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Top 8 games: Greece Vs Spain 70-59 - Jul 3, 2015

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The Greek NT is officially at the semi finals after beating the Spanish NT with 59-70 and a great second half and more specifically a great third period where the Green NT speed up with the amazing duet of Vasileios Charalampopoulos (206-SF-97) and Dorsey who were magnificent in the specific period and show no mercy against the solid and very good Spanish NT.

The game was an absolute derby for twenty minutes with a very low score and with both the teams testing their strengths more on the defensive pat and less on the offensive with the score being at the half time 26-26 with the Spanish center Yankuba Sima (211-C-96) being the man of the half time as he scored 16 points out of the 26 for his NT winning actually nearly all the Greek centers at both edges

In the third period though everything changed when Head Coach Papatheodorou decided to use a shorter roster with Mitoglou being the big guy for the team (11 points and 11 rebounds) Vasileios Charalampopoulos in the four, Skoulidas on the three, Dorsey on the two and Toliopoulos on the one. These five players with great defense on Yankuba Sima, and solid offensive game by Dorsey and Vasileios Charalampopoulos and good peripheral shooting with an amazing organization game and many assists by Toliopoulos, the Green NT overcome the Spaniards with 15-25 with the deficit being at the end of the third period being 41-51 as the Spaniards cut the deficit from -13 to -10.

The epilogue took place at the first five minutes of the fourth period when the offensive crescent of the Greek NT continued and the Spaniards couldn't follow as obviously the quality of the Greek NT was by far better than the Spanish NT. The young talents of Coach Papatheodorou outscore the Spaniards and took the deficit to the +22 points, where everything ended for the Spaniards. The last minutes were typical as the Spaniards simply cut the deficit to -11 for them.

The tactic of the Greek NT at the second half was amazing as they blocked totally the top player of the Spanish NT, Yankuba Sima and when Yankuba Sima stopped scoring the Spanish NT stop scoring totally, on the contrary the Greek's NT pluralism and continuation was totally awesome since all the players of the Greek NT were giving everything in the court and is not coincidence that the Greek NT is keeping all his opponents at the same level as the 60 points (more or less) is what the opponents scoring against the Greek NT.

The next opponent for the Greek NT will be the almighty and undefeated USA NT tomorrow the fourth of July, a very important day for the American NT. The American NT it seems to be defends and will obviously win the the World league but the Greek spirit of the young talents will do their best to defend their country and their pride.

The MVP of the game was no other than the player of Panathinaikos, Vasileios Charalampopoulos in his first actual game after his injury, and showed to everybody that he is the physical leader of the specific NT.

Top scorers:
Greece: Vasileios Charalampopoulos 14 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 block-shot, 1 steal, Tyler Dorsey (193-SG-96) 14 points, 3 rebounds, Mitoglou 11 points and 11 rebounds, Toliopoulos 9 points and 6 assists.
Spain: Yankuba Sima 22 points, 8 rebounds and 4 block-shots, Lopez-Arosteguj 11 points, Vila 12 and 8 rebounds

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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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