Australia - Czech Republic 62:50 Australian University team ensured their Final appearance as they rolled past Czech Republic in today's semifinal. They will now take on Russia in the title decider on Saturday. Czech Republic will play against Poland for Bronze medals. The teams played a close basketball throughout the first frame and entered the second quarter all square 15:15. Australia however spurred ahead late in the second term and enjoyed a 30:25 advantage at halftime. They continued to clear off in the third stanza and extended the gap to 48:41. Czech Republic struggled to deliver in the fourth quarter as they missed open shots and lost the ball too often. European side nailed just 9 points in the fourth part and had to surrender this one. Jessica Foley (182-G-83, college: Duke) topscored for Australia with 23 points. Chantella Perera (175-G-86) contributed 14 points for the winners. Katerina Zohnova (179-F-84) answered with 14 points for Czech team. Darina Johnova (177-F-85) and Michala Hartigova (192-C-83) netted 8 points apiece in defeat. Aussies outrebound their opponents 36:31 and forced them to 23 turnovers. Czech Republic shot 39% from the field and 55% from free throw line. Australia knocked down 33% of field goals and 69% from charity stripe.
Russia - Poland 72:46 Russian team proved their favorite status as they beat Poland in the semifinal of the Summer University Games in Bangkok. Russia will now play against Australia in the Final on Saturday. Poland will play against Czech Republic in the Bronze medals game. Poland dominated the start of the game and ensured a 20:14 lead after the first frame. Russia tied the scoreline at halftime 28:28. Svetlana Makhlina (180-G-85) led Russian team to a 4-point advantage entering the fourth term 44:40. Poland simply got exhausted in the dying stage and could not perform any sort of comeback late in the game. Svetlana Makhlina topscored for Russia with 21 points knocking down 3/4 three pointers. Evgenia Belyakova (182-G-86) contributed 14 points for the winners. Katarzyna Krezel (185-G-85) chipped in 11 points for Poland. Justyna Zurowska (188-C-85) had 6 points and 7 boards in a losing clause. Russia had an edge in almost every aspect of the game. They outrebounded Poland 43:24. Russia shot 44% from the field, including 44% from three point line, they also converted 75% from charity stripe. Poland managed just 34% of field goals and 40% of free throws. Russia committed only 8 personal fouls.
5th-8th spots Taiwan - Canada 62:58 Taiwan Unievrsity team had a successful outing today as they routed Canada in the classification game. The victory means Taiwan will now face USA for the 5th spot at the tournament tomorrow. Canada will fight for the 7th place against Turkey. Canadian team looked more solid early in the game as it resulted in a 30:22 lead at halftime. But then the things started to turn Taiwanese way. Asian team had a narrow advantage in the third quarter and managed to cut the deficit by a single point 13:12. But a real surprise for Canada came late in the fourth when Tsai Pei Chen (186-C-84) and Lin Chi Wen (186-C-83) spurred their team in front. North American players missed a couple of important shots at the dying stage and never recovered losing the encounter. Tsai Pei Chen led Taiwan with 14 points, converting 2/3 from beyond the arc. Lin Chi Wen and Chen Yi Feng (170-G-84) added 10 points apiece for the winners. Erica McGuinness (175-G-85) paced Canada with 15 points. Alisha Tatham (180-G/F-86) had 13 points in a losing effort. Both teams shot 34% from the field, but Taiwan players were more accurate from free throw line converting 77%, while Canada hit 68%. North American side outrebounded their Asian counterparts 39:27. Taiwan at the same time committed only 6 turnovers forcing Canada to as many as 20 mistakes.
USA - Turkey 81:62 USA team cruised past Turkey in classification game today. They will now take on take on Taiwan for the 5th spot tomorrow. This will be a rematch as USA narrowly defeated Taiwan in the qualifying round earlier in the tournament. Turkey will play against Canada for the 7th place. USA faced little problems en route to their 4th victory in Bangkok. They looked confident and used their advantage under the rims to maintain offensive pressure on the European side. United States rolled to a 41:31 lead at halftime. They speeded up in the third term and extended the gap to 64:41 entering the final stanza. Turkey had nothing to reply with and lost the encounter. Danielle Burgin (196-F/C-87) led USA with 15 points. Ashley Spriggs (183-F-88, college: St.Francis,NY) contributed 13 points for the winners. Gizem Yavuz (168-G-88) shone for Turkey as she poured in game-high 28 points. Tugce Inontepe (174-G-87) had 11 points in defeat. USA outrebounded their opponents 47:25. They also forced Turkey to 25 turnovers and 28 personal fouls. Both teams lacked accuracy from the field as USA players converted 39% and Turkey answered with 38%.
Japan - China 84:79 Japanese team grinded a victory over China in the classification game for the 9th-12th spots today. This victory means Japan will now face Serbia in the clash for the 9th overall place. China will take on Mozambqiue for the 11th spot. Japanese players had a better start to the game and posted a 27:18 lead after the first frame. China though slowed down their opponents in the second stanza and cut the deficit to 42:50 at halftime. Chinese emerged strong after the intermission and closed the gap by the end of the third quarter. Japan needed Yui Yokoyama (173-F-87) and Kanade Deki (170-G-86) to overcome Huang Jing (-F-86)'s 28 points and celebrate a tough victory at the end. Yui Yokoyama and Kanade Deki provided 13 points apiece to pace Japanese team. Aoi Ariake (166-G-86) scored 12 points in a winning effort. Huang Jing led the action with 28 points and 11 boards for China. Lu Lu (184-F-86) had 14 points and 5 boards in a loss. Japan enjoyed dominance under the rims as they outrebounded China 47:44 including 18 boards on offensive end. They shot 36% from the field and 56% from free throw line and committed only 9 turnovers.
Serbia - Mozambique 77:57 Serbian team stormed past Mozambque in today's classification action at the Summer Universiade. The win allowed Serbia to fight for the 9th spot against Japan on Saturday. Mozambque will try to clinch the 11th place in the game versus China. African side led early in the game and drove to a 15:14 lead after the opening frame. Serbia however bounced back in the second quarter and secured a 37:31 advantage at halftime. The outcome was cleared in the third term as Serbian players thrashed their counterparts 24:9 and piled up an unassailable 61:40 lead. Mozambique though never surrendered and tried to fight till the final buzzer. They succeeded in the fourth quarter 17:16 but it was not enough to overcome Serbia. Dara Kovacevic (197-C-83) poured in 18 points to lead Serbia. Marina Puskar (193-F/C-82) and Jasmina Ilic (185-G/F-85) scored 11 points apiece for the winners. Aleia Rachide (184-F-85) and Deolinda Ginio (189-C-88) had 15 points apiece for Mozambique. Tania Coechena (182-F-86) nailed 7 points in defeat. Serbia won the battle under the rims outrebounding Mozambique 38:31. They also converted solid 52% of field goals and 60% from free throw line. Mozambique forced Serbia to 20 turnovers.
Best Player: Aerial Powers (6'0''-F-94) of USA Best Guard: Tessa Lavey (170-G-93) of Australia Best Forward: Aerial Powers (6'0''-F-94) of Michigan St. Best Center: Adut Bulgak (6'4''-C-92) of Canada 1st Team PG: Mio Shinozaki (167-PG-91) of Japan G: Tessa Lavey (170-G-93) of Australia F: Erica McCall (6'3''-F-95) of USA F: Aerial Powers (6'0''-F-94) of USA C: Adut Bulgak (6'4''-C-92) of Canada 2nd Team G: Korissa Williams (5'9''-G-92) of Canada G: Chia-Ling Chang (168-G-89) of Ta... [read more]
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USA edge Canada to earn title in Gwangju - Jul 13, 2015
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USA - Canada 82-63
The USA conquered the title at the World University Games in Gwangju. They toppled their North American rivals Canada in the championship tonight. Aerial Powers (183-F-94) scored 27 points and 9 rebounds to pace the winners. The USA accumulated a 31:23 halftime lead. Canada narrowed the distance in the third term. The North American pulled within 3 points at the final intermission. But the USA stepped on the gas in the fourth quarter. They unleashed 34 point... [read more]
USA - Canada 82-63 The USA conquered the title at the World University Games in Gwangju. They toppled their North American rivals Canada in the championship tonight. Aerial Powers (183-F-94) scored 27 points and 9 rebounds to pace the winners. The USA accumulated a 31:23 halftime lead. Canada narrowed the distance in the third term. The North American pulled within 3 points at the final intermission. But the USA stepped on the gas in the fourth quarter. They unleashed 34 points in the final frame and cruised to the victory. Courtney Williams (173-G-94) chipped in 15 points and collected 10 rebounds for the winners. Dakota Whyte (173-G-94) responded with 20 points and 6 assists for Canada. Adut Bulgak (193-C-92) had 15 points and 16 rebounds in the losing case.
Russia - Japan 71-60 Russia earned the Bronze medals in Gwangju. They held off Japan in the consolation final. Viktoria Medvedeva (183-PF-91) stepped up with 14 points and 6 caroms for the winners. Russia used a 20:9 run in the second term to take a 13-point halftime lead. Russia extended the gap at 14-point mark at the final intermission. Japan narrowed the deficit in the fourth quarter but could not avoid the defeat. Olga Novikova (179-SG-94) posted 13 points and 7 rebounds for Russia. Mio Shinozaki (167-PG-91) responded with 13 points for Japan. Kaede Kondo had 12 points in the loss.
USA and Canada to clash for title in Gwangju - Jul 11, 2015
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USA - Japan 102-98 2OT
Team USA sealed their World University Games Final appearance. They survived double-overtime thriller to tame Japan en route to the title game. Mercedes Russell (198-C-95) scored 25 points and 14 rebounds to lead the winners. Japan jumped to an early lead as they grabbed a 30:16 lead after ten minutes. Team USA managed to erase the deficit in the next three quarters. They evened things up at 77 at the end of regulation. Team USA managed to prevail i... [read more]
USA - Japan 102-98 2OT Team USA sealed their World University Games Final appearance. They survived double-overtime thriller to tame Japan en route to the title game. Mercedes Russell (198-C-95) scored 25 points and 14 rebounds to lead the winners. Japan jumped to an early lead as they grabbed a 30:16 lead after ten minutes. Team USA managed to erase the deficit in the next three quarters. They evened things up at 77 at the end of regulation. Team USA managed to prevail in the second extra period and reached the Final. Aerial Powers (183-F-94) delivered 24 points and 14 rebounds for the winners. Mio Shinozaki (167-PG-91) replied with 23 points for Japan.
Canada - Russia 70-60 Canada outgunned Russia to advance into World University Games Final. Dakota Whyte (173-G-94) scored 16 points to lead the North American team. Canada accumulated an 18:9 lead after ten minutes. They stretched the gap at 14-point halftime lead 39:25. Russia narrowed the gap at 11-point mark at the final intermission. They tried hard to narrow the gap but Canada hung on to seal the victory at the end. Ruth Hamblin (198-C-94) chipped in 14 points and grabbed 7 rebounds for Canada. Yulia Poluyanova (191-F-92) responded with 13 points and 7 rebounds for Russia.
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