Sunday, 8 July 2012

USA defeats Australia to win the under 17 World Championships

Australia was handedly defeated by team USA today 95-62 to take home the silver medal ar the FIBA Under 17 World Championships. Conner Frankamp for the USA was the leading scorer of the game finishing with 22 points followed by Australia's Dante Exum who finished with 21 points and 6 rebounds and was also named in the all tournament team at the official medal cermony. Australia's shooting was not what it was against Croatia at only 32% field Goals and 21% three pointers. Australia looked to rely to heavily on the three point shot hitting 9 from 42 and were decimated on rebounds 43 to 23. Australia could not get into the keyway with team USA's zone defence being to strong with points in the paint at 46 -18. It shows the strength USA have on the Basketball world with the second placed team going down to such a deficit to the Under 17 World Champions, Team USA. It is still a great result for these young players and I can see Dante Exum having a bright future in basketball.

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