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Serbia and USA will battle for the title - Jul 6, 2013

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Juan Pablo
Lithuania - USA 60-100
USA rout defending champions to enter the Final at the U19 World Championship. USA stormed past Lithuania 100:60 in the Semifinal clash and will face Serbia in the Final. The Baltic team will take on Australia in the game for the third place. USA proved their ambitions for the Gold medals. The team remained undefeated after a Lithuanian clash. USA started the game with 25:16 lead and added massive 22-10 in the second frame. The favorites did not even think of slowing down and continued their dominance in the second half. They won the third period 25-18 and finished the game with 28-16 rally. Marcus Smart (193-G-94) top-scored for the winners with 18 points and Winslow Justice added 15. Gordon Aaron poured in 14, while Nigel Williams-Goss (191-PG-94) had 11. Dimsa Tomas and Tarolis Donatas poured in 9 points each for the Lithuanian team and Gustys Rokas brought 8. Mantvydas Staselis (190-G/F-94) and Grigonis Marius chipped in with 7 points each.

Australia - Serbia 58-63
Serbia reached the Final in Prague at the U19 World Championship. The European titans overcame Australia 63:58 in the first Semifinal. Australia surprised the opponents with an 18-11 lead, but Serbia recovered immediately in the second frame. They needed a 21-7 surge to take 32:25 halftime advantage. Australia then produced an 18-15 rally and Dante Exum (193-PG-95) cut it to 45:43 after three quarters, before Pot Stefan increased to 4. Serbia led in the whole last period although sometimes the lead reached only 1 point. Felix Kalau Van Hofe reduced to 59:58, however Vasilije Micic (191-PG-94, agency: Beo Basket) and Novak scored the final points for the winners. Jankovic Nikola stepped up with 20 points and 16 rebounds and Vasilije Micic scored 13. Pot Stefan poured in 9, while Milutinov Nikola added 8. Dante Exum ended up with 21 points in the losing case, while Duncan Nicholas and Felix Kalau Van Hofe had 12 each. Michael Rowley (200-F-94) followed them with 5 points.

11-12 Place
Iran - Argentina 79-68
Iran wrapped up their U19 World Championship campaign on a high note. They defeated Argentina to occupy the 11th overall position. Sajjad Mashayekhi notched 26 points and 7 rebounds to lead the charge. Iran grabbed the initiative early on. They reeled off to a 20:12 lead after ten minutes. Iran kept Argentina at distance throughout the second quarter. The Asian team gained a 39:26 halftime advantage. Iran exploded with 26 points in the third term to boost the lead. They entered the fourth frame up by 20 points 65:45. Argentina narrowed the gap in the final term but it proved too deep to overcome. Behnam Yakhchali (191-G-95) netted 18 points, while Vahid Dalirzahan (199-SF-95) added 10 points in the victory. Juan Vaulet (198-PF-96) responded with 20 points for Argentina. Pedro Barral (186-PG-94) had 17 points in the loss.

9-10 Place
Brazil - Russia 53-60
Russia claimed the 9th overall position at the U19 World Championship in Czech Republic. They outscored Brazil in the final game of the tournament for both teams. Mikhail Kulagin (188-PG-94) stepped up with 19 points and 8 rebounds to lead the winners. Russia posted a 19:14 lead after ten minutes of action. Brazil held their opponents to 8 points in the second frame. The Latin American side cut the deficit at 4-point mark at the interval. Russia picked up the tempo in the third term. They protected the lead and ensured an 8-point buffer heading into the fourth frame. Brazil nailed 19 points in the last ten minutes but Russia withheld the rally and snatched the victory. Igor Kanygin (207-F/C-94, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) produced 10 points, while Stanislav Ilnitskiy (200-PF-94) and Andrey Desyatnikov had 7 points each in the win. Deryk Ramos (185-PG-94) answered with 20 points for Brazil. Arthur Pecos and Leonardo Demetrio (204-F/C-94) had 5 points each in the loss.

5-8 places
China - Canada 100-110 3OT
Ennis Tyler leads Canada in a three-overtime battle against China. He nailed 42 points for 110:100 victory in the best game so far at the U19 World Championship. Canada will take on Spain tomorrow for the 5-6 places. China meanwhile will play against Croatia for 7-8 spots. Both teams exchanged the victories in the first two periods for 32:32 on the board. Then China took 6-point lead at the end of the third period, while Canada tied the score due to 24-18 run in the fourth quarter. Both teams could not find out the winner in the first two extra times, but then Canada pushed the tempo for good and won third overtime 16-6. Xavier Rathan-Mayes (193-G-94) poured in 15 points and Egi Christopher added 14. Pirovic Marko followed them with 12 points. Yuan Shuai (190-PG-94) replied with 30 points in the losing case and Gao Shang as well as Zhou Qi collected 20 points each. Zhao JiWei (185-G-95) ended up with 16 points and 11 assists in a loss.

Spain - Croatia 75-64
Spain beat Croatia in a European thriller at the U19 World Championship. Both teams that dreamed about the medals had to face each other in the start of the Classification Round for 5-8 places. Spain won 75:64 and will play against Canada for the 5th place. Croatia meanwhile will face China in the game for the 7-8 places. Croatia started the game with 20:19 lead, but Spain posted victories in three other quarters. Spain scored 19 points in the first three periods and won the second 19-16 and then produced a 19-12 rally in the third quarter. Moreover Spain added 18-16 run in the last stanza for the final result. Sebastian Saiz (203-F-94) top-scored for the winners with 16 points and 16 rebounds, while Vicedo Edgar added 13. Brizuela Dario poured in 12, whilst Alberto Diaz (190-PG-94) had 11. Dario Saric (208-F/C-94, agency: XL Basketball Agency) ended up with 20 points in the losing effort and Tomislav Gabric (201-PF-95, agency: XL Basketball Agency) as well as Brzoja Mislav had 13 apiece. Bosnjak Domagoj followed them with 8 points in a 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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