Second half surge sees Greece past Spain, into Semis
HERAKLION (2015 FIBA U19 World Championship) - Hosts Greece used a big second half to reach the Semi-Finals of the 2015 FIBA U19 World Championship with a 70-59 victory over Spain. Greece, playing in the tournament for the first time since taking second place in 2009, out-scored Spain 37-17 in a 14:06-minute stretch spanning the third and fourth quarters to set up a Semi-Final date with the United States.
Turning Point: The game was knotted 26-26 at intermission before Tyler Dorsey took over, scoring 11 points in a 19-6 run in the third quarter for the Greeks.
Stats Don't Lie: Greece only turned the ball over nine times while holding Spain to just 34 percent shooting from the field and getting 43 points from the bench compared to 23 for Spain.
Game Hero: Dorsey was scoreless in the first half but ended up with 14 points in the game while also picking up three rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block.
The Bottom Line: Greece remained undefeated at the U19 Worlds and will be looking to hand the United States their first U19 Worlds defeat since Russia beat them in the 2011 Quarter-Finals. Spain will face Italy in the Classification 5-8 round.