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Day 1 in Uruguay - Jun 12, 2013

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Canada U16 - Puerto Rico U16 76:63

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.

Canada U16: Jamal Murray 24, Malick Turenne 14, Koby McEwen 12
Puerto Rico U16: Arnaldo Toro 13, Gerardo Texeira 11+10 boards

USA U16 - Mexico U16 130:31

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.

USA U16: Diamond Stone 20, Malik Newman 19, Harry Giles 14, Ivan Rabb 14
Mexico U16: Rene Melendez 7, Saul Santana 5

Argentina-Bahamas 74:53

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.

Argentina: Lucio Delfino 18+17 rebs, Nunez de Carvalho Ayan 13, Maximo Fjellerup 12, Christian Boudet 11
Bahamas: Deajour Adderley 15, Deondre Vilmar 13, Shamar Burrows 10, Gibson Qyemah Tahfeeq 7

Uruguay U16 - Chile U16 62:64

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.

Uruguay U16: Facundo Grolla 17+10 boards, Santago Massa 15
Chile U16: Dante Bahamonde 18, Sebastian Herrera 18, Nicolas Aguirre 17   

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FIBA Americas U16 Standings
Group A
 1. Brazil 0-0 
 2. Dominican R. 0-0 
 3. P.Rico 0-0 
 4. USA 0-0 
Group B
 1. Argentina 0-0 
 2. Canada 0-0 
 3. Mexico 0-0 
 4. Venezuela 0-0 
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
  High School
  Avg: 19.6
 1. Ayala, High School19.6 
 2. Frink, High School18.0 
 3. Lopez, Villa S.17.8 
 4. Martinez, MEX N.17.6 
 5. Trent, High School16.8 
 6. Howard, High S.15.0 
 7. Barrett Jr., CAN N.14.6 
 8. Mafio, Flamengo14.0 
 9. Shittu, CAN N.13.8 
 10. Carter, High Scho.13.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Simisola SHITTU
  CAN N.
  Avg: 11.4
 1. Shittu, CAN N.11.4 
 2. Djuricic, CAN N.9.2 
 3. Mafio, Flamengo8.8 
 4. Carter, High School8.8 
 5. Basualdo, Atenas8.6 
 6. Vanderbilt, High S.7.8 
 7. Pino, Columbus 997.2 
 8. Alvarez, MEX N.7.2 
 9. Frink, High School7.2 
 10. Brazdeikis, CAN N.7.2 
Assists Per Game
  Avg: 4.4
 1. Dos Santos, Palme.4.4 
 2. Nembhard, CAN N.4.2 
 3. Jones, High School3.6 
 4. Willis, Hermosillo3.3 
 5. Barros, FIATC J.3.0 
 6. Lopez, Villa S.2.8 
 7. Ayala, High School2.8 
 8. Paez, Columbus 992.6 
 9. Araujo, Brasilia2.4 
 10. Vanderbilt, High2.4 
Steals Per Game
  Avg: 4.5
 1. Willis, Hermosillo4.5 
 2. Jones, High School3.8 
 3. Rial, High School3.2 
 4. Dos Santos, Palme.3.2 
 5. Paez, Columbus 992.4 
 6. Martinez, MEX N.2.2 
 7. Pino, Columbus 992.0 
 8. Shittu, CAN N.2.0 
 9. Berroa, Pueblo N.2.0 
 10. Howard, High S.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
  Avg: 2
 1. Ferreira, Bauru2.0 
 2. Carter, High School1.8 
 3. Diaz, DOM N.1.7 
 4. Djuricic, CAN N.1.6 
 5. Ayala, High School1.6 
 6. Vanover, High S.1.5 
 7. Mafio, Flamengo1.4 
 8. Shittu, CAN N.1.4 
 9. Mirambeaux, DOM N.1.3 
 10. Franco, ARG N.1.2 
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