2009 FIBA Under-19 World Championship for Women

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2009 FIBA Under-19 World Championship for Women
Official logo of the FIBA Under-19 World Championship for Women 2009
Official website
Official website
Tournament details
Host nation  Thailand
Dates July 23 – August 2
Teams 16 (from 5 federations)
Venues (in 1 host city)
Champions  United States (4th title)
MVP Spain Marta Xargay
Tournament statistics
Players Teams
Points Australia Cambage (20.4) United States United States (86.6)
Rebounds Mali Coulibaly (11.5) United States United States (45.7)
Assists China Qiu (4.6) Australia Australia(12.8)

The 2009 FIBA Under-19 World Championship for Women was hosted by Thailand from July 23 until August 2, 2009. Teams will play a round robin schedule, with the top four teams of the eighth-final four advancing to the knockout stage.

Overview[edit]

The USA won their fourth title. The other medalists in the tournament were Spain (silver) and Argentina (bronze). Spain's Marta Xargay was chosen as the tournaments MVP with an average of 15.4 PPG. Australia also had a strong tournament led by Elizabeth Cambage and had a solid 8-1 record at the end of the tournament. Unfortunately they dropped the one match by one point to Canada in the Quarter-Finals. Eventually they finished 5th.

In the Gold Medal Game, the USA defeated Spain 87-71 despite losing the previous time they met at the tournament 86-90. In the Bronze Medal Match Argentina slipped a victory against the Canadians 58-51.

The host nation Thailand suffered in the tournament despite the home crowd finishing 16th in the 16 team tournament. They finished with a final record of 0-5.

Venues[edit]

The tournament was played in one venue. It was held at the Bangkok Thai-Japan Youth Center. The center had two arenas.

Competing nations[edit]


Groups[edit]

Group A Group B Group C Group D
 Argentina
 Australia
 France
 South Korea
 Brazil
 Czech Republic
 Lithuania
 Thailand
 Canada
 Japan
 Russia
 Tunisia
 China
 Mali
 Spain
 United States

Preliminary Round[edit]

Times given below are in Thailand Standard Time

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 Australia 3 2 1 240 149 +91 6
 Argentina 3 2 1 184 196 -12 5
 France 3 2 1 204 173 +31 4
 South Korea 3 0 3 151 261 −110 3
July 23
 France 89–47  South Korea
Scoring by quarter: 21-14, 26-12, 16-16, 26-5
Pts: Thizy 14
Rebs: Vernerey 8
Asts: Konaté 5
Pts: Kim 12
Rebs: S. Lee 9
Asts: S. Lee 1
July 23
 Argentina 51–75  Australia
Scoring by quarter: 12-18, 16-18, 11-17, 12-22
Pts: Santana 11
Rebs: Santana 4
Asts: Gonzalez 2
Pts: Cambage 20
Rebs: Cambage 8
Asts: Jarry 2
July 24
 Australia 66–57  France
Scoring by quarter: 12-13, 12-16, 22-7, 20-21
Pts: Cambage 38
Rebs: Cambage 10
Asts: Harrington 4
Pts: Okou Zouzouo 14
Rebs: Vernerey 5
Asts: Medenou 1
July 24
 South Korea 63–73  Argentina
Scoring by quarter: 18-21, 5-11, 26-14, 14-27
Pts: Ahn 16
Rebs: S. Lee 8
Asts: S. Lee 2
Pts: Kraft 18
Rebs: Burani 10
Asts: Pavicich 3
July 25
 France 58–60  Argentina
Scoring by quarter: 15-17, 16-20, 11-13, 16-10
Pts: Vernerey 12
Rebs: Medenou 10
Asts: Vernerey 2
Pts: Burani 13
Rebs: Burani 6
Asts: Flores 3
July 25
 Australia 99–41  South Korea
Scoring by quarter: 28-6, 16-17, 31-9, 24-9
Pts: Jarry 24
Rebs: Tippett 8
Asts: Farley 4
Pts: J. Lee 12
Rebs: S. Lee 5
Asts: Kim 2

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