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    Why on earth did Lithuania bother to host this championship?
    Most of our players are a year or two younger.
    Our under 20 team got relegated to division B
    Surely money could be spend on grassroots and shit.But no...
    We had to have it

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    Japan steals the last spot for the Quarters to Russia with an amazing 2nd half 49-31 (88-78 the final result).

    Outstanding for Japan, Miyuki Kawamura with 26 pts (12/16 FG) and Mirai Tamura with 22 pts (5/10 FG3). Albina Razheva high for Russia with 22.

    China and Canada are 3rd and 4th in their group.

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    In the last games of round 2, USA won over France 69-63 in a close game that the Americans always led (except few minutes in Q1), but with a margin that was mostly in single digits.
    This American team has been a scoring machine so far, but if countered by a well organised defensive team like France it shows several deficiencies. From a team that usually has its force in the roster's depth, just 7 players scored today and most evident was the lack of skilled and experienced post players (Aja Wilson is an excellent prospect but she's a 2014 class HS !).
    Breanna Stewart and Morgan Tuck were again leading USA team in scoring with 22 and 16 pts, while from the French side, center Aby Gaye was high with 18 pts (9/12 shooting) and Olivia Epoupa scored 12 pts and grabbed 10 rebs.

    In the other group's final game, Spain prevailed over Brazil 71-62, mainly due to an excellent Q3.

    Spain and USA are now the only unbeaten teams.

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    USA-France fourth quarter was incredibly similar to the 2011 quarterfinal.
    Quote Originally Posted by Fedfan
    Most ppl get childish when they lose.
    Quote Originally Posted by GuTO
    refs in games of Spain walks with literally poop in his pants afraid of the Spanish players

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    Despite 28 pts from Meng Li (5-9 threes) China lost to Australia 74-65.
    Stephanie Talbot led the Gems with 22 pts (4/5 threes) and 10 rebs.

    Other semifinalists so far, Spain (over Canada) and France (over Brazil).

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    16-yr old Aja Wilson was the high scorer for USA team (19 pts +11 reb in just 16' play) in the rout of Japan 108-67.

    In semifinals, USA to clash with Australia, while Spain takes Euro champ France.

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    US and France in the final.

    Someone needs to count up the number of times the US has beaten Australia in the semis and finals of all competitions.
    Quote Originally Posted by Fedfan
    Most ppl get childish when they lose.
    Quote Originally Posted by GuTO
    refs in games of Spain walks with literally poop in his pants afraid of the Spanish players

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    Great win for Australia! That 15-0 run in the 4th quarter was simply awesome even though Spain charged back into the game towards the end.

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    Carley Mijovic and Stephanie Talbot were a winning factor for Australia, while Astou Ndour of Spain was charged with fouls and missed a lot of shots, though finishing again with a double-double.

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    Congrats for the U.S on a great game! Too bad Epoupa got injured but even without that injury France didn't have a chance against this very strong U.S team imo.

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    Agree, USA stronger than anybody else.

    France held to 8 points in the whole 2nd half !

    Breanna Stewart again leading the winners, tournament MVP imo.

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    Excellent championship for US team (5th straight gold), finishing undefeated through the tournament (unlike 2011 and 2009 teams) and the exhibition games.
    Maybe not the best possible 2013 team, but USA women showed to be always focused even in the (few) adversities encountered and certainly were very well coached.
    MVP Breanna Stewart is now the best scorer in the U19 US history (surpassing 2007 Maya Moore), while Diana Taurasi is still at the top in ppg (but playing just 7 games in 2001).
    All-tournament Stewart and Ndour (ESP) were a repeat of 2011 tournament honor.
    Despite the though loss in the final, France earned its first silver medal in a U19 world championship.
    Australia's bronze was the best placement since 1997.
    Good tournament of China, finishing strong and taking the best place since 2005.
    Brazil's Isabela Ramona top scored the tournament.

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    MVP Breanna Stewart named for the second time Female Athlete of the Year by USA Basketball.

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