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USA breeze past Argentina for the title - Jun 16, 2013

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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.

3rd place
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.

5-6 places
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.

7-8 places
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 celebrate the title in Bahia Blanca - 2 Years ago
FINAL USA - Canada 77-60 USA celebrated the FIBA Americas Championship title. They edged Canada in the championship game in Bahia Blanca. The victory marked the third straigth title for Team USA. Jarred Vanderbilt (203-F/C-99) tallied 19 points and 10 rebounds to pace the champions. Canada got to a terrific start. They held Team USA to just 3 points in the first ten minutes to open a 16-point lead. But the USA slowly improved their performance. They dropped 46 points in the next two...   [read more]

Canada and USA to clash for title in Bahia Blanca - 2 Years ago
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]

Recap of Day 3 in Bahia Blanca. Semifinals are set - 2 Years ago
Group A USA - Brazil 123-83 Team USA stayed untamed at the FIBA Americas tournament. They cruised past Brazil to clinch the top position in Group A. Wendell Carter (206-C-99) came up with 21 points and 11 rebounds to lead the winners. Team USA erupted for 36 points in the second frame to gain a 63:32 halftime lead. They never looked back afterwards cruising to the victory. Kevin Knox II (201-F-99) finished with 16 points, while Jalen Hill and Jordan Brown (206-C-99) added 14 points...   [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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