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Results and Stats from Day 2 in Valdivia - Jul 21, 2016


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Group A
Brazil - Argentina 54-51
Brazil held off Argentina for the second consecutive victory at the tournament. Michael Uchendu (206-F/C-98) and Danilo Santos (194-G-99) delivered 11 points each to lead the winners. Argentina enjoyed a narrow 25:24 halftime lead. But Brazil used an 18:9 run in the third term to spur ahead. Argentina outscored their opponents in the fourth stanza but could not avoid the loss. Rafael Monteiro had 10 points for the winners. Leonardo Lema (201-SF-98) and Matias Solanas (192-G-98) responded with 12 points each for Argentina.

Canada - Dominican Republic 87-74
Canada posted the second straight victory in Valdivia. They beat Dominican Republic to stay on top of Group A. O'Shae Brissett (203-SF-98) scored 23 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead the North American team. Canada rallied to a 41:27 halftime lead. They protected it well throughout the second half and marched to the victory. Nickeil Alexander-Walker (195-G-98) finished with 19 points for the winners. Lionel Figueroa (201-F-98) responded with 22 points for Dominican Republic.

Group B
Puerto Rico - Chile 70-60
Puerto Rico claimed the first victory at the tournament. They beat hosting Chile in Valdivia. Jhivan Jackson (182-G-98) and Jesus Cruz (195-F/G-98) stepped up with 15 points each to lead the effort. Chile stayed in front throughout the first half. They arrived at the big break up by 4 points 32:28. But Puerto Rico turned the tables in the second half. They pulled within one point at the final intermission. The visitors then ignited a 20:9 run in the fourth quarter to seal the win. Nicolas Aguirre (183-PG-97) stepped up with 15 points for Chile.

U.S. Virgin Islands - USA 63-107
The USA claimed the second victory in Valdivia as they eased past US Virgin Islands. Mitchell Porter (203-G-98) stepped up with 20 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the defending champions. The USA unloaded 58 points in the first half to take a 23-point halftime lead. They did not loosen the grip in the second half and cruised to the victory. Paul Washington (208-C) delivered 19 points for the USA. Jahkeele Stevens (182-G-98) answered with 18 points for US Virgin Islands.

  



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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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