USA - Brazil
USA won the Gold at the U16 FIBA Americas championship in Merida. They
dominated during the entire event and finally blasted Brazil 73-40 for
the Gold. The Silver belongs to Brazil of course. It is important to
mention that both teams booked a place for the next U17 World
Linnae Harper (5'8''-G-95) stepped up for USA in the Finals with 12
points and 5 rebounds.
Jannah Tucker (5'11''-G-95) had 11 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists,
Mercedes Russell (6'5''-C-95) helped with double-double of 10 points
and 12 boards. In the loosing squad,
Izabella Frederico (95) shined with 19 points and 5 rebounds. Their
second scorer was
Vitoria Domingos (96) with just 6 pts (5 rebs).
USA took control on Brazil from the very beginning. The Americans made
19-8 lead in the first ten minutes and continued with 21-10 in Q2.
Nothing has changed after the breather as USA was simply too strong for
Brazil. Third quarter ended with 23-9, after what USA slowed down and
Brazil made 10-13 in the last ten minutes.
USA won the Group B with perfect 3-0 record and later eliminated Puerto
Rico in the Semis.
Puerto Rico - Canada
The Bronze belongs to Canada. They outplayed Puerto Rico 53-36 in the
battle for third place at the U16 FIBA Americas championship in Merida.
Thanks to this win, Canada also booked a spot for the next U17 World
Championship. Puerto Rico stays without the medal at this event.
Cheyanne Roger (188-C-95) was the only player with double-digits in
scoring for Canada. She had 10 points and also grabbed 7 rebounds beside
Emma Wolfram (193-C-95) (7 rebs) and
Hilary Hanaka (175-G-96) helped with 8 points each. In the loosing
Claudia Ortiz (96) collected 10 points and 8 boards.
Gileysa Quinones (97) stopped to 9 pts. Canada took control on
Puerto Rico from the very beginning. They made 9-16 in the first ten
minutes, but somehow stopped after that. Puerto Rico replied with 10-6
in the second period, but it was all from them in this game. Canada made
13-15 in third and 4-16 in the last quarter for the final 36-53 victory
and Bronze medal in Merida.
Argentina - Venezuela
Argentina finished U16 FIBA Americas Championship in Merida as No.5.
They destroyed Venezuela last night 82-33 in the game for fifth place.
Victoria Llorente (96) was unstoppable in victory with 26 points and
Andrea Ledesma (97) also was great adding 20 points and 8 rebs.
Ledesma was actually the MVP of this meeting with valuation 28.
Sofia Aispurua (95) helped with 8 points and 14 rebounds. In the
Daniela Wallen (95) collected 13 points and 5 rebounds.
Maholy Lovera (96) had 8 pts and 5 rebs. Argentina was way better
team during the entire game. They made 23-6 lead in the first ten
minutes and later were just extending it in each period. They made 18-5
in Q2 and 28-7 in third frame. Argentina slowed down after that as the
last ten minutes were just the formality.
Mexico - Guatemala
Mexico avoided last place in Merida. The host of U16 FIBA Americas
Championship smashed Guatemala 86-23 taking the seventh place at this
event. Guatemala ended it winless.
Daniela Soto (96) top-scored for the winners with 15 points.
Ingrid Martinez (95) had double-double of 12 points and 11 rebounds,
Maria Lopez (96) (7 as) and
Virginia Gonzalez (98) (6 rebs) netted 12 points each. Guatemala got
8 points from
Elizabeth Gutierrez (97).
Monica Ramirez (97) scored 4. Mexico dominated in all basketball
elements against Guatemala. The hosts made 20-point lead in the first
ten minutes and later were just increasing their plus. Quarters: 27-7,
19-4, 23-4, 17-8.
USA and Brazil to meet in the Finals - Jun 18, 2011
Canada - Brazil
Brazil advanced to Big Final of the U16 FIBA Americas Championship. They
blasted Canada in the Semis 56-35. In the other Semifinals, USA was too
strong for Puerto Rico, so USA and Brazil will fight for the Gold today.
Izabella Frederico (95) was the leading player in Brazil with 19
points and 9 rebounds. Their second scorer was
Vitoria Domingos (96) with 8 points and she also had 6 rebounds
Camila Pereira (95) helped with 6 points and 6 boards. In the
Kia Nurse (180-PG-96) delivered 13 points and
Emma Wolfram (193-C-95) had 7 pts. Canada will fight for the Bronze
against Puerto Rico. Brazil dominated from the beginning and was just
extending the lead every minute. Quarters: 8-18, 11-14, 9-11, 7-13.
Today is the last day of competition in Merida.
USA - Puerto Rico
As expected, USA did not have any troubles to reach the Finals of U16
FIBA Americas championship. USA handed 99-51 loss to Puerto Rico in the
Semis and will meet Brazil for the Gold. Puerto Rico will play against
Canada for the Bronze at this event. USA took control on Puerto Rico
from the very beginning. They made 22-12 lead and continued with
impressive 35-6 in the second quarter. Question about the winner was
already resolved and second half was just the formality (22-21, 20-12).
Rebecca Greenwell (183-G-95) shined for the winners with 20 points
and 6 rebounds.
Jatarie White (191-C-95) had 16 pts and 8 rebs, while
Mercedes Russell (196-C-95) added 14 pts and 13 boards. In defeat,
Claudia Ortiz (96) delivered 15 pts.
Krystal Luciano (96) stopped to 9 pts and 6 rebs. Saturday is the
last day of competition in Merida.
Venezuela - Guatemala
Venezuela was too strong for Guatemala 87-20 on Friday. It was the first
game of the classification round in Merida. In the last day of the
competition Venezuela will meet Mexico. The winner will end as No.5 at
this event. Guatemala will meet the hosts and will try to avoid the last
Dakarlin Montoya (95) was the leading scorer in victory with 18
points and she dished out 5 assists beside that.
Daniela Wallen (95) had 16 pts in this win and
Siuly Marcano (96) added 13 pts.
Monica Ramirez (97) netted 6 pts for Guatemala.
Elizabeth Lopez (96) had 4. Quarters: 16-7, 21-5, 29-4, 21-4).
Mexico - Argentina
Argentina outplayed Mexico 62-57 in Day Four of the U16 FIBA Americas
championship. It was the first game of the classification round from 5th
to 8th place. So, Argentina will meet Venezuela in the last game of the
competition. The winner will end as No.5. Mexico will try to avoid the
last place at this event and they will have to beat Guatemala.
Sofia Chelini (96) top-scored for Argentina in this meeting with 18
Victoria Llorente (96) added 12 points and 10 rebounds, while
Andrea Ledesma (97) had 11 pts, plus 8 boards. For the hosts,
Daniela Soto (96) collected 14 points and 6 rebs.
Guadalupe Pichardo (95) netted 10 pts. Quarters: 12-26, 17-11, 11-8,
Day Three in Merida: Semifinals are set
- Jun 16, 2011
Puerto Rico - Guatemala
Puerto Rico destroyed Guatemala to win the second place in Group A. They
have 2-1 record and will meet USA in the Semifinals. On the other side,
Guatemala is the last ranked team in this group with no win (0-3). They
will continue in classification games from 5th to 8th place. The first
rival of Guatemala will be Venezuela.
Claudia Ortiz (96) came up with 17 points and 5 assists in victory.
Raiza Rodriguez (96) helped with double-double of 13 points and 10
Krystal Luciano (96) added 10 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists.
Guatemala of course did not have anyone with double-digits as the whole
team scored just 5 points in this game.
Melisa Rabanales (96) and
Brenda Cruz (97) had 2 pts each. What to say about this game. Puerto
Rico was simply too strong and kept Guatemala scoreless in the second
and last quarter.
Mexico - Canada
Canada won the first place in Group A of the U16 FIBA Americas
championship. They blasted the hosts Mexico 79-30 to end this stage with
perfect 3-0. It means that Canada will meet Brazil in the Semifinals.
Mexico on the other side, failed to reach the next phase. They ended as
No.3 with 1-2 score and will go to classification round from 5th to 8th
Audrey-Ann Caron-Goudreau (186-F-96) shined for the winners with 17
points for 18 minutes on the court.
Kia Nurse (180-PG-96) had 15 points and 5 rebs, while
Khaleann Caron-Goudreau (186-F-96) added 12 points and 7 rebs. The
hosts got 10 points and 7 rebs from
Meliza Ramirez (95). She was the only Mexican players with more than
10 pts. The championship continues on Friday.
Brazil - Argentina
Brazil registered second win at the U16 FIBA Americas Championship in
Merida. They outplayed Argentina 56-45 for 2-1 record, what was enough
for the second place in Group B. Brazil will meet Canada in the
Semifinals. Argentina was not able to deliver win at this stage (0-3)
and they will continue in Classification Round from 5th to 8th place.
Izabella Frederico (95) stepped up for the winners with 13 points
and 5 rebounds.
Kananda Ribeiro (96) added 10 points and she needed just one more
rebound for double-double.
Carla Silva (96) helped with 9 pts.
Magali Pittavino (95) replied with 12 points for Argentina and
Sofia Aispurua (95) had 10 pts, plus 5 rebs. Brazil celebrated in
this game mostly thanks to great played second half. Quarters: 8-14,
12-10, 16-9, 20-12.
Venezuela - USA
Ex expected, USA registered another comfortable win in Merida. This time
USA destroyed Venezuela 114-32 winning the first place in Group B of the
U16 FIBA Americas Championship. It means that they will meet Puerto Rico
in the Semifinals. Venezuela finished as No.3 in this group (1-2) and
failed to reach the Semis. They will now fight for the fifth place at
Stephanie Mavunga (191-F-95) and
Rebecca Greenwell (183-G-95) scored 18 points each for the winners.
Mavunga pulled down 7 rebounds beside that.
Jannah Tucker (180-G-95) helped with 17 pts. In Venezuela,
Yolimar Martinez (95) netted 8 pts and had 6 rebounds.
Maholy Lovera (96) scored 6 pts. Championship continues on Friday.
Day Two in Merida - Jun 15, 2011
Guatemala - Mexico
First win for the hosts of U16 FIBA Americas championship. They
outplayed Guatemala with huge 111-28 for 1-1 record in Group A. Mexico
faced with loss in Day One against Puerto Rico and they are in bad
situation now. They will have to beat Canada in the last round and
Puerto Rico to loose against Guatemala, what is hard to happen.
Ingrid Martinez (95) shined with 22 points and 9 rebounds for the
Meliza Ramirez (95) had 18 points and 10 rebs, while
Guadalupe Pichardo (95) added 17 pts. In the loosing squad,
Maria Osorio (96) and
Melissa Vargas (96) scored 5 points each. Of course, Mexico
dominated during the entire time. They destroyed Guatemala in all
basketball elements. Quarters: 1-22, 7-28, 9-35, 11-26.
Canada - Puerto Rico
Canada stays undefeated after two days in Merida. This time Canada was
better than Puerto Rico 80-66 for 2-0 record in Group A. It is already
clear that Canada will win the first place in this pool. With this win,
they secured a spot in the Semifinals. On the other side, Puerto Rico
faced with the first loss. They have 1-1 now and still a nice chance to
reach the next stage.
Kia Nurse (180-PG-96) shined for the winners with 23 points.
Kolbie Orum (188-F-95) and
Hilary Hanaka (175-G-96) followed her with 14 points each. In
Aleana Garcia (96) shined with 26 points and 5 rebounds.
Gileysa Quinones (97) stopped to 14 pts. Except of the first period,
Canada was much better team in this game. Quarters: 15-18, 24-14, 19-17,
USA - Argentina
Second straight win for USA at the FIBA U16 Americas championship in
Merida. They have 2-0 record now in Group B and already booked a ticket
for the Semifinals. Argentina dropped to 0-2 on the other side. They
have no chance to reach the next stage.
Rebecca Greenwell (6'0''-G-95) was the leading player in victory
with 22 points and 11 rebounds.
Stephanie Mavunga (6'3''-F-95) also shined adding double-double of
12 points and 12 rebounds.
Jatarie White (6'3''-C-95) helped with 11 points and 8 rebs. In
Magali Pittavino (95) delivered 13 points and
Yanina Mercancini (95) had one less. USA was way better team than
Argentina during the entire game. Quarters: 20-17, 23-6, 20-17, 19-6).
Venezuela - Brazil
First win for Brazil at the U16 FIBA Americans championship in Media.
They failed in Day One against Canada so not Brazil have 1-1 record in
Group B. Venezuela also has 1-1 as they celebrated in their first game.
Venezuela was better than Argentina. Both teams still have a chance to
reach the next stage, but Brazil is in much better satiation now.
Izabella Sangali came up with 21 points and 7 assists for the winners.
Kananda Ribeiro (96) added double-double of 20 points and 12
Vitoria Domingos (96) followed with 12 pts and 10 rebs. In defeat,
Daniela Morillo had 16 pts and 5 rebs.
Mariangel Mendoza (95) stopped to 9 pts. Brazil was way better team
during the entire meeting. Quarters: 20-25, 15-21, 4-24, 8-16).
Day One in Merida -
Jun 14, 2011
Mexico - Puerto Rico
The host of U16 FIBA Americas championship failed in their first game.
Puerto Rico outplayed Mexico 67-54 in Day One for 1-0 record in Group A.
Aleana Leon (96) stepped up for the winners with 19 points and 9
Claudia Ortiz (96) had 15 points and 6 boards, while
Chelsea Robinson (96) added 10 pts and 8 rebs. For the hosts,
Meliza Ramirez (95) had 17 points and 9 rebs.
Maria Morales (95) collected 15 pts and 13 rebs. Mexico has 0-1 now
Group A. The hosts dominated in the first half ending it with nice 39-17
lead. However, they somehow stopped after that and Puerto Rico took
control on this meeting. They made 7-24 in third and 8-16 in the last
period for the final 54-67 victory. In Day Two, Puerto Rico will meet
Canada. Mexico will take on Guatemala.
Guatemala - Canada
Canada opened FIBA Americas U16 in style. They blasted Guatemala 112-17
for 1-0 record in Group A. Beside Canada and Guatemala, participants of
the same pool are also host Mexico and Puerto Rico. Canada took control
on Guatemala from the very beginning and they were increasing the lead
after each quarter. Quarters: 4-30, 2-34, 8-25, 3-23.
Cheyanne Roger (188-C-95) was the best player in victory with 16
points and 9 rebounds.
Kia Nurse (180-PG-96) scored 15, while
Emma Wolfram (193-C-95) added 13 pts and 7 boards. Guatemala on the
other side did not have anyone with double-digits in scoring. They
leading players were
Monica Ramirez (97) and
Melissa Vargas (96) with 5 pts each. In the next round, Canada will
meet Puerto Rico. Guatemala will take on Mexico.
Brazil - USA
USA had wonderful beginning of the U16 FIBA Americas championship in
Merida. Strong USA team blasted Brazil 71-54 for 1-0 record in Group B.
Earlier in Day One, Venezuela outsmarted Argentina 38-37 also in Group
B. USA made 16-11 in the first quarter, but Brazil responded with 23-15
for the next ten minutes. However, that was all from Brazil in this game
as USA blasted them in the second half (21-8, 19-12) for the final 71-54
Mercedes Russell (196-C-95) shined for the winners with
double-double of 21 points and 15 rebounds. She reached valuation 34 and
was MVP of this meeting.
Rebecca Greenwell (183-G-95) (6 rebs) and
Stephanie Mavunga (191-F-95) netted 8 pts each. In Brazil,
Izabella Sangalli (95) delivered 14 points and
Raphaella Da Silva (95) added 10 pts, plus 5 rebs. In Day Two, USA
will meet Argentina. Brazi will take on Venezuela.
Argentina - Venezuela
Argentina failed in Day One of the FIBA Americas U16 championship.
Venezuela grabbed 37-38 thriller win for 1-0 score in Group B. Except of
Argentina and Venezuela, participants of the same group are also Brazil
and USA. Argentina had wonderful beginning as they made 16-6 lead in the
first ten minutes. They continued with 7-2 in Q2 for plus 15 at the
halftime, but they somehow stopped after that. Venezuela made 3-10 after
the breather and 11-20 in the last ten minutes, what was enough for a
turn and 37-38 victory at the end.
Yolimar Martinez (95) had 7 points and 11 rebounds for the winners,
Daniela Morillo (95) added 7 pts and 7 rebs.
Alexandra Martinez (95) (14 rebs) and
Mariangel Mendoza (95) had 6 points each. In defeat,
Julieta Belen Ale (96) collected 13 pts and 6 rebs.
Victoria Llorente (96) stopped to 7 pts and 5 rebs.
In Day Two, Venezuela will meet Brazil, while Argentina will play
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