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    Rae Lin D’Alie nails go-ahead basket as Italy stuns USA to gain Fiba 3x3 World Cup semis\n 

    Jun 12, 2018

    BOCAUE — Italy moved on to the 2018 Fiba 3x3 World Cup women’s tournament semifinals with a big upset over United States, 17-14, on Tuesday at Philippine Arena.

    Rae Lin D’Alie drained the huge go-ahead two-pointer, before Guilia Clavarella put the game out of reach as the Italians held a 14-10 lead within the final two minutes to stun the Americans.

    That set Italy up to a collission course against China, which earlier beat Hungary, 17-14.

    Defending champion Russia also proceeded to the final four, with a 21-14 thumping of Czech Republic.

    The Russians will meet France, which had to scrape past Spain, 19-17, in overtime.

    With the game going to extra time, Christelle Diallo set up Alice Nayo and Johanna Tayeau for the game-clinching buckets to move on to the semifinals.

    In the men’s division, Serbia continued its domination with a 21-8 rout of Mongolia.

    Shooting for a hat-trick in the World Cup, the Serbians will next brace for Poland, which upset European champions Latvia, 21-15.

    Netherlands advanced in the other semifinals with a close 18-16 escape past Canada thanks to the heroics of Dimeo Van Der Horst.

    The Dutch will next clash against Slovenia, which downed Ukraine, 21-15, in their own quarterfinal duel.

     

    The Scores:

     

    Men’s Quarterfinals:

    Serbia def. Mongolia, 21-8.

    Poland def. Latvia, 21-15.

    Slovenia def. Ukraine, 21-15.

    Netherlands def. Canada, 18-16.

     

    Women’s Quarterfinals:

    Russia def. Czech Republic, 21-14.

    France def. Spain, 19-17 (OT).

    China def. Hungary, 17-14.

    Italy def. United States, 17-14.

     

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