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Qualifying round participants are defined in Bangkok - Aug 11, 2007


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Group A

Turkey - Thailand 63:56
Turkish students qualified into the qualifying round of the Summer Universiade. They overcame hosting Thailand to occupy the second spot in Group A. Thailand fell to 1-2 record and completed preliminaries at the third spot. Turkey will now play against Poland tomorrow. Thailand faces Japan in classification games.
Turkey enjoyed a narrow lead after the first frame 17:14. Thailand though did not allow Turkish players to run away and kept it at a striking distance. They cut the deficit to 2 points at halftime 29:31. The game remained close after the break as teams drove to a 41:43 scoreline at the end of the third stanza. However Turkish players wisely used a couple of mistakes from home side to seal a difficult victory at the dying stage of the game.

Gulcin Cantekin (187-C-84) topscored for Turkey with 20 points. Deniz Colakoglu (185-F-87) delivered 19 points for the winners. Charothai Suksomwong replied with game-high 24 points for hosts. Juthamas Jantakarn netted 10 points in a loss.
Turkey dominated under the rims outrebounding Thailand 44:32. Thailand also lacked accuracy from the field converting just 31%.

Turkey:
Gulcin Cantekin 20, Deniz Colakoglu 19
Thailand: Charothai Suksomwong 24, Juthamas Jantakarn 10

Canada - Korea 73:68
Canada:
Carolyn Ganes (191-F/C-84) 18+11 boards, Kadie Reverin 13
Korea: Junga Jee 16, Yoon Yang 13

Group B

Russia - USA 78:42
Russia completed preliminary round of the Universiade basketball tournament in style. They swept United States team and sealed their perfect record in Pool B. United States advanced into the qualifying round despite loss as they finished at the second spot. Russia will now play against Taiwan in the first encounter of the qualifying round. USA will take on Czech Republic squad tomorrow.
Russia were overwhelming at the start of the game as they thrashed their opponents 29:10 in the first frame. They later performed some splendid defensive basketball to limit USA to 8 points in the second quarter and extended the gap to 46:18 at halftime. United States managed to slow Russian players down a bit after the break but it did not prevent them from losing the second half 24:32.

Evgenia Belyakova (182-G-86) paced Russia with 24 points and 6 rebounds. Olga Iakovleva (195-C-86) produced 13 points for the winners. Danielle Burgin (196-F/C-87) had 13 points and 9 boards for USA. Wendy Stywalt (173-G-87) added 8 points and 7 boards in a losing clause.
Russia overpowered USA team under the rims 43:29. They also converted 46% from the field, while North American players hit only 28% including 1/10 from the outside.

Russia:
Evgenia Belyakova 24, Olga Iakovleva 13
USA:
Danielle Burgin 13+9 boards, Wendy Stywalt 8

Japan - Latvia 93:65
Japanese team secured the third spot in Pool B at the Universiade basketball tournament in Bangkok. Japan defeated Latvia 93:65 in the last round of preliminary action. They will next face Thailand in classification round. Latvia fell to 0-3 record and remained at the bottom of the ladder. They will play versus Korea tomorrow.
Japan controlled the game right from the start and gained a 25:21 advantage after the first quarter. They continue to pile the lead in the second frame and marked a 48:30 lead at halftime. Latvia tried to recover in the third stanza but Japan withstood all their attempts and posted another successful quarter 20:19. Latvia run of steam in the dying stages of the encounter and had to surrender at the end.
Yui Yokoyama led Japan to victory with 22 points. Maiko Sekine contributed 14 points for the winners.
Aija Putnina (191-F-88) had 23 points for Latvia. Dita Krumberga (183-G/F-84) scored 9 points in a loss.
Japan shot solid 46% from the field and 85% from free throw line. They also forced Latvia to 24 turnovers.

Japan: Yui Yokoyama 22, Maiko Sekine 14
Latvia:
Aija Putnina 23, Dita Krumberga 9

Group C

Taiwan - Serbia 59:52
Taiwan crafted the first sensation at the Summer Universiade basketball tournament as they eliminated Serbia from the title race yesterday. Both teams entered the contest tied at 1-1 record and needed a win to advance. Serbia were well seen as favourites in this one but could not convert. The win means Taiwan team will play in the qualifying round and takes on Russia tomorrow. Serbia will continue in the classification round and next faces Brazil.
Serbia opened the game confidently enough and drove to a 15:12 lead after the first frame. However Taiwan quickly responded with 14:8 second stanza and completed the first half in front 26:23. In a nervous and rough third frame Serbia managed to narrow the gap by one point and trailed 39:41 at the start of the final quarter. But a couple of three point attempts from Min-fang Wu cleared off Taiwan to a safe distance and brought them so needed victory at the end.
Pei-chen Tsai led all scorers with 15 points. Min-fang Wu added 12 points hitting 4/7 three pointers.
Marina Puskar (193-F/C-82) and Miljana Musovic (180-G-87) had 13 points apiece for Serbia. Adrijana Knezevic provided 12 points and 7 boards in a loss.
Serbia shot 43% from the field, while Taiwan asnwered with 40% accuracy. Serbian players also outrebounded their opponents 28:20. However Taiwan committed just 11 turnovers forcinf European team to 19.

Taiwan: Pei-chen Tsai 15, Min-fang Wu 12
Serbia:
Marina Puskar 13, Miljana Musovic 13

Czech Republic - Mozambique 64:35
Czech Republic
:
Tereza Peckova (187-C-87) 12, Veronika Vlkova (175-G/F-84) 10
Mozambique: Deolinda Ginio 9,
Aleia Rachide (184-F-85) 7+8 boards

Group D
Brazil - China 70:57
Brazilian team finished the preliminary round with a comprehensive win over China 70:57. However it turned out to be not enough to advance into the qualifying round of the Summer University Games in Bangkok. Brazil were tied at 2-1 record with Australia and Poland but the points difference was not in favour of Brazil.
Brazil will now play in the classification round and faces Serbia tomorrow. China remained winless in Group D and takes on Mozambique.
Brazil and China kept it close in the first three quarter. Latin American enjoyed a narrow 31:30 lead at halftime but China spurred ahead in the third quarter and entered the fourth quarter in front 49:44. However Brazilian team finally found the touch and crashed their opponents in the final term. They nailed 26 points and eased to an overall victory at the end.

Luciana Angeloni (183-F-84) netted 23 points and collected 6 boards for Brazil. Vanuzia Santos contributed 15 points and 11 boards for the winners. Lu Lu (184-G-86) replied with 18 points for China. Jing Huang added 13 points in defeat.
Brazil outrebounded China 40:34. But they lacked accuracy converting 34% from the field and 50% from free throw line. China knocked down 35% of field goals and 63% from the stripe.

Brazil:
Luciana Angeloni 23, Vanuzia Santos 15+11 boards
China:
Lu Lu 18, Jing Huang 13

Australia - Poland 66:62
Australia:
Natalie Hurst (163-G-83) 17, Eva Afeaki (183-G-84) 11, Samantha Richards (167-G-83, agency: LBM Management) 11
Poland:
Izabela Piekarska (196-C-85) 25+10 boards, Katarzyna Czubak (172-G-85) 10
  




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World University Games Standings
Group A
 1. Canada 3-0 
 2. Hungary 2-1 
 3. S.Korea 1-2 
 4. Mozambique. 0-3 
Group B
 1. USA 3-0 
 2. Czech Rep. 2-1 
 3. Italy 1-2 
 4. China 0-3 
Group C
 1. Russia 3-0 
 2. Japan 2-1 
 3. Sweden 1-2 
 4. Mexico 0-3 
Group D
 1. Australia 3-0 
 2. Taiwan 2-1 
 3. Brazil 1-2 
 4. Uganda 0-3 
Points Per Game
 Di WU
  (186-F-90)
  Avg: 18.2
 1. Wu, CHN18.2 
 2. Powers, USA18.0 
 3. Lavey, AUS17.0 
 4. Shinozaki, JPN16.7 
 5. Carangelo, ITA16.5 
 6. Lamunu, UGA15.5 
 7. Bulgak, CAN15.5 
 8. McCall, USA15.2 
 9. Kondo, JPN15.2 
 10. Dos Santos, BRA13.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Claire LAMUNU
  (175-G/F-93)
  Avg: 11.2
 1. Lamunu, UGA11.2 
 2. Bulgak, CAN10.7 
 3. Faz, MEX10.3 
 4. Tikhonenko, KAZ9.5 
 5. Russell, USA9.2 
 6. Cheng, TAI9.2 
 7. Szamosi, HUN8.7 
 8. McCall, USA8.5 
 9. Rodrigues, BRA8.2 
 10. Vesterberg, SWE7.8 
Assists Per Game
 Chi-Fang CHANG
  (174-G-93)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Chang, TAI5.8 
 2. Canada, USA4.8 
 3. Fujioka, JPN4.7 
 4. Zhao, CHN4.3 
 5. Lavey, AUS3.8 
 6. Kang, KOR3.7 
 7. Williams, CAN3.5 
 8. Whyte, CAN3.5 
 9. Gladkova, RUS3.5 
 10. Nystroem, SWE3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Jordin CANADA
  (168-G-95)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Canada, USA3.2 
 2. Chang, TAI3.2 
 3. Cheng, TAI3.0 
 4. Williams, CAN2.8 
 5. Carta, USA2.7 
 6. Shinozaki, JPN2.7 
 7. Vyoralova, CZE2.5 
 8. Kang, KOR2.5 
 9. Roser, CAN2.3 
 10. Carangelo, ITA2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Begona FAZ
  (-F-94)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Faz, MEX2.2 
 2. Nunez, MEX2.2 
 3. McCall, USA1.8 
 4. Liu, CHN1.8 
 5. Hamblin, CAN1.8 
 6. Powers, USA1.5 
 7. Vesterberg, SWE1.3 
 8. Medvedeva, RUS1.2 
 9. Blicavs, AUS1.2 
 10. Tikhonenko, KAZ1.2 
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