17 halftime advantage. USA also added 19-5 surge in the third quarter and finished the game with a 13-7 rally. Justice Winslow (198-F-96) top-scored for the winners with 14 points and Jarnell Stokes as well as Aaron Gordon added 12 each. Joel Okafor followed them with 10 points in a win. Dalen Traore poured in 9 in defeat and TOURE posted 8.   




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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
 Rowan BARRETT JR.
  CAN
  (201-SF-0)
  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
  ANG
  (204-PF-98)
  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
 Facundo CORVALAN
  (188-G-98)
  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
 Eric AMANDIO
  ANG
  (191-PG-98)
  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
 Ahmed KHALAF
  EGY
  (206-F/C-99)
  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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