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Lithuania becomes the new champion - Aug 18, 2007


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Final

Lithuania - Serbia 85:66

Lithuanian team triumphed in the 2007 Summer University Games in Bangkok. They edged Serbia to claim the Gold medals today. Serbia entered the Final undefeated and aimed to add one more trophy to the Serbian list this summer. However Lithuania previously proved their ambitions and was taken as one of the strongest teams at the competition.
Serbia opened the game in a confident manner and rolled to a 27:15 advantage after the starting frame. But Lithuania replied with a 27:15 second quarter to freeze the scoreline tied at 42 at halfitme. The things started to look better for Lithuania after the break as they managed to clear off to a 61:56 distance. Serbia though did not have enough energy to match Lithuanian pace in the fourth stanza and simply collapsed en route to the final buzzer. Lithuania easily surpassed their opponents 24:10 and celebrated a historic victory.
Jonas Maciulis (200-G/F-85, agency: Interperformances) posted 18 points and 11 rebounds for Lithuania. Rolandas Alijevas (192-G-85, agency: Octagon) had 19 points for the winners. Vladan Vukosauyevie paced Serbia with game-high 21 points and 7 boards. Strahinja Milosevic (203-G/F-85) netted 15 points in a losing effort.
Lithuania converted 52% from the field and 44% from free throw line. Serbia replied with 43% of firld goals and 52% of free throws. Lithuanian players won the battle under the rims outrebounding their opponents 40:29.

Lithuania: Rolandas Alijevas 19, Jonas Maciulis 18+11 boards, Steponas Babrauskas (197-G/F-84) 17
Serbia: Vladan Vukosauyevie 21, Strahinja Milosevic 15, Ivan Paunic (194-G-87) 13

Bronze medals game
Canada - Japan 90:84
Canadian team completed their Universiade campaign with a win over Japanese team today. It ensured the Bronze medals for North Americans. Canada finished the tournament with a 5-2 record.
However it was no tan easy trip for Canadian side today. Japan overwhelmed their opponents 31:15 in the first quarter. Canada bounced back in the second frame but managed just cut the deficit to 35:45 at halftime. But strong team effort in the third stanza allowed Canada to surge ahead 65:64 entering the final term. There Tristan Blackwood (183-G-85) found the touch from beyond the arc and paced his teammates to the win. He poured in 18 points converting 4/6 three pointers for Canada. Theus Davis (212-C-86) posted 15 points and 13 boards for the winners. Shohei Kikuchi (190-F-85) answered with 28 points. Takumi Ishizaki (188-G-84) and Kosuke Takeuchi (205-C/F-85) added 19 points apiece in defeat.
Canada dominated the boards 41:31. They also committed just 10 turnovers, forcing Japan to 15 mistakes. Japan however were more accurate from the field converting 49%, while Canada shot 45%. Japan also knocked down 66% from free throw line, while North American side hit 69% of free throws.

Canada: Tristan Blackwood 18, Theus Davis 15+13 boards, Neil MacDonald (208-C-84, agency: ACMT) 14
Japan: Shohei Kikuchi 28, Takumi Ishizaki 19, Kosuke Takeuchi 19
  




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World University Games Standings
Group A
 1. Germany 4-0 
 2. Estonia 3-1 
 3. S.Korea 1-2 
 4. China 1-3 
 5. Mozambique. 0-3 
Group B
 1. Russia 5-0 
 2. Canada 4-1 
 3. Sweden 3-2 
 4. Montenegro. 2-3 
 5. Mexico 1-4 
 6. Mongolia 0-5 
Group C
 1. France 5-0 
 2. Lithuania 4-1 
 3. Australia 3-2 
 4. Finland 2-3 
 5. Japan 1-4 
 6. Taiwan 0-5 
Group D
 1. USA 5-0 
 2. Brazil 4-1 
 3. Serbia 3-2 
 4. Turkey 2-3 
 5. Switzerlan. 1-4 
 6. Chile 0-5 
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Alex MURPHY
  FIN
  (206-F-93)
  Avg: 20
 1. Murphy, FIN20.0 
 2. Selden, USA19.3 
 3. Nordstrom, SWE17.1 
 4. Steinmann, SUI15.5 
 5. Mason, USA14.5 
 6. Giedraitis, LTU13.9 
 7. Spasojevic, MNT13.8 
 8. Lindqvist, SWE13.5 
 9. Mathiang, AUS13.5 
 10. Ellis, USA13.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mangok MATHIANG
  AUS
  (208-F/C-92)
  Avg: 10.3
 1. Mathiang, AUS10.3 
 2. Sanli, TUR10.0 
 3. Dubas, BEL8.5 
 4. Enkhbat, MGL8.0 
 5. Mula, MOZ7.8 
 6. Caifaz, MOZ7.8 
 7. Pot, SRB7.5 
 8. Brase, GER7.4 
 9. Nordstrom, SWE7.4 
 10. Radosavljevi., SRB7.4 
Assists Per Game
 Frank MASON
  (180-PG-)
  Avg: 4.4
 1. Mason, USA4.4 
 2. Lo, GER4.2 
 3. Torres, BRA4.0 
 4. Pot, SRB3.9 
 5. Vikhrov, RUS3.8 
 6. Heo, KOR3.3 
 7. Vrbica, MNT3.3 
 8. Julien, FRA3.0 
 9. Strebkov, RUS2.8 
 10. Shtarkman, ISR2.8 
Steals Per Game
 Yudai BABA
  (193-SF-95)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Baba, JPN2.8 
 2. Dorbek, EST2.7 
 3. Leo, JPN2.5 
 4. Lee, KOR2.5 
 5. Mason, USA2.5 
 6. Torres, BRA2.3 
 7. Machava, MOZ2.2 
 8. Lee, KOR2.2 
 9. Laane, EST2.1 
 10. Djurisic, MNT2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Maik-Kalev KOTSAR
  (201-F/G-96)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Kotsar, EST1.9 
 2. Choi, KOR1.8 
 3. Desyatnikov, RUS1.8 
 4. Sanli, TUR1.8 
 5. Fall, FRA1.7 
 6. Mockevicius, LTU1.5 
 7. Caven, FIN1.4 
 8. Senli, TUR1.3 
 9. Guo, CHN1.3 
 10. Morin, FRA1.3 
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