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.
Venezuela clinch historic title in Mexico City - 2 Years ago
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Venezuela - Argentina 76-71
Venezuela wrapped up their impressive Fiba Americas Championship rally with the victory over Argentina in the Final. Heissler Guillent (186-PG-86, agency: Enlace Deportivo) delivered 15 points to lead Venezuela to the historic first ever Fiba Americas title. Argentina posted a 20:13 lead after the opening frame. But Venezuela held their opponents to just 8 points in the second period and grabbed a 30:28 halftime lead. Argentina unloaded 24 points in... [read more]
Venezuela - Argentina 76-71 Venezuela wrapped up their impressive Fiba Americas Championship rally with the victory over Argentina in the Final. Heissler Guillent (186-PG-86, agency: Enlace Deportivo) delivered 15 points to lead Venezuela to the historic first ever Fiba Americas title. Argentina posted a 20:13 lead after the opening frame. But Venezuela held their opponents to just 8 points in the second period and grabbed a 30:28 halftime lead. Argentina unloaded 24 points in the third term to regain the advantage. But Venezuela turned things around in the fourth quarter. They spurred ahead for a 63:58 advantage. Venezuela held on to the lead in the dying minutes and raced to the victory. John Cox (194-G-81, college: USF, agency: Pensack Sports) netted 14 points, while Windi Graterol (204-C-86, agency: Pro Sports) added 11 points for the winners. Andres Nocioni (202-SF-79, agency: AAI Sports) responded with 21 points and 8 rebounds for Argentina.
Canada - Mexico 87-86 Canada celebrated Bronze medals at the Fiba Americas Championship. They nipped hosting Mexico in the consolation final. Cory Joseph (190-PG-91, college: Texas, agency: Klutch Sports Group) hit a buzzer-beater to propel the North American team to the victory. Andrew Nicholson finished with 20 points to lead the winners. Mexico eked out a 41:40 halftime lead. They dropped 23 points in the third quarter to take a 4-point lead. But Canada unloaded 27 points including a late jumper from Joseph to ice the victory. Andrew Wiggins had 18 points, Brasy Heslip added 12 points for the winners. Marco Ramos (198-F-87, college: Grand Canyon, agency: You First) responded with 19 points for Mexico. Paul Stoll (180-PG-85, agency: Assist Sports) and Gustavo Ayon (207-C/F-85, college: San Jose St., agency: Duran International) added 16 points each in the loss.
Argentina and Venezuela advance into Final in Mexico City - 2 Years ago
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Argentina - Mexico 78-70
Argentina topped Mexico to advance into the Fiba Americas championship. The victory also booked the Olympic Games birth for the winners. Luis Scola (206-F/C-80, agency: AAI Sports) posted 18 points and 10 rebounds for the winning side. Mexico built a 40:35 halftime lead. Argentina exploded with 27 points in the third term to level things up at 62. Argentina held the hosts to just 8 points in the fourth quarter and raced to the victory. Facundo Campazzo (179-PG-... [read more]
Argentina - Mexico 78-70 Argentina topped Mexico to advance into the Fiba Americas championship. The victory also booked the Olympic Games birth for the winners. Luis Scola (206-F/C-80, agency: AAI Sports) posted 18 points and 10 rebounds for the winning side. Mexico built a 40:35 halftime lead. Argentina exploded with 27 points in the third term to level things up at 62. Argentina held the hosts to just 8 points in the fourth quarter and raced to the victory. Facundo Campazzo (179-PG-91) delivered 15 points, 8 assists for the winners. Jorge Gutierrez (190-G-88, college: California, agency: Wasserman Media) responded with 17 points for Mexico. Francisco Cruz (190-G-89, college: Wyoming, agency: You First) had 16 points in the defeat.
Canada - Venezuela 78-79 Venezuela shocked Canada in the first semifinal clash in Mexico City and reached the Fiba Americas Final. Venezuela also secured the 2016 Olympic Games birth with the win. Gregory Vargas (180-PG-86, agency: Pro Sports) converted a free throw late in regulation to bring Venezuela to a historic victory. Venezuela enjoyed a narrow 38:37 halftime lead. Canada dropped 23 points in the third term to spur ahead. But Venezuela denied the deficit in the fourth frame. The teams were tied at 78 when Gregory Vargas went to the line and sank one free throw to give Venezuela the lead. He missed the second one on purpose and the Latin American team got away with the win. Windi Graterol (204-C-86, agency: Pro Sports) posted 20 points to lead the charge. Heissler Guillent (186-PG-86, agency: Enlace Deportivo) added 19 points for the winners. Kelly Olynyk (213-PF-91, college: Gonzaga, agency: Wasserman Media) responded with 34 points and 13 rebounds for Canada. Brady Heslip (188-SG-90, college: Baylor, agency: Athlete Management Group) had 10 points in the loss.
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