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Australia will face Russia in the Final - Aug 15, 2007


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Semifinals

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.

Australia: Jessica Foley 23, Chantella Perera 14
Czech Republic: Katerina Zohnova 14, Darina Johnova 8, Michala Hartigova 8

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.

Russia: Svetlana Makhlina 21, Evgenia Belyakova 14
Poland: Katarzyna Krezel 11, Justyna Zurowska 6+7 boards

Classification games

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.

Taiwan: Tsai Pei Chen 14, Lin Chi Wen 10, Chen Yi Feng 10
Canada: Erica McGuinness 15, Alisha Tatham 13

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%.

USA: Danielle Burgin 15, Ashley Spriggs 13
Turkey: Gizem Yavuz 28, Tugce Inontepe 11

9th-12th spots

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.

Japan: Yui Yokoyama 13, Kanade Deki 13, Aoi Ariake 12
China: Huang Jing 28+11 boards, Lu Lu 14

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.

Serbia: Dara Kovacevic 18, Marina Puskar 11, Jasmina Ilic 11
Mozambique: Aleia Rachide 15, Deolinda Ginio 15, Tania Coechena 7

13th-16th spots

Latvia - Korea 72:44
Latvia
: Liga Bergvalde (183-F-83, college: W.Illinois) 16, Anete Horelika (177-G/F-87) 15
Korea: Bang You Sun (174-F-86) 11, Jee Junga (180-C-86) 11

Brazil - Thailand 65:67
Brazil: lais Souza (172-G-87) 22, Glauce Pena (176-F-85) 13
Thailand: Charothai Suksomwong (169-F-84) 19, Naruemol Banmoo (185-C-87) 14
  




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Men Women

World University Games Final Standings
 1. Australia
 2. Japan
 3. Taiwan
 4. Russia
 5. USA
 6. Sweden
 7. Canada
 8. Czech Rep.
 9. Portugal
 10. Hungary
 11. Argentina
 12. Lithuania
 13. Poland
 14. Chile
 15. S.Korea
 16. Uganda
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Julia GLADKOVA
  (185-F-94)
  Avg: 22
 1. Gladkova, RUS22.0 
 2. Fontaine, SWE18.8 
 3. Kaposi, HUN17.8 
 4. Garbin, AUS16.8 
 5. Filipe, POR16.3 
 6. Ekone, UGA16.3 
 7. Charles, USA15.3 
 8. Scherf, AUS15.2 
 9. Crozon, CAN14.2 
 10. Pobozy, POL14.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Sarah AGENO
  (176-F-96)
  Avg: 13.7
 1. Ageno, UGA13.7 
 2. Barnai, HUN13.7 
 3. Kaposi, HUN12.3 
 4. Garbin, AUS11.8 
 5. Scherf, AUS11.3 
 6. Gladkova, RUS11.0 
 7. Szajtauer, POL8.8 
 8. Leiva, ARG8.7 
 9. Fontaine, SWE8.5 
 10. Fogg, CAN7.2 
Assists Per Game
 Yasuma SHIORI
  (160-PG-94)
  Avg: 8.8
 1. Shiori, JPN8.8 
 2. Lin, TAI6.3 
 3. Szabo, HUN5.8 
 4. Kang, KOR5.2 
 5. Fujioka, JPN4.8 
 6. Nystrom, SWE4.3 
 7. Woo, KOR3.8 
 8. Knyzaite, LTU3.8 
 9. Vasquez, CHI3.7 
 10. Naczk, POL3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Agustina LEIVA
  (180-C-96)
  Avg: 3
 1. Leiva, ARG3.0 
 2. Imanishimwe, UGA2.8 
 3. Ageno, UGA2.8 
 4. Shiori, JPN2.7 
 5. Belickaite, LTU2.6 
 6. Watson, USA2.5 
 7. Confroy, USA2.3 
 8. Pag, ARG2.3 
 9. Jankoska, USA2.3 
 10. Nansikombi, UGA2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Magdalena SZAJTAUER
  (190-F/C-95)
  Avg: 2
 1. Szajtauer, POL2.0 
 2. Scherf, AUS1.8 
 3. Barnai, HUN1.7 
 4. Charles, USA1.5 
 5. Salvo, CHI1.0 
 6. Garcia Leon, ARG1.0 
 7. Vyoralova, CZE0.8 
 8. Jones, USA0.8 
 9. Nakada, JPN0.8 
 10. Fogg, CAN0.8 
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