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FIBA Americas U18 Championship. Finals - Jul 19, 2008

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Argentina U18 - United States U18 77:64

Argentinean Junior National Team scored a comprehensive 77:64 win over the United States in the FIBA Americas Championship Final Game in Formosa. It was just the second loss for the United States team in the history of their participation at the event. Argentina was well cheered up by the supportive crowd of more than 5000 spectators to jump to an early lead. The hosts enjoyed a 20:11 advantage late in the opening stanza. Argentina built a 26:18 lead at the end of the quarter. The teams slowed down in the second frame as the tension grew stronger. The USA outscored their opponents 10:9 and trailed by 7 points at halftime 28:35. The teams traded the baskets early in the third stanza and the North Americans managed to cut the deficit to 6 points. However Argentina exploded with 11 points in a row to establish 53:36 advantage late in the frame. Argentina entered the final period up by 16 points. The USA fought bravely in the final period but the home team easily secured the winning outcome and was awarded Gold Medals. Mateo Gaynor (198-G-90) and Juan Manuel Fernandez (195-G-90) had 16 points for the winners. Matias Nocedal (192-G-90, agency: Interperformances) scored 15 points for Argentina. Kemba Walker (183-G-90) answered with 21 points and 7 boards for the USA. Walker was trumped the tournaments MVP after the game. Malcolm Lee (193-G) secured 13 points in a loss.

Argentina U18: Mateo Gaynor 16, Juan Manuel Fernandez 16, Matias Nocedal 15
USA U18: Kemba Walker 21, Malcolm Lee 13

Bronze Medals Game
Canada U18 - Puerto Rico U18 83:68

Tristan Thompson (203-F) led balanced offense with 18 points and 10 boards as Canada scored a comfortable win over Puerto Rico in the consolation final of the FIBA Americas U18 Championship. Canada got to a better start to the game as they enjoyed an 18:15 lead after ten minutes of action. Puerto Rico answered with a 14:4 run early in the second stanza to establish a 29:22 lead. Canada stayed cool and pulled away with a 37:34 halftime advantage. The North American team forced the issue early in the third frame when they posted an 11:0 surge and extended their lead to as many as 14 points. Canada maintained the gap well and earned a 13-point cushion heading into the final period. Puerto Rico however never gave it up as they clipped the distance to 4 points midway through the final frame. However Tristan Thompson and Mangisto Arop (197-G-90) secured the winning outcome for Canada  

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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
  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
  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
  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
  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
  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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