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Overview of Day 1 in Cairo - Jul 1, 2017

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Group A
Argentina - France 53-62
France nipped Argentina in the opener. Bathiste Tchouaffe (195-SG-98) came up with 21 points for Les Bleues. France dominated in the first half. They established a 39:23 halftime lead. Argentina narrowed the deficit in the second half but could not avoid the loss. Enzo Goudou-Sinha (184-PG-98) delivered 10 points for the winning side. Santiago Vaulet (193-G-98) responded with 18 points and 10 boards for Argentina.

New Zealand - South Korea 88-81
New Zealand opened win count in Cairo. They beat South Korea in Group A opener. Tai Wynyard (208-C/F-98) posted 22 points and 6 rebounds for the Kiwis. New Zealand grabbed a 21:15 lead after the opening frame. South Korea went on a strong 50:36 run in the next two periods to spur ahead. But New Zealand responded with a 31:16 run in the final term to ice the win. Isaac Letoa (183-G-98) produced 14 points for New Zealand. Han Seunghui (200-C-98) responded with 20 points for South Korea.

Group B
Egypt - Puerto Rico 67-65
Egypt managed to secure a tough win over Puerto Rico in the opening game of the World Cup for both teams. Mohamed Youssef (182-PG-99) provided 16 points and 7 assists to pace the hosts. Egypt dominated throughout three periods. The hosts grabbed a 14-point lead heading into the fourth term. But Puerto Rico went on a determined comeback rally in the final period to pull within two points. But Jesus Cruz (195-F/G-98) missed a buzzer-beater and Egypt got away with a tough win. Mohamed Ramadan (194-SG-99) and Seifeldin Elsandily (196-C-98) accounted for 14 points each for the winners. Jesus Cruz responded with 19 points for Puerto Rico.

Germany - Lithuania 79-98
Lithuania gave little chance to Germany and posted the opening victory at the championship. Arnoldas Kulboka (205-SF-98) tallied 25 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists for the Baltic side. Lithuania registered a 48:34 halftime lead. Germany pulled within 11 points at the final intermission. But Lithuania sank 29 points in the fourth term and secured a comfortable win. Tadas Sedekerskis (203-F/G-98) had 22 points and 9 boards for the winners. Ferdinand Zylka (190-SG-98, agency: BeoBasket) tossed in 17 points for Germany.

Group C
Canada - Mali 91-42
Canada breezed past Mali in Cairo. Rowan Barrett Jr. (201-SF-00) notched 20 points and 11 boards for the North American team. Canada posted a 49:25 halftime lead. They limited Mali to just 17 points in the second half and coasted to the victory. Abu Kigab (201-F/G-98) nailed 16 points in the win. Sekou Dembele (202-C-98) responded with 13 points and 14 rebounds for Mali.

Japan - Spain 67-78
Spain prevailed against Japan to improve at 1-0 record in Group C. Eric Vila (211-F-98) delivered 18 points and 14 rebounds in the win. Japan grabbed a 16:15 lead ten minutes into the game. But Spain quickly erased the deficit to take a 35:33 halftime lead. The European side extended the margin at 6-point mark at the final intermission. Spain banked in 22 points in the fourth quarter to post the win. Pol Molins (191-G/F-99) tossed in 16 points for the winners. Rui Hachimura (203-F-98) answered with 20 points and 10 boards for Japan.

Group D
Angola - Italy 66-70 OT
Italy nipped Angola in overtime in Cairo. David Okeke (202-F/C-98, agency: Interperformances) tallied 14 points and 6 caroms for the Azzurri. Italy pulled ahead for a 25:17 lead ten minutes into the game. Angola however erased the deficit in the next two periods to even things up 48. The teams traded baskets throughout the fourth period and had to decide on the winners in overtime. Italy limited the African counterparts to just 2 points in the extra period to seal the win. Riccardo Visconti (197-G/F-98) provided 11 points in the victory. Silvio de Sousa (204-PF-98) responded with 18 points and 18 boards for Angola.

Iran - USA 48-108
USA crushed Iran to secure the opening victory at the tournament. Five players scored in double figures for the winners. Hamidou Diallo (198-F/G-98) came up with 17 points to lead the charge. USA led from start to finish. They secured an 18:6 lead after ten minutes. The North American team extended the margin at 22-point mark at the interval. USA dropped 62 points in the second half to roll to the win. Carsen Edwards (183-PG-98) provided 15 points for the winners. Ehsan Samadi (192-G/F-98) replied with 11 points for Iran.


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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]

Canada and Italy to clash for title in Cairo - 3 months ago
SEMIFINALS Spain - Italy 63-66 Italy snatched a narrow win over Spain to reach the championship game in Cairo. Lorenzo Bucarelli (196-G/F-98) stepped up with 15 points to pace the Azzurri. Spain dominated in the opening quarter. They built a 22:9 lead after ten minutes. But Italy used a 20:8 rally in the second stanza to pull within one point. Spain and Italy exchanged baskets throughout the third term. Spain enjoyed a narrow lead heading into the final stanza but Italy ignited a 21:17 r...   [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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