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Puerto Rico prevails over Bahamas at the start of U18 FIBA Americas Championship - Jul 3, 2006


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Puerto Rico U18 Bahamas U18 97:65 Puerto Rican U18 National Team breezed past Bahamas in the Tournament of the Americas opener yesterday. Bahamas that were the last second invitee could not match Puerto Rican team. The Latin American team rushed ahead right from the start and soon accumulated a 26:16 advantage. Having an obvious advantage inside and outside the paint Puerto Rico easily stretched the margin to 25 points at the interval. The Caribbean side finally showed character as they outscored their opponents 26:23 in the third frame. But it was a short spark as Puerto Rico answered with a deadly 25:15 spurt in the fourth quarter to seal the winning outcome. Carlos Lopez led all scorers with 24 points and 10 boards for Puerto Rico. Isaac Sosa had 17 points, while Raymond Cintron provided 13 points for the winners. Shavaro Bowleg answered with 15 points for Bahamas. Jermine Storr had 11 points and 11 boards in a losing effort. Puerto Rico outrebounded their opponents 52:42 and forced those to 18 turnovers. The winners also shot solid 49% from the field. Puerto Rico will face Venezuela, while Bahamas will take on the USA in todays action. Puerto Rico finished the tournament in the 5th spot in 2006. Four best teams will qualify to the U19 World Championship in New Zealand. Puerto Rico U18: Carlos Lopez 24+10 boards, Isaac Sosa 17, Raymond Cintron 13 Bahamas U18: Shavaro Bowleg 15, Jermine Storr 11+11 boards   


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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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