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USA, Canada, Brazil and Puerto Rico reach semifinals in Valdivia - Jul 22, 2016

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Group A
Argentina - Dominican Republic 79-75
Argentina claimed the first victory at the tournament. They wrapped up the preliminary round campaign with a narrow win over Dominican Republic. Facundo Corvalan (188-G-98) delivered 22 points and 10 assists for the winners. Argentina secured a 39:32 halftime lead. Dominican Republic sank 32 points in the third term to pull ahead. But Argentina responded with a 21:11 rally in the fourth stanza to snatch the victory. Lautaro Berra (208-C/F-98) accounted for 20 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Jose Perez (201-G-98) responded with 21 points for Dominican Republic.

Brazil - Canada 58-74
Canada clinched the top position in Group A. They beat Brazil to finish at 3-0 record on top of the ladder. O'Shae Brissett (203-SF-98) finished with 19 points to lead the winners. Brazil jumped to a 31:26 halftime lead. Canada picked up the tempo in the third term. They went on a 29:15 rally in the period to spur ahead. The North American side wrapped up the game on a 19:12 run to seal the win. Nickeil Alexander-Walker (195-G-98) accounted for 14 points in the victory. Michael Uchendu (206-F/C-98) responded with 14 points and 12 rebounds for Brazil.

Group B
Chile - USA 50-70
The USA rallied to the third victory in Group B. They overcame hosting Chile to stay undefeated. Kevin Huerter (198-G/F-98) posted 14 points in the winning effort. The USA claimed a 30:27 halftime lead. They extended the margin at 10-point mark at the final intermission. The USA followed with a 20:10 run in the fourth term to ice the victory. Markelle Fultz (195-SG-98) tossed in 11 points in the win. Ignacio Arroyo (185-G-00) responded with 14 points for Chile.

U.S. Virgin Islands - Puerto Rico 61-85
Puerto Rico outgunned US Virgin Islands for the second win in Group B. Ethan Thompson (193-G-99) finished with 24 points and 11 rebounds in the victory. US Virgin Islands accumulated a 19:14 lead ten minutes into the game. Puerto Rico turned things around in the second quarter. They eked out a 35:31 halftime lead. Puerto Rico sank 50 points in the second half and marched to the victory. Jhivan Jackson (182-G-98) tossed in 15 points and grabbed 8 rebounds for the winners. Malcolm Farrington (195-G-99) responded with 17 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
  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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