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Day 2 in Uruguay - Jun 13, 2013

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Malik Newman
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.

USA U16: Malik Newman 21, Thomas Bryant 13, Diamond Stone 11
Argentina U16: Guillermo Aliende 18, Santiago Cuelho 12

Uruguay U16 - Puerto Rico U16 59:65

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.

Uruguay U16: Martin Counago 18, Facundo Grolla 14
Puerto Rico U16: Ivan Gandia 16, Gerardo Texeira 11+19 boards, Edwin Cancel 10

Canada U16 - Chile U16 87:40

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.

Canada U16: Koby McEwen 19, Justin Jackson 15, Brandon Cyrus 10
Chile U16: Diego Low (190-SF-97) 9, Dante Bahamonde 6, Javier Barra 6

Bahamas U16-Mexico U16 77:54

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.

Bahamas U16: Deajour Adderley 18, Sebastian Gray 12, Shamar Burrows 11, Oswald Parker 8, Qyemah Gibson 8+13 rebs
Mexico U16: Saul Santana 13, Rene Melendez (192-SF-96) 10, Jesus Olivas 9, Ivan Venegas (200-C-96) 8+15 rebs   

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SEMIFINALS USA - Argentina 119-76 Team USA claimed the fourth consecutive victory at the FIBA Americas tournament. They rallied past Argentina to book their Final appearance. Seven players scored in double digits for the winners. Markus Howard (185-G-99) and Jordan Brown (206-C-99) delivered 16 points each for the USA. The North American team erupted for 70 points in the first half to gain a massive 34-point lead. They did not slow down after the big break cruising to the victory. G...   [read more]

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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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