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FIBA Americas Standings
Group X
 1. Brazil 6-1 
 2. P.Rico 6-1 
 3. Argentina 6-1 
 4. Canada 3-4 
 5. Dominican R. 3-4 
 6. Uruguay 2-5 
 7. Panama 1-6 
 8. Mexico 1-6 
Group Places 9-10
 1. Venezuela 1-3 
 2. US Virg.Isl 0-4 
Qualifying Round
Group A
 1. P.Rico 4-0 
 2. Uruguay 3-1 
 3. Canada 2-2 
 4. Mexico 1-3 
 5. US Virg.Isl 0-4 
Group B
 1. Brazil 4-0 
 2. Argentina 2-2 
 3. Dominican R. 2-2 
 4. Panama 1-3 
 5. Venezuela 1-3 
 
Anderson Varejão and Brazil are celebrating a gold-medal triumph after beating hosts Puerto Rico in the FIBA Americas Championship title game (FIBA Americas)
 
Brazil won the Gold medal at the FIBA Americas Championship by winning over Puerto Rico 61-60 in the final game of the tournament (FIBA Americas)
Points Per Game
 Luis SCOLA
  ARG
  (206-F/C-80)
  Avg: 23.3
 1. Scola, ARG23.3 
 2. Barbosa, BRA21.1 
 3. Pinnock, PAN20.1 
 4. Romero, VEN18.0 
 5. Villanueva, DOM17.1 
 6. Arroyo, PUR16.8 
 7. Batista, URU16.6 
 8. Sheppard, ISV15.8 
 9. Garcia, DOM15.8 
 10. Flores, D.14.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Esteban BATISTA
  URU
  (208-F/C-83)
  Avg: 10.5
 1. Batista, URU10.5 
 2. Horford, DOM10.3 
 3. Ayon, MEX9.4 
 4. Lloreda, PAN8.6 
 5. Varejao, BRA8.4 
 6. Lugo, VEN8.0 
 7. Ramos, PUR7.8 
 8. Villanueva, DOM7.4 
 9. Martinez, DOM7.3 
 10. Splitter, B.7.2 
Assists Per Game
 Pablo PRIGIONI
  ITA
  (191-G-77)
  Avg: 7.4
 1. Prigioni, ARG7.4 
 2. Vasquez, VEN5.5 
 3. Arroyo, PUR5.3 
 4. Flores, DOM4.9 
 5. Huertas, BRA4.9 
 6. Barrera, URU4.8 
 7. Osimani, URU4.6 
 8. Sheppard, ISV4.5 
 9. Anderson, CAN4.2 
 10. Hodge, I.3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Walter HODGE
  PUR
  (183-G-86)
  Avg: 3
 1. Hodge, ISV3.0 
 2. Prigioni, ARG2.6 
 3. Pinnock, PAN2.0 
 4. Ayon, MEX2.0 
 5. Garcia Moral., URU2.0 
 6. Varejao, BRA1.9 
 7. Barrera, URU1.8 
 8. Batista, URU1.8 
 9. Famutimi, CAN1.8 
 10. Flores, D.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Anderson VAREJAO
  BRA
  (205-C-82)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Varejao, BRA1.9 
 2. Garcia, DOM1.8 
 3. Ayon, MEX1.5 
 4. Lugo, VEN1.3 
 5. Rhymer, ISV1.3 
 6. Anthony, CAN1.3 
 7. Ramos, PUR1.1 
 8. Villanueva, DOM1.1 
 9. Santiago, PUR1.1 
 10. Pomare, P.1.0 
2009 ROSTER
Starting Five in BOLD letters
Alexandre Garcia
Garcia
Marcelinho Huertas
Huertas
Leandrinho Barbosa
Barbosa
Anderson Varejao
Varejao
Tiago Splitter
Splitter
5 Eduardo Machado 195-G-82 Flamengo Petrobras Rio de Janeiro Brazil
6 Diego Pinheiro 196-F/G-80 Universo/BRB Brasilia Brazil
7 Carlos Rodriguez 202-F-83 E.C. Pinheiros Sao Paolo Brazil
8 Alexandre Garcia 191-G-80 Universo/BRB Brasilia Brazil
9 Marcelinho Huertas 191-G-83 Caja Laboral Vitoria Spain
10 Leandrinho Barbosa 190-G-82 Phoenix Suns USA
11 Anderson Varejao 205-C-82 Cleveland Cavaliers USA
12 Guilherme Giovannoni 202-F-80 Universo/BRB Brasilia Brazil
13 Joao Lopes Batista 207-F/C-81 Le Mans Sarthe Basket France
14 Jonathan Guimaraes 197-G/F-87 Brigham Young University USA
15 Tiago Splitter 211-C/F-85 Caja Laboral Vitoria Spain
Moncho Monsalve Coach

Latinbasket.com All-FIBA Americas Awards 2009 - Sep 12, 2009 

All-FIBA Americas 1st Team 2009
Luis Scola
Scola
Carlos Arroyo
Arroyo
Esteban Batista
Batista
Leandrinho Barbosa
Barbosa
Alfred Horford
Horford


Best Player:
Luis Scola (206-F/C-80) of Argentina
Best Guard: Carlos Arroyo (188-G-79) of Puerto Rico
Best Forward: Luis Scola (206-F/C-80) of Argentina
Best Center: Esteban Batista (208-F/C-83) of Uruguay
Best Coach: Moncho Monsalve of Brazil

1st Team
Carlos Arroyo (188-G-79) of Puerto Rico
Leandrinho Barbosa (190-G-82) of Brazil
Alfred Horford (208-F/C-86) of Dominican Rep.
Luis Scola (206-F/C-80) of Argentina
Esteban Batista (208-F/C-83) of Uruguay

2nd Team
Larry Elias Ayuso (190-G-77) of Puerto Rico
Pablo Prigioni (191-G-77) of Argentina
Danilo Pinnock (196-G-83) of Panama
Charlie Villanueva (209-F-84) of Dominican Rep.
Anderson Varejao (205-C-82) of Brazil

3rd Team
Jermaine Anderson (188-G-83) of Canada
Leandro Garcia Morales (186-G-80) of Uruguay
Hector Romero (202-F-80) of Venezuela
Joel Anthony (206-C-82) of Canada
Peter John Ramos (222-C-85) of Puerto Rico

Honorable Mention
Gustavo Ayon (209-F/C-85) of Mexico
Luis Flores (188-G-81) of Dominican Rep.
Francisco Garcia (201-F-81) of Dominican Rep.
Richard Lugo (209-C-73) of Venezuela
Andy Rautins (196-G-86) of Canada
Kevin Sheppard (182-G-79) of U.S. Virgin Islands
Jose Lloreda (201-F-80) of Panama
Oscar Torres (195-F/G-76) of Venezuela
  


 Brazil takes the Gold in San Juan! - Sep. 6, 2009 
FINAL
Puerto Rico - Brazil 60-61
Brazil is the winner of FIBA Americas Championship 2009! In very exciting Final game Brazilians celebrated 60-61, despite Puerto Rico finished the last quarter with impressive 23-11 and had a chance at the very end. It means that after Gold four years ago in Santo Domingo, Brazil grabbed another one (USA celebrated in 2007). Of course Silver belongs to Puerto Rico and both teams booked a ticket for the 2010 FIBA World Championship. Leandrinho Barbosa (190-G-82) once again was a key player in victory scoring 24 points. Tiago Splitter (211-C/F-85, agency: Interperformances) nailed 13 pts and grabbed 9 boards, while all other players in Brazil were below 10. The hosts got 14 points from Carlos Arroyo (188-G-79, college: Florida Intern.).

Third place
Argentina - Canada 88-73
The Bronze on FIBA Americas Championship 2009 belongs to Argentina. Luis Scola (206-F/C-80) and his teammates were too strong for Canada registering comfortable 15-point win. Canada stays without the medal, but it also met the main target in San Juan - ticket for the 2010 World Championship in Turkey. Top scorer of the event, Scola had another great performance netting 27 points. Pablo Prigioni (191-G-77) had 17 points and 8 assists, while Paolo Quinteros (186-G-79) added 13 pts. Levon Kendall (209-F-84, college: Pittsburgh) delivered 12 points in loss. Aaron Doornekamp (198-F-85, agency: Interperformances) followed with one point less.


Summary of the Semifinals in San Juan  - Sep. 5, 2009 
Puerto Rico - Argentina 85-80
The host of FIBA Americas Championship 2009 advanced to Big Final after nice 85-80 victory against Argentina. Few days ago Argentineans celebrated 80-78, but this time when it was the most important Puerto Rico shined and tomorrow will fight against Brazil for the Gold. Argentina will take on Canada for the Bronze medal. As a reminder, all four teams already booked a ticket for 2010 FIBA World Championship in Turkey. Carlos Arroyo (188-G-79, college: Florida Intern.) led the winners with 19 points. Carmelo Lee (201-F-77, agency: Paris Global Sports, college: Long Beach St.) had 14 and Larry Elias Ayuso (190-G-77, agency: Global Sports Plaza, college: USC) netted one point less. In Argentina, Luis Scola (206-F/C-80) once again was great draining 31 points. Paolo Quinteros (186-G-79) followed with 18 pts and 5 boards.

Brazil - Canada 73-65
Brazil outplayed Canada 73-65 advancing to Big Final of FIBA Americas Championship 2009. After 7-game winning streak, Brazilians failed against Puerto Rico yesterday, but they recovered from that defeat and no big troubles to beat Canada. Both teams already booked a ticket for 2010 FIBA World Championship, but now Brazil will play for the Gold against Puerto Rico and Canada will meet Argentina for the Bronze. Leandrinho Barbosa (190-G-82) shined in victory with 22 points. Anderson Varejao (205-C-82) had 16 points and 8 rebounds, while Marcelinho Machado (199-F/G-75, agency: Interperformances) added 15 pts. In the loosing squad Joel Anthony (206-C-82, college: UNLV) netted 17 pts and pulled down 8 boards. Andy Rautins (196-G-86) scored 12.


Summary of the second stage, last day - Sep. 4, 2009 
Argentina - Uruguay 73-66
Another win by Argentina in San Juan for 6-1 record. That was the last day of Quarterfinal Round at FIBA Americas Championship and now we have a group of three teams with the same record (Argentina, Puerto Rico and Brazil). Despite victory against Puerto Rico, Argentina is third in this 'circle'. The hosts of this event is second, while Brazil is No.1. All three teams qualified for the Semifinals and also for the 2010 FIBA World Championship in Turkey. Uruguay ended the contest as No.6 with 2-5 record. Luis Scola (206-F/C-80) paced Argentina with 19 points and 8 rebounds for 20 minutes. Leonardo Gutierrez (200-F-78) added 12 pts. In the loosing squad, Esteban Batista (208-F/C-83) collected 20 pts and 10 rebounds. Martin Osimani (194-G-81, college: Duquesne) stopped on 10 pts.

Dominican Republic - Canada 76-80
Fantastic win by Team Canada in crucial game against Dominican Republic. With this victory Canadians jumped to 3-4, taking the fourth place from Dominicans, what automatically means spot for the Semifinals in San Juan and also for the 2010 FIBA World Championship in Turkey! Dominicans ended the competition as No.5. Jermaine Anderson (188-G-83, college: Fordham) was a key player for Canada in this 'game of the year' with 21 points and 5 assists. Carl English (192-G-81, college: Hawaii) scored 13, while Jesse Young (207-C-80, college: George Mason) added 2 points less. Luis Flores (188-G-81, college: Manhattan) and Charlie Villanueva (209-F-84, college: Connecticut) delivered 17 pts each in loss. Alfred Horford (208-F/C-86, college: Florida) stopped on 14 pts and 14 rebounds.

Brazil - Puerto Rico 82-86
There are no more undefeated teams in San Juan as Brazil finally failed, after impressive winning streak. It means that now Brazil, Puerto Rico and Argentina have the same 6-1 score, but in this ‘circle' Brazilians have the best score and they grabbed position No.1. Puerto Rico is No.2 and Argentina No.3 All three teams booked a spot for Semifinals and also for the 2010 FIBA World Championship in Turkey. Larry Elias Ayuso (190-G-77, agency: Global Sports Plaza, college: USC) stepped up for the hosts with 25 points and 5 rebounds. Angel Daniel Vassallo (198-G/F-86, college: Virginia Tech) scored 20 and Carlos Arroyo (188-G-79, college: Florida Intern.) added 16 pts, 5 boards and 6 assists. Anderson Varejao (205-C-82) responded with double-double in defeat, 22 pts and 10 rebounds. Tiago Splitter (211-C/F-85, agency: Interperformances) had 19 pts and 8 boards, while Marcelinho Machado (199-F/G-75, agency: Interperformances) posted 15 pts. Leandrinho Barbosa did not play in this game.

Panama - Mexico 67-74
After three consecutive defeats, Mexico finally celebrated first win in the second stage. It means that Mexico and Panama finished FIBA Americas championship with 1-6 record in the Quarterfinal Round, but Mexicans are on the position No.7. Naturally, the eighth ranked team in Panama. Anthony Pedroza (191-G-79, agency: Edge Sports, college: Oregon) and Horacio Llamas (212-C-73) led the winners with combining 36 points and 12 rebounds. Gustavo Ayon (209-F/C-85, college: San Jose St.) also had very important role registering double-double, 16 pts and 13 rebounds. Danilo Pinnock (196-G-83, agency: SportsTalent, college: George Washington) shined in loss with 20 pts and 7 boards. Jose Lloreda (201-F-80, college: LSU) followed him with 15 pts and 13 rebs.


Summary of the second stage, Day 3 - Sep. 3, 2009 
Puerto Rico - Argentina 78-80
Argentina handed the first loss to Puerto Rico on FIBA Americas Championship in San Juan. The game is decided with 4 seconds remaining, when Pablo Prigioni (191-G-77) scored 2 free throws for Argentina. Carmelo Lee tried for 3, but he missed and Puerto Rico faced with 78-80 loss. With this victory Argentina jumped to 5-1 record. The host of this event is on the same numbers, while Brazil is currently No.1 undefeated (6-0). Luis Scola (206-F/C-80) once again was unstoppable collecting 25 points and 12 rebounds. Leonardo Gutierrez (200-F-78) had 12 and Pablo Prigioni added 11 pts, plus 12 assists. Puerto Rico got 19 points from Larry Elias Ayuso (190-G-77, agency: Global Sports Plaza, college: USC). Carlos Arroyo (188-G-79, college: Florida Intern.) had 18 pts and 8 assists. Tomorrow, Brazil will meet Puerto Rico. With this victory Argentina booked a spot for the Semifinals and at the same time for 2010 FIBA World Championship in Turkey.

Uruguay - Brazil 62-82
Brazil demonstrated another great performance becoming the only undefeated team in San Juan. With this victory Brazil jumped to 5-1 record, while Argentina and Puerto Rico follow with 5-1. On the other side, Uruguay improved to 2-4 and in case of victory against Argentina tomorrow it will have a tiny chance to reach the Semifinals. Marcelinho Machado (199-F/G-75, agency: Interperformances) this time shined for Brazil collecting 23 points and 6 rebounds. Anderson Varejao (205-C-82) had 14 pts and 10 boards, while Joao Lopes Batista (207-F/C-81, college: Gonzaga) helped with 11 pts and 8 boards. Mauricio Aguiar (199-F-83, agency: Players Group) responded with 18 points in defeat. Martin Osimani (194-G-81, college: Duquesne) stopped on 4 pts less. Brazil will meet Puerto Rico tomorrow and it could be the decisive game for position No.1 before the Semifinals.

Canada - Panama 97-65
Canada smashed Panama in very important game joining Uruguay with 2-4 record. Tomorrow, Canadians will meet Dominican Republic and in case of victory Canada can jump into the Semifinals. On the other side, Panama fell to 1-5 losing a chance to advance. Andy Rautins (196-G-86) paced Canada to victory draining 23 points. Carl English (192-G-81, college: Hawaii) had 16, while Jesse Young (207-C-80, college: George Mason) helped with 14 pts. The loosing squad got 21 points and 6 rebounds from Danilo Pinnock (196-G-83, agency: SportsTalent, college: George Washington). Jose Lloreda (201-F-80, college: LSU) added 17 pts and 10 boards.

Mexico - Dominican Republic 73-86
Dominican Republic outplayed Mexico and it is one win away from the Semifinals. Of course, that will not be an easy job as Dominicans will take on Canada, who also in case of victory has a chance to reach the fourth place. Mexico remains winless in the second stage (0-6). Luis Flores (188-G-81, college: Manhattan) stepped up for the winners with 18 points. Charlie Villanueva (209-F-84, college: Connecticut) had 14 and Carlos Morban (187-G-82, agency: Global Sports Plaza, college: Florida Intern.) delivered one point less. Horacio Llamas (212-C-73) collected 16 points and 5 rebounds in defeat. Noe Alonzo (200-F-83, college: Grand Canyon) followed with 15 pts.


Summary of the second stage, Day 2  - Sep. 2, 2009 
Brazil - Canada 68-59
Brazil grabbed another victory in San Juan securing the FIBA Americas Championship Semifinals. There is another very important thing - Brazil already booked a spot for 2010 FIBA World Championship in Turkey. Canada fell to 1-4 record. Leandrinho Barbosa (190-G-82) was on fire for the winners with 31 points. Marcelinho Huertas (191-G-83, agency: Edge Sports) had 10, while all other players were below 9. Levon Kendall (209-F-84, college: Pittsburgh) collected 12 points and 7 rebounds in defeat. Joel Anthony (206-C-82, college: UNLV) and Olu Famutimi (197-G-84, college: Arkansas) netted 10 pts each.

Panama - Uruguay 83-77
Panama outplayed Uruguay keeping its hope for the Semifinals alive. This was a nice chance for Uruguay to jump on 3-2, but they did not make it. Now Uruguay and Dominican Republic are on the same record (2-3), while Canada and Panama follow with 1-4 and there are two more games to be played. Warren Green (194-G/F-79, agency: ProSportsCareers, college: Missouri So.) stepped up in victory with 25 points and 7 rebounds. Joel Munoz (179-G-80) was behind him with 21 pts and 6 assists, while Danilo Pinnock (196-G-83, agency: SportsTalent, college: George Washington) added 18 pts and 7 rebs. Esteban Batista (208-F/C-83) responded with 18 points and 11 rebounds in loss. Gustavo Barrera (194-G-85) contributed with 15.

Argentina - Mexico 77-65
It seems that Argentina is on the right track to the Semifinals and 2010 FIBA World Championship in Turkey. After poor start, Argentineans woke up and now they have nice 4-1 record. Mexico fell to 0-5, staying out of the Semis. Luis Scola (206-F/C-80) once again led his team collecting 25 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Federico Kammerichs (204-F-80) and Leonardo Gutierrez (200-F-78) posted 14 pts each (Kammerichs 11 rebs). In Team Mexico, Gustavo Ayon (209-F/C-85, college: San Jose St.) had 18 points and 9 rebounds. Noe Alonzo (200-F-83, college: Grand Canyon) added 14 pts and 8 boards.

Dominican Republic - Puerto Rico 76-85
Puerto Rico remains unbeaten in San Juan booking a spot for FIBA Americans Semifinals as well as for the 2010 FIBA World Championship in Turkey. That was the main goal for this team and despite there is two more games to be played in the Quarterfinal round, they already made it. Dominican Republic fell to 2-3, but it still has chance to reach the Semifinals. Carlos Arroyo (188-G-79, college: Florida Intern.) top-scored in victory with 17 pts. He also had 6 rebounds and 5 assists beside that. Larry Elias Ayuso (190-G-77, agency: Global Sports Plaza, college: USC) posted 16 and Ricardo Sanchez (212-C/F-87) added 11 pts. Charlie Villanueva (209-F-84, college: Connecticut) was on fire in defeat with 21 pts. Alfred Horford (208-F/C-86, college: Florida) registered double-double, 18 pts and 10 rebounds.


Summary of the second stage, Day 1 - Sep. 1, 2009 
Mexico - Brazil 61-92
Brazil had no mercy for Mexico at the first day of Quarterfinal Round on FIBA Americas Championship in San Juan. Brazilians remain undefeated and they are currently on top of the standings, together with Puerto Rico (4-0). Mexicans fell to 0-4 and it is hard to believe they will reach Semifinals. Leandrinho Barbosa (190-G-82) stepped up for Brazil scoring 18 points for 23 minutes. Joao Lopes Batista (207-F/C-81, college: Gonzaga) had 11, while Anderson Varejao (205-C-82) followed with 10 pts and 12 rebounds. Omar Quintero (183-G-81, college: S.Nazarene) responded with 13 points in defeat. Noe Alonzo (200-F-83, college: Grand Canyon) and Anthony Pedroza (191-G-79, agency: Edge Sports, college: Oregon) posted 10 pts apiece.

Puerto Rico - Panama 79-51
Another great performance by Team Puerto Rico, who remains unbeaten at the FIBA Americas Championship in San Juan. The host of this prestigious event is currently on top of the Quarterfinal standings, together with Brazil who also has 4-0. Panamanians dropped to 0-4 and their chances for the Semifinals drastically decreased. Peter John Ramos (222-C-85) registered double-double for the hosts, 12 points and 11 rebounds. Guillermo Diaz (188-G-85, college: Miami, FL) also scored 12, while Carlos Arroyo (188-G-79, college: Florida Intern.) netted one point less. Danilo Pinnock (196-G-83, agency: SportsTalent, college: George Washington) shined in defeat with 23 points. All other players in Panama had less than 10.

Uruguay - Dominican Republic 74-80
Dominican Republic outsmarted Uruguay at the first day of Quarterfinal Round in San Juan. With this victory Dominicans jumped to 2-2 record, while Uruguay fell on the same numbers. It means that Dominican Republic has better chance now to reach the Semifinals and it is currently on position No.4. Charlie Villanueva (209-F-84, college: Connecticut) shined in victory with 19 points and 8 rebounds. Alfred Horford (208-F/C-86, college: Florida) had 17 pts and 12 boards, while Luis Flores (188-G-81, college: Manhattan) added 14 pts and 8 rebounds. In the loosing squad, Leandro Garcia Morales (186-G-80, agency: Interperformances, college: Texas A&M) was on fire with 28 points. Esteban Batista (208-F/C-83) this time stopped on 16 pts, plus 8 rebounds.

Canada - Argentina 51-67
Third consecutive win for Argentina, who improved to 3-1 record in the Quarterfinal Round. The good thing for Argentineans is that Venezuela did not qualify for this stage so defeat against them is deleted and Argentina is currently on third place. Canada dropped to 1-3, but still has a chance to reach the Semifinals. Leonardo Gutierrez (200-F-78) top-scored in victory with 15 points. Federico Kammerichs (204-F-80) had 13 points and 7 boards, while Luis Scola (206-F/C-80) helped with 12 pts and 9 rebounds. In Team Canada, Carl English (192-G-81, college: Hawaii) collected 17 points and 6 rebounds. Jesse Young (207-C-80, college: George Mason) netted 13 pts.


Summary of Day 5 in San Juan (last day of the first stage)  - Aug. 30, 2009 
Group A
Puerto Rico - Canada 90-70
Puerto Rico finished the first stage at FIBA Americas Championship 2009 with perfect 4-0 record. Of course, Puerto Ricans are No.1 in Group A and they will meet Brazil, Dominican Republic, Argentina and Panama trying to secure the Semifinals. Canada also reached the next stage, but as third ranked team from Group A with 2-2 record. Larry Elias Ayuso (190-G-77, agency: Global Sports Plaza, college: USC) and Carlos Arroyo (188-G-79, college: Florida Intern.) top-scored for the winners with 16 points each. Filiberto Rivera (187-G-82, college: UTEP) was behind them with 13. Andy Rautins (196-G-86) answered with 18 points in the loosing squad. Joel Anthony (206-C-82, college: UNLV) contributed with double-double, 13 pts and 10 boards.

Uruguay - Mexico 54-49
Uruguay grabbed 54-49 victory jumping to second place in Group A with 3-1 record. Mexico also advanced to the next stage, but as fourth ranked team from the same pool (1-3). These two teams will play against Brazil, Dominican Republic, Argentina and Panama with only one target - Semifinals. Mauricio Aguiar (199-F-83, agency: Players Group) drained 15 points in victory. Esteban Batista (208-F/C-83) shined with 13 points and impressive 18 rebounds, while Reque Newsome (203-C-81, college: S.Indiana) added 10 pts and 6 boards. Gustavo Ayon (209-F/C-85, college: San Jose St.) registered double-double in defeat, 12 pts and 11 rebs. Horacio Llamas (212-C-73) followed him with 2 points less.

Group B
Brazil - Panama 84-64
Brazil celebrated fourth consecutive win in San Juan. It means that Brazil advanced to the next stage as No.1 of Group B. Panamanians also go up, but as No.4 with 1-3 record. These two countries will meet Puerto Rico, Uruguay, Canada and Mexico in the battle for Semifinals. Leandrinho Barbosa (190-G-82) led the winners with 17 points. Marcelinho Huertas (191-G-83, agency: Edge Sports) and Anderson Varejao (205-C-82) had 15 pts each, while Tiago Splitter (211-C/F-85, agency: Interperformances) added 10. The loosing squad got 24 points and 8 rebounds from Danilo Pinnock (196-G-83, agency: SportsTalent, college: George Washington). Leonardo Pomare (203-F-86, college: San Diego) had 14 pts and 10 rebs.

Argentina - Dominican Republic 89-87 OT1
Argentina grabbed an overtime win against Dominican Republic, what is the second consecutive for them in San Juan. Both teams finished the first stage with 2-2 record, but thanks to this victory Argentina is No.2 and Dominican Republic No.3 in Group B. They will meet Puerto Rico, Uruguay, Canada and Mexico trying to secure the Semifinals. Luis Scola (206-F/C-80) was totally unstoppable tonight collecting 30 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. Paolo Quinteros (186-G-79) scored 14 and Pablo Prigioni (191-G-77) added 11 pts. On the other side, Alfred Horford (208-F/C-86, college: Florida) had 24 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists. Francisco Garcia (201-F-81, agency: Octagon, college: Louisville) netted 20 pts.


Summary of Day 4 in San Juan  - Aug. 29, 2009 
Group A
Mexico - U.S. Virgin Islands 80-63
Mexico was better than US Virgins Islands registering the first win on FIBA Americas Championship 2009. Mexico appeared 3 times so far in San Juan and with this victory booked a spot for the next stage. US Virgins Islands finished Preliminary Stage winless. Mexico had five scorers in double figures, they were Anthony Pedroza (191-G-79, agency: Edge Sports, college: Oregon) along with Omar Quintero (183-G-81, college: S.Nazarene) with 17 each, Noe Alonzo (200-F-83, college: Grand Canyon) with Gustavo Ayon (209-F/C-85, college: San Jose St.) had 16 each and Horacio Llamas (212-C-73) netted 10 points, had 8 boards and dished 7 assists. US Virgin Islands got 18 points from Kevin Sheppard (182-G-79, agency: Paris Global Sports, college: Jacksonville). Mexico will play one more game in Preliminary Round and after with Canada, Puerto Rico and Uruguay will move to Quarterfinal Round.

Canada - Uruguay 69-71
Martin Osimani (194-G-81, college: Duquesne) drained a triple with 21 seconds to go handing Canada the first loss on FIBA Americas Championship in San Juan. It means that both teams now have the same 2-1 record and both already qualified for the Quarterfinal Round. Puerto Rico is still No.1 in Group A with 3-0. Esteban Batista (208-F/C-83) paced Uruguay with 18 points and 12 rebounds. Martin Osimani scored 12 points and handed out nine assists. Jesse Young (207-C-80, college: George Mason) shined in Canada with 20 points and eight rebounds. Joel Anthony (206-C-82, college: UNLV) scored 13, while Carl English (192-G-81, college: Hawaii) contributed with 12 pts.

Group B
Dominican Republic - Venezuela 78-73
Dominican Republic grabbed the crucial win so far on FIBA Americas Championship. Before this game Dominicans had 1-1, while Venezuela had 1-2 record in San Juan. Charlie Villanueva (209-F-84, college: Connecticut) was a key player for the winners collecting 28 points and 12 rebounds. Francisco Garcia (201-F-81, agency: Octagon, college: Louisville) also shined with 21, while Alfred Horford (208-F/C-86, college: Florida) added 14 points and 12 rebounds. Hector Romero (202-F-80, college: New Orleans) responded with 25 points and 9 rebounds in loss. Venezuela played its four games in Preliminary Round and now will have to wait for Day 5 to end and to see will they advance or not. Dominican Republic already booked a spot for the next stage.

Panama - Argentina 55-80
Argentina destroyed Panama in Day 4 of FIBA Americas Championship. That was third appearance for Argentineans and the first victory, which gave gives them a nice chance to reach the Quarterfinal Round. Luis Scola (206-F/C-80) shined with 20 points and 6 rebounds, Pablo Prigioni (191-G-77) had 19 pts, 8 boards and 8 assists, while Federico Kammerichs (204-F-80) and Andres Pelussi (198-F-77) helped the winners with 10 points each. Warren Green (194-G/F-79, agency: ProSportsCareers, college: Missouri So.) had 18 points and 9 rebounds in defeat. His Panama will meet Brazil tomorrow.


Summary of Day 3 in San Juan  - Aug. 28, 2009 
Group A

Uruguay - Puerto Rico 54-71
Puerto Rico grabbed third consecutive win on the FIBA Americas Championship in San Juan. After Mexico and US Virgins Islands, Puerto Ricans outplayed Uruguay with comfortable 71-54. It means that Puerto Rico is currently on top of Group A with 3-0, while Uruguay fell to 1-1 record. Carlos Arroyo (188-G-79, college: Florida Intern.) led the scorers in victory with 18 points (6 assists). Peter John Ramos (222-C-85) registered double-double, 15 points and 12 boards, while all other players had less than 9. In Team Uruguay, Esteban Batista (208-F/C-83) delivered 19 points and 8 assists. He was the only one with double-digits in scoring.

U.S. Virgin Islands - Canada 67-87
Canada registered easy win against US Virgin Islands on Day 4 of FIBA Americas Championship in San Juan. With this victory Canadians jumped to 2-0 in Group A and they are just behind Puerto Rico at this moment, who has 3-0. US Virgin Islands fell to 0-3. Jesse Young (207-C-80, college: George Mason) shined in victory with 14 points and 7 rebounds. Olu Famutimi (197-G-84, college: Arkansas) helped with 12 and Andy Rautins (196-G-86) added one point less. Walter Hodge (183-G-86) shined in loss with 18 points and 5 assists. Kevin Sheppard (182-G-79, agency: Paris Global Sports, college: Jacksonville) had 10 pts.


Group B

Argentina - Brazil 67-76
Brazil continues with nice performance on FIBA Americas Championship in San Juan. This time Brazilians outplayed Argentina, who remains winless after two appearances. On the other side, Brazil is No.1 in Group B after 3 days with perfect 3-0 record. Leandrinho Barbosa (190-G-82) top-scored in victory with 21 points. Anderson Varejao (205-C-82) had 19 pts and 9 boards, while Marcelinho Huertas (191-G-83, agency: Edge Sports) collected 18 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Luis Scola (206-F/C-80) responded with 19 points in defeat. All other players were below 10.

Venezuela - Panama 71-80
Panama grabbed 9-point win against Venezuela in Day 3 of FIBA Americas Championship in San Juan. That is the first joy for Panamanians on this event (1-1) and the second defeated for Venezuelans (1-2). Brazil is the leading team of Group B with 3-0. Panama got the most in this game from Jose Lloreda (201-F-80, college: LSU), who collected 19 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. Danilo Pinnock (196-G-83, agency: SportsTalent, college: George Washington) followed him with 17 pts and 5 boards. Venezuela got double-double from Hector Romero (202-F-80, college: New Orleans), 17 points and 10 rebounds. Greivis Vasquez (198-G-87) also scored 17.


Summary of Day 2 in San Juan  - Aug. 27, 2009 
Group A
Canada - Mexico 95-40
Canada totally destroyed Mexico in Day 2 of FIBA Americas Championship. It was the first appearance for Canadians in San Juan meaning that they jumped to 1-0 record in Group A. Mexico dropped to 0-2, as they failed in Day 1 also. Andy Rautins (196-G-86) top-scored for the winners with 18 points. Carl English (192-G-81, college: Hawaii) had 17, while Jermaine Bucknor (199-F-83, agency: Court Side, college: Richmond) and Joel Anthony (206-C-82, college: UNLV) added 11 pts each. Olu Famutimi (197-G-84, college: Arkansas) was the last one with double-digits in scoring - 10 pts. In Team Mexico, Noe Alonzo (200-F-83, college: Grand Canyon) delivered 10 points. All other players were below 7.

Puerto Rico - U.S. Virgin Islands 85-74
The host of FIBA Americas championship remains unbeaten after two days. Yesterday, Puerto Ricans were better than Mexico and today they were too strong for US Virgin Islands. The loosing squad fell to 0-2 in the same group (A). Carlos Arroyo (188-G-79, college: Florida Intern.) shined for the winners with 24 points and 5 assists. Carmelo Lee (201-F-77, agency: Paris Global Sports, college: Long Beach St.) scored 13, while Daniel Santiago (216-C-76, agency: Priority Sports, college: N.Mexico) and Peter John Ramos (222-C-85) delivered 11 pts apiece. Kevin Sheppard (182-G-79, agency: Paris Global Sports, college: Jacksonville) and Phill Jones responded with 18 points and 7 rebounds each in defeat. Cuthbert Victor (196-G/F-83, college: Murray St.) stopped on 12 pts.

Group B
Panama - Dominican Republic 87-100
Dominican Republic made it in its second appearance in San Juan. After defeat in Day 1 against Brazil, Dominicans managed to score 100 points against Panama, what was way more than enough for victory. That was the first game for Panama, who now has 0-1. Francisco Garcia (201-F-81, agency: Octagon, college: Louisville) stepped up for the winners with 24 points. Luis Flores (188-G-81, college: Manhattan) had 21 pts and 5 boards, while Charlie Villanueva (209-F-84, college: Connecticut) registered double-double, 15 pts and 10 rebs. Panama got the most from Danilo Pinnock (196-G-83, agency: SportsTalent, college: George Washington), 27 pts. Jose Lloreda (201-F-80, college: LSU) contributed with 19 pts, 14 rebounds and 6 as.

Brazil - Venezuela 87-67
Brazil had no troubles to beat Venezuela in Day 2 of FIBA Americas Championship jumping to 2-0 in Group B. As a reminder, Brazil was too strong for Dominican Republic yesterday. On the other side, Venezuela faced with the first loss (1-1). Leandrinho Barbosa (190-G-82) drained 15 points for Brazil. Anderson Varejao (205-C-82) had 14 pts and 9 rebounds, while Tiago Splitter (211-C/F-85, agency: Interperformances) and Marcelinho Machado (199-F/G-75, agency: Interperformances) posted 11 pts each. Richard Lugo (209-C-73, agency: Huss Sport Agency, college: St.Francis,NY) and Rafael Perez (193-G/F-82, agency: Paris Global Sports) responded with 12 pts apiece in defeat. Hector Romero (202-F-80, college: New Orleans) had 11.


Summary of Day 1 in San Juan  - Aug. 26, 2009 
Group A
U.S. Virgin Islands - Uruguay 62-88
Uruguay had no troubles to beat US Virgin Islands in the FIBA Americas Championship opener. Both teams are placed into Group A, together with Puerto Rico, Mexico and Canada. Uruguay grabbed this one mostly owing to Leandro Garcia Morales (186-G-80, agency: Interperformances, college: Texas A&M) and Esteban Batista (208-F/C-83), who drained 28 and 23 points respectively. Garcia Morales had 6 rebounds beside that, while Batista pulled down 13. Reque Newsome (203-C-81, college: S.Indiana) followed them with 16 pts and 6 boards. In the loosing squad, Kevin Sheppard (182-G-79, agency: Paris Global Sports, college: Jacksonville) delivered 17 pts. Cuthbert Victor (196-G/F-83, college: Murray St.) and Walter Hodge added 12 pts apiece. Tomorrow, Uruguay will have a day off, while US Virgin Islands will meet the host - Puerto Rico.

Mexico - Puerto Rico 66-81
The host of FIBA Americas Championship celebrated in its first appearance. Puerto Ricans were too strong for Mexico jumping to 1-0 in Group A. Participants of the same pool also are Uruguay, US Virgins Islands and Canada. Larry Elias Ayuso (190-G-77, agency: Global Sports Plaza, college: USC) top-scored for the winners with 16 points. Carlos Arroyo (188-G-79, college: Florida Intern.) had 15 points and 11 assists, while Daniel Santiago (216-C-76, agency: Priority Sports, college: N.Mexico) collected 15 points and 11 boards. In Mexico, Romel Beck (203-G/F-82, agency: Interperformances, college: UNLV) drained 26 points. Noe Alonzo (200-F-83, college: Grand Canyon) had 11 and Horacio Llamas (212-C-73) contributes with one point less. Tomorrow, Puerto Rico will play against US Virgins Islands. Mexico will meet Canada.

Group B
Venezuela - Argentina 85-69
Venezuela opened the FIBA Americas Championship in style. Both teams are placed to Group B, together with Brazil, Dominican Republic and Panama, so Venezuelans jumped to 1-0 at the very beginning, while Argentina is on 0-1. The winner had couple of players in a game mood today, but the best one was Oscar Torres (195-F/G-76, agency: Interperformances), who drained 22 points and pulled down 6 rebounds. Hector Romero (202-F-80, college: New Orleans) followed him with 19 pts and 5 boards, while Richard Lugo (209-C-73, agency: Huss Sport Agency, college: St.Francis,NY) added 12 pts. Rafael Perez (193-G/F-82, agency: Paris Global Sports) was the last one with double-digits in scoring - 10 pts. Argentina got the most from big guy Luis Scola (206-F/C-80) - 25 pts and 7 boards. Pablo Prigioni (191-G-77) netted 10 pts and handed out 6 assists. Tomorrow, Venezuela will meet Brazil. Argentina will have a day-off.

Dominican Republic - Brazil 68-81
Brazil registered comfortable victory in Day 1 of FIBA Americas Championship in San Juan. The Brazilians celebrated at Marchand Cup few days ago sending a clear signal that they are one of the favorites on this event. Brazil and Dominican Republic are together with Venezuela, Panama and Argentina placed in Group B. Alexandre Garcia (191-G-80, agency: Interperformances) and Leandrinho Barbosa (190-G-82) shined in victory scoring 21 points each. Tiago Splitter (211-C/F-85, agency: Interperformances) had 14 and Anderson Varejao (205-C-82) registered double-double, 10 pts ad 10 rebounds. Francisco Garcia (201-F-81, agency: Octagon, college: Louisville) responded with 17 points in loss. Charlie Villanueva (209-F-84, college: Connecticut) stopped on 14 pts and 5 rebs. Tomorrow, Brazil will play against Venezuela. Dominican Republic will meet Panama.


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