USA - Brazil
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
Canada - Argentina
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
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
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
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.
Uruguay - Puerto Rico
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.
Mexico - U.S. Virgin Islands
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
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
USA - Canada
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,
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
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.
Uruguay - Mexico
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
Ivan Loriente (184-G-92) stepped up for Uruguay in this victory with 26
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
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
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
Preliminary Round is over
- Jun 29, 2010
Canada - Brazil
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
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
Lucas Nogueira (212-C-92) also was great helping his team with 13 points and
Felipe Taddei (192-G-92) is another player with 13 pts in this win. In
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
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,
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
Mexico - U.S. Virgin Islands
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
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
Argentina - USA
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
Carlos Paredes (201-F/G-92) and
Cristian Scaramuzzino (206-C-92, agency:
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
Puerto Rico - Canada
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
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
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
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,
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
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.
U.S. Virgin Islands - Argentina
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
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
Luis Quintero (160-G-92). Powerful USA team smashed Mexico in the opening
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
Canada - Uruguay
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
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 - Puerto Rico
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
Argentina - Mexico
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
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
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
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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