LATVIA – Each Canada and the USA improved to 2-0 on the 2021 FIBA U19 Basketball World Cup on Sunday in Latvia, with Creighton freshmen Ryan Nembhard and Ryan Kalkbrenner contributing to every victory.
#2 Canada 100, #27 Japan 75 – Box Score – Video – Highlights
Ryan Nembhard completed with 11 factors, 5 assists and two rebounds in 29 minutes of motion as Canada improved to 2-0 with a 100-75 victory vs. Japan. Japan entered the match ranked No. 27 on the earth on the U19 degree.
Nembhard closed out the primary half with two free throws within the closing seconds to assist Canada take a 40-33 lead into the break. The Canadians outscored Japan 36-21 within the third quarter to interrupt free, with Nembhard connecting on a three-pointer to make it 58-38. He opened the fourth quarter with Canada’s first six factors in a span of 85 seconds, together with a three-pointer and a turnaround jumper, as Canada cruised to victory.
Arizona’s Bennedict Mathurin led Canada with a game-high 30 factors on 11-of-15 taking pictures, whereas Purdue’s Zach Edey owned 14 factors and 15 rebounds for his second straight double-double.
Nembhard made 3-of-10 subject purpose makes an attempt, together with 2-of-5 three-pointers, and was additionally 3-for-4 on the charity stripe. His 5 assists led the workforce. He continues to steer the workforce with 4.0 assists per recreation and can also be averaging 14.5 factors and a pair of.5 rebounds per contest on the 2021 FIBA U19 Basketball World Cup.
Ranked No. 2 on the earth within the U19 rankings, Nembhard and Group Canada return to the court docket on Tuesday morning at 4 a.m. Central with a recreation vs. Senegal that may be watched at https://youtu.be/e4ZQYvYmmUo.
#1 United States 100, #20 Mali 52 – Box Score – Video – Highlights
In a rematch of the FIBA U19 World Cup gold medal match from 2019, Ryan Kalkbrenner began the USA’ lopsided 100-52 victory vs. Mali on Sunday. Kalkbrenner had a team-high three blocks and likewise contributed six rebounds, two factors and two assists. He made 1-of-4 subject purpose makes an attempt and was a wholesome +23 in 14 minutes of motion.
Kalkbrenner’s lone basket got here with 8:31 left within the third quarter, when he redirected an offensive rebound and tipped it again in because the Individuals stretched their result in 59-36. The US, which hasn’t trailed in both recreation throughout this match, raced to leads of 7-0 and 11-3 as Kalkbrenner owned a pair of assists within the first three minutes. Mali trailed simply 31-28 after two minutes of motion within the second quarter earlier than the US used a game-ending 69-24 burst to crush the world’s No. Twentieth-ranked workforce on the U19 degree.
Six Individuals scored in double-figures, together with 14 factors every by Jaden Ivey (Purdue), Caleb Furst (Purdue) and Kenneth Lofton Jr. (Louisiana Tech). The victory improved the USA to 100-14 in U19 competitions and improved USA’s U19 file in Fourth of July video games to 5-0.
By two video games in Latvia, Kalkbrenner is averaging 4.0 factors, 3.5 rebounds and 1.5 blocked photographs per contest underneath head coach Jamie Dixon (TCU).
Ranked No. 1 on the earth within the U19 rankings, Kalkbrenner and Group USA return to the court docket on Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. Central with a recreation vs. Australia that may be watched at https://youtu.be/0VnTUmSmA58. The groups met in a scrimmage on June thirtieth lower than 24 hours after the Individuals arrived in Latvia, with Australia outscoring the US by a 78-72 margin.