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Semifinalists are set in Sao Sebastian - Jun 19, 2012


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Group A
Brazil - USA 64-83
USA registered the third consecutive win at the U18 Fiba Americas Championship. They defeated hosting Brazil to improve at 3-0 record in Group A. USA set up a semifinal clash versus Argentina. Brazil occupied the second position in the ladder and would face Canada in the semis. USA got to a strong start. They recorded a 22:14 lead at the first intermission. The North American team maintained the lead throughout the second quarter. They established a 49:28 halftime lead. Brazil stopped the rot in the third quarter. The hosts outgunned the USA to trim the deficit to 13-point margin. But the USA regained control in the fourth quarter and did not allow Brazil to get any closer rallying to the victory. Julius Randle (203-F-94) accounted for 15 points for the USA. Lucas Dias (205-C-96) answered with 15 points and 8 rebounds for Brazil. Matheus Pereira had 12 points in the loss.

U.S. Virgin Islands - Mexico 81-79
Virgin Islands celebrated the first win at the U18 Fiba Americas in Brazil. They held off Mexico to finish at 1-2 record in Group A. Khalid Hart (198-SF-95) knocked down 30 points and grabbed 7 rebounds to pace the winners. Mexico ensured a confident start. They surged ahead for a 23:15 lead at the first break. Virgin Islands cut the deficit in the second quarter. They narrowed the deficit to 7 points at the interval 46:39. Mexico boosted the margin again in the third term. They arrived at the final break up by 9 points 64:55. However Virgin Islands turned things around in the final quarter. They poured in 26 points and snatched a tough win at the end. Alex Brazil (198-C) accounted for 17 points and 16 rebounds for Virgin Islands. Angel Rivera-Cuencas added 14 points in the win. Jose Estrada (190-G-94) answered with 25 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists for Mexico. Jose Luis Aguilera had 14 points in the loss.

Group B
Colombia - Puerto Rico 72-65
Colombia celebrated the first win at the U18 Fiba Americas Championship. They fired past Puerto Rico for 1-2 record in Group B. Kevin Cuesta (94) notched 22 points and 8 rebounds in the winning case. Colombia limited their opponents to 14 points in the opening quarter to surge ahead. They posted an 18:14 lead at the first intermission. Puerto Rico adjusted their offence in the second term. They poured in 27 points in the period to surge ahead for a 41:40 halftime lead. The teams stayed neck and neck throughout the third term. Puerto Rico entered the final period up by a single point 52:51. But Colombia turned things in their favour in the final period. They went on a 21:13 run to seal the victory at the end. Tonny Trocha (C-95) posted 16 points and 13 rebounds, while Brian Angola had 9 points in the victory. Alexander Curet (94) replied with 12 points for Puerto Rico. David Rosado had 10 points in the loss.

Canada - Argentina 75-68
Canada registered the third straight win at the U18 Fiba Americas Championship. They defeated Argentina to clinch the top position in preliminary Group B. Andrew Wiggins (202-F-95) scored 19 points to pace the winners. Canada will now take on Brazil, while Argentina will face the USA in the semifinals. Canada surged ahead to take a 19:15 lead after ten minutes. The North American team maintained the lead throughout the second quarter. They recorded a 34:29 halftime lead. Argentina cut the distance in the third period. They narrowed the gap at three points with ten minutes remaining. Canada however quickly picked up the tempo and raced to the victory at the end. Trey Lyles (206-PF-94) delivered 16 points and 12 rebounds, while Tyler Ennis finished with 14 points in the win. Martin Massone (191-G/F-94) answered with 19 points for Argentina. Matias Bernardini netted 13 points in the loss.   



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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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