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Day 4 in Belgrade - Jul 5, 2009

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Intermediate Round

United States of America -Poland 75:67

USA survives against Poland in the World University Games in the first game of Women Intermediate Round Group I . The favorites produced 75:67 to remain undefeated.
Both teams had a day-off before the Intermediate Round Group I than combined the teams from Group A and D. Even thought the USA was the real favorite of the game, the European team struggled hard in the whole game.
The USA opened the victory with 18:17 lead and then increased to 5 points at the halftime. The North American team added 19-15 in the second period for 37:32 halftime advantage. Poland looked very well in the game this morning. The United States of America however kept the winning style and had 18-16 in the third period. With 20-19 they closed the game with another win to take 2-0 record in the Intermediate Round Group I.
Danielle McCray (5'11''-G/F-87, college: Marist) and Tina Charles (6'4''-C-88) top-scored for the winners with 12 points apiece. Alexis Gray-Lawson (5'8''-G-87), Jeanette Pohlen (6'0''-G) and Kayla Pederson (6'4''-F-89) had 9 points each. Justyna Zurowska (6'2''-C-85) delivered 20 points for the European team and Kasia Krezel (6'1''-G-85, college: UTEP) posted 18.

United States of America: Danielle McCray 12, Tina Charles 12, Alexis Gray-Lawson 9, Jeanette Pohlen 9, Kayla Pederson 9
Poland: Justyna Zurowska 20, Kasia Krezel 18

Great Britain-Czech Republic 83:89 OT
Czech Republic needed overtime to remain undefeated in the World University Games. Great Britain controlled the majority of the game but had to admit 83:89 loss in the Women Intermediate Round Group I.
Great Britain took a 22:21 after the opening quarter and allowed the opponent to score the same number of points in the second period. After 23-21 in it the second team from Group A had 45:42 at the halftime. The tempo slowed down in the game as both teams produced 28 point in the third period when Great Britain took another 16-12 deficit. They however could no keep the score for good as Czech Republic tied the game in the end of the fourth, not the last period. In overtime the Czechs were stronger, 12-6 and won the game 89:83. Czech Republic shot 41% from the filed, while Great Britain had 36%. The latter however was better shooting from the perimeter, 43 versus 32.
Romana Hejdova (183-F-88) (183-F-88) was unstoppable with 31 points for the winners that improved to 2-0. Katerina Elhotova (176-G-89) posted 20,while Edita Sujanova (190-C-85) collected 15 points and 14 boards. Johannah Leedham (180-G/F-87) was responsible for 23 points in defeat and Azania Stewart (193-C) had massive 18 points and 18 rebounds.

Great Britain: Johannah Leedham 23, Azania Stewart 18+18 rebs
Czech Republic: Romana Hejdova 31, Katerina Elhotova 20, Edita Sujanova 15+14 rebs

Slovakia-Russia 36:79
Russia smashed Slovakia in the Women Intermediate Round Group J of the World University Games, Belgrade registered another victory for Russia that enjoyed 79:36 at the end.
Two teams had a day-off in the tournament and then joined another Group J after advancing from their Preliminary Groups. Russia was the favorite of the game and rightfully proved the difference. KISURIN Evgeny 's team started with 19-11 and allowed Slovakia to score another 11 points in the second period. Russia, meanwhile posted 21 to take 40:22 lead at the halftime. In the second period the favorites started to ruin the defense of the opponents and proved their superiority. Russia demonstrated 24-10 in the third quarter and limited Slovakia to 15-4 in the last.
Svetlana Makhlina (180-G-85) paced all the winners with 14 points for 2-0 record. Maria Cherepanova (186-C-87) nailed 13, while Mariya Khrustaleva (167-G-87) notched 11. Eva Kmetova (188-C-87) finished the game with 13 points and Katarina Tetemondova (185-F-88) scored 10.
Russia shot 44% from the filed, while Slovakia showed only 26%.

Slovakia: Eva Kmetova 13, Katarina Tetemondova 10
Russia: Svetlana Makhlina 14, Maria Cherepanova 13, Mariya Khrustaleva 11

Australia-Chinese Taipei 79:67
Penaluna explodes with 35 points to lead Australia over Chinese Taipei in the Women Intermediate Round Group J. The World University Games saw another victory of the favorites as they beat Asian team 79:67.
Australia was too good from the beginning of the game as they grabbed the lead from the first minutes. The team from Oceania enjoyed 28:11 after the first 10 minutes of the game. Chinese Taipei looked better in defense in the second frame and allowed the favorites to score only 13 points. After the first half the teams left to the lockers for 41:23 Australian advantage. Moreover the Asian team started to play in the second half after the break. Chinese Taipei won the third frame 25-21 and reduced to 14 points after thirty minutes of the game. Chinese Taipei also was stronger in the last period for 19-17 but could not stay closer to the winners.
Elyse Penaluna (193-C-88) was unstoppable with 35 points and 19 rebounds to lead all the scorers. Chantella Perera (175-G-86, college: Fresno St.) posted 12, while Marianna Tolo (196-C-89) netted 10. CHANG Shih-Chieh poured in 15 points and LI Wan-Ting collected 13.

Australia: Elyse Penaluna 35+19 rebs, Chantella Perera 12, Marianna Tolo 10
Chinese Taipei: CHANG Shih-Chieh 15, LI Wan-Ting 13

France-China 78:91
China improved to 2-0 record in a new-created Group G after the victory over France. The Asian team celebrated 91:78 win at the World University Games.
China and France both showed their scoring skills in the opening quarter to nail 54 points in 10 minutes. The Asian team took 30:24 and never looked back after that. They added 23-17 in the second period for 53:41 halftime lead. The most troubles France got in the third frame when the European team was neaten 19-28. Only in the last period France produced 18-10 to somehow reduce the gap.
China shot 50% from the filed and France had 49%. The latter however was better from the perimeter as they had 55% over 36%. China had 24/30 from the free throw line and France hit 5/9.
HUA Lin paced all the winners with 27 points and 12 rebounds to top the group. LIU Xin nailed 23 and Song Lulu (-G-85) had 14. Aurelie Carmona (184-C/F-87) notched 16 points and Kathleen Bourdin (-G) brought 15 for France.

France: Aurelie Carmona 16, Kathleen Bourdin 15
China: HUA Lin 27+12 rebs, LIU Xin 23, Song Lulu 14

Serbia-Turkey 76:85
Turkey registered their first win in Women Intermediate Round Group G that was created after the Preliminary Round to tie Serbia at 1-1 in it. In the game between each other Turkey won over Serbia 85:76 in the World University Games.
It was an offensive start from both teams that had some fresh air yesterday due to day-off in the tournament. Turkey tasted 26:22 after the opening quarter, but was caught by the Serbs in the end of the half. Serbia used a 22-15 second quarter to take 44:41 halftime advantage.
Turkey came back from the lockers more well-rested and produced 23-12 in the third period. In a back-to-back last quarter Serbia tried hard to recover but lost even the period. Turkey needed 21-20 to win the game 85:76. Turkey shot 46% from the field and Serbia showed 45%.
Gizem Yavuz (170-G-88) shined with 34 points for the winners for their initial victory. Melike Bakircioglu (191-F/C-87) collected 18 points and 11 rebounds, whilst Seda Tabakci (185-F-85) had 14 points and 10 boards. Tamara Radocaj (168-G-87) notched 23 points in defeat and Zorica Mitov (189-C-87) posted 14.

Serbia: Tamara Radocaj 23, Zorica Mitov 14
Turkey: Gizem Yavuz 34, Melike Bakircioglu 18+11 rebs, Seda Tabakci 14+10 rebs

Canada-Hungary 79:81
Hungary survived in the game over Canada in Belgrade. Group H of the World University Games saw 81:79 European victory in Serbia.
Hungary was better in the start of the game taking after the opening quarter. The European team continues their winning clash after 19-16 in the second period as well. They enjoyed 45:33 halftime advantage and looked forward to get their second win in Serbia. When the teams came back from the lockers, Canada however started to reduce. The team looked more ambitious and produced 19-12 in the third frame. The last period became very offensive with the teams showing great shooting skills. Canada won the period 27-24 but lost the game 79:81.
Anna Vida (184-F-85) paced all the winners with 18 points for 2-0 record. Timea Czank (176-G-86) posted 16 points and Andrea Somogyi (184-F-86) had 13. Laurelle Weigl (193-C-88) notched 13 for the North Americans and ST.AMOUR Chanelle nailed 12.

Canada: Laurelle Weigl 13, ST.AMOUR Chanelle 12
Hungary: Anna Vida 18, Timea Czank 16, Andrea Somogyi 13

Japan-Mozambique 97:86
Japan overcame Mozambique in the first day of the Intermediate Round at the World University Games. The Asian team registered 97:86 victory, however Mozambique played their best game so far.
It was a pleasure to see that both teams looked great after the game. Japan could celebrate their second victory in the group, while the African team showed great team effort with four players reaching the double digits. Japan took 23:21 after the first 10 minutes but did not keep the score. Mozambique exploded in the second period and had 27-22 advantage in it. It gave them 48:45 lead entering the third period. Japan escaped the loss in the frame and tied the game at 68:68 after thirty minutes of the battle. Japan needed 29-18 to survive in the game as they won 97:86.
FUJII Miki top-scored for the winners with 20 points and KOIKE Mariko netted 19. Akane Takemoto (-F-87) followed them with 16 points and 5 boards. INVOSSO Delmina erupted with 24 points and 9 rebounds for African representative. Amelia Macamo (169-G-85) netted 20, whilst Aleia Rachide (184-F-85) collected 19 points and 17 rebounds in defeat.

Japan: FUJII Miki 20, KOIKE Mariko 19, Akane Takemoto 16
Mozambique: INVOSSO Delmina 24+9 rebs, Amelia Macamo 20, Aleia Rachide 19+17 rebs

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World University Games Standings
Group A
 1. Chile 0-0 
 2. Hungary 0-0 
 3. Sweden 0-0 
 4. Taiwan 0-0 
Group B
 1. Canada 0-0 
 2. Japan 0-0 
 3. S.Korea 0-0 
 4. Portugal 0-0 
Group C
 1. Czech Rep. 0-0 
 2. Poland 0-0 
 3. Uganda 0-0 
 4. USA 0-0 
Group D
 1. Argentina 0-0 
 2. Australia 0-0 
 3. Lithuania 0-0 
 4. Russia 0-0 
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Di WU
  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
  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
  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
  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
  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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