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Day 2 in Colorado Springs - Jun 22, 2014

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Group A
Dominican Republic - Canada 67-79
Canada claimed the second consecutive victory at the start of the U18 FIBA Americas tournament. The North American team outgunned Dominican Republic to stay on top of Group A. Montaque Gill-Caesar topscored with 23 points for Canada. Canada accumulated a 19:16 lead after the opening frame. They stretched the gap in the second quarter. The North American side ensured a 36:27 halftime lead. Dominican Republic cut the distance in the third term. They pulled within 8 points at the final intermission. Canada unloaded 28 points in the fourth frame and sealed the winning outcome. Dillon Brooks (201-F-96) connected for 15 points, while Drew Urquhart added 11 points for Canada. Yerri Flores (188-PG-96) answered with 14 points for Dominican Republic. Andres Feliz and Jhonatan Araujo had 13 points each in the loss.

Brazil - Puerto Rico 75-80
Puerto Rico celebrated the first victory at the U18 FIBA Americas Championship. They held off Brazil for 1-1 record in Group A. Brazil slipped at 0-2 record after the loss. Ivan Gandia (188-G-97) nailed 17 points to lead the winners. Brazil snatched a 24:22 lead ten minutes into the game. But Puerto Rico adjusted defensively in the second quarter. They jumped to a 38:36 halftime lead. Puerto Rico stretched the lead in the third term. They established a 62:53 advantage heading into the fourth period. Brazil narrowed the gap in the final stanza but could not avoid the defeat. Victor Jusino (203-C-96) netted 10 points, while Arnaldo Toro had 9 points in the victory. George Alves answered with 15 points for Brazil. Lucas Swiert (202-C-97) and Lucas de Souza had 12 points each in the loss.

Group B
USA - Mexico 100-46
USA U18 National Team gained the second straight victory at the FIBA Americas Championship. They outgunned Mexico in Colorado Springs for 2-0 record on top of Group B. Stanley Johnson (201-SG-96) nailed 18 points to pace the hosts. Mexico fell at 0-2 record after the loss. The USA got to a confident start. They established a 26:9 lead ten minutes into the game. The hosts triggered a 30:4 run in the second quarter to secure a 56:13 halftime lead. Mexico improved their offence in the third term. They poured in 23 points and cut the deficit by two points. But the hosts responded with a 23:10 run in the final term to seal the winning outcome. Allonzo Trier (196-F-96) and Justice Winslow (198-SG-96) had 14 points each for the USA. Victor Alvarez Diez responded with 19 points for Mexico. Jose Arenas had 18 points in the loss.

Uruguay - Argentina 55-67
Argentina earned the second consecutive victory at the U18 FIBA Americas Championship. They topped Uruguay to stay perfect in Group B. Jose Vildoza (190-PG-96) netted 16 points and collected 12 rebounds in the victory. Argentina built a 22:12 lead after the first frame. They boosted the gap in the second frame. Argentina arrived at halftime up by 16 points 41:25. Uruguay stopped the rot in the third term. They pulled within 10 points at the final break. But Argentina held their opponents to 14 points in the fourth stanza and sealed the victory. Juan Arengo (189-SG-96) chipped in 13 points, while Lucio Delfino had 10 points for the winners. Juan Galletto (182-PG-97) answered with 14 points for Uruguay. Octavio Medina 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
  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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