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July 2018
15 Anna Gamarra Ramirez (ESP)
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Quarter-Finals set at U17 Women's World Cup

MINSK (FIBA U17 Women's Basketball World Cup 2018) - Eight teams remain in contention for the title at the FIBA U17 Women’s Basketball World Cup 2018 after progressing from Wednesday's Round of 16.

Latvia made history by reaching the Quarter-Finals for the first time at the event as they put two opening losses behind them to defeat Argentina 72-58 behind 21 points and 14 rebounds from Laura Meldere.

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Two-time runners-up Spain maintained their perfect record of reaching at least the Quarter-Finals at every edition as they produced their best display to defeat Canada 72-50. Nerea Hermosa starred with 19 points and 16 rebounds in the win with Raquel Carrera weighing in with a further 16 points.

Japan confirmed their return to the Last Eight stage with an 82-73 triumph over China with unbeaten Hungary awaiting next.

Meanwhile, USA and France both continued their strong form in their quest for the title and there will also be a repeat of the 2016 Final as Italy and Australia set up a showdown.

Shyla Heal poured in 20 points as the Sapphires defeated New Zealand 77-37, while Italy saw off tournament hosts, Belarus 65-50.

Friday's games (all times GMT +3)
Italy v Australia (16:30)
France v Latvia (18:00)
USA v Spain (18:45)
Japan v Hungary (20:30)

Classification 9-16
China v Angola (12:00)
Mali v Argentina (13:00)
Colombia v Canada (14:15)
Belarus v New Zealand (15:30)

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