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First games of the Quarterfinals Round - Sep 6, 2011

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Dominican Republic - Panama 92-68
Dominican Republic trashed Panama 92-68 in the first game of the Quarterfinals Round in Mar del Plata. Thanks to this victory Dominicans jumped to 3-1 record, while on the other side Panama dropped to 0-4. Luis Flores (188-G-81, college: Manhattan) led the winners in scoring last night with 17 points (5 assists). Francisco Garcia (201-F/G-81, college: Louisville) had 15 points, while Jack Michael Martinez (203-F/C-81, agency: Paris Global Sports) helped with 13 points and 14 rebounds (valuation 25). Edgar Sosa (188-PG-88, college: Louisville) had 13 points and 8 assists before he faced with a very serious injury. There was something more than 30 seconds remaining in the game when Sosa broke his leg! He will miss the entire 2011/12 season because of this shocking injury. In Panama, Danilo Pinnock (196-G-83, agency: SportsTalent, college: George Washington) shined with 23 points and 6 rebounds. Ruben Garces (206-C/F-73, agency: Priority Sports, college: Providence) had 17 points and 12 boards, and Jose Lloreda (201-F/C-80, agency: Paris Global Sports, college: LSU) added 13 pts, plus 8 rebs. Quarters: 21-17, 23-13, 31-19, 17-19. Today, Dominicans will meet Uruguay. Panama will take on Brazil.

Venezuela - Puerto Rico 82-94
Puerto Rico recovered from defeat against Argentina and opened Quarterfinals Round with victory. They outplayed Venezuela 94-82 for 3-1 record. The same score also have Brazil and Dominican Republic. Venezuela dropped to 1-3 after this loss. Center Daniel Santiago (216-C-76, agency: Priority Sports, college: N.Mexico) stepped up for the winners with 22 points. He missed just once for 20 minutes on the court. Alexander David Galindo (198-F-85, college: FIU) had 18 points and Carlos Arroyo (188-G-79, college: FIU) helped with 14 points, plus 6 assists. Axiers Sucre (198-F-78) responded with 18 points in defeat. Oscar Torres (195-F/G-76, agency: Interperformances) had 17 points and 5 rebs, while David Cubillan (183-PG-87, college: Marquette) added 15 pts. Quarters: 19-18, 17-26, 21-31, 25-19. Puerto Rico will play against Canada today. Venezuela will meet undefeated Argentina.

Canada - Argentina 53-79
Argentina stays perfect in Mar del Plata. It was the first game of the Quarterfinals Round and Argentina celebrated 79-53 win against Canada. The host of FIBA Americas Championship has 4-0 record now, while Canada dropped to 1-3. Luis Scola (206-F/C-80) dominated once again collecting 22 points and 6 rebounds. Carlos Delfino (198-G-82) had 17 points, Emanuel Ginobili (198-G-77, agency: Interperformances) added 16 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists, while Andres Nocioni (199-F-79) followed with 13 pts and 6 rebs. In the loosing squad, Kelly Olynyk (210-F-91) shined with double-double of 19 points and 12 rebounds. Jevohn Shepherd (196-F-86, college: Michigan) had 12 points and Carl English (192-G-81, college: Hawaii) stopped to 9 pts. Canada expected way more from English in this championship. Quarters: 9-21, 13-16, 21-17, 10-25. Argentina will meet Venezuela today and another easy win is expected. Canada will play against Puerto Rico.

Brazil - Uruguay 93-66
Brazil destroyed Uruguay in the first game of the Quarterfinals Round. It was a 93-66 victory and Brazil jumped to 3-1 record. Uruguay joined Venezuela and Canada with 1-3 score. Vitor Alves (190-F/G-90) was the leading player in victory with 21 points. He made 5 of 7 attempts from behind the arc in this game. Marquinhos Vieira (207-F-84) and Guilherme Giovannoni (202-F-80, agency: Interperformances) scored 12 points each, and Alex Ribeiro (191-G-80, agency: Interperformances) helped Brazil with 10 points. In Uruguay, Sebastian Vazquez (195-F-85) and Sebastian Izaguirre (207-C/F-85) collected 12 and 11 points respectively. Esteban Batista (208-F/C-83) had 9 points and 5 rebounds coming off the bench. Quarters: 25-16, 17-18, 28-12, 23-20. Brazil will play against Panama today. Uruguay will meet Dominicans.   

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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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