AMSTERDAM (2012 FIBA U17 World Championship for Women) – Italy and Australia will face off for fifth place at the 2012 FIBA U17 World Championship for Women while Korea grabbed ninth place and Brazil finished 11th.
Italy’s bench out-scored Belgium’s 42-13 in grabbing a 63-55 victory to move into Sunday's game to determine fifth place. Marzia Tagliamento paced the Italians with 18 points off the bench while Elisa Penna collected 17 points and 10 rebounds.
Belgium have now lost four straight games and will square off against Netherlands for seventh place. The Belgians were led by Hind Ben Abdelkader with 24 points and 9 rebounds while Julie Allemand had 10 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists and 1 block.
Brazil beat Turkey 66-61 for their first win and to claim 11th place. Carla Lucchini collecting 18 points, 5 steals, 4 rebounds and 3 assists and Izabella Sangalli adding 13 points 8 rebounds, 7 steals and 3 assists.