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Day 4: The Second Stage starts in in Prague - Jul 1, 2013

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Edgar Vicedo
13-16 Place
South Korea - Czech Republic 96-95 OT
South Korea claimed the first win at the U19 World Championship. The Korean team snatched a narrow overtime victory over hosting Czech Republic in the classification round. Heo Hoon (181-G-95) notched 32 points to lead the winners. Czech Republic secured a 22:18 lead after ten minutes of action. The hosts stretched the lead in the second frame. The Czech team accounted for a 52:36 halftime advantage. But the Asian team turned things around in the second half. They dropped 30 points in the third term to narrow the margin at 6-point mark. Heo Hoon fired a late three-pointer to level the score at 87 at the end of regulation. Heo Hoon nailed four points in the extra period and helped the Korean team seal the victory at the end. Seongmo Choi (187-G-94) produced 25 points and 8 rebounds, while Choi Jun-Yong added 11 points for the winners. Martin Peterka (201-PF-95) answered with 24 points and 21 rebounds for Czech Republic. Petr Safarcik tossed in 18 points in the loss.

Senegal - Ivory Coast 51-53
Ivory Coast U19 win their first game at the FIBA U19 Championship for Men. The team overcame Senegal U19 53:51 at the start of the Classification for 13-16 places. Both teams scored 14 points each in the first period, while Ivory Coast U19 looked better in the second period. They needed a 13-6 surge to take 7-point lead at the halftime. Senegal however started to dominate the court in the second half and posted two victories. Senegal won the third period 20-17 and finished with 11-9 rally. They could only come to 1-point when DIATTA scored for 52:51, but then Traore Dalen made the final result in the game. Bah Cedric stepped up with 17 points for the winners and Traore Dalen collected 15 points and 12 rebounds. Toure Alpha notched 11 and Cyril Adjei (188-F-95) added 6. Pape Diatta (204-F-94) posted 13 points each in the losing effort and Ndiaye Khalifa had 9. Modou Mbaye (201-F-94) followed them with 7 points in a loss.

Group E
Iran - Spain 59-68
Edgar Vicedo (201-F-94) leads Spain against Iran in the start of the Second Stage. He collected 21 points and 11 rebounds as European side posted a 68:59 win for 4-0 record in Group E. Iran meanwhile fell at 1-3 record. Iran surprised Spain in the first period and grabbed 18-15 lead. The European side however replied immediately with 23-7 surge and never looked behind after. Spain also added 16-13 rally in the third period and did not mind 14-21 in the last stanza. Josep Perez (184-PG-94) poured in 10 points and Brizuela Dario netted 9. Guillermo Hernangomez (209-C-94) and Saiz Sebastian delivered 8 points each in a win. Mohammad Yousof Vand (207-C-95) answered with 17 points in the losing effort and Yakhchali Behnam had 11. Vahid Dalirzahan (199-SF-95) brought 10, whilst Mashayekhi Sajjad added 6.

Lithuania - Canada 82-76
Lithuania remains undefeated in Prague after a thriller against Canada. The defending champions trailed 13 points after the first period, but managed to win 82:76. Lithuania improved to 4-0 record, while Canada fell at 1-3. Canada opened the game with a 21-8 surge, however could not win the game. The European side reduced to 39:29 at the halftime and then pushed the tempo in the second half. Lithuania won the third period 20-8 and finished the game with a 33-29 rally. Tomas Dimsa (195-G/F-94) top-scored for the winners with 22 points and Tamulis Justas netted 14. Marius Grigonis (198-F-94) and Staselis Mantvydas posted 12 points each. Tyler Ennis (188-G-94) answered with 28 points in the losing effort and Lyles Trey collected 18 points and 10 rebounds. Xavier Rathan-Mayes (193-G-94) scored 10 and Joe De Ciman added 5.

Argentina - Croatia 63-85
Croatia opens the Second Stage with the win over Argentina 85:63. Croatia won the first period 21-10 and added massive 28-9 in the second frame. Argentina looked better in the second half but could not catch up with the opponents. Argentina won the third quarter 19-17 and dominated the last period as well. Maric scored for 72:53 and Vaulet, Juan made one free throw for 74:52 with 3 minutes to go. Brzola and Javier Saiz (204-C-94) exchanged the shots for 72:54 and then Martin Junakovic (185-PG-94, agency: XL Basketball Agency) scored for 81:58. GABRIC made two free throws for 83:61, while DEMO made the final result in the game. Saric Dario top-scored for the winners with 19 points and18 rebounds, while Gabric Tomislav added 15. Mislav Brzoja (193-F/G-94) scored 13 and Junakovic Martin brought 11. Juan Vaulet (198-PF-96) replied with 13 points in defeat and Javier Saiz netted 12. Barral Pedro brought 11 and Deck Gabriel added 9.

Group F
Russia - Serbia 46-60
Serbia claimed the fourth straight win at the U19 World Championship. They knocked down Russia at the start of the Eighth-Final Round. Nikola Milutinov (212-C-94) nailed 14 points and grabbed 8 rebounds as Serbia improved at 4-0 record on top of Group F. Serbia quickly cleared off at the start of the game. The Balkan team gained a 21:10 lead after the opening quarter. Serbia maintained the lead throughout the second period. They accumulated a 35:22 halftime advantage. Serbia kept Russia at safe distance throughout the third term. The Balkan team piled up a 15-point lead before the fourth period and never looked back en route to the win. Vasilije Micic had 10 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists for Serbia. Stefan Pot and Mihajlo Andric (200-SF-94, agency: Beo Basket) added 8 points each in the victory. Stanislav Ilnitskiy (200-PF-94) nailed 17 points for Russia. Igor Kanygin had 9 points in the loss.

USA - Brazil 91-66
USA accounted for the fourth consecutive win at the U19 World Championship. They fired past Brazil to remain undefeated. Rasheed Sulaimon nailed 15 points to lead balanced effort from the winners. USA improved at 4-0 record, while Brazil slipped at 1-3 in the Eighth-Final stage Group F. Brazil tried hard not to allow the USA to run away in the first half. The Latin American team trailed by just three points at the first break 17:20. USA managed to boost the gap at 6-point mark at halftime 40:34. But the breakthrough came in the third period. The North American team went on a deadly 29:14 rally to pile up an unassailable 21-point lead heading into the fourth frame. The United States kept Brazil at bay throughout the final period and cruised to yet another win in Prague. Aaron Gordon posted 14 points and 10 rebounds, while Justice Winslow (198-F-96) added 11 points for the winning side. Leonardo Demetrio (204-F/C-94) responded with 15 points for Brazil. Danilo Fuzaro (193-G-94) finished with 8 points in the loss.

China - Australia 88-79
China registered the first win at the Eighth-Final stage of the U19 World Championship. They outgunned Australia in Prague today to gain 3-1 record in Group F. Yuan Shuai (190-PG-94) nailed 27 points to lead the Asian team. The Emus looked the better side at the start of the game. Australia gained an 18:8 lead ten minutes into the game. China slowly picked up the tempo. They fired 25 points in the second period to trail by just 4 points at halftime 33:37. China kept the pressure on their opponents in the third term. The Asian team exploded with 28 points in the period to turn the deficit into a 5-point lead before the fourth frame. China unleashed 27 points in the final quarter and sealed the victory. Gao Shang notched 22 points, while Zhao JiWei (185-G-95) and Zhou Qi had 13 points each for the winners. Emmett Naar (186-G-94) and Dante Exum responded with 20 points each in the loss.   

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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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