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USA, Greece, Croatia and Turkey advance into semifinal stage in Heraklion - Jul 3, 2015

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Spain - Greece 59-70
Greece secured the semifinal birth in Heraklion. The hosts fired past Spain to stay in the title race. Greece will now take on the defending champions USA in the next playoff battle. Tyler Dorsey (193-SG-96) and Vasileios Charalampopoulos (206-SF-97) posted 14 points each for Greece. Spain and Greece were tied at 26 at the interval. The Hellenes knocked down 25 points in the third term to open a 10-point lead. They kept Spain at bay throughout the fourth quarter and raced to the victory. Konstantinos Mitoglou (208-F-96) finished with 11 points and 11 rebounds for Greece. Yankuba Sima (211-C-96) responded with 22 points and 8 rebounds for Spain.

USA - Italy 86-65
Team USA stayed in the title defence race. They stormed past Italy to advance into the semifinal stage. The USA will now take on ambitious hosting Greece in the semifinals. Team USA set the tone early in this one. They dropped 53 points in the first half to ensure an 18-point halftime lead. Italy slowed their opponents down a bit in the second half but the USA coasted to the victory still. Jalen Brunson (188-G-97) netted 17 points to pace the winners. Joshua Jackson (201-G/F-97) and Harry Giles (206-F-98) added 14 poins each for the USA. Diego Flaccadori (194-PG-96) responded with 21 points and 6 assists for the Azzurri.

Croatia - Canada 84-71
Croatia advanced into the semifinal stage of the tournament. They overcame Canada to set up the clash versus Turkey in the semis. Luka Bozic (199-PG-96) and Marko Arapovic (207-C/F-96) finished with 20 points each to pace Croatia. The Balkan team jumped to a 48:39 halftime advantage. Canada stiffened defensively in the third term. The North American team pulled within 4 points at the final break. But Crotia sank 25 points in the final period and got away with a valuable victory. Ivica Zubac (212-C-97) tossed in 19 points for Croatia. Justin Jackson (198-SG-97) responded with 20 points and 6 rebounds for Canada.

Turkey - Australia 81-70
Turkey became the first semifinalists after they held off Australia in the quarterfinal clash. Berk Ugurlu (191-PG-96) paced the winners. with 16 points. Turkey recorded a 19:15 lead after ten minutes. Australia bounced back in the second frame. They erased the deficit and spurred ahead for a 32:31 halftime lead. But Turkey were back in control in the third quarter. They accumulated a 55:45 lead at the final intermission. Turkey unloaded 26 points in the fourth stanza and raced to the victory. Furkan Korkmaz (197-SG-97) banked in 15 points for Turkey. Jack McVeigh (203-F-96, college: Nebraska) replied with 14 points for Australia.
9-16 Place
Iran - Serbia 70-83
Serbia outgunned Iran in the classification round game. Milos Glisic (205-PF-98) was pivotal for Serbia with 16 points and 8 rebounds. The European team opened a 39:33 halftime lead. They extended the margin at 8-point mark at the final intermission. Serbia dropped 24 points in the fourth quarter and raced to the victory. Vanja Marinkovic (198-SG-97) and Borisa Simanic (208-PF-98) had 14 points each for Serbia. Mohammad Yousofvand (207-C-96) responded with 24 points and 12 rebounds for Iran.

Egypt - Tunisia 81-68
Egypt fired past Tunisia in the classification round clash. Ahmed Khalaf (206-F/C-99) tossed in 17 points and pulled down 17 rebounds to pace the winners. Egypt and Tunisia traded baskets throughout the first half. The scoreboard read 40:40 at the interval. Egypt went on a 26:10 run in the third period and ensured a 16-point lead before the final term. Tunisia narrowed the gap in the fourth period but could not avoid the defeat. Mohamed Taha Mohamed accounted for 17 points for the winners. Achref answered with 21 points for Tunisia.

China - South Korea 54-77
South Korea outgunned their Asian rivals China in the classification round game at the World Championship today. Kyungwon Kim (199-C-96) stepped up with 26 points and 8 rebounds in the victory. China eked out a 20:18 lead after the opening quarter. However South Korea responded with a 29:4 run in the second frame to build a comfortable lead. They stretched the margin at 28-point mark and cruised to the victory at the end. Jeon Hyunwoo (191-SF-96) finished with 20 points and 7 rebounds for the Korean side. Shao YingLun (203-F-96) responded with 11 points and 8 rebounds for China.

Argentina - Dominican Republic 71-66
Argentina earned the opening victory in Heraklion. They overcame Dominican Republic in the classification round today. Maximo Fjellerup (195-G-97) posted 12 points to lead the winners. Argentina stayed in control in the first half. They recorded a 40:23 halftime lead. Dominican Republic bounced back with a 24:10 run in the third term to narrow the deficit. But Argentina sank 21 points in the final period and escaped with a tough victory at the end. Pablo Ivan Gramajo (190-G-96) and Fernando Zurbriggen (185-G-97) delivered 11 points each for the winners. Adonis Nunez (191-G-96) answered with 16 points for Dominican Republic.   

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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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