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Results and Stats from Day 4 in Shenzhen - Aug 16, 2011

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Group B
Australia - Hong Kong 103-51
Australia registered the first win at 2011 World University Games in Shenzhen. The Aussies rallied past Hong Kong for 1-1 record in Group B. Ryan Broekhoff (198-F/G-90) and Benjamin Dowdell (200-F-88) knocked down 19 points each to lead the winners. Hong Kong fell at 0-2 record after the loss. Australia stunned their opponents in the opening quarter. They exploded with 29 points to take an 18-point lead into the second frame. Australia stayed on fire in the second stanza. They recorded a massive 60:26 halftime advantage. The gap grew at 50-point mark in the third frame and Australia did not look back en route to the victory then. Corey Maynard (190-G-91) nailed 15 points, while Matthew Hodgson (211-C-91) and Cameron Gliddon (196-G/F-89, college: Concordia Irvine) had 10 points each in the win. Lee Ki (177-PG-87) answered with 14 points for Hong Kong. Chan Yik Lun (190-G-87) posted 11 points in the loss.

Serbia - Turkey 84-36
Serbia posted a comfortable victory on the fourth day of action at 2011 World University Games in China. They dismantled Turkey to improve at 2-1 record in Group B. Stefan Bircevic (209-F/C-89) tallied 16 points and 11 rebounds to lead the effort. Turkey fell at 1-2 record after the loss. Serbia limited their opponents to 8 points in the opening period to post an 18-point lead. Serbia started the second frame on a 9:1 run to enlarge the advantage. They ensured a 45:14 halftime lead. Turkey struggled to recover in the second half. Serbia eased to a 63:29 lead at the final break and coasted to the victory at the end. Nikola Dragovic (206-F-87, college: UCLA) and Mladen Jeremic (196-G-88, agency: Interperformances) netted 14 points apiece in the winning case. Bora Pacun (210-F-87) answered with 9 points for Turkey. Ibrahim Yildirim (190-G-90) and Yigitcan Turna (187-PG-87) had 8 points apiece in the loss.

Group C
New Zealand - Lithuania 79-88
Lithuania registered the third straight win at 2011 World University Games. They overcame New Zealand to stay perfect 3-0 on top of Group C. Marius Valukonis (198-F-88) stepped up with 27 points and 9 rebounds to pace the Baltic team. Lithuania jumped to an early lead 15:10 but the Kiwis managed to bounce back. They stormed to a 25:17 advantage at the first break. New Zealand stretched the margin in the second quarter. They enjoyed a 14-point advantage before Lithuania cut it back to 11 points at halftime 35:46. New Zealand stayed in charge throughout the third frame. They entered the final stanza up by 10 points 63:53. New Zealand still led by 7 points with five minutes left in regulation. However Lithuania burst out with a 20:4 run late in the game to snatch a difficult victory at the end. Ernestas Ezerskis (192-PG-87) accounted for 16 points, while Gediminas Orelikas (200-G/F-90) added 13 points in the win. Dion Prewster (195-G/F-91, college: Stephen F. Austin) replied with 19 points for the Kiwis. Joshua Bloxham (192-G-90) netted 14 points in defeat.

Philippines - Ukraine 46-102
Ukraine bounced back after the loss to Lithuania in the second round and cruised past Philippines at 2011 World University Games Group C. The victory helped Ukraine to 2-1 record in the standings. Philippines on the other hand suffered the third straight loss. Seven Ukrainian players scored in double figures. Maksym Kornienko (205-F/C-87) stepped up with 18 points and 13 rebounds to lead the effort. Ukraine earned a 21:13 lead after ten minutes of action. They stormed into the second quarter on an 11:3 run to boost the gap. Ukraine secured a 37:24 lead at the interval. The European team increased the tempo and cleared off to a comfortable 32-point advantage at the final intermission. Ukraine stayed in charge throughout the fourth period posting a well-deserved win at the end. Pavlo Burenko (186-PG-90) tallied 15 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists, while Dmytro Khodov (201-F-87) added 12 points for the winners. Kelvin Juliane (173-PG-88) answered with 13 points for Philippines. Francis Luigi Bercede (175-PG-89) chipped in 10 points in the loss.

Russia - Japan 91-73
Russia earned the third straight win at the 2011 World University Games. They remained on top of Group C with perfect 3-0 record. Dmitry Golovin (193-G-88) nailed 18 points and pulled down 10 rebounds to lead the charge. Japan fell at 1-2 record after the loss. Japan managed to post a 27:25 lead at the first break. The teams stayed close early in the second term but Russia capped the half on a 12:4 run to build a 43:35 advantage. Russia maintained the lead throughout the third quarter. They arrived at the final break leading by 12 points 68:56. Japan narrowed the gap at just 6-point mark midway through the final stanza but Russia triggered a 17:5 rally to seal the victory. Petr Gubanov (207-C-87) accounted for 13 points, while Ivan Nelyubov (207-C-88) produced 12 points in the win. Takatoshi Furukawa (190-G/F-87) answered with 18 points for Japan. Daisuke Kobayashi (188-G-87) netted 14 points in the loss.


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World University Games Final Standings
 1. Lithuania
 2. USA
 3. Latvia
 4. Serbia
 5. Germany
 6. Israel
 7. Finland
 8. Argentina
 9. Australia
 10. Canada
 11. Mexico
 12. Czech Rep.
 13. Taiwan
 14. Norway
 15. Ukraine
 16. Estonia
 17. Russia
 18. Hungary
 19. Romania
 20. Japan
 21. S.Korea
 22. Hong Kong
 23. Mozambique.
 24. United Ara.
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
  Avg: 21.5
 1. Vasiljevic, AUS21.5 
 2. Keane, CAN20.4 
 3. Edwards, USA19.3 
 4. Leung, HKG17.8 
 5. Tsai, HKG17.5 
 6. Edwards, USA17.4 
 7. Kirves, EST17.4 
 8. Alvarez Diez, MEX17.1 
 9. Odabasi, FIN17.1 
 10. Obst, GER16.5 
Rebounds Per Game
  Avg: 11.7
 1. Odabasi, FIN11.7 
 2. Jonatan, MEX10.1 
 3. Lazar, ROM9.8 
 4. Carlos, MOZ9.0 
 5. Abdulbasirov, RUS8.9 
 6. Ginat, ISR8.6 
 7. Gak, AUS8.4 
 8. Galardo, ARG8.1 
 9. Cooks, AUS8.1 
 10. Richter, GER7.6 
Assists Per Game
  Avg: 7
 1. Sharon, ISR7.0 
 2. Chen, TAI6.6 
 3. Boyarkin, UKR6.6 
 4. Keane, CAN5.3 
 5. Sandrini, ARG5.1 
 6. Artamonov, UKR4.9 
 7. Grof, GER4.9 
 8. Urrutia, MEX4.9 
 9. Ziv, ISR4.8 
 10. Jihoon, KOR4.8 
Steals Per Game
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Keane, CAN2.8 
 2. Thomas, ARG2.8 
 3. Mubarak, UAE2.5 
 4. Ziv, ISR2.5 
 5. Mohammad, UAE2.4 
 6. Urrutia, MEX2.3 
 7. Edwards, USA2.1 
 8. Vendrame, JPN2.1 
 9. Shuchman, ISR2.0 
 10. Boyarkin, UKR2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Xavier COOKS
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Cooks, AUS2.4 
 2. Ahmed, UAE2.3 
 3. Brkic, SRB2.0 
 4. Tejic, SRB1.6 
 5. Park, KOR1.6 
 6. Haas, USA1.5 
 7. Madsen, FIN1.4 
 8. Kovago-Laska, HUN1.4 
 9. Kvapil, CZE1.3 
 10. Abdulbasirov, RUS1.3 
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