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The End of Group Phase in Heraklion - Jun 30, 2015

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Harry Giles
Group A
USA - Egypt 92-50
The USA eased past Egypt to record the third consecutive victory at the U19 World Championship. Five players scored in double digits for the USA. Harry Giles (206-F-98) led the effort with 13 points and 12 rebounds. Team USA piled up a 47:23 halftime lead. They never looked back in the second half marching to a confident victory. Jayson Tatum (203-F-98) and Caleb Swanigan (205-F-97) netted 13 points each for the USA. Ahmed Khalaf (206-F/C-99) responded with 8 points for Egypt.

Croatia - Iran 86-36
Croatia outscored Iran to improve at 2-1 record in Group A. Ivica Zubac (212-C-97) delivered 20 points to lead the winners. Croatia built a 33:24 halftime advantage at the interval. They followed with a 25:7 run in the third term to clear off for good. Luka Bozic (199-PG-96) and Ivan Majcunic (193-SG-96) accounted for 11 points each for Croatia. Rezayifar Navid (191-SG-96) topscored with 10 points for Iran.

Group B
China - Turkey 51-62
Turkey gained the third straight victory in Group B. They held off China to enter the playoffs undefeated. Egemen Guven (206-C-96) posted 12 points to lead the winners. China accumulated a 17:11 lead after the opening quarter. The Asian team boosted the gap at 7-point mark at the interval 34:27. But Turkey turned things around in the second half. They pulled within two points at the final intermission. Turkey went on a 20:7 rally in the fourth period and iced the victory. Furkan Korkmaz (197-SG-97) delivered 11 points and 6 steals for Turkey. Hu Jinqiu (208-C-97) answered with 18 points and 13 rebounds for China. Zhao Rui (193-F-96) had 17 points in the loss.

Argentina - Spain 51-75
Spain finished the preliminary round with a comfortable victory over Argentina. Marc Garcia (197-SF-96, agency: Octagon Europe) stepped up with 18 points to lead the winners. Spain used a strong 22:3 run in the first period to clear off. They built a massive 42:12 halftime lead and never looked back en route to the victory. Jacobo Diaz (195-F-96) provided 12 points and 8 rebounds in the win. Pablo Ivan Gramajo (190-G-96) responded with 11 points as Argentina suffered the third straight loss at the tournament.

Group C
Tunisia - Australia 64-93
Australia coasted past Tunisia to open win count in Heraklion. Jack White (198-F-97) was responsible for 18 points and 6 rebounds to pace the Emus. Australia built a 53:35 halftime lead. They protected it well throughout the second half and coasted to the victory. Dejan Vasiljevic (187-G-97) finished with 14 points, while Thomas Wilson (191-G-97) was responsible for 13 points in the victory. Ahmad Dhif (182-G-96) replied with 20 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists for Tunisia.

Canada - Italy 78-54
Canada celebrated the third consecutive victory in Heraklion. They stormed past Italy to remain undefeated in Greece. Justin Jackson (198-SG-97) scored 16 points and pulled down 7 rebounds to pace the North American side. Canada led by just five points at halftime 35:30. However they went on a 43:24 second half run to clear off for good. Jalen Poyser (194-G-96) finished with 13 points in the victory. Diego Flaccadori (194-PG-96) replied with 13 points as the Azzurri slipped at 2-1 record in Group C.

Group D
Greece - Serbia 69-60
Greece came from behind in the second half and tamed Serbia for the third straight victory at the World Championship. Vasileios Toliopoulos (186-PG-96, agency: Octagon Europe) finished with 11 points to pace the hosts. Serbia recorded a 20:15 lead after the opening quarter. But Greece took over after the big break. The Hellenes accounted went on a 23:13 run in the fourth period to ice the victory. Georgios Papagiannis (214-C-97) and Tyler Dorsey (193-SG-96) had 10 points each in the win. Radovan Djokovic (200-F/G-96) answered with 14 points for Serbia.

Dominican Republic - South Korea 102-89
Dominican Republic stormed past South Korea in the final game of the preliminary round for both teams. Six players scored in double digits for the Latin American team. Yerri Flores (188-PG-96) and Andres Feliz (183-SG-97) scored 19 points each to pace Dominican Republic as they improved at 1-2 record. Dominican Republic led by just 2 points at the interval 48:46. They sank 54 points in the second half and eased to the victory. Jeromy Rodriguez (198-PF-96) and Elvin Valera (185-SG-96) posted 16 points apiece in the win. Jeon Hyunwoo (191-SF-96) responded with 19 points for South Korea.  

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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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