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Argentina beat Brazil in title game - Sep 12, 2011


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Brazil - Argentina 75-80
Argentina won the Gold in Mar del Plata. The host of FIBA Americas Championship was better than Brazil in the Finals 80-75 to win the first place. Of course, Silver belongs to Brazil. Both teams booked a spot for the Olympic Games 2012 in London. Luis Scola (206-F/C-80) was amazing last night. He scored 32 points and was the MVP of this meeting with valuation 30. Carlos Delfino (198-G-82) had 16 points and 9 rebounds, while Pablo Prigioni (191-G-77) added 10 points. In the loosing squad, Marquinhos Vieira (207-F-84) responded with 17 points and 5 rebounds. Tiago Splitter (211-C/F-85, agency: Interperformances) and Rafael Hettsheimer (206-C-86) stopped to 12 and 10 points respectively. Each of them grabbed 5 rebs. Quarters: 9-21, 18-14, 21-15, 27-30. Dominican Republic won the Bronze in Mar del Plata. They outplayed Puerto Rico 103-89.

Third place
Dominican Republic - Puerto Rico 103-89
Dominicans won the Bronze at FIBA Americas Championship 2011 in Mar del Plata. They outplayed Puerto Rico 103-89 to take third place at this event. Puerto Ricans stay without the medal. Both teams will have a chance to book a spot for the Olympic Games 2012 in London. They will compete in Additional Qualifying Tournament. Alfred Horford (208-F/C-86, college: Florida) paced Dominicans to Bronze yesterday with 23 points, 12 rebounds and 7 assists. Jack Michael Martinez (203-F/C-81, agency: Paris Global Sports) had 21 points and 9 rebounds, while Francisco Garcia (201-F/G-81, college: Louisville) added 18 pts. Ronald Ramon (185-G-86, college: Pittsburgh) helped with one less. In Puerto Rico, Daniel Santiago (216-C-76, agency: Priority Sports, college: N.Mexico) collected 25 points and 6 rebounds. Carlos Arroyo (188-G-79, college: FIU) had 24 points and 7 assists, and John Holland (195-G/F-88, college: Boston U.) stopped to 13 pts. Quarters: 27-12, 26-17, 27-39, 23-21. Argentina is the winner of FIBA Americas 2011. They handed 80-75 loss to Brazil in the Finals.  




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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
 Luis SCOLA
  ARG
  (206-F/C-80)
  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
  MEX
  (207-C/F-85)
  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
  PUR
  (183-PG-84)
  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
  USA
  (203-F-84)
  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
  BRA
  (207-C-91)
  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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