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Semifinalists are set in Colorado Springs - Jun 23, 2014


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Group A
Puerto Rico - Canada 70-91
Canada registered the third consecutive victory at the U18 FIBA Americas Championship. They fired past Puerto Rico to finish the preliminary round on top of Group A. Dillon Brooks (201-F-96) nailed 26 points and grabbed 6 rebounds to pace the North American side. Puerto Rico fell at 1-2 record after the defeat. Canada got to a perfect start. They dropped 28 points in the first frame to gain a 13-point lead. They stayed in front throughout the second term. Canada ensured a 50:30 halftime advantage. Canada did not loosen the grasp in the third term. They secured a 29-point lead heading into the fourth stanza. Puerto Rico sank 30 points in the final frame but Canada still cruised to the victory. Chris Egi (206-PF-96) posted 20 points and 14 boards, while Montaque Gill-Caesar had 9 points in the victory. Victor Jusino (203-C-96) responded with 13 points for Puerto Rico. Jose Morales had 12 points in the loss.

Brazil - Dominican Republic 69-72
Dominican Republic gained the second victory at the U18 FIBA Americas tournament. They held off Brazil to secure the second-place finish in Group A. Dominican Republic will now face a tough test against the USA in the semifinal clash. Brazil were coming off two straight defeats at the start of the tournament. They got to a quick start willing to leave those losses behind. Brazil accumulated a 22:19 lead ten minutes into the game. But Dominican Republic adjusted defensively and grabbed a 35:33 halftime lead. Brazil erased the deficit as the teams entered the fourth stanza tied at 51. Dominican Republic sank 21 points in the final quarter and escaped with a narrow victory at the end. Jeromy Rodriguez (198-PF-96) provided 16 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Jhonatan Araujo (201-C-96) had 15 points in the victory. George Alves answered with 25 points and 8 rebounds for Brazil. Lucas De Souza had 13 points in the defeat.

Group B
Mexico - Uruguay 70-89
Uruguay claimed the opening victory at the U18 FIBA Americas Championship. They defeated Mexico for 1-2 record in Group B. Facundo Grolla (193-C-97) netted 18 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead the charge. Mexico fell at 0-3 record after the defeat. Uruguay set the tone early in the encounter. They accumulated a 26:6 lead after ten minutes. Mexico picked up the tempo in the second quarter. They erupted for 26 points and cut the deficit at 15-point mark at the interval 32:47. Uruguay stiffened defensively in the third term. They held their opponents to just 11 points in the quarter and opened a 23-point lead at the final break. Uruguay never looked back and cruised to the victory in the fourth term. Octavio Medina (195-F-96) had 15 points, while Juan Galletto chipped in 13 points in the win. Alvaro Mendoza (SF-96) answered with 17 points for Mexico. Cesar Molina tossed in 11 points in the defeat.

USA - Argentina 118-64
The USA U18 team earned the third consecutive victory at the FIBA Americas Championship in Colorado Springs. They thrashed Argentina to win Group B. The USA will now take on Dominican Republic in the semifinal. Argentina occupied the second position in the standings and would take on Canada in the playoffs. It was another dominant display from the hosts in this one. The USA earned a 34:11 lead after the opening frame. They unleashed 29 points in the second quarter to secure a 63:26 halftime lead. The home team stayed red hot offensively in the second half. They poured in 55 points after the big break and sealed the victory. Jalen Brunson (188-G-97) netted 16 points, while Tyler Lydon (206-C-96) added 14 points for the winners. Lucio Delfino (198-PF-97) answered with 19 points and 8 rebounds for Argentina. Juan Arengo delivered 12 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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