USA breeze past Argentina for the title - Jun 16, 2013
USA - Argentina 94-48 The USA conquered the FIBA Americas U16 Championship title. They knocked down Argentina in the Final in Punta del Este yesterday. Joshua Jackson (201-G/F-97) stepped up with 16 points to lead the winners. It was a one way traffic right from the start. The North Americans jumped to a 15:8 lead at the first break. The USA poured in 28 points in the second period to gain a 28-point halftime lead 43:15. The USA kept on mounting the pressure in the third period. They cleared off to a massive 33-point lead heading into the fourth frame. Argentina scored just 13 points in the fourth term as the US team cruised to the victory. Jayson Tatum (201-F-98) posted 14 points, while Seventh Woods added 12 points for the winning side. Maximo Fjellerup (192-SG-97) responded with 13 points for Argentina. Lucio Delfino (197-PF-97) and Lautaro Riego had 12 points each in the loss.
Puerto Rico - Canada 50-62 Canada finished their FIBA Americas U16 Championship on a high note. They rallied past Puerto Rico to climb onto the pedestal. Jamal Murray (191-PG-96) nailed 15 points helping Canada earn the Bronze medals. Canada grabbed a narrow 12:11 lead at the first intermission. But Puerto Rico denied it in the second term. Puerto Rico surged ahead to secure a 25:21 halftime advantage. Canada increased the tempo in the second half. They trimmed the deficit to trail by a single point at the final intermission. Canada triggered a 24:11 run in the fourth quarter to escape with a tough victory at the end. Koby McEwen (187-PG-97) chipped in 12 points, while Nolan Narain added 10 points in the winning case. Leandro Allende (190-F/G-97) answered with 16 points for Puerto Rico. Arnaldo Toro (205-C-97) had 15 points and 14 rebounds in the loss.
Uruguay - Chile 65-66 Chile clinched 5th position at the FIBA Americas U16 Championship. The team won over the hosts, Uruguay 66:65 in the last game and sent the hosts a step lower. Both teams scored 13 points each in the opening period and stayed close for the majority of the game. Chile needed a 13-12 rally in the second frame to take 1-point advantage at the halftime. Uruguay however looked better in the third period and managed to respond with a 23-18 surge, but Chile managed to win the game. Dante Bahamonde scored the two to seal the victory for Chile, 66:65. Nicolas Aguirre (176-PG-97) was unstoppable with 33 points and Dante Bahamonde (174-G-96) added 14. Herrera Sebastian and Low Diego finished the game with 6 points each. Facundo Grolla (193-C-97) replied with 25 points and 13 rebounds, whilst Counago Martin had 17. Viotti Agustin delivered 10 and Baltasar Federico brought 7.
Bahamas - Mexico 60-58 Bahamas finished 7th in Uruguay at the FIBA Americas U16 Championship. The team escaped the last position after a 60:58 win against Mexico. Deajour Adderley brought the last points for his side to seal the victory. Bahamas won the first period 12-10 and then added 21-13 in the second frame. Mexico managed to recover in the third period after a 15-9 rally and continued to catch up with the opponents in the last period. Although Mexico won the period 20-18, it was not enough to win the game. Being tied at 58, Deajour Adderly brought the last points for his side to seal the victory. Deajour Adderley (187-SG-96) top-scored for the winners with 24 points and Gibson Qyemah collected 12 points and 10 rebounds. Sebastian Gray (198-SF-97) followed them with 9 points in a win. Rene Melendez (192-SF-96) finished the game with 16 points in defeat, whilst Venegas Ivan had 15 points and 10 rebounds. Pina Oscar nailed 10 and Contreras Diego brought 6.
USA and Argentina advance to the Finals - Jun 15, 2013
Bahamas - Uruguay 66-72 Facundo Grolla (193-C-97) erupted with 36 points and 25 rebounds against Bahamas as his Uruguay won the first Classification game for 5-8 places. Uruguay won 72:66 at the FIBA Americas Championship Day 4 opener. Uruguay opened the game with 18-13 and looked better in the first half. Both teams scored 11 points each in the second frame for 29:24 home side lead at the halftime. Uruguay won also the third period 22-16 and enjoyed 11-point advantage after three quarters. Bahamas managed to win the last period 26-21 and reduced to final 6 points. Santiago Massa (187-PF-96) and Viotti Agustin scored 9 points each for the hosts. Adderley Deajour replied with 20 points in the losing effort, while Gibson Qyemah collected 19 points and 10 rebounds. Sebastian Gray (198-SF-97) delivered 10 and Burrows Shamar added 7.
Chile - Mexico 72-64 Aguirre Nicolas posts a triple-double against Mexico at the Classification Round for 5-8 places at the FIBA Americas Championship. The player helped Chile to win 72:64 as he erupted with 17 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds. Chile won the first period 17-15, but allowed the opponents to take 2-point lead at the halftime when Mexico posted a 19-15 rally in the second frame. The second half however belonged to Chile. They posted similar 20-15 in the third and the last stanza to win the game. Herrera Sebastian top-scored for Chile with 24 points and Dante Bahamonde (174-G-96) added 20. Haase Felipe followed them with 6 points in a win. Rene Melendez (192-SF-96) ended up with 23 points in the losing effort and Contreras Diego brought 12. Venegas Ivan and Kevin Vazquez (198-PF-97) poured in 8 points each. Chile will face Uruguay in the game for the 5th place. Mexico will take on Bahamas in the opener of the last day.
Canada - Argentina 64-65 Argentina U16 needs overtime to beat Canada at the Semifinals of the FIBA Americas Championship. The team posted a 65:64 win over Canada and advanced to the Final. Argentina started the game with 18-10 in the first period and dominated the first half. They added 17-13 in the second frame and led 35:23 at the halftime. Canada, meanwhile, served with extra passes on offense and cut the lead to Argentina to 4, but a half-court basket in the final seconds of the third quarter by Guillermo Aliende gave a 7 points lead back to Argentina who closed the third quarter, 45-38. Canada won the fourth period 18-11 and tied the game after fourth period. In overtime Argentina led 8 points, while Canada tied the game again at 64:64. Maximo Fjellerup (192-SG-97) scored one free throw for the final result in the game. Boudet Christian paced all the winners with 15 points and 10 rebounds, while Lucio Delfino (197-PF-97) netted 13. Aliende Guillermo scored 12, while Maximo Fjellerup brought 9. Murray Jamal finished the game with high 27 points and Edward Ekiyor (203-F/G-96) netted 9. Turenne Malick and McEwen Koby ended up with 8 points in defeat.
USA - Puerto Rico 93-64 USA U16 advanced to the Final of the FIBA Americas Championship. The favorites overcame Puerto Rico U16 93:64 and will face Argentina in the Final game. USA took 22-18 lead at the end of the first period and pushed the tempo in the second frame. The defending champions added 25-7 in the second period for 47:25 advantage at the halftime. In the third period USA was stronger with 26-19 burst and reached 29-point deficit before the final period. Both teams scored 20 points in the last stanza for the final result in the game. Diamond Stone (208-C/F-97) and Rabb Ivan top-scored for the winners with 19 points each, while the latter also added 14 rebounds. Joshua Jackson (201-G/F-97) nailed 13, whilst Bryant Thomas had 11. Gandia Ivan replied with 21 points in the losing effort. Ebube Ezegwula-Ebube (200-PF-97) notched 12 and Cancel Edwin brought 10.
Day 3 in Uruguay. Semifinalists are set - Jun 14, 2013
USA - Bahamas 121-52 The USA U16 recorded the third straight win at the FIBA Americas Championship in Uruguay. They fired past Bahamas to win Group A. Malik Newman (193-G-97) stepped up with 26 points to pace the winners. The USA will now face Puerto Rico in the semifinal. Bahamas occupied the third position in the group and would face Uruguay in the classification round. The USA held Bahamas to 12 points in the opening frame to take an 11-point lead. The North American side dropped 36 points in the second period and accumulated a 59:28 halftime advantage. The USA went on a 28:16 spurt in the third term to boost the lead. The USA finished off their opponents with a massive 34:8 rally in the final quarter. Jayson Tatum (201-F-98) delivered 17 points, while Daniel Giddens produced 14 points and 10 rebounds in the victory. Sebastian Gray (198-SF-97) answered with 12 points for Bahamas. Oswald Parker netted 7 points in the loss.
Argentina - Mexico 81-51 Argentina earned the second victory at the FIBA Americas U16 Championship. They bettered Mexico to gain 2-1 record in Group A. Lucio Delfino (197-PF-97) netted 17 points to lead the winners. Argentina thus guaranteed the spot in the playoffs. They will face Canada in the semis. Mexico suffered the third consecutive loss and ended up third in Group A ladder. Argentina set the tone early. They went on a 28:12 run in the starting frame to gain a 16-point lead. Argentina dominated in the next ten minutes. They accounted for a 48:24 halftime lead. Argentina did not loosen the grasp in the second half. They held Mexico to just 27 points in the next two quarters and rolled to a comfortable win at the end. Christian Boudet (193-F-97) nailed 12 points, while Maximo Fjellerup added 9 points for the winners. Ivan Venegas (200-C-96) responded with 15 points and 13 rebounds for Mexico. Ignacio Villegas had 14 points in the loss.
Puerto Rico - Chile 62-52 Puerto Rico gained the crucial victory in the FIBA Americas U16 Championship preliminary round. They held off Chile to secure the second position in Group B. Puerto Rico advanced into the semifinal to face now the USA. Arnaldo Toro (205-C-97) came up with 14 points and 23 boards to pace the winners. Puerto Rico cleared off in the opening frame. They went on a 21:13 rally to enter the second period up by 8 points. Puerto Rico held their opponents to 9 points in the next period and piled up a 32:22 halftime advantage. The teams traded baskets throughout the third term. Puerto Rico entered the fourth stanza up by 10 points 46:36. The Chilean youngsters could not turn things around in the final stanza as Puerto Rico marched to the victory. Jorge Pacheco (185-SG-97) netted 14 points, while Ivan Gandia chipped in 9 points in the winning effort. Nicolas Aguirre (176-PG-97) responded with 18 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists for Chile. Dante Bahamonde had 12 points in the loss.
Uruguay - Canada 53-75 Canada maintained their perfect record at the FIBA Americas U16 Championship. The North American team outgunned Uruguay to clinch the top position in Group B. Jamal Murray (191-PG-96) chipped in 17 points and pulled down 9 rebounds to pace Canada. They will now take on Argentina in the semis. Uruguay finished winless at the bottom of the standings. They will take on Bahamas in the classification round. Canada outmuscled the hosts in the first half. The visitors built a 15:7 lead at the first break. Canada went on a 25:10 run in the second period. They claimed a 40:17 halftime advantage. Uruguay narrowed the deficit in the third term. But the deficit proved too deep to overcome as Canada cruised to the victory at the end. Justin Jackson (198-SG-97) netted 15 points and grabbed 9 rebounds, while Edward Ekiyor had 11 points for the winning side. Federico Baltasar (185-PG-96) responded with 15 points for Uruguay. Facundo Grolla netted 9 points in the loss.
Day 2 in Uruguay - Jun 13, 2013
USA U16 - Argentina U16 96:72
The USA confirmed the status of top favourite at the U16 FIBA Americas Championship. They claimed the second straight comprehensive victory at the start of the tournament. The USA shot down Argentina for 2-0 record on top of Group A. Malik Newman (6'4''-G-97) knocked down 21 points to lead the winners. The USA poured in 31 points in the first period to gain a comfortable 15-point lead. They added 24 points in the second period to boost the lead to as many as 22 points. Argentina stopped the rot in the third period. The Latin American team sparked a 22:17 run to narrow the deficit. But the USA quickly regained control and finished off their opponents with a 24:17 rally in the final frame. Thomas Bryant (206-F-97) (6'9''-F-97) knocked down 13 points, while Diamond Stone (6'10''-C/F-97) added 11 points for the winning side. Guillermo Aliende (5'10''-PG-97) responded with 18 points and 7 assists for Argentina. Santiago Cuelho (6'0''-PG-97) had 12 points in the loss.
Puerto Rico registered the first win at the FIBA Americas U16 Championship. They overcame hosting Uruguay to improve at 1-1 record in Group B. Ivan Gandia (188-G-97) stepped up with 16 points to lead the winners. Uruguay fell at 0-2 record after the loss. Puerto Rico ensured a strong start to the game. They built a 19:8 lead after ten minutes. Uruguay narrowed the deficit in the second frame. The hosts got within just two points at halftime 28:30. Uruguay denied the deficit in the third period. The home side surged ahead for a 46:45 lead. But Puerto Rico withstood the challenge. They stepped on the gas in the fourth quarter and snatched a tough victory at the end. Gerardo Texeira (195-PF-97) accounted for 11 points and 19 rebounds, while Edwin Cancel (175-PG-97) had 10 points in the winning case. Martin Counago (185-PG-96) responded with 18 points for Uruguay. Facundo Grolla (193-C-97) netted 14 points in the losing effort.
Canada registered the second straight win at the start of the U16 FIBA Americas Championship in Uruguay. They knocked down Chilean counterparts to improve at 2-0 record in Group B. Koby McEwen (187-PG-97) stepped up with 19 points to pace the winners. Canada led by just three points after the starting quarter 18:15. The North American team shifted the gear in the second frame. They went on a 22:4 run to gain a 40:19 halftime advantage. Canada did not slow down in the third period. They triggered a 32:7 rally to pile up a 46-advantage heading into the fourth frame. Canada outscored Chile in the fourth quarter and cruised to the victory at the end. Justin Jackson (198-SG-97) produced 15 points, while Brandon Cyrus (193-SG-97) added 10 points for the winners. Diego Rojas answered with 9 points for Chile. Dante Bahamonde (174-G-96) and Javier Barra (209-C-97) added 6 points each as Chile slipped at 1-1 record.
Bahamas beat Mexico in Day 2 opener. Bahamas posted a 77:54 win for 1-1 record. Mexico meanwhile fell at 0-2 record in Group A of the U16 FIBA Americas Championship in Uruguay. Mexico started with 12-10 lead but scored only 7 points in the second frame. It was decisive in the game as Bahamas erupted with 27 points and led 18 points at the halftime. Moreover Bahamas posted a 19-16 rally in the third quarter and finished the game with 21-19 in the last period. Deajour Adderley (187-SG-96) top-scored for the winners with 18 points and Sebastian Gray (198-SF-97) nailed 12. Shamar Burrows (187-G-97) delivered 11, whilst Oswald Parker (193-PF-97) and Qyemah Gibson (198-SF-97) had 8 each. Saul Santana (180-F-97) edned up with 13 points in the losing effort and Melendez Villalobos Rene scored 10. Olivas Robles Jesus Humberto poured in 9, whilst Venegas Yamada Ivan Gilberto collected 8 points and 15 boards.
Canada recorded the first win at the U16 FIBA Americas Championship in Uruguay. They outscored Puerto Rico in Group B opener for both teams. Jamal Murray (191-PG-96) stepped up with 24 points and 7 rebounds to lead the winners. Canada and Puerto Rico stayed on level terms throughout the first period. The scoreboard read 13:13 after ten minutes. Canada stepped on the gas in the second frame. The North Americans fired 23 points and gained a 36:24 halftime advantage. The teams exchanged baskets throughout the third term. Canada ensured a 12-point buffer before the final quarter. Puerto Rico could not recover in the fourth period and had to surrender at the end. Malick Turenne (195-SG-96) responded with 14 points for Canada. Koby McEwen (187-PG-97) finished with 12 points for the winners. Arnaldo Toro (205-C-97) responded with 13 points for Puerto Rico. Gerardo Texeira (195-PF-97) chipped in 11 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in the losing effort.
The USA got to the winning start of their U16 Fiba Americas Championship campaign. They steamrolled past Mexico in Group A opener. Diamond Stone (208-C/F-97) (6'10''-C/F-97) stepped up with 20 points and 8 rebounds to lead the winners. The USA jumped to a 29:9 lead after ten minutes of action. They erupted for 39 points in the second term to extend the lead. The USA piled up a massive 68:16 halftime advantage. They did not slow down in the third period. The USA rallied to a comprehensive 99:24 advantage at the final intermission and never looked back en route to the win. Malik Newman (6'4''-G-97) provided 19 points, while Harry Giles (6'9''-F-98) and Ivan Rabb (6'10''-PF-97) delivered 14 points each for the winners. Rene Melendez (6'4''-SF-96) answered with 7 points for Mexico. Saul Santana (5'11''-F-97) had 5 points in the loss.
Argentina open campaign with the win over Bahamas. The Argentinean team posted a 74:53 victory in Day 1 of Group A campaign. Argentina won the first period 20-16 and never looked behind after. They added 14-8 in the second frame and led 34:24 at the halftime. Moreover Argentina dominated the second half as well. They won the third period 20-18 and finished the game with 20-11 rally. Lucio Delfino (197-PF-97) top-scored for the winners with 18 points and 17 rebounds, while Nunez de Carvalho Ayan added 13. Maximo Fjellerup (192-SG-97) notched 12 and Christian Boudet (193-F-97) poured in 11. Deajour Adderley (187-SG-96) ended up with 15 points in defeat and Deondre Vilmar (190-PG-97) scored 13. Shamar Burrows (187-G-97) delivered 10, whilst Gibson Qyemah Tahfeeq had 7. Tomorrow United States of America will take on Argentina, while Bahamas will face Mexico.
Sebastian Herrera (190-SF-97) sank a late basket and propelled Chile to the starting victory at the U16 FIBA American Championship. Chile overcame hosting Uruguay in Group B opener. Dante Bahamonde (174-G-96) and Sebastian Herrera stepped up with 18 points apiece to pace the visitors. It was a close battle from start to finish. Uruguay and Chile were tied at 16 at the first break. Chile put their noses in front in the second frame. The visitors snatched a 29:28 halftime lead. Uruguay denied the deficit in the third stanza. The hosts evened the game at 47 with ten minutes remaining. Chile spurred ahead late in regulation but a triple from Agustin Viotti tied things up at 62. Sebastian Herrera came up with late heroics as his bucket with four seconds left in regulation sealed the win for Chile. Nicolas Aguirre (176-PG-97) provided 17 points for the winning side. Facundo Grolla (193-C-97) responded with 17 points and 10 rebounds for Uruguay. Santiago Massa had 15 points in the loss.
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