U19 World Championship: USA beats Greece in the final

ImageGreece tried to comeback from a 16 points deficit in the third quarter (they came as close as 5), but a really bad freethrow percentage (Jankovic had 0/3 in the final seconds of the third period) and a couple of turnovers gave the Americans a 9-point lead to enter the final period.

In the fourth period Greece had another couple of comeback attempts, but they only came as close as 8 points. Final score 88-80.

Results:

Final

Greece – USA 80-88

Greece: Sloukas 17, Pappas 16, Kaselakis 15, Papanikolaou 12, Giankovits 8, Katsivelis 5, Mantzaris 3, Sarikopoulos 2, Georgakis 1, Papantoniou 1

USA: Taylor 18, Gibbs 13, Thompson 10, Moultrie 10, Curry 9, White 9, Miller 8, Thompkins 6, Mack 4, Shurna 1

3rd Place

Australia – Croatia 81-87

Classification 5-8

France – Canada 74-82
Argentina – Puerto Rico 92-70