Serbia - Canada
Serbia regained the World University Games title. They prevailed against
Canada in the championship game in Shenzhen tonight.
Mladen Jeremic (196-G-88, agency:
Interperformances) stepped up with 17 points to lead the charge.
Canada stayed in charge in the opening quarter. The North American team
posted a 19:17 lead after ten minutes. Canada maintained the lead
throughout the second frame. They arrived at halftime up by two points
34:32. But Serbia opened the second half on an 8:2 run to surge ahead.
The European team gradually boosted the margin arriving at the final
break up by 9 points 49:40. Serbia stayed aggressive and kept their
opponents at distance throughout the fourth frame. Canada failed to get
within striking distance in the final quarter as Serbia coasted to the
victory at the end.
Vladimir Lucic (202-F-89, agency:
Beo Basket) posted 11 points, while
Marko Ljubicic (195-G-87, agency:
Beo Basket) notched 9 points in the winning effort.
Nathan Yu (189-PG-89) and
Tyson Hinz (199-F-91) answered with 14 points each in the loss.
Lithuania - Russia
Lithuania stepped on the pedestal at World University Games. They held
off Russia in the consolation final.
Ernestas Ezerskis (192-PG-87) scored 25 points to pace the winners.
Russia cleared off late in the opening term to post a 19:14 lead. Evgeny
Pashutin team stretched the gap to 10 points midway through the second
frame. Russia established a 35:24 halftime advantage. But Lithuania
bounced back in the third term. The Baltic team erased the deficit in
the third term and eked out a 48:46 lead at the final intermission.
Gediminas Orelikas (200-G/F-90) and Kadzevicius boosted the margin
to 5 points late in regulation 71:66. But
Petr Gubanov (207-C-87) and Dmitry Golovin sank five free throws to
draw things level at 71.
Gediminas Orelikas converted a three-point play but
Petr Gubanov and Savelyev levelled things up again at 74. Stanionis
got fouled and dropped two free throws to put Lithuania in front 76:74
with four seconds remaining. Savelyev missed a buzzer-beater and
Lithuania escaped with victory at the end.
Gediminas Orelikas posted 16 points, while Julius Jucikas added 9
points in the win.
Petr Gubanov answered with 24 points for Russia.
Anatoly Kashirov (215-C-87) had 17 points and 8 rebounds in the
USA - Germany
USA wrapped up their World University Games campaign with victory. They
held off Germany in a thrilling battle to occupy the fifth overall
Trevor Mbakwe (203-F-89) stepped up with 21 points and 8 rebounds to
pace the winners. USA and Germany traded baskets throughout close first
quarter. The lead changed hands before Germany posted a 21:19 lead after
ten minutes. The European team maintained the advantage throughout the
second quarter. Germany arrived at halftime up by a single point 41:40.
Jamychal Green (206-F-90) scored 10 points in the third frame
allowing USA to take a 64:61 lead heading into the fourth frame.
Trevor Mbakwe helped the United States build an 11-point lead midway
through the fourth stanza.
Johannes Lischka (203-F/C-87) drained a pair of triples late in
regulation as Germany got within three points but USA stayed calm as
Trevor Mbakwe sealed the winning outcome from the charity stripe.
John Jenkins (193-G-91) scored 15 points, while
Jamychal Green added 12 points for the winners.
Johannes Lischka responded with 28 points for Germany.
Bastian Doreth (183-G-89) notched 12 points in the loss.
Finland - Romania
Finland celebrated the victory on the final day of the World University
Games in Shenzhen. They overcame Romania to clinch the seventh overall
Antti Kanervo (193-G/F-89) scored 21 points to pace the winners.
Finland jumped ahead early in the encounter and ensured 23:20 lead at
the first break. The teams stayed close throughout the second quarter.
Finland hung on to establish a 39:38 halftime lead. Romania denied the
deficit late in the third quarter. They drew things level at 55 heading
into the fourth period.
Vlad Moldoveanu (207-F/C-88, agency:
American) put Romania in front 67:65 with three minutes to go in
regulation. But Roope Ahonen stepped up with nine points in the reminder
of the contest carrying Finland to the victory. He finished with 20
Matti Nuutinen (200-F-90) added 11 points in the win.
Titus Nicoara (202-F-88, agency:
Interperformances) answered with 18 points, 10 rebounds and 6
assists for Romania.
Vlad Moldoveanu delivered 17 points and 11 rebounds in the loss.
Ukraine - Turkey
Ukraine earned the 9th place at the World University Games in Shenzhen.
They defeated Turkey tonight.
Maksym Kornienko (205-F/C-87) stepped up with 22 points and 13
rebounds to lead the winners. Ukraine had to overcome a sloppy start.
Turkey capped the opening period on a 14:2 run to take a 23:13 lead. The
Turkish team maintained the advantage throughout the second quarter.
They headed into the second half up by 9 points 36:27. But Ukraine
exploded with a 17:7 rally late in the third quarter to level things up
at 56. Ukraine quickly cleared off to a 10-point lead in the fourth
quarter and kept Turkey at bay afterwards.
Dmytro Khodov (201-F-87) finished with 18 points, while
Oleksandr Tischenko (206-C-89) added 13 points in the winning
Melih Mahmutoglu (193-G-90) responded with 16 points for Turkey.
Bora Pacun (210-F-87) delivered 14 points and 9 rebounds in the
Czech Republic - Japan
Czech Republic ended their World University Games campaign with victory.
They toppled Japan to clinch the 11th overall position.
Patrik Auda (205-F-89) stepped up with 27 points and 9 rebounds to
lead the effort. The teams got to a flying start. They traded baskets
eagerly throughout the opening frame. Japan eked out a 29:28 lead after
ten minutes. The teams stayed neck and neck throughout the second frame.
Czech Republic gained a narrow 47:44 lead at the interval. The Czech
team finally cleared off in the third stanza. The Europeans arrived at
the final pause up by 10 points 68:58. Czech Republic unloaded 26 points
in the fourth period and rolled to the victory at the end.
Tomas Macela (179-G-88) and
Vojtech Hruban (200-F-89) delivered 15 points apiece in the win.
Kosuke Kanamaru (193-F/G-89) answered with 17 points for Japan.
Ruymo Ono (197-F/C-88) had 14 points and 7 rebounds in defeat.
Israel - Brazil
Brazil registered victory on the final day of World University Games
tournament. They held off Israel to claim the 13th position.
Frederico Santos (91) posted 13 points and 11 rebounds to lead the
effort. Brazil posted a 17:15 lead at the first break. But Israel
bounced back and levelled things up at 32 at halftime. Israel pulled in
front in the third quarter. They ensured a 48:41 lead heading into the
fourth period. Brazil turned things around in the fourth stanza. The
Latin American side erased the deficit and finished the game strongly
stealing a tough win at the end.
Lucas Nogueira (213-C-92) had 13 points, while
Fabricio Melo (212-C-90) and
Rafael Stabile (F-88) delivered 10 points apiece in the victory.
Ben Rice (195-F-90) and
Gilad Karni (195-F/G-87, agency:
Avi Zilberman) answered with 13 points each in the loss.
Australia - Mexico
Australia overcame Mexico on the final day of action at World University
Games in China. The Aussies thus earned the 15th place at the tourney.
Clinton Steindl (200-F-89) registered 15 points to lead the effort.
Mexico looked better in the starting frame. They established a 19:14
lead after ten minutes. The Latin American team maintained the advantage
throughout the second quarter. They posted a 31:25 halftime lead.
Australia managed to narrow the gap in the third quarter. They cut the
deficit at 4 points 42:46 entering the fourth frame. Australia got
within striking distance in the dying minutes and eventually snatched a
difficult win at the end.
Matthew Hodgson (211-C-91) provided 14 points for Australia.
Cameron Gliddon (196-G/F-89) delivered 11 points in the win.
Francisco Cruz (191-G-89) answered with 15 points for Mexico.
Israel Nolasco (205-C-89) had 12 points in the loss.
China - South Korea
South Korea stole a narrow win over China on the final day of World
University Games in Shenzhen. Five players scored in double figures to
lead South Korea to the victory. They thus claimed the 17th place at the
tournament. South Korea were well in control throughout the opening
quarter. They posted a 28:16 lead after ten minutes. But the hosts
stopped the rot and narrowed the deficit in the second frame. China got
as close as three points at the interval 41:44. South Korea kept their
opponents at distance in the third frame. China faced a 5-point deficit
into the fourth quarter. The home team trimmed the distance to just
three points with under three minutes to go. But Jaehyun Park and
Lee Jung-Hyun (190-F-87) sealed the victory for South Korea.
Kim Mingoo (188-G-91) posted 17 points, while
Choi Bu Kyung (200-F-89) delivered 16 points in the victory.
Ling Chang (206-F-88) and
Ren JunFei (204-C-90) answered with 20 points each for China.
Hungary - United Arab Emirates
Hungary overcame UAE on the final day of action at World University
Games. The victory sealed the 19th-place finish for the winners.
Mate Mohacsi (192-F-90) scored 20 points and collected 8 rebounds to
pace the effort. UAE jumped to an early lead but Hungary quickly denied
the deficit. The European team posted a 25:16 lead ten minutes into the
game. Hungary opened a double-digit lead early in the second term and
maintained it well throughout the period. Hungary mounted the pressure
in the third term and eased to a 20-point lead at the final break 68:48.
UAE did not recover in the fourth frame and had to surrender at the end.
Peter Szabo (183-G-89) posted 19 points, while
Zoltan Supola (190-G-88, agency:
FCM) added 18 points in the win.
Qais Alshabebi (200-F-91) responded with 21 points for UAE.
Mohamed AlBraiki (205-C-91) netted 17 points in defeat.
New Zealand - Hong Kong
New Zealand finished their World University Games campaign on a high
note. The Kiwis thumped Hong Kong to earn the 21st place at the
Marco Alexander (186-G-91) scored 25 points to lead the charge. New
Zealand fired 27 points in the opening term to build a 9-point lead. The
Kiwis cleared off in the second frame. They built a 22-point halftime
advantage. New Zealand went on a 13:4 run to open the third stanza. Hong
Kong never recovered in the reminder of the contest as New Zealand
cruised to the victory at the end.
Justin Richard Edwards (197-F-90) posted 24 points, while
Dion Prewster (195-G/F-91, college:
Stephen F. Austin) added 15 points and 7 rebounds in the winning
effort. Hong Kong answered with 23 points from
Lee Ki (177-PG-87).
Chan Yik Lun (190-G-87) had 11 points in defeat.
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