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Russia, Canada, Australia and Serbia advanced to the Semifinals - Jul 14, 2013


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Brady Heslip
SEMIFINALS

Canada-Brazil 88:77

Canada reach the Semifinals of the 2013 University Games. The team overcame Brazil 88:77 and will take on Russia in the Top Four clash. Brazil will place in the Classification Round for 5-8 places.
It was Brazil to start better in the game. They took 20:17 lead at the end of the first period, while Canada grabbed 1-point halftime advantage after 21-17 rally in the second frame. Moreover Canada won the third period 21-15 and finished the game with 29-25 run.
Brady Heslip (188-G-90) paced all the winners with 20 points and Dwight Powell (208-F-91) netted 15. Melvin Ejim (198-F-91) delivered 12, while Kyle Wiltjer (208-F-92) notched 11. Andre Silva (193-F-89) replied with 15 points in the losing effort and DEODATO Guilherme brought 14. Leonardo Meindl (200-F-93) netted 11, whilst Lucas Mariano (207-C-93) added 10.

Canada: Brady Heslip 20, Dwight Powell 15, Melvin Ejim 12, Kyle Wiltjer 11
Brazil: Andre Silva 15, DEODATO Guilherme 14, Leonardo Meindl 11, Lucas Mariano 10

Russia-Romania 78:53

Karasev leads Russia to the semis of the 2013 University Games. The Russian player scored 22 points against Romania in a 78:53 win. Tomorrow Russia will take on Canada in the semifinal clash, while Romania will play at the Classification Round for 5-8n places.
Russia continued their winning streak at the home tournament. They started with 17-15 lead and added 16-12 rally in the second frame. Moreover Russia needed a 21-12 surge for the comfortable lead after three quarters. Russia finished the game with 24-14 to seal the semifinal berth.
ZARYAZHKO Victor scored 13 points for the winners. Semen Antonov (202-PF-89, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) netted 10 and Evgeny Valiev (205-F-90, agency: INVICTUS Sports Group) added 7. Bogdan Tibirna (210-C-91) brought 18, while Adrian Gutoaia (198-C-90, agency: Court Side) notched 9. TOROK Rolland scored 7 and Iulian Orbeanu (204-C-91) brought 5.

Russia: Sergey Karasev (202-SG-93, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) 22, ZARYAZHKO Victor 13, Semen Antonov 10, Evgeny Valiev 7
Romania: Bogdan Tibirna 18, Adrian Gutoaia 9, TOROK Rolland 7, Iulian Orbeanu 5

Serbia - Estonia 88:43
Serbia recorded victory in the first quarterfinal clash at the World University Games. They knocked down Estonia to reach the semifinal stage. Djordje Drenovac (208-G/F-92, agency: Interperformances) and Stefan Zivanovic (196-G-89) nailed 13 points each for the winners.
The teams traded baskets throughout intense first period. The Balkan team eked out an 18:16 lead after ten minutes. Serbia boosted the lead in the second frame. They went on a 20:9 rally to pile up a 38:25 halftime lead. Serbia knocked down 20 points in the third term to clear off. They ensured a 19-point buffer before the final period and never looked back en route to the victory. Djordje Gagic (210-C-90, agency: Interperformances) netted 12 points in the win. Erik Keedus (198-F-90) answered with 12 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists for Estonia. Toomas Raadik (202-F-90) had 10 points in the loss.

Serbia: Djordje Drenovac 13, Stefan Zivanovic 13, Djordje Gagic 12
Estonia: Erik Keedus 12, Toomas Raadik 10

Lithuania-Australia 55:60
Australia advanced to the Semifinals of the 2013 University Games. They needed to beat the Lithuanian team 60:55 and will face Serbia tomorrow. Lithuania will play at the Classification Round for 5-8 places.
It was one of the best Quarterfinal games tonight. At first Lithuania took 20-11 lead, but Australia replied with a 15-8 rally and reduced to 28:26 at the halftime. The teams exchanged the lead several times in the third period as Adas Juskevicius (194-G/F-89) nailed 4 in a row for 45:40 after three quarters. Ryan Broekhoff (201-F-90, agency: Priority Sports) however nailed two three-pointers I a row to give his side 51:49 lead. Jason Cadee (186-G-91) and v scored the final points in the game for the Semifinal berth.
Ryan Broekhoff stepped up with 14 points and Jason Cadee netted 12. Cody Ellis (203-F-90) and Mitchell Young (206-F-90, college: St.Mary's, CA) delivered 9 points each. Vytenis Cizauskas (190-SG-92) and Adas Juskevicius posted 16 points each in defeat, while Sarunas Vasiliauskas notched 6. Vytenis Lipkevicius (197-F-89) and Gediminas Orelikas (200-G/F-90) poured in 5 points each in a loss.

Lithuania: Vytenis Cizauskas 16, Adas Juskevicius 16, Sarunas Vasiliauskas (188-G-89, agency: Alti Sport) 6, Vytenis Lipkevicius 5, Gediminas Orelikas 5
Australia: Ryan Broekhoff 14, Jason Cadee 12, Cody Ellis 9, Mitchell Young 9
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9-16 places
USA-Norway 91:51

USA rout Norway at the start of the Classification Round for 9-16 places at the 2013 University Games. USA posted a comfortable 91:51 win on Sunday morning.
USA opened the game with a 17-15 run and then pushed the tempo in the rest of the game. The favorites needed a 26-10 surge to take 43:25 halftime advantage. Moreover USA posted 21-15 rally in the third quarter and finished the game with massive 27-11 burst.
SHEEHEY William paced all the winners with 16 points and Cory Jefferson (6'9''-F-90) as well as Aaron White (6'8''-F-92) delivered 11 each. Tyler Haws (6'5''-G-91) and Spencer Dinwiddie (6'5''-G-93) finished the game with 9 points each in win. Roy Nwachukwu (6'5''-F-90, college: Seminole St.CC) answered with 10 points in the losing effort. OSTBYE Nicolay and Stian Mjos (6'0''-PG-89) followed him with 8 points apiece.

USA: SHEEHEY William 16, Cory Jefferson 11, Aaron White 11, Tyler Haws 9, Spencer Dinwiddie 9
Norway: Roy Nwachukwu 10, OSTBYE Nicolay 8, Stian Mjos 8

Germany-Mongolia 101:68
Germany smashes Mongolia in Kazan at the start of the Classification Round for 9-16 places at the 2013 University Games. The German side left no chances for the opponents in a 101:68 win.
The victory was not actually that easy for the European team. Mongolia looked better in the first period and grabbed 20:18 lead. Sanchir Tungalag (188-G-89) scored for 26:21 early in the second frame. But then Germany took control of the game. They won the second frame 31-18 and added 28-15 surge in the third period. Moreover German finished the game with 24-15 to seal the victory.
Florian Koch (197-SF-92) stepped up with 16 points for the winners and Dennis Kramer (211-F-92) nailed 14. Jonas Wohlfarth-Bottermann (208-C-90, agency: Court Side) netted 13, while Anthony Canty (183-PG-91) scored 12 and Konstantin Klein (187-PG-91, agency: LUMANI 10.7) posted 11. Sanchir Tungalag finished the game with 27 points and 11 rebounds in defeat, while Azbayar Tserendagva (202-F-89) chipped in with 17. Bilguun Battuvshin (197-F-89) brought 12 points in a loss.

Germany: Florian Koch 16, Dennis Kramer 14, Jonas Wohlfarth-Bottermann 13, Anthony Canty 12, Konstantin Klein 11
Mongolia: Sanchir Tungalag 27+11 rebs, Azbayar Tserendagva 17, Bilguun Battuvshin 12

Finland-Czech Republic 70:52
Finland pip Czech Republic on Sunday at the Classification Round for 9-16 places at the 2013 University Games. The Nordic side posted a 70:52 win over the opponents in one of the first games.
Finland took control of the game in the first period and enjoyed an early 20:9 lead. Czech Republic managed to reduce the gap to 6 points, however MOLENIUS Markus closed the half at 34:23. Again Czech Republic cut it to 39:38 midway through the third period, while Finland reached 15-point deficit at the end of 30 minutes. They also added 17-14 rally in the last quarter for the final result.
Roope Ahonen (186-G-90, agency: FCM) stepped up with 19 points and Jesse Niemi (193-F/G-90) netted 13. Mikael Sandberg (210-C-91) brought 8, whilst Lauri Toivonen (201-F-91) had 6. Jiri Slavik (203-F-89) produced 13 points in the losing effort, whilst Adam Ciz (190-PG-91) and Viktor Cvek (200-C-89) delivered 9 each.

Finland: Roope Ahonen 19, Jesse Niemi 13, Mikael Sandberg 8, Lauri Toivonen 6
Czech Republic: Jiri Slavik 13, Adam Ciz 9, Viktor Cvek 9

Mexico-South Korea 98:70
Mexico outscore South Korea at the Classification Round for 9-16 places at the 2013 University Games. Mexico dominated the whole game and posted a 98:70 win.
Mexico grabbed 24:21 lead at the end of the first period and added massive 25-12 surge in the second period. Mexico also erupted with a 31-19 burst in the third period, while both teams nailed 18 points each in the last quarter. GARAY Alejandro and Ivan Gracia (179-PG-89) scored the last points for the winners.
Fabian Jaimes (198-F-92) stepped up with 26 points and 17 rebounds, while Juan Ramirez (195-F-91) and Fernando Benitez (204-F/C-89) added 11 points each. Israel Nolasco (205-C-89) scored 10, while Daniel Giron (175-G-89) and Ricardo Calatayud (182-PG-92) had 9 points apiece. DOO Kyung Min replied with 22 points in defeat and PARK Jae Hyun posted 11. JEONG Hyo Geun followed them with 7 points in a loss.

Mexico: Fabian Jaimes 26+17 rebs, Juan Ramirez 11, Fernando Benitez 11, Israel Nolasco 10, Daniel Giron 9, Ricardo Calatayud 9
South Korea: DOO Kyung Min 22, PARK Jae Hyun 11, JEONG Hyo Geun 7
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Sweden-Chile 80:49

Sweden open Classification Round with the win at the 2013 University Games. The Scandinavian side overcame Chile 80:49 at the Quarterfinals Rank 17-24.
Sweden took 15:6 lead in the first period and never looked behind in the game. They added 17-13 rally in the second frame and enjoyed a 32:19 halftime advantage. Sweden also dominated the second half and posted two victories. The European side won the third quarter 26-10 and added 22-20 in the last stanza.
BARTON Charles top-scored for the winners with 16 points and Gustav Sundstrom (197-G-91) nailed 12. Alexander Lindqvist (205-F-91) poured in 11, while Chris Czerapowicz (201-G-91) and Andreas Karlsson (200-F/G-89) added 10 each. Tomas Alvarez (185-G-89) ended up with 18 points in the losing effort, while Cristian Iturriaga (F-89) posted 12. Camilo Bustamante (187-F-89) followed them with 9 points.

Sweden: BARTON Charles 16, Gustav Sundstrom 12, Alexander Lindqvist 11, Chris Czerapowicz 10, Andreas Karlsson 10
Chile: Tomas Alvarez 18, Cristian Iturriaga 12, Camilo Bustamante 9

China-United Arab Emirates 62:64
United Arab Emirates surprise China in Kazan at the start of the Classification Round for 17-24 places at the 2013 University Games. United Arab Emirates grabbed 64:62 win on Sunday.
China came in a better shape to this game and started with 25:16 lead. They had 5-point advantage at the halftime but could not win the game. United Arab Emirates posted two narrow victories in the second half and won the game. They needed a 17-15 rally in the third period and closed the game with a 16-11 burst.
AHMAD AL SHABEBI Qais top-scored for the winners with 24 points and OMAR ALAMERI Omer netted 15. KHALIFA AHMAD Mubarak brought 10, whilst KHALIFA AHMAD Khalid nailed 8 and AL BRAIKI Mohamed had 6. Cui Jinming (193-G-92) answered with 19 points in defeat and Li Zhigang (200-F-91) as well as Lian Liu (200-F-91) poured in 10 each. Liu Zihao (183-PG-92) scored 8, while Dai Huaibo (205-C/F-94) added 7.

China: Cui Jinming 19, Li Zhigang 10, Lian Liu 10, Liu Zihao 8, Dai Huaibo 7
United Arab Emirates: AHMAD AL SHABEBI Qais 24, OMAR ALAMERI Omer 15, KHALIFA AHMAD Mubarak 10, KHALIFA AHMAD Khalid 8, AL BRAIKI Mohamed 6

Japan-Oman 123:40
Japan rolled over Oman at the Classification Round for 17-24 places. Japan stormed past the opponents with 123:40 win.
Japan exploded with 27-14 lead in the first period and dominated the whole court. They added massive 35-11 surge in the second frame and increased to 62:25 at the halftime. Moreover Japan posted two comfortable victories in the second half as well. They won the third period 26-9 and finished the game with 35-6 in the last quarter.
Seiji Ikaruga (185-G-94) top-scored for the winners with 21 points and Sohei Kawakami (190-G-91) as well as Naoki Uto (91) netted 15 each. Taku Bandoh (185-G-92) brought 14, while Kengo Nomoto (196-F-92) had 11. AL AAMRI Nouh answered with 15 points in defeat and AL FARRAJI Hassan had 7. AL SIBANI Ahmed and AL SAADI Said scored 6 points each in defeat.

Japan: Seiji Ikaruga 21, Sohei Kawakami 15, Naoki Uto 15, Taku Bandoh 14, Kengo Nomoto 11
Oman: AL AAMRI Nouh 15, AL FARRAJI Hassan 7, AL SIBANI Ahmed 6, AL SAADI Said 6
  




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Points Per Game
 Alex MURPHY
  FIN
  (206-F-93)
  Avg: 20
 1. Murphy, FIN20.0 
 2. Selden, USA19.3 
 3. Nordstrom, SWE17.1 
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 5. Mason, USA14.5 
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 7. Spasojevic, MNT13.8 
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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 
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