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Day Two in San Antonio - Jun 28, 2010


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Kyle Wiltjer
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.   



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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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