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Puerto Rico and Mexico reach Final - Sep 11, 2013


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Arroyo
Dominican Republic - Puerto Rico 67-79
Puerto Rico avenged the loss in the previous round and beat Dominican Republic in the second game between the teams at the FIBA Americas Championship. This time however the stakes were higher. Puerto Rico advanced into the Final with the victory. Carlos Arroyo (188-PG-79, agency: Interperformances, college: FIU) nailed 20 points to pace Puerto Rico as they would face Mexico for the trophy tonight. Puerto Rico quickly surged ahead in this one. They ensured a 6-point lead after the opening frame. Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico exchanged the baskets throughout the second term. Puerto Rico secured a 6-point lead at the interval. They shifted the gear in the third term. The Puerto Rican side unleashed 25 points in the frame and registered a comfortable 14-point lead heading into the fourth stanza. Dominican Republic narrowed the deficit in the final quarter but could not avoid the defeat at the end. Jose Juan Barea (181-PG-84, college: Northeastern) had 16 points and 8 assists, while Renaldo Balkman added 13 points and 14 boards in the win. Eulis Baez (198-F-82, college: W.Illinois) answered with 12 points for Dominican Republic. Ronald Ramon chipped in 9 points in the defeat.

Mexico - Argentina 76-70
Mexico became the first finalists at the FIBA Americas Championship. They held off Argentina to book the place in the title game. Gustavo Ayon (209-F/C-85, agency: Duran International, college: San Jose St.) stepped up with 24 points and 12 boards to pace the winners. Mexico grabbed a 20:14 lead after the opening quarter. Argentina bounced back in the second frame. Luis Scola (206-F/C-80) and his teammated put together a comeback rally that propelled them to a 37:33 halftime lead. Argentina stayed aggressive offensively throughout the third term. They knocked down 21 points in the period and secured a 5-point lead heading into the fourth frame. But Mexico turned things around in the final quarter. They held Argentina to just 12 points in the frame and used an 8:2 run late in the encounter to seal the victory. Lorenzo Mata (205-C-86) and Hector Hernandez (206-F-85, college: Fresno St.) finished with 9 points each for the winners. Luis Scola responded with 18 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists for Argentina. Facundo Campazzo added 14 points in the victory.   




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Venezuela clinch historic title in Mexico City - 2 Years ago
FINAL 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]

Windi
Graterol
Argentina and Venezuela advance into Final in Mexico City - 2 Years ago
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]


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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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