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USA and Canada advance into championship game - Jun 24, 2014


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SEMIFINALS
USA - Dominican Republic 90-56
USA U18 recorded the fourth consecutive victory at the FIBA Americas Championship. They overcame Dominican Republic in the semifinal clash to advance into title game. Stanley Johnson (201-SG-96) scored 15 points to lead the winners. The USA grabbed a 24:14 lead after the opening quarter. They boosted the gap in the second frame. The USA established a 51:29 halftime lead. The margin kept on growing in the second half. The USA ensured a 28-point lead heading into the fourth frame and never looked back en route to the victory. Tyus Jones (187-PG-96) had 14 points, while Allonzo Trier added 13 points in the winning effort. Weisner Perez (198-SF-97) answered with 11 points for Dominican Republic. Jeromy Rodriguez had 10 points and 10 rebounds in the loss.

Canada - Argentina 91-82 OT
Canada will play in the championship game at the U18 FIBA Americas Championship. They outscored Argentina in the exciting semifinal clash on Monday. Dillon Brooks (201-F-96) unleashed 29 points to pace the North American team. Canada will now take on hosting USA in the Final. Canada jumped to a 23:16 lead after the first quarter. Argentina cut the deficit at 5-point mark at halftime 37:42. Canada increased the tempo in the third term. They stretched the gap at 11-point mark heading into the fourth frame. But Argentina lived up to the challenge. They responded with a 23:12 run in the quarter and forced overtime. Canada picked up the tempo in the extra period and sealed the winning outcome. Montaque Gill-Caesar finished with 24 points, while Munis Tutu (183-PG-96) added 8 points in the victory. Jose Vildoza (190-PG-96) answered with 26 points for Argentina. Juan Arengo had 16 points in the loss.
5-8 Place
Uruguay - Brazil 55-97
Brazil clinched the opening victory at the U18 FIBA Americas Championship. They knocked down Uruguay in the classification round on Monday. Brazil will now take on Puerto Rican counterparts for the 5th position. Wesley Alves provided 24 points to pace Brazil. The teams got to rather a slow start. Brazil eked out a 16:13 lead ten minutes into the game. But the tempo grew in the second frame. Brazil unleashed 28 points and ensured a 17-point halftime advantage. They dropped 33 points in the third term and raced to a 34-point lead before the fourth stanza. Brazil outscored their opponents in the final ten minutes and sealed a comfortable victory. Lucas Vezaro (188-G-96) delivered 15 points, while Lucas de Souza added 13 points for Brazil. Octavio Medina (195-F-96) answered with 14 points for Uruguay. Agustin Da Costa and Juan Galetto had 7 points apiece in the defeat.

Puerto Rico - Mexico 70-69
Puerto Rican U18 National Team earned a tough victory over Mexico in the classification round of the FIBA Americas Championship today. Julian Torres (208-C-97) sank a late free throw to propel Puerto Rico to the victory. The teams stayed neck and neck throughout the first quarter. The scoreboard read 23:23 at the end of the first frame. Puerto Rico snatched a 40:38 halftime advantage. Mexico erased the deficit in the third term. The teams entered the fourth quarter tied at 57. It was a roller coaster action in the final stanza but Puerto Rico were able to secure a tough victory at the end. Lonnie Rivera (198-F-97) knocked down 13 points to pace the effort. Leandro Allende, Julian Torres and Ivan Gandia scored 10 points each for Puerto Rico. Jose Arenas (196-SF-96) answered with 20 points and 8 rebounds for Mexico. Osmar Garcia connected for 11 points, 9 boards and 6 assists in the defeat.   



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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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