Group E Poland - Great Britain 74:64 Poland defeated Great Britain to open action at the World University Games today. The victory marked the first success for Poland at the second stage of the tournament. Great Britain in the meantime suffered the second consecutive defeat and slipped at 0-3 record in Group E. Poland had to deal with first half deficit before coming out as winners in this one. Malgorzata Babicka (185-F/C-85, agency: Promotex) scored 18 points to lead Polish selection. Great Britain grabbed a narrow lead after a low-scoring first frame 12:10. The teams increased the speed in the second term exchanging baskets. The British team managed to maintain the margin as they arrived at halftime ahead by 2 points. But Kasia Krezel and Malgorzata Babicka helped Poland to turn the tables in the second half. Poland fired 22 points in the third stanza limiting their opponents to just 11. Poland therefore entered the fourth period ahead by 9 points and never surrendered their lead to escape winners from this one. Kasia Krezel knocked down 17 points for Poland. Justyna Zurowska had 16 points and 14 rebounds in the win. Laura K. Butters (178-F-86) replied with 10 points, 6 boards and 3 assists for Great Britain. Azania Stewart finished with 9 points and 7 rebounds in defeat. United Kingdom will face Taiwan, while Poland will play against Slovakia in the classification games for the 5th-8th spots tomorrow.
USA - Czech Republic 115:78 The USA World University Games selection continued their unbeaten run. They trounced Czech Republic today to clinch the top spot in Group E. Therefore the team will face Australia in the semifinal on Thursday. Czech Republic also made it to the semis despite the defeat. They will take on Russia on the same day. The USA looked better in every facet of the game and posted a deserved victory at the end. Czech Republic struggled to constrain the US offense. The North American team warmed up with a 28-point tally in the first stanza worth an 8-point lead at the initial change. They unloaded 35 points in the second period to ensure a 26-point buffer at the interval. Czech Republic tried to match the effort in the third quarter scoring 23 points but they were easily overwhelmed by their opponents as the USA coasted into the final term ahead by 32 points. The USA selection breezed to the win at the end. Tina Charles (193-C-88) produced 20 points and 6 boards for the United States. Danielle McCray added 15 points and 7 boards, while Tiffany Hayes had 13 points in the win. Romana Hejdova (183-F-88) responded with 18 points for Czech Republic. Katerina Elhotova posted 12 points in defeat.
Group F Taiwan - Slovakia 75:65 Taiwan claimed the first win at the second stage of the World University Games in Serbia. They held off Slovakia to clinch the third spot in Group F. Taiwan would now face United Kingdom in the classification round of the 5th-8th places. Slovakia finished fourth in the pool and would play against Poland tomorrow. Taiwan used a confident display in the first half to clear off. The Asian team led by just two points at the first break but managed to shift the gear in the second stanza. Wu Min Fang (174-F-87) paced the charge as Taiwan gained a 14-point cushion at halftime. Slovakia were not about to fold that early. They came off the locker room and got the better of their opponents in the third frame erasing the deficit. Slovakia headed into the final change ahead by one. But Taiwan quickly forgot the scare of the third period and regained control. They scored 23 points in the final period and hung on to the win the battle at the end. Wu Min Fang finished with 20 points to lead the way for Taiwan. Li Wan Tin added 15 points, while Chen Yu Chun had 13 points and 8 boards for the winners. Katarina Tetemondova (185-F-88) responded with 21 points, 12 boards and 6 steals for Slovakia. Katarina Hrabakova and Jana Vackova dropped 10 points each in defeat.
Russia - Australia 86:72 Russia held off Australia at the World University Games today. The victory meant 3-0 record for the winners as they advanced into the semifinal stage from the top position in Pool F. Russia will now face Czech Republic on Thursday. Australia clinched the second spot and would face unbeaten United States in the second semifinal clash. Elena Danilochkina (184-G-86) poured in 22 points to pace Russia to the win. A Boris Sokolovskiy team account for 29 points in the first frame to lead by 7 at the first change. Australia could not threaten the margin in the second stanza trailing by as many as 13 points at the interval. Russia continued to maintain the winning margin in the third quarter. They headed into the final frame ahead by 15 points and never turned back on the way for a comfortable victory. Ekaterina Lisina notched 16 points for Russia. Olga Iakovleva had 11 points and 5 boards for the winners. Amy Lewis (175-G-86, college: Troy) replied with 20 points for Australia. Chantella Perera finished with 15 points in defeat. Australia outrebounded their opponents 40:36 but committed 20 turnovers down the stretch. Russia sank 48% from the field and 86% from the stripe in the win.
Group G France - Turkey 83:74 France toppled Turkey at the World University Games today. Thus a Francis Dandine team jumped into the spot at the qualifying round in Group G. Turkey slipped at the fourth position in the pool. Aurelie Carmona (184-C/F-87) knocked down 19 points to pace the French outfit to the first win at the tournament. The game was a close affair from start to finish but France prevailed due to the advantage on the boards and much more accurate shooting. The French team led by just two points after ten minutes of action. Turkey leveled the game in the second frame and trailed by the same two points at halftime. France needed to raise the tempo in the third stanza to clear off to a 9-point distance at three-quarter time. Turkey kept France within striking distance in the fourth period but could not deny the deficit and had to surrender at the end. Kathleen Bourdin (-G) and Betat notched 15 points apiece for France. Melike Bakircioglu (191-F/C-87) tallied 18 points, 5 boards and 4 assists for Turkey. Tugba Talaslioglu canned 11 points in the losing effort. France outrebounded their opponents 43:37 and sank 51% from the field. Turkey replied with just 35% of field goals in defeat.
Serbia - China 79:62 Serbia claimed a confident win over China at the World University Games yesterday. The victory lifted the hosts to 2-1 record on top of Group G. China slipped to the second spot after the defeat. Tamara Radocaj (168-G-87) knocked down 18 points to pace Serbia. The home team rushed ahead right from the start. They held the Asian powerhouse to 12 points in the opening frame and enjoyed an 8-point lead at the first break. China tried to increase the tempo in the second frame but Serbia were ready for the challenge and stretched the advantage to 11 points at the interval. China could not pick up the slack in the second half committing too many errors. They scored just 13 points in the third period as the hosts cleared off to a 19-point distance at the final break. China finally won the period as they outgunned Serbia by two points in the fourth term but it did not prevent them from falling short. Biljana Stjepanovic (189-C-87) tallied 15 points and 9 boards for Serbia. Jovana Rad added 12 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Song Lulu (-G-85) and Lin Hua replied with 14 points apiece for China. Tangwei Zhao had 12 points and 7 boards in the losing case.
Group H Hungary - Japan 95:94 (OT) Hungary posted the second straight win at the World University Games in Serbia. They held off Japan in an overtime thriller in the Pool H. Hungary thus remained on top of the group with Japan one win behind. Japan raced to a brave start as they limited Hungary to 12 points in the starting frame and registered a 5-point lead. Hungary increased the tempo in the second frame but Japan matched the effort. They bombarded Hungary from beyond the arc and did not lose the battle under the rims to lead by as many as 8 points at the interval. Hungary however eventually took over. They accounted for 28 points in the third stanza to turn the deficit into a 4-point lead before the final frame. Japan did not surrender as Akane Takemoto (-F-87) paced the team. The Asian powerhouse drew things level and forced the extra period. Hungary were just a bit luckier in overtime eking out a last-second win. Reka Fejes (186-F-87) finished with 18 points to lead the charge. Barbara Semsei (178-G-86) produced 15 points in the winning case. Akane Takemoto replied with 23 points for Japan. Naoko Hattori reigned on the glass with game-high 18 rebounds to go with 22 points.
Canada - Mozambique 76:58 Canada outgunned Mozambique in Belgrade today to post the initial win at the Universiade. Both teams entered the game winless after three games played but Canada managed to break the curse and claimed a confident victory at the end. Vanessa Kabongo (178-G-89), Laurelle Weigl (193-C-88) and Kayla Dykstra scored 12 points each to lead the North American team. Tania Coachene replied with game-high 14 points for Mozambique. The African powerhouse dominated early in the game. They won the starting stanza by 7 points but could not maintain the lead. Canada responded with a stunning 23:8 rally in the second frame to take over. Both teams shot poorly from the field however Canada reigned on the glass and thus kept on increasing their lead. They posted a 62:49 advantage with one quarter remaining in the encounter. Mozambique could not recover scoring only 9 points in the fourth frame and losing the battle. Buna knocked down 9 points for Canada Development team. Amelia Macamo (169-G-85) and Aleia Rachide had 12 points each for Mozambique in the loss. Canada outrebounded their African opponents 54:44 and forced those to 23 turnovers. Mozambique also sank just 30% of field goals, while Canada went for 37% from the field.
The World University Games basketball tournament Draw was held today in Kazan. Sixteen teams were drawn into four groups with four teams in each. The tournament is scheduled to take place in Kazan, Russia from July 6 through July 17.
Group A: Russia, Sweden, Poland, Mongolia
Group B: USA, Brazil, Czech Republic, Belgium
Group C: Taiwan, Canada, Japan, Ukraine
Group D: Australia, Finland, China and Hungary. [read more]
The World University Games basketball tournament Draw was held today in Kazan. Sixteen teams were drawn into four groups with four teams in each. The tournament is scheduled to take place in Kazan, Russia from July 6 through July 17.
Group A: Russia, Sweden, Poland, Mongolia Group B: USA, Brazil, Czech Republic, Belgium Group C: Taiwan, Canada, Japan, Ukraine Group D: Australia, Finland, China and Hungary.
Team USA University won Gold at the 2011 Summer Games in Shenzhen - Aug 21, 2011
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Taiwan - USA 66-101
The USA University Women's won Gold again at the 2011 Summer Universiade in Shenzhen, China. The American team defended their title in an easy final over Chinese Taipei 101:66. The latter shocked the audience reaching the Final, but could not follow the favorites. Team USA was going for its eighth World University Games Gold Medal. The program has also won the silver medal six times and received the bronze once [read more]
Taiwan - USA 66-101 The USA University Women's won Gold again at the 2011 Summer Universiade in Shenzhen, China. The American team defended their title in an easy final over Chinese Taipei 101:66. The latter shocked the audience reaching the Final, but could not follow the favorites. Team USA was going for its eighth World University Games Gold Medal. The program has also won the silver medal six times and received the bronze once. Team USA has met Taiwan just twice in previous World University Games and holds now a 3-0 record. The two teams have not met since 2005 when the USA defeated Taiwan 109-57. The squads met for the first time in 1993 with Team USA earning an 84-73 victory. Both sides were tied at 14:14 after the first five minutes, but USA took 29:21 at the end of the quarter. They needed 26-17 in the second period for 55:38 advantage at the halftime. After 20-16 in the third quarter USA increased to 75:54 and reached three-digit number due to 26-12 in the last stanza. Nnemkadi Ogwumike (187-F-90) paced all the winners with 24 points, while Skylar Diggins (175-G-90) nailed 19. Elena Delle Donne (195-G/F-89) collected 18 points, 11 rebounds and 8 assists, while Chinenye Ogwumike (191-F-92) notched 10. Delle Donne became the first player in Colonial Athletic Association and University of Delaware history to win the Gold Medal as a member of Team USA. Chen Yu-Chun replied with 21 points in defeat and Huang Ping-Jen (178-F-89) scored 11.
Australia - Sweden 66-56 Australia won the Bronze medals in Shenzhen. Australia climbed on the podium at the World University Games in China beating Sweden 66:56. The Scandinavian team became the best out of all European squads and finished fourth. After the losses in the Semifinal clashes both teams desired to finish on the third position. In 2009 the Aussies overcame Czech Republic in the consolation final 88:77. Elyse Penaluna was back to her outstanding form to lead Australia. She tallied 28 points and 16 rebounds to lead Australia. Tonight Abby Bishop (189-C-88) gave Australia 14:13 at the end of the first period, but Sweden won the second period for 29:28 at the halftime. Moreover the Swedish side enjoyed 7-point advantage at the end of three quarters, but failed at the end. Australia erupted with 30-13 in the last stanza to seal the victory. Abby Bishop top-scored for the winners with 21 points, while Madgen Tess, Tolo Marianna and Elyse Penaluna (193-C-88) posted 9 each. Louice Halvarsson (189-C-89, agency: Josep and Nicolas) ended up with 20 points in the losing effort, whilst Frida Eldebrink (174-G-88, agency: Josep and Nicolas) and Egnell Elisabeth netted 10 apiece.
Russia - Canada 71-52 Russia clinched the fifth place at the World University Games in China. The European team outscored Canada 71:52 as the latter finished on the 6th spot. Few days ago the Canadian women's basketball team fell into an early first-quarter hole and never recovered, losing 46:73 to Russia at the Luohu Gymnasium Monday morning at the 26th Summer Universiade. Today Russia opened the game with 11-4 and had 20:14 at the end of the frame. The second quarter became defensive and decisive in the game as Russia needed 14-6 to take 34:20 at the halftime. The European team did not slow down and produced 22-16 in the third quarter for 20-point advantage after three quarters. Canada managed to win the last period 16-15 and lost the game by 19. Cherepanova Maria, Liubov Paskalenko (205-C-90) and Maria Khrustaleba (167-G-87) paced all the winners with 12 points each, while Natalia Vieru (198-C-89) netted 11. Kendel Ross (185-G/F-88, college: Dayton) notched 17 points in defeat, while Megan Pinske (176-G-88) added 11.
Finland - Brazil 47-62 Calhado leads Brazil to the 7th place at the World University Games in China. She collected 21 points and 11 rebounds in a 62:47 win over Finland that finished on the 8th spot. Tassia Carcavalli (179-F-92) notched 11 points for the winners and Taina Paixao (172-G-91) scored 7. Krista Gross (183-G/F-90) ended up with 17 points and 11 rebounds, while Minna Sten (189-F-87) posted 7 in the losing effort. The teams were tied at 4:4 after the first 5 minutes in the court, while Brazil needed a 10-6 run for 14:10 after the first ten minutes. The board showed 26:15 in the middle of the second period and Brazil reached 30:18 at the halftime. Moreover the Latin American team erupted with 12-1 run for 42:19 midway through the third quarter. After 22-8 in the period Brazil had 52:26 after three quarters. Finland bounced back with 21-10 in the last quarter to reduce to 15 points at the end. Both teams finished the tournament and will be coming home.
Czech Republic - China 93-68 Czech Republic beat the hosts for the 9th place at the Gymnasium of Pingshan Sports Complex. The European side finished the World University Games with 93:68 win over China. Czech Republic and China started offensively and nailed 49 points in the first period. China grabbed 26:23 after the first period, but could not keep the lead. The European team bounced back with 23-14 to take 46:40 at the halftime. Czech Republic never looked back after that and even increased the lead. They needed 18-5 in the third quarter for 64:45 and added 29-23 in the last stanza. Kamila Stepanova (192-C-88) top-scored for the winners with 26 points and 11 rebounds, while Tereza Peckova (190-F-87) posted 15. Elhotova Katerina delivered 13 and Hejdova Romana notched 12. Shao Ting (183-F-89) replied with 21 points and 11 rebounds in defeat and Guo Xiaochen (183-F-92) nailed 12. Wang Miqi added 11, while Zhai Huan (178-F-89) chipped in 10.
Lithuania - Japan 80-66 Lithuania finished on the 11th place at the World University Games. In the last game for the Women's Classification 11th-12th the Baltic side overcame 80:66. Both teams wanted to do their best in the last game. Lithuania started with 13:8 in the opening tip and increased to 25:12 after the first period. Japan reduced to 9 points midway through the second frame and trailed 26:38 at the halftime. The third quarter became decisive in the game as the Baltic State needed 20-13 for 58:39 at the end of thirty minutes. They had 18 points lead with 5 minutes to go and finished with margin 14. Mio Shinozaki (166-PG-91) made the last two free throws for the final result. Gintare Mazionyte (186-F/C-91) top-scored for the winners with 16 points and 12 rebounds, while Lina Aglinskaite (182-F-87) added 15. Laima Rickeviciute (188-F-88) posted 12 and Galdikaite Sigita chipped in 8.
Slovakia - United Kingdom 69-56 Slovakia outscored United Kingdom at their last game of the World University Games in China. The team won 69:56 to finish on the 13th spot, while United Kingdom ended up on the step below. It was a slow start at the Gymnasium of Pingshan Sports Complex. The teams exchanged the baskets before the United Kingdom grabbed 6:4 lead and had 16:12 after the first period. They led 23:20 in the middle of the second period, but Slovakia took 29:27 at the end of the half. The latter increased to 38:32 and enjoyed 44:40 after three quarters. In the last stanza Slovakia pushed the tempo for good and managed to add 25-16 for 13-point victory. Katarina Tetemondova (187-F-88) collected 17 points and 14 rebounds for the winners and Pindrochova Katarina nailed 13. Diana Benuskova (167-PG-89) scored 10, while Eva Kmetova (188-C-87) added 8. Barroilhet Tamzin and Thomas-Johnson Lauren replied with 11 points each in defeat, whilst Jones Georgia posted 10.
USA will defend the title against Taiwan - Aug 19, 2011
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Taiwan - Sweden 71-70 OT
Chinese Taipei advanced to the Final of the World University Games. The Asian team shocked Sweden 71:70 in overtime to remain undefeated in the tournament. It was the best game so far at the tournament and was held at the Main Gymnasium of Universiade Center. Both teams probably dreamt of Semifinals and achieved already high honors from the specialists [read more]
Taiwan - Sweden 71-70 OT Chinese Taipei advanced to the Final of the World University Games. The Asian team shocked Sweden 71:70 in overtime to remain undefeated in the tournament. It was the best game so far at the tournament and was held at the Main Gymnasium of Universiade Center. Both teams probably dreamt of Semifinals and achieved already high honors from the specialists. The Scandinavian team that was the only European representative left in Final Four started with 11:6 and reached 23:13 in the end of the frame. Chinese Taipei however erupted with 17-4 in the second period and grabbed 30:27 at the halftime. The Asian team added 24-19 in the third period and enjoyed 54:46 after three quarters. Trailing 6 points with 5 minutes in the fourth period, Sweden tied the game at 64:64 heading to overtime. Due to 7-6 in it, the Asian team became the first Finalist in Shenzhen. Chen Yu-Chun (176-F-87) paced all the winners with 22 points and Huang Ping-Jen netted 17. Hsu Chien-Hui (171-G/F-89) scored 12, while Huang Fan-Shan (173-G-87) and Huang YingLi (170-G-89) delivered 8 points each. Louice Halvarsson (189-C-89, agency: Josep and Nicolas) replied with 20 points in the losing effort, whilst Eldebrink Frida collected 16 points and 11 rebounds.
USA - Australia 79-67 USA will play at World University Games Final in Shenzhen. They will defend their title against Taiwan on Sunday. Australia will take on Sweden in consolation final. USA surged ahead early in the encounter and posted a 20:17 lead after ten minutes. They maintained the lead throughout the second period. USA registered a 31:27 halftime lead. The North American team posted a 53:46 lead heading into the fourth frame. USA went on a 9:0 run midway through the fourth term to boost the margin at 16 points. They never looked back afterwards and rallied to the victory at the end. Elena Delle Donne (195-G/F-89) posted 22 points and 11 rebounds to pace the winners. Skylar Diggins (175-G-90) accounted for 17 points for the United States. Nicole Hunt (167-G-88) answered with 18 points for Australia. Cayla Francis (192-C-89) notched 15 points and 14 rebounds in the loss.
Brazil - Russia 58-65 Russia won over Brazil at the Classification Round for 5-8 places at the World University Games. The European team had a strong third period to clinch 65:58 victory. Russia opened the game with 8:7 after the first five minutes and increased to 16:14 after the first 10 minutes. Brazil took the lead in the second period and enjoyed 20:16 midway through the quarter. The board showed 24:23 at the halftime as it was the last time in front for the Latin American side. Russia erupted with 23-9 in the third quarter and took 46:33 entering the last period. Brazil did their best to recover but could produce only 25-19 in the final frame. It was enough only to cut the deficit to 7 points. Maria Cherepanova (187-C-87) paced all the winners with 18 points, while Natalia Myasoedova (193-C-87) collected 14 points and 10 rebounds. Nadia Calhado (196-C-89) ended up with 15 points and 14 rebounds, while Leila Zabani (180-G/F-91) netted 14. Ribeiro Patricia posted 13 and Tassia Carcavalli (179-F-92) added 9 points.
Finland - Canada 66-71 Canada will play for the fifth position at 2011 World University Games. They overcame Finland in the classification round game tonight. Kendel Ross posted 17 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Canada will take on Russia, while Finland will face Brazil on the final day of the competition. Finland looked better in the opening quarter. They posted a 25:16 lead ten minutes into the encounter. But Canada gradually took over. The North American team surged ahead for a 42:35 halftime advantage. The teams went neck and neck throughout the third stanza. Finland eventually pulled ahead for a narrow 53:52 advantage into the fourth quarter. The European side still led by a single point midway through the fourth period. But Langlois fired five points in a row and later Kathleen Miyazaki (175-F-89) and Megan Pinske sealed the victory for Canada. Folade Raincock-Ekunwe (188-F-91) dropped 10 points, while Julie Seabrooks (190-F-90) added 9 points in the winning effort. Hanna Vapamaa (180-F-90) answered with 19 points for Finland. Vilma Kesanen (172-G-88) and Krista Gross (183-G/F-90) finished with 12 points apiece in the loss.
Group 9-12 places
Lithuania - Czech Republic 59-82 Czech Republic overcame Lithuania at the Women's Classification 9-12 Places in China. The Czechs needed 82:59 win and will face China for the 9th spot. Lithuania meanwhile will take on Japan at the last game. Czech Republic looked better in the whole game and started with 25:10. They continued their dominance in the second frame and reached 41:22 at the halftime. Lithuania reduced to 18 points midway through the third frame and trailed 27:49, while the board remained the difference after thirty minutes at 58:40. Czech Republic enjoyed 70:49 with 5 minutes to go and reached 23-point victory at the end. Tereza Peckova (190-F-87) stepped up with 27 points for the winners and Lenka Sipova (185-C-88) as well as Kamila Stepanova (192-C-88) posted 12 apiece. Klara Pochobradska (187-C-89) ended up with 9 points at the World University Games Day 5. Lina Aglinskaite (182-F-87) answered with 12 points in the losing case, while Rickeviciute Laima and Sarune Povilionyte (182-F-88) delivered 9 each.
China - Japan 57-55 The hosts edged Japan in the Asian thriller for 9-12 places at the World University Games. China had a comfortable lead, but had to escape 57:55 win. China opened the game with 9:5 and grabbed 15:12 after the first 10 minutes in the court. After another 16-12 in the second period the hosts led 31:24 leaving for the break. The board showed 37:30 after 25 minutes in the game and then after another surge China took 49:38 at the end of thirty minutes. Nothing had changed in the first five minutes of the last period when China enjoyed 53:40 with 5 minutes to go. Japan however did not give up and surged back to reduce to 57:55. They could not however win the game. Wang Miqi (185-F-89) top-scored for the winners with 25 points, while Guo Xiaochen (183-F-92) collected 11 points and 12 caroms. Shao Ting (183-F-89) followed them with 9 points and 11 boards. Shinozaki Mio ended up with 18 points in the losing case, while Sato Azusa added 13. Kayoko Amano (180-C-89) and Kurihara Mika nailed 10 points apiece in a loss.
Slovakia - Poland 53-45 Slovakia won over Poland at the Women's Classification 13th-16th Places in China. Slovakia needed defensive 53:45 in the start of Day 5 at the World University Games. It was a slow start and as a result Slovakia grabbed 8:3 after the first five minutes. They had 14:10 at the end of the frame and actually never looked behind after. The board showed 23:13 after 15 minutes in the court and Slovakia enjoyed 28:19 at the halftime. Poland come closer to 32:25 in the middle of the third period, but Slovakia grabbed 41:31 at the end of the period. They had 51:41 with 5 minutes to go, but could score only 2 more points until the end of the game. Poland scored 10 fast break points and had 26 points in the paint. Slovakia meanwhile showed better percentage from the field. Eva Kmetova (188-C-87) paced all the winners with 11 points and Dominika Baburova (183-F-91) nailed 10. Skobel Agnieszka replied with 17 points in the losing effort, whilst Claudia Trebicka (175-G/F-90) and Agnieszka Kaczmarczyk (188-F/C-89) brought 8 apiece.
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