USA - Canada 113-79 The USA conquered the FIBA Americas U18 Championship title. They outscored Canadian counterparts in the Final in Colorado Springs on Tuesday. The victory marked the seventh success for the United States in the history of the tournament. Justice Winslow (198-SG-96) stepped up with 20 points and 10 rebounds to lead the winners. The USA grabbed a 21:15 lead after the opening quarter. They maintained the lead throughout the second frame. The USA piled up a 49:35 halftime advantage. They went on a 36:18 run in the third quarter and cleared off to a comfortable 32-point distance at the final break. Canada could not recover and had to surrender at the end. Stanley Johnson (201-SG-96) chipped in 19 points, while Isaiah Briscoe added 14 points for the winners. Dillon Brooks (201-F-96) answered with 27 points for Canada. Montaque Gill-Caesar produced 22 points in the loss.
Argentina - Dominican Republic 53-64 Dominican Republic finished third at the U18 FIBA Americas Championship. They overcame Argentina in the consolation final in Colorado Springs. Jhonatan Araujo (201-C-96) nailed 16 points and grabbed 15 rebounds in the victory. Dominican Republic grabbed a 16:10 lead at the first break. They stretched the margin in the second term. They secured a 31:22 halftime lead. Argentina narrowed the gap in the third term. They pulled within 6 points at the final break. But Dominican Republic responded with an 18:13 run in the fourth stanza and sealed the victory. Weisner Perez (198-SF-97) had 14 points, while Jeromy Rodriguez had 10 points in the win. Lucio Delfino (198-PF-97) answered with 14 points for Argentina. Jose Vildoza chipped in 11 points in the loss.
Puerto Rico - Brazil 88-84 OT Puerto Rico celebrated the fifth place at the FIBA Americas U18 Championship. They held off Brazil in the final game at the torney. Arnaldo Toro (205-C-97) stepped up with 19 points and 12 rebounds to pace Puerto Rico to a tough overtime win. Puerto Rico got to a strong start. They jumped to a 27:16 lead ten minutes into the game. But Brazil bounced back in the second quarter. They poured in 30 points and grabbed a 46:45 halftime advantage. Puerto Rico regained the lead in the third term. They eked out a 60:59 advantage heading into the fourth quarter. Brazil erased the deficit and sent the game into overtime. However Puerto Rican youngsters sank 14 points in the extra period and secured the winning outcome. Ivan Gandia (188-G-97) produced 16 points, while Jose Morales (203-PF-95) added 12 points for the winners. George Alves and Wesley Alves delivered 15 points each for Brazil.
Uruguay - Mexico 65-79 Mexico finished their U18 FIBA Americas Championship campaign on a high note. They knocked down Uruguay to occupy the 7th overall position. Victor Alvarez Diez netted 16 points to pace the winners. Mexico unloaded 26 points in the first frame and secured a 4-point lead. The teams traded baskets throughout the second frame. Mexico ensured a narrow 40:36 halftime lead. Uruguay went on a strong rally in the third term. They triggered a 27:13 run to ensure a 10-point lead at the final break. But Mexico silenced their opponents with a 26:2 blow in the fourth quarter and sealed the victory. Jose Arenas (196-SF-96) had 14 points, while Jeffry Suarez added 12 points for Mexico. Martin Counago (186-PG-97) answered with 24 points for Uruguay. Octavio Medina (195-F-96) had 17 points and 8 rebounds in the loss.
FINAL USA - Canada 99-84 The USA repeated as FIBA Americas champions. They overcame their North American rivals Canada in the title game in Valdivia. Markelle Fultz (195-SG-98) stepped up with 23 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists to lead the champions. The USA eked out a narrow 48:44 halftime lead. They used a 27:19 run in the third term to boost the lead. The USA sank 24 points in the fourth quarter to seal the victory. Paul Washington (208-C) provided 19 points for the winners. Nickeil... [read more]
USA - Canada 99-84 The USA repeated as FIBA Americas champions. They overcame their North American rivals Canada in the title game in Valdivia. Markelle Fultz (195-SG-98) stepped up with 23 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists to lead the champions. The USA eked out a narrow 48:44 halftime lead. They used a 27:19 run in the third term to boost the lead. The USA sank 24 points in the fourth quarter to seal the victory. Paul Washington (208-C) provided 19 points for the winners. Nickeil Alexander-Walker (195-G-98) answered with 25 points for Canada.
Brazil - Puerto Rico 59-58 Brazil stepped onto the pedestal in Valdivia. They snatched a narrow victory over Puerto Rico to earn the Bronze medals. Lucas Pereira (203-PF-98) delivered 16 points and 16 rebounds for the winners. Puerto Rico recorded a 28:25 halftime lead. They extended the margin at 4-point mark heading into the fourth quarter. However Brazil triggered a 17:12 run in the fourth frame to snatch the win. Michael Uchendu (206-F/C-98) provided 12 points for the winners. Leandro Allende (198-SF-97) answered with 15 points for Puerto Rico.
Chile - Argentina 68-73 Argentina overcame Chile to celebrate the fifth overall position at the championship. Argentina piled up a 42:33 halftime lead. Chile narrowed the distance in the second half but came up short of victory at the end. Leonardo Lema (201-SF-98), Matias Solanas (192-G-98) and Lautaro Lopez (188-PG-99) had 13 points each for Argentina. Felipe Haase (205-F/C-98) answered with 18 points and 6 rebounds for Chile.
U.S. Virgin Islands - Dominican Republic 77-63 US Virgin Islands wrapped up their campaign in Valdivia with victory. They overcame Dominican Republic to earn the 7th position. Nicolas Claxton (201-G/F-99) accounted for 17 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. US Virgin Islands earned a 38:36 halftime lead. They followed with a strong 25:9 run in the third term to clear off for good. Jahmia Simmons (194-G/F-98) produced 16 points and 16 rebounds for the winners. Jose Familia (207-F-98) responded with 15 points and 10 rebounds for Dominican Republic.
USA and Canada enter Final in Valdivia - 8 months ago
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SEMIFINALS USA - Brazil 88-48 The USA advanced into the tournament's championship game. The defending champions eased past Brazil in the semis. Mitchell Porter (203-G-98) finished with 17 points to lead the charge. The USA built a 40:26 halftime lead. They erupted for 33 points in the third term to clear off to a 35-point distance at the final intermission. Jarrett Allen (200-F-98) netted 14 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for the USA. Yago Dos Santos (178-PG-99) and Arthur Pimenta (198-F... [read more]
USA - Brazil 88-48 The USA advanced into the tournament's championship game. The defending champions eased past Brazil in the semis. Mitchell Porter (203-G-98) finished with 17 points to lead the charge. The USA built a 40:26 halftime lead. They erupted for 33 points in the third term to clear off to a 35-point distance at the final intermission. Jarrett Allen (200-F-98) netted 14 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for the USA. Yago Dos Santos (178-PG-99) and Arthur Pimenta (198-F/G-98) produced 7 points each for Brazil.
Canada - Puerto Rico 83-66 Canada raced into the FIBA Americas Championship Final. They fired past Puerto Rico in the semifinal clash in Valdivia. Lindell Wigginton (187-PG-98) produced 22 points to pace the North American side. Canada recorded a 45:28 halftime lead. They exchanged baskets with Puerto Rico throughout the second half and cruised to the victory. O'Shae Brissett (203-SF-98) delivered 18 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Jhivan Jackson (182-G-98) responded with 15 points for Puerto Rico. Jesus Cruz (195-F/G-98) had 13 points in the loss.
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