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FIBA Americas U18 2010 - Men Basketball


Play-Off bracket1

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Tournament of the Americas U18 Final Standings
1. USA
2. Brazil
3. Canada
4. Argentina
5. Uruguay
6. Puerto Rico
7. US Virg.Isl
8. Mexico

Tournament of the Americas U18 Group Stage Standings
Group A
1. Brazil 3-0
2. Canada 2-1
3. Uruguay 1-2
4. P.Rico 0-3
Group B
1. USA 3-0
2. Argentina 2-1
3. US Virg.Isl 1-2
4. Mexico 0-3
Points Per Game
 Aaron BROWN
  ISV
  (193-G-92)
  Avg: 24.8
 1. Brown, ISV24.8 
 2. Loriente, URU22.4 
 3. Rivers, USA20.2 
 4. Kabongo, CAN19.8 
 5. Wiltjer, CAN19.4 
 6. Calfani, URU17.0 
 7. Nogueira, BRA15.6 
 8. Togni, BRA15.4 
 9. Miller-Scott, USA14.0 
 10. Acosta, MEX13.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Lucas NOGUEIRA
  BRA
  (212-C-92)
  Avg: 10
 1. Nogueira, BRA10.0 
 2. Miller-Scott, USA9.2 
 3. Calfani, URU8.8 
 4. Pemberton, ISV8.0 
 5. Birch, CAN7.8 
 6. Kabongo, CAN7.8 
 7. Buelna, MEX7.6 
 8. Thomas, CAN7.6 
 9. Ortiz, PUR7.2 
 10. Mitchell, USA7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Myck KABONGO
  COD
  (188-G-93)
  Avg: 6.4
 1. Kabongo, CAN6.4 
 2. Giaveno, ARG5.2 
 3. Togni, BRA5.2 
 4. Betancourt, PUR4.6 
 5. Irving, USA4.2 
 6. Jones, ISV3.6 
 7. Garcia, URU3.4 
 8. Parodi, URU3.0 
 9. Richmond, USA2.8 
 10. Gaddy, USA2.8 
Steals Per Game
 Ivan LORIENTE
  (184-G-92)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Loriente, URU2.8 
 2. Browne, PUR2.6 
 3. Brown, ISV2.2 
 4. Marrero, PUR2.2 
 5. Betancourt, PUR2.0 
 6. Rivers, USA2.0 
 7. Alvarez, URU1.8 
 8. Ross, ISV1.8 
 9. Blue, USA1.8 
 10. Irving, USA1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Lucas NOGUEIRA
  BRA
  (212-C-92)
  Avg: 5.4
 1. Nogueira, BRA5.4 
 2. Birch, CAN4.2 
 3. Ortiz, PUR1.8 
 4. Regalado, MEX1.6 
 5. Mitchell, USA1.4 
 6. Garino, ARG1.3 
 7. Lopez, PUR1.2 
 8. Guerra, URU1.0 
 9. Buelna, MEX1.0 
 10. Calfani, URU1.0 

USA clinch 2010 U18 Fiba Americas title (Photo: usabasketball.com)


2010 ROSTER
Starting Five in BOLD letters
Starting Five
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Quincy Miller-Scott
Miller-Scott
Jereme Richmond
Richmond
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Austin Rivers
Rivers
Patrick Young
Young
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4 Abdul Gaddy 6'3''-G-92 Washington
5 Kyrie Irving 6'3''-G-92 Duke
6 Vander Blue 6'3''-G-92 Marquette
7 Trevor Cooney 6'3''-G
8 Quincy Miller-Scott 6'8''-F/C-93 Kentucky
9 Jereme Richmond 6'7''-F Illinois
10 Le'Bryan Nash 6'7''-F-93
11 Austin Rivers 6'3''-G
12 Joshua Hairston 6'8''-F/C
13 Tony Mitchell 6'6''-F Alabama
14 Amir Williams 6'10''-F/C
15 Patrick Young 6'9''-F/C-92

Jeff Capel Head Coach Oklahoma USA
Paul Hewitt Assistant Georgia Tech USA
Reggie Witherspoon Assistant Buffalo USA

Latinbasket.com All-FIBA Americas U18 Championships Awards 2010 - Jul 1, 2010

All-Tournament 1st Team 2010
#s#
Quincy Miller-Scott
Miller-Scott
Myck Kabongo
Kabongo
Austin Rivers
Rivers
Jereme Richmond
Richmond
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Player of the Year: Quincy Miller-Scott (203-F/C-93) of Kentucky USA
Guard of the Year: Myck Kabongo (188-G-93) of High School USA
Forward of the Year: Quincy Miller-Scott (203-F/C-93) of Kentucky USA
Center of the Year: Lucas Nogueira (212-C-92) of Estudiantes II Spain

1st Team
G: Myck Kabongo (188-93) of High School USA
G: Austin Rivers (191) of High School USA
F/C: Quincy Miller-Scott (203-93) of Kentucky USA
F: Jereme Richmond (201) of Illinois USA
C: Lucas Nogueira (212-92) of Estudiantes II Spain

2nd Team
G: Ivan Loriente (184-92) of Bigua Uruguay
G: Raul Togni (184-92) of Pitagoras/Minas Brazil
G: Kyrie Irving (191-92) of Duke USA
F/G: Carlos Paredes (201-92) of ZIndepend.N. Argentina
C: Kyle Wiltjer (206) of

Honorable Mention
Aaron Brown (193-G-92) of High School USA
Mathias Calfani (199-C-92) of Bigua Uruguay
Tony Mitchell (198-F) of Alabama USA
Kevin Acosta (175-G-91) of Fuerza Regia Mexico
Christopher Ortiz (93) of
Khem Birch (206-F) of
Charles Pemberton (92) of
Gary Browne (92) of Trujillo Alto Puerto Rico


USA wins the Gold - Jul 1, 2010

BIG FINAL
USA - Brazil 81-78
USA outsmarted Brazil 81-78 winning the Gold in San Antonio. USA had to work very hard in order to take the Big Final and they made it. It means that USA finished FIBA Americas U18 Championship with perfect 5-0 record. Silver medal belongs to Brazil. It is important to mention that both teams booked a spot for 2011 FIBA U19 World Championship. Kyrie Irving (191-G) shined for USA with 21 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists. He was the MVP of this meeting with valuation 28. Austin Rivers (191-G) helped with 19 points, while Vander Blue (191-G) added 13. Quincy Miller-Scott (203-F/C-93) registered double-double of 11 points and 12 boards. In Brazil, Lucas Nogueira (212-C-92) shined with 22 points and 14 boards. Felipe Vezaro (190-G-92) followed him with 17 pts. USA grabbed the title thanks to great performance in the last quarter. The Americans entered to the last ten minutes with 5-point deficit, but they managed to tie the score quickly and later finished Q4 with 23-15. Of course, that was enough for the Gold in San Antonio. Before the last period, everything looked good for Brazil who was 34-35- up at the half time (22-15 Q1, 12-20 Q2). In third frame both teams were on fire, but Canadians scored 28, while USA stopped on 24 pts. However, that was not enough for Canada as Kyrie Irving and his teammates exploded in the last ten minutes taking the Gold medal on this prestigious event. In 2008, USA failed in the Finals against Argentina.
Places 3-4
Canada - Argentina 86-83 OT
Kyle Wiltjer (206-C) made a three pointer with 1.7 seconds left in overtime to give Canada an 86-83 win to get the Bronze medal in the 2010 FIBA Americas U18 Championship. Argentina, who won the Americas title in 2008, this time finished as No.4. Both countries qualified for the 2011 FIBA U19 World Championship. Kyle Wiltjer was the leading scorer in Canada with 27 points. Myck Kabongo (188-G-93) secured a nice help and was close to make triple-double: 15 points, 7 rebounds and 12 assists. Julian Clarke (191-G) added 14 pts. In the loosing squad, Carlos Paredes (201-F/G-92) shined with 28 points and 8 rebounds. He was the MVP of this game with valuation 28. Marcos Delia (207-C-92) had 11 pts and 7 boards. Argentina was a better team at the beginning as they made 10-15 lead in the first quarter. Canada slightly improved in Q2, but still it was Argentina who ended it with 17-19. It means that Carlos Paredes and his teammates were decent 7-point up at the half time and were looking good. Third period ended with 18-18 tie and Argentina was on the right way to victory. However, Canadians exploded in the last quarter and mostly owing to Kyle Wiltjer finished it with 26-19, for 71-71 tie at the end of regular time. Both teams were leveled in OT, until the last 1.7 seconds when Wiltjer drained a winning triple for Canada.
Places 5-6
Uruguay - Puerto Rico 78-64
Uruguay outplayed Puerto Rico 78-64 to finish as No.5 in San Antonio. Uruguay ended this event with decent 3-2 record. On the other side, Puerto Rico had only one victory also in five appearances. Mathias Calfani (199-C-92) shined for the winners with 32 points and 14 rebounds. Calfani earned the MVP title for this meeting reaching valuation 34. Ivan Loriente (184-G-92) was the second scorer in Uruguay with 22 pts, while Luciano Parodi (G-94) added 12. In the loosing squad, Christopher Ortiz (93) replied with 16 points and 5 boards. Emmanuel Andujar (92) had 12 pts and 8 boards. Uruguay was slightly better in the first period ending it 21-19. They took full control on Puerto Rico in the second frame and jumped to 39-29 at the half time. Nothing has changed after the breather as Uruguay was better team in Q3 and Q4 as well. Puerto Rico slightly improved in that second half, but that was not enough against tough Uruguayans. At the end Uruguay celebrated 78-64 victory for the fifth place on 2010 FIBA Americas U18 Championship. Both teams failed to qualify for 2011 FIBA U19 World Championship.
Places 7-8
Mexico - U.S. Virgin Islands 86-89 OT
USVI grabbed overtime win against Mexico to avoid the last place at FIBA Americas U18 Championship in San Antonio. USVI did not disappoint at this event as they registered 2-3 record. On the other side, Mexico ended winless with 0-5 but they played pretty good in this meeting and were close to take it. Merwin Potter (93) was the leading scorer in USVI with 22 points. Aaron Brown (193-G-92) was the MVP in USVI with valuation 21. He collected 20 points and 11 rebounds for 28 minutes on the court. Javier Martinez (93) followed with 13 pts and 7 rebs. In Mexico, Kevin Acosta (175-G-91) was good with 27 points and 8 rebounds. Sergio Panduro (G-93) had 18 pts. USVI took control on Mexico from the very beginning. Merwin Potter and his teammates made nice 16-24 lead in the first ten minutes and until the half time they jumped to 32-42. Mexico drastically improved after the breather. Kevin Acosta was on fire and he paced Mexicans to nice 17-9 in Q3. They made 25-23 in the last quarter for 74-74 tie at the end of the regular rime. USVI was slightly better in overtime (12-15) and avoided the last place in San Antonio.


USA and Brazil to meet in the Finals - Jun 30, 2010

Semifinals

USA - Canada 122-89

USA blasted Canada and advanced to FIBA Americas U18 Championship Finals. The powerful USA team scored 122 points in this game, what was more than enough for comfortable victory. They will meet Brazil in the battle for Gold. On the other side, Canada will take on Argentina for third place. Austin Rivers (191-G) was on fire in victory with 35 points. He made 9 of 12 attempts from behind the arc. Tony Mitchell (198-F) helped his country with 13 points and 9 rebounds, while Kyrie Irving (191-G) added 12 pts and 7 assists. In Canada, Myck Kabongo (188-G-93) shined with 32 points, 7 rebounds and 9 assists. He was the MVP of this game with valuation 39. Singh Bhullar (223-C-94) netted 14 pts. USA took control on their rivals from the very beginning. Austin Rivers and his teammates had wonderful first quarter ending it with 37-10 lead. Canada improved after that, especially in offense, but still was not able to come any closer. Actually, USA won Q2 as well (31-29) and went on the half time with unreachable lead. USA finished Q3 with 32-22, while the last one belonged to Canada 22-28. It was clear that USA slowed down in the second half as they already secured the Finals.

Brazil - Argentina 70-56
Brazil was too strong for Argentina in the Semifinals and will meet USA in the battle for Gold. Brazil stretched its wining streak in San Antonio to four, but they will take on powerful USA, who also has 4-0 so far. On the other side, Argentina will fight for third place against Canada. As a reminder, all semifinalists already booked a spot for 2011 FIBA U19 World Championship. Lucas Nogueira (212-C-92) paced Brazil to victory with double-double of 16 points and 12 rebounds. He was the MVP of this meeting with valuation 31. Felipe Taddei (192-G-92) was the second scorer in victory with 11 pts. In the loosing squad, Patricio Garino (196-G/F-93) delivered 10 points. Lucas Machuca (185-G-92) stopped on one less. Argentina was the team who dominated at the beginning. Argentineans shined in the first quarter taking nice 8-15 lead. Brazil replied with 14-11 in the second period for minus four at the half time. Third frame was pretty leveled, but it was Brazil who ended it 20-19. Argentina still had the lead and could not imagine what will happen to them in the last ten minutes. Brazilians destroyed Argentina with impressive 28-11 and finished this game with comfortable 70-56 victory! Both, the Big Final and Bronze medal game are scheduled for Wednesday.
Places 5-8
Uruguay - Mexico 106-63
Uruguay grabbed the second victory in San Antonio. This time, it was a Classification Round and Uruguay was better than Mexico. In order to take the fifth place at this event, Uruguay will have to beat Puerto Rico. On the other side, if Mexico wants to avoid the last place at FIBA Americas U18 Championship, they will have to beat U.S. Virgin Islands. Both games are scheduled for Wednesday. Ivan Loriente (184-G-92) stepped up for Uruguay in this victory with 26 points. Mathias Calfani (199-C-92) also was great adding 21 points and 5 boards. Diego Garcia (183-G-92) (7 rebs, 6 as) and Juan Modernell (92) added 10 pts each. In Mexico, Juan Rangel (93) collected 25 points. Kevin Acosta (175-G-91) followed him with 13 points and 7 boards. Uruguay dominated in this game from the very beginning. Ivan Loriente and his teammates played great defense, limiting Mexico to just 7 points for 10 minutes of play. On the other side, Uruguay drained 28 and already was 21-point up. During the second frame they jumped to 51-21 and the game winner was already known. Nothing has changed after the breather, despite Uruguay already had victory in their pocket. They ended Q3 with 23-19 and the last one with 32-23 for the final 106-63 win.

U.S. Virgin Islands - Puerto Rico 79-87
Puerto Rico made the first step forward to fifth place in San Antonio. The Puerto Ricans outplayed USVI 79-87 and will meet Uruguay in the last day of the FIBA Americas U18 Championship. At the same time, USVI will meet Mexico and will try to avoid the last place at this event. Christopher Ortiz (93) was the leading player in Puerto Rico with 17 points and 10 rebounds. Dejuan Marrero (93) secured a nice help adding 13 pts and 6 boards for the winners. Angel Matias (93) (7 rebs) and Gary Browne (92) helped with 12 points each. Aaron Brown (193-G-92) shined for the USVI with 31 points and 6 boards. He reached valuation 25 in this meeting. Merwin Potter (93) had 18 pts. Puerto Rico opened the game strongly making the crucial lead in Q1. Christopher Ortiz and his teammates shined at the both sides of the court and managed to finish first ten minutes with excellent 13-28. That turned out as too much for USVI, who managed to cut the deficit for rest of the way, but not to take the lead. USVI ended Q2 with 20-19 and they also won third period, but with 17-15 and still needed a way more. Puerto Ricans were calm and they managed to keep their lead in the last quarter, despite USVI ended it with 29-25. At the end, nice 79-87 victory for Puerto Rico, who will continue their battle for position No.7.



Preliminary Round is over - Jun 29, 2010
Group A
Canada - Brazil 78-83
Brazil was better than Canada in the last day of the Preliminary Round in San Antonio. Thanks to this victory Brazil is No.1 of Group A with perfect 3-0 record and will meet Argentina in the Semifinals. On the other side, Canada dropped to second place with 2-1 score and will take on powerful USA team. Both, Brazil and Canada, already secured a ticket for 2011 FIBA U19 World Championship. Raul Togni (184-G-92) was the MVP of this meeting with impressive valuation 46. He spent 36 minutes on the court collecting 34 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists. Lucas Nogueira (212-C-92) also was great helping his team with 13 points and 9 boards. Felipe Taddei (192-G-92) is another player with 13 pts in this win. In Canada, Myck Kabongo (188-G-93) shined with 20 points and 12 boards. Hero from the first two games, Kyle Wiltjer (206-C), this time stopped to 18 points and 5 rebs. Brazil did a good job in the first half. Raul Togni and his teammates created 16-20 in the opening 10 minutes and later jumped to decent 36-44 lead (HT). Canada had 8-point deficit before the second half and they had to improve. They were slightly better in Q3 (17-15), but they needed a way more against tough Brazilians. Both teams were good offensively in the last period, which once again belonged to Canada 25-24, but that was not enough for any better than 78-83 loss. The Semifinals are scheduled for Tuesday. As mentioned above, Brazill will meet Argentina, while Canada will play against USA.

Puerto Rico - Uruguay 54-67
Uruguay outplayed Puerto Rico in the last day of the Preliminary Round. It means that Uruguay finished this stage as No.3 in Group A with 1-2 record. On the other side, Puerto Rico is still winless. Both teams failed to reach the Semifinals and will continue in classification games (5-8 place). Ivan Loriente (184-G-92) shined for the winners with 23 points. Mathias Calfani (199-C-92) secured a nice help adding 18 pts and 6 boards, while Alex Alvarez (92) added 11 points and 6 assists. In the loosing squad, Christopher Ortiz (93) had double-double of 10 points and 12 rebounds. Emmanuel Andujar (92) had 10 pts and 8 boards. Both teams were pretty leveled in the first period, which still belonged to Uruguay 13-14. Ivan Loriente and his teammates took control on Puerto Ricans in the second quarter, what resulted with 25-36 lead at the half time. Puerto Rico was not able to reply for rest of the way and Uruguay had no troubles to keep its lead. Third quarter finished 12-13 and the last one 17-18 for the final 54-67 victory. In the first classification game Uruguay will meet Mexico. Puerto Rico will play against USVI.
Group B
Mexico - U.S. Virgin Islands 78-88
USVI celebrated the first win in San Antonio. With this one, USVI avoided the last place in Preliminary Group A (1-2) and will meet Puerto Rico in the first classification game for 5-8 spot. Mexico is still winless and will play against Uruguay. Aaron Brown (193-G-92) was totally the best player in this victory. He spent 34 minutes on the court collecting 39 points and 10 rebounds. With valuation 38, Brown was the MVP of this meeting. Rasheed Swanston (95) helped USVI with 12 points, while Merwin Potter (93) added 10 points and 10 boards. In Mexico, Kevin Acosta (175-G-91) shined with 22 points. Jesus Quintero (185-G-92) had 5 points less than him. USVI opened the game better making 18-23 lead after ten minutes of play. Almost the same picture on the court was seen in Q2, which belonged to USVI 19-23. Aaron Brown was unstoppable in offense and mostly owing to him USVI was 9-point up at the half time. Mexico improved after the breather and fished third period 23-20, but USVI stopped Mexicans on their way in the last ten minutes. Brown was still on fire pacing his team to 18-22 in Q4 for the final 78-88 victory.

Argentina - USA 67-88
USA and Argentina met in the last day of Preliminary Round in San Antonio. USA demonstrated better performance celebrating 67-88 victory and they finished as No.1 in Group B with perfect 3-0 record. It means that USA will play against Canada in the Semifinals. Argentina dropped to second place with 2-1 score and will meet Brazil in the Semis. Both, USA and Argentina, already booked a spot for 2011 FIBA U19 World Championship. Quincy Miller-Scott (203-F/C-93) stepped up for the winners with 22 points and 5 rebounds. Austin Rivers (191-G) and Patrick Casey Young (92) (5 rebs) netted 13 and 11 points respectively. In Argentina, Carlos Paredes (201-F/G-92) and Cristian Scaramuzzino (206-C-92, agency: World Sport Agency/a>) delivered 10 points each. Except of the last quarter, USA was a way better team in this game. Quincy Miller-Scott opened it with nice 16-24 in the first ten minutes and later in the second quarter totally destroyed their rivals. USA limited Argentina to just 9 points in the second period, while they drained 27 on the other side. It was 25-51 at the HT and question about the winner was already resolved. USA continued in the same rhythm in Q3 ending it 18-28. They finally slowed down after that and Argentina used that opportunity to cut the deficit a little bit. The Semifinals are scheduled for Tuesday.



Day Two in San Antonio - Jun 28, 2010
Group A
Puerto Rico - Canada 83-100
Canada outplayed Puerto Rico in Day Two of the FIBA Americas U18 Championship. With this victory the Canadians jumped to 2-0 in Preliminary Group A and not only that. With this win they secured a spot for the Semifinals and also for the 2011 FIBA U19 World Championship. Kyle Wiltjer (206-C) was the MVP of this game with valuation 43. He spent 34 minutes on the court registering double-double of 31 points and 10 rebounds. Myck Kabongo (188-G-93) was close to triple-double: 22 pts, 10 rebounds and 8 assists. Kemy Osse (188-G) collected 20 points. In the loosing squad (0-2), Gary Browne (92) replied with 19 points. Angel Matias (93) had 12 points and 5 rebs. First and last quarter were the crucial ones in this game. The Canadians were on fire at the very beginning draining 31 points for just 10 minutes of play. On the other side, Puerto Rico had 20 facing with 11-point deficits before the second frame. Puerto Ricans improved after that, but it was not enough at all. Puerto Rico finished Q2 with 25-24, while Q3 belonged to Canada 18-19. The Canadians closed this game with another nice period (20-26) for the final 83-100 victory. In Day Three, Canada will meet Brazil. Puerto Rico will play against Uruguay.

Uruguay - Brazil 64-71
Second straight win for Brazil in San Antonio. It means that Brazil joined Canada on top of Group A with perfect 2-0 and both teams already secured the Semifinals. They also already booked a ticket for 2011 FIBA U19 World Championship. Raulzinho Togni (184-G-92) stepped up for Brazil with 14 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists. Felipe Vezaro (190-G-92) also had 14 points, but to go with 7 rebounds, while Durval Cunha (199-F-92) added 13 pts and 5 boards. On the other side, Uruguay (0-2) got 23 points and 5 boards from Ivan Sebastian Loriente Perez. Alex Nicolas Alvarez Silva delivered 12 pts. Brazil opened the game better taking 14-18 lead after ten minutes of play. Uruguay players woke up after that replying with 20-16 in Q2. It means that the teams were totally leveled at the half time with 34-34 tie. Nothing has changed after third period as it finished 14-14. Thus, the game was decided in the last ten minutes. The Brazilians exploded when it was the most important and mostly owing to trio Raulzinho Togni, Felipe Vezaro and Durval Cunha finished it with nice 16-23 for the second straight win in San Antonio. In Day Three, Brazil will meet Canada in the battle for first place in Group A. At the same time, Uruguay will meet also winless Puerto Rico.
Group B
U.S. Virgin Islands - Argentina 50-82
Argentina had an easy job against USVI in Day Two of the FIBA Americas U18 Championship. Thanks to this win Argentina already secured the Semifinals at this event and also booked a ticket for 2011 FIBA U19 World Championship. On the other side, USVI dropped to 0-2 in Group A with no chance to reach the Semis. Lucas Machuca (185-G-92) top-scored in victory with 14 points. Fernando Podesta (204-C-92) had 10 points and 5 rebounds, while Juan Giaveno (175-G-92) added 10 points and 5 assists. In USVI, Aaron Brown (193-G-92) shined with 14 points and 5 boards. He was the only one with double-digits in scoring. Argentina had an excellent beginning at the both sides of the court. Lucas Machuca and his teammates made 12-24 lead in the first ten minutes and they continued in the same rhythm after that. For the rest of the first half Argentineans already reached 19-39 and the game winner was decided, despite there was 20 more minutes to go. After the breather, Argentina just confirmed its domination with 10-26 and Q4 was just the formality. In Day Three, Argentina will meet USA in the battle for the first place in Group B. USVI will take on Mexico. Both teams are winless so far.

USA - Mexico 114-38
USA had no mercy for Mexico jumping to 2-0 in San Antonio. With this victory the Americans already secured the Semifinals and a ticket for 2011 FIBA U19 World Championship. USA had seven players with double-digits in scoring in this game. Austin Rivers (191-G) and Trevor Cooney (191-G) led the way with 16 points each. Quincy Miller (203-F/C) collected 15 points and 6 boards. Jereme Richmond (201-F), who had 14 pts and 10 boards, was the MVP of this meeting. Richmond reached valuation 27. On the other side, Mexico (0-2) got 7 points from Luis Quintero (160-G-92). Powerful USA team smashed Mexico in the opening period. Austin Rivers and his teammates drained magnificent 36 points for just 10 minutes, while stopping Mexicans to only 6. The Americans continued in the same rhythm finishing Q2 with 25-7 and Q3 with plus 13, 23-10. Mexico just wasn't able to resist as USA dominated in all basketball elements. Last quarter finished 30-15 for the final 114-38 victory. In Day Three, USA will meet Argentina. The winner of this game will finish the Preliminary Round as No.1 in Group B. Mexico will play against USVI.




Day One in San Antonio pan> - Jun 27, 2010
Group A
Canada - Uruguay 76-52
Canada demonstrated nice performance in Day One of the FIBA Americas U18 Championship. The Canadians blasted Uruguay 76-52 for 1-0 in Preliminary Group A. Beside these two teams, participants of the same pool are also Brazil and Puerto Rico. Kyle Wiltjer (206-C) and Kevin Thomas (203-C) stepped up for the winners with 14 points each. They grabbed 7 and 5 rebounds respectively. Myck Kabongo (188-G-93) and Phil Scrubb (191-G) helped their country with 10 points apiece. In the loosing squad, Ivan Sebastian Loriente Perez replied with 18 points and 8 boards. Matias Guerra Monetti added 13 pts and 6 boards. Canada demonstrated its power at the very beginning. Kyle Wiltjer and his teammates opened the game strongly, especially at the defensive end, letting Uruguay to score just four points for ten minutes. They drained 21 on the other side sending a clear signal what we can expect from this meeting. Canada ended Q2 with 13-8 for comfortable 34-12 lead at the HT. After that, the Canadians slowed down and did not have any troubles to keep the safe distance. In Day 2, Canada will meet Puerto Rico, while Uruguay will take on Brazil.

Brazil - Puerto Rico 78-53
Brazil had a joyful Day One in San Antonio. The Brazilians outplayed Puerto Rico for 1-0 in Preliminary Group A, where also Canadians were too strong for Uruguay yesterday. Lucas Riva Amarante Nogueira was the leading player in victory. He spent 20 minutes on the court collecting 20 points and 12 rebounds. Nogueira was the MVP of this meeting with valuation 39. Raul Togni Neto helped with 9 points and 8 assists, while Durval Cunha (199-F-92) and Olintho Pereira Abrao Silva also had 9 pts each. In the loosing squad, Gary Browne (92) delivered 13 points. Their second scorer was Luis Quinones (93) with 7 pts. Third quarter was the crucial one in this game. Before that Brazil ended Q1 with 17-10, while Q2 belonged to Puerto Rico 12-18. After the breather, there was only one team playing on the court and it was Brazil. Nogueira and his teammates intensified defense and limited Puerto Rico to just 5 points for the entire Q3, while they nailed 26 on the other side. Question about the winner was resolved and Brazil later celebrated huge 78-53 victory. In Day 2, Brazil will play against Uruguay. Puerto Rico will meet Canada.
Group B
Argentina - Mexico 78-53
Argentina opened the 2010 FIBA Americas U18 Championship in style. The defending champion from 2008 had an easy job against Mexico celebrating 78-53 victory. Both teams are placed to Preliminary Group B, together with USA and US Virgin Islands. Fernando Podesta (204-C-92) top-scored for the Argentineans with 14 points and he also grabbed 10 rebounds beside that. Marcos Nicolas Delia helped with 12 points and 5 boards, while Pablo Perez (202-F-92) added 11 pts. In Mexico, Ruben Uzziel Regalado Corral collected 12 points. Rafael Buelna (202-F/C-92) had 11 pts and 9 rebounds. Question about the winner is resolved in the first half. Argentina opened the game strongly making 15-6 lead in the first ten minutes. Nothing has changed after that as Argentina still was great defensively, limiting Mexico once again to 6 pts for the period. Fernando Podesta and his teammates scored 20 for 35-12 advantage at the HT. Argentina slowed down after that, but still they played strong enough to keep the comfortable lead until the end. In Day Two in San Antonio, Argentina will meet US Virgins Islands. Mexico will take on USA.

USA - U.S. Virgin Islands 131-63
USA destroyed U.S. Virgins Islands in Day One of the 2010 FIBA Americas U18 Championship. Strong USA team is the host of this event (San Antonio) and they are together with USVI, Argentina and Mexico placed to Preliminary Group B. USA had nine players with double-digits in scoring against USVI. Austin Rivers (191-G) was the leading one with 18 pts. Quincy Miller (203-F/C) was the MVP of this meeting with valuation 30. He spent 24 minutes on the court collecting 15 points and 17 rebounds. Trevor Cooney (191-G) and Le Bryan Nash (201-F) also helped with 15 pts each. In USVI, Aaron Brown (193-G-92) shined with 20 points. Merwin Potter (93) stopped to 14. First quarter sent a clear signal who will be the winner of this game. The powerful USA team drained 35 points for the opening ten minutes, while stopping ISVI to just 8. The only question until the end was how much the Americans will score and how big difference it will be. Second quarter ended 27-20 for USA and third 33-20. The USA team had another great quarter after that for the final 131-63. In Day Two, USA will play against Mexico. At the same time, USVI will take on Argentina.



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