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Review of Day 1 in Mexico City - Sep 1, 2015


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Group A
Dominican Republic - Mexico 66-84
Hosting Mexico got to a flying start of Group A campaign. They thumped Dominican Republic in the opener. Orlando Mendez-Valdez (183-G-86, college: W.Kentucky, agency: Pro Sports) came up with 24 points to lead the hosts. Mexico jumped to a 24:13 lead after ten minutes. Dominican Republic narrowed the gap at 5-point mark at the interval. But Mexico responded with a strong 30:15 rally in the third term to open a 20-point advantage. Mexico protected the lead well throughout the fourth quarter and marched to the victory. Gustavo Ayon (207-C/F-85, college: San Jose St., agency: Duran International) delivered 18 points and 11 rebounds for Mexico. Edgar Sosa (190-PG-88, college: Louisville, agency: Duran International) responded with 18 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists for Dominican Republic.

Uruguay - Brazil 71-57
Uruguay got to the winning start of the FIBA Americas campaign. They knocked down Brazil in the opener. Bruno Fitipaldo (183-PG-91, agency: Pro Sports) scored 12 points to pace the winners. Uruguay eked out a 27:24 halftime lead. They boosted the lead at 5-point mark heading into the fourth quarter 46:41. Uruguay unloaded 25 points in the final period and raced to the victory. Mathias Calfani (202-C-92, agency: Pro Sports) and Luciano Parodi (182-PG-94) delivered 11 points each for the winners. Marquinhos Vieira (207-SF-84, agency: ALLL sport) responded with 21 points and 9 rebounds for Brazil.

Group B
Argentina - Puerto Rico 91-86
Luis Scola (206-F/C-80, agency: AAI Sports) scored 22 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to propel Argentina past Puerto Rico in the first game in Mexico City. It was a close battle from start to finish. Puerto Rico jumped to a 30:24 lead after the first frame. Argentina stiffened defensively in the second period. They pulled within four points at halftime 41:45. Argentina unleashed 33 points in the third term to take a one-point lead into the fourth frame. Argentina limited Puerto Rico to only 13 points in the final period and snatched a tough victory at the end. Patricio Garino (198-G/F-93) netted 19 points for Argentina. Jose Juan Barea (183-PG-84, college: Northeastern, agency: Relativity Sports) replied with 20 points and 10 assists for Puerto Rico. Renaldo Balkman (203-F-84, college: S.Carolina, agency: CAA Sports) had 15 points in the loss.

Cuba - Venezuela 52-73
Venezuela fired past Cuba at the start of the FIBA Americas Championship. Heissler Guillent (186-PG-86, agency: Enlace Deportivo) delivered 14 points and 7 assists to pace the winners. Venezuela dominated from start to finish in this one. They registered a 39:21 halftime advantage. Venezuela outscored their opponents in the second half and eased to the victory. David Cubillan (181-PG-87, college: Marquette, agency: Pro Sports) and Jose Vargas netted 10 points each for Venezuela. Jasiel Rivero (204-C-93, agency: Pro Sports) responded with 10 points for Cuba.  




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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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