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FIBA Americas U18 Championship. Semifinals - Jul 18, 2008


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Semifinals

Argentina U18 - Puerto Rico U18 83:68
Argentinean U18 National Team posted their 4th straight win at the FIBA Americas Championship. Yesterday they routed Puerto Rico in the semifinal and advanced to the title decider. Argentina will face the United States in the championship game tonight. Puerto Rico will take on Canada in the consolation final. Matias Nocedal (192-G-90, agency: Interperformances) paced the hosts in the first half as Argentina easily cleared off to a comfortable distance. They outgunned their opponents 20:11 in the first stanza and maintained the gap in the second frame. Puerto Rico found themselves trailing by 12 points at the interval. However the Caribbean team cut the deficit to 7 points in the third stanza. Isaac Sosa (188-G-90) and Carlos Lopez (208-F-90) kept Puerto Rican team in the race. Argentina remained at the coolest late in the quarter and regained an 11-point buffer heading into the final term. The home team went on a 9:3 run early in the final quarter and established an unassailable 17-point advantage. Matias Nocedal finished the game with 20 points for Argentina. Juan Fernandez secured 14 points, while Luciano Gonzalez (196-F-90) had 12 in a win. Isaac Sosa and Carlos Lopez answered with 15 points apiece for Puerto Rico. Steven Miro nailed 12 points in defeat.

Argentina U18: Matias Nocedal 20, Juan Emilio Fernandez 14, Luciano Gonzalez 12
Puerto Rico U18: Isaac Sosa 15, Carlos Lopez 15


USA U18 - Canada U18 82:66
The United States Junior National Team won their 4th straight game at the FIBA Americas Championship in Formosa and advanced to the title clash. Yesterday they toppled Canadian counterparts in the semifinal. JayMychal Green (205-F/C-90) tallied 16 points and 10 boards, while Ryan Kelly (207-F-91) had 12 points and 10 rebounds to pace the United States to yet another impressive success at the event. Kemba Walker (183-G-90) contributed 13 points in a win. If the USA team captures the title it would be their fifth success in the last six edition of the tournament. They face Argentina in the main game today. The USA led right from the start and finished the first frame up 26:16 courtesy of an 8:0 run late in the period. The States extended the margin to 14 points midway through the second quarter. They secured the distance at halftime. Canada failed to close the gap in the third frame and the United States ran away to a comfortable 15-point distance after three quarters of action.  



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FIBA Americas U18 Final Standings
 1. USA
 2. Canada
 3. Brazil
 4. P.Rico
 5. Argentina
 6. Chile
 7. US Virg.Isl
 8. Dominican R.
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Nickeil ALEXANDER-WALKER
  CAN
  (195-G-98)
  Avg: 17.4
 1. Alexander-W., CAN17.4 
 2. Brissett, CAN16.4 
 3. Porter, USA15.8 
 4. Figueroa, DOM14.6 
 5. Arroyo, CHI14.4 
 6. Wigginton, CAN14.0 
 7. Fultz, USA13.8 
 8. Aguirre, CHI13.6 
 9. Negron, PUR13.4 
 10. Jackson, PUR12.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Christian NEGRON
  PUR
  (200-F/C-98)
  Avg: 13.6
 1. Negron, PUR13.6 
 2. Simmons, ISV11.6 
 3. Uchendu, BRA9.2 
 4. Allen, USA9.0 
 5. Pereira, BRA8.6 
 6. Brissett, CAN7.8 
 7. Claxton, ISV7.2 
 8. Familia, DOM6.8 
 9. Haase, CHI6.8 
 10. Bamba, USA6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Shaivonte GILGEOUS-ALEXANDER
  (193-F/G-98)
  Avg: 5.4
 1. Gilgeous-A., CAN5.4 
 2. Fultz, USA5.2 
 3. Corvalan, ARG5.0 
 4. Aguirre, CHI5.0 
 5. Coleman, USA4.4 
 6. Ruivo, BRA4.0 
 7. Wigginton, CAN3.4 
 8. Young, USA3.2 
 9. Stevens, ISV3.2 
 10. Haase, CHI2.8 
Steals Per Game
 Markelle FULTZ
  (195-SG-98)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Fultz, USA3.2 
 2. Gilgeous-A., CAN3.0 
 3. Brissett, CAN2.4 
 4. Corvalan, ARG2.4 
 5. Aguirre, CHI2.4 
 6. Alexander-W., CAN2.4 
 7. Lema, ARG2.0 
 8. Washington, USA1.8 
 9. Arroyo, CHI1.8 
 10. Porter, USA1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Nicolas CLAXTON
  (201-G/F-99)
  Avg: 3.6
 1. Claxton, ISV3.6 
 2. Negron, PUR2.4 
 3. Banks, USA1.8 
 4. Pereira, BRA1.6 
 5. Waldron, DOM1.6 
 6. Familia, DOM1.5 
 7. Bamba, USA1.2 
 8. Lorca-Lloyd, USA1.2 
 9. Thompson, PUR1.2 
 10. Allen, USA1.0 
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