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Review of Day 2 in Mexico City - Sep 2, 2015


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Group A
Brazil - Dominican Republic 71-65
Brazil posted the first victory in Mexico City. They held off Dominican Republic to bounce back from the loss at the start of the tournament. Marquinhos Vieira (207-SF-84, agency: ALLL sport) chipped in 17 points to lead the effort. Brazil accumulated a 45:32 halftime lead. Dominican Republic went on a 20:13 run in the fourth quarter but could not avoid the loss. Vitor Benite (191-SG-90, agency: Interperformances) netted 13 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in the win. James Feldeine (193-G-88, college: Quinnipiac, agency: Excel Sports Mngm) responded with 20 points for Dominican Republic.

Panama - Uruguay 78-71
Panama recorded the first victory at the FIBA Americas championship. They held off Uruguay for 1-0 record in Group A. Michael Hicks (195-G/F-83, college: Central Mo., agency: Court Side) stepped up with 21 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the effort. Uruguay snatched a 39:34 halftime lead. But Panama used a strong rally in the third term to spur ahead. Panama knocked down 23 points in the fourth quarter and sealed the victory. Gyno Pomare (203-F-86, college: San Diego, agency: Top Notch Sports) netted 17 points, while Ernesto Oglivie (199-F-89) added 10 points for the winners. Bruno Fitipaldo (183-PG-91, agency: Pro Sports) responded with 18 points for Uruguay.

Group B
Puerto Rico - Cuba 91-61
Puerto Rico recorded the first victory at the tournament as they cruised past Cuba. Jose Juan Barea (183-PG-84, college: Northeastern, agency: Relativity Sports) finished with 19 points, 6 assists adn 4 rebounds to lead the winners. Puerto Rico built a 24:17 lead after the opening quarter. They extended the margin at 16-point mark at the interval. Puerto Rico outscored their opponents in each period after the big break and coasted to the win. Angel Daniel Vassallo (198-G/F-86, college: Virginia Tech, agency: ASM Sports) provided 16 points for the winners. Jasiel Rivero (204-C-93, agency: Pro Sports) responded with 20 points for Cuba.

Canada - Argentina 87-94
Luis Scola (206-F/C-80, agency: AAI Sports) came up with a stellar performance scoring 35 points and pulling down 13 rebounds to pace Argentina past Canada in Mexico City. Argentina therefore improved at 2-0 record on top of Group B. Argentina took a 46:42 halftime advantage. They unleashed 48 points in the second half to coast to the win. Nicolas Laprovittola (193-PG-90) netted 20 points in the victory. Anthony Bennett (203-F-93, college: UNLV, agency: Excel Sports Mngm) and Andrew Wiggins (203-G-95, college: Kansas, agency: BDA Sports) answered with 13 points each for Canada.  




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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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