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Summary of the second stage, Day 3 - Sep 3, 2009

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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.   

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FIBA Americas Standings
Group C
 1. Argentina 7-1 
 2. Canada 7-1 
 3. Mexico 7-1 
 4. P.Rico 4-4 
 5. Venezuela 4-4 
 6. Uruguay 2-6 
 7. Panama 2-6 
 8. Dominican R. 2-6 
Group Places 9-10
 1. Brazil 1-3 
 2. Cuba 0-4 
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
  Avg: 21.1
 1. Scola, ARG21.1 
 2. Barea, PUR20.3 
 3. Rivero, CUB18.8 
 4. Ayon, MEX17.7 
 5. Nocioni, ARG16.7 
 6. Benite, BRA16.0 
 7. Wiggins, CAN15.1 
 8. Sosa, DOM15.1 
 9. Fitipaldo, URU13.8 
 10. Vieira, BRA13.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Gustavo AYON
  Avg: 12.4
 1. Ayon, MEX12.4 
 2. Scola, ARG10.1 
 3. Nocioni, ARG9.0 
 4. Justiz, CUB8.3 
 5. Olynyk, CAN7.5 
 6. Haiti, CUB7.3 
 7. Calfani, URU6.9 
 8. Lloreda, PAN6.8 
 9. Garces, PAN6.6 
 10. Rivero, CUB6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Jose Juan BAREA
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Barea, PUR6.3 
 2. Campazzo, ARG5.9 
 3. Joseph, CAN5.7 
 4. Stoll, USA4.7 
 5. Laprovittola, ARG4.5 
 6. Vargas, VEN4.4 
 7. Fitipaldo, URU4.1 
 8. Gutierrez, MEX3.9 
 9. Freire Luz, ESP3.8 
 10. Feldeine, DOM3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Renaldo BALKMAN
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Balkman, USA1.6 
 2. Benite, BRA1.5 
 3. Vargas, VEN1.5 
 4. Barea, PUR1.5 
 5. Gutierrez, MEX1.4 
 6. Campazzo, ARG1.4 
 7. Vieira, BRA1.3 
 8. Ayon, MEX1.3 
 9. Valdez, CUB1.3 
 10. Lewis, USA1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Augusto LIMA
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Lima, BRA1.3 
 2. Pomare, USA1.3 
 3. Rivero, CUB1.3 
 4. Ayon, MEX1.2 
 5. Balkman, USA1.1 
 6. Justiz, CUB1.0 
 7. Newsome, USA1.0 
 8. Olynyk, CAN0.9 
 9. Scola, ARG0.9 
 10. Nocioni, ARG0.8 
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