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07/07/2013
Sebastian Saiz (ESP) - FIBA U19 World Championship 5th place game - Spain v Croatia

PRAGUE (FIBA U19 World Championship) - Spain and China finished off their 2013 FIBA U19 World Championship with victories as they secured fifth and seventh places respectively.

In the fifth-place game, Spain knocked off Canada 72-68 thanks to 18 points, 11 rebounds and three blocks by Sebastian Saiz. Guillermo Hernangomez added 15 points for Spain.

Trey Lyles returned from injury for Canada to lead the team with 25 points and 17 rebounds while Xavier Rathan-Mayes added 12 points.

China came up with a historic finish by beating Croatia 94-80 for seventh place - their best-ever showing at a global event, matching the seventh-place finishes at the 2010 and 2012 FIBA U17 World Championships.

Shang Gao collected 33 points and seven rebounds for China while Shuai Yuan scored 23 points.

Jakov Mustapic paced Croatia with 24 points while Dario Sario played just five minutes and had four points and three rebounds.

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