loading...Please wait while content is loading.
Spain v Croatia. 2012 FIBA U17 World Championship, Finals. 8 July 2012

KAUNAS (2012 FIBA U17 World Championship) – Croatia bounced back from their first loss of the 2012 FIBA U17 World Championship to ease past Spain 93-61 for the bronze medal.

One day after losing to Australia in the Semi-Finals for their first defeat in Kaunas, Mario Hezonja collected 23 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals for the U16 European champions.

Karlo Zganec and Paolo Marinelli both added 13 points.

Spain, losers to the United States in the Semi-Finals, were paced by Ilimane Diop with 13 points and 11 from Agusti Sans.

The game was close in the first quarter with Croatia leading 15-11 after 10 minutes.

They then used on a 12-0 run for a 30-13 lead and the advantage increased to 22 points with coach Ante Nazor’s team ahead 43-23 at the break.

Spain were never able to find a rhythm after the break and Croatia pushed the margin to 27 points at 60-33. Spain would not get closer than 18 points the rest of the way.


Join 3x3planet.com now

FIBA Daily Newsletter
Subscribe to our daily newsletter and get the latest basketball news directly into your mailbox.
2012 FIBA U17 World Championship Global Partners and Marketing Partners

DADU Logo Mantinga Logo TonySports Logo Toyota Logo Samsung Logo Vytautas