Day 5 in San Juan. Puerto Rico clinch the trophy - Aug 27, 2013
Brazil - Canada 77-70 Brazil earned the second win at the 2013 Marchand Cup. They held off Canada to finish the tournament at 2-2 record. Marcelinho Huertas (191-PG-83, agency: Edge Sports) recorded 19 points to pace the Latin American team. Brazil snatched an 18:14 lead after ten minutes of action. Canada denied the deficit in the second frame. The North American side tied things up at 33 after twenty minutes. Brazil retained the lead in the third term. They accumulated a 54:52 advantage before the fourth frame. Brazil unloaded 23 points in the final period and escaped with a tough win at the end. Alex Ribeiro (191-G-80, agency: Interperformances) netted 18 points in the winning case. Larry Taylor contributed 13 points for Brazil. Cory Joseph (190-PG-91, college: Texas) answered with 20 points for Canada. Andrew Nicholson chipped in 17 points in the loss.
Puerto Rico - Argentina 89-81 Puerto Rico finished their 2013 Marchand Cup campaign on a high note. They overcame Argentina to earn the top position. Puerto Rico celebrated victories in all four games in San Juan. Jose Juan Barea (181-PG-84, college: Northeastern) stepped up with 21 points and 8 assists to lead the winners. Argentina ensured the better start to the game. They accumulated a 19:12 lead ten minutes into the game. Puerto Rico bounced back in the second quarter. The hosts picked up the tempo and surged ahead for a 39:38 halftime lead. Puerto Rico stayed aggressively offensively throughout the third term. The hosts entered the fourth frame up by 8 points 65:57. Puerto Rico and Argentina exchanged baskets throughout the fourth stanza as Puerto Rico rolled to the victory. Daniel Santiago (216-C-76, agency: Priority Sports, college: N.Mexico) finished with 14 points, while John Holland contributed 12 points for the winners. Luis Scola (206-F/C-80) answered with 20 points for Argentina. Juan Gutierrez had 18 points in the defeat.
Day 4 in San Juan. Argentina and Puerto Rico stay perfect - Aug 26, 2013
Puerto Rico - Brazil 84-81 Puerto Rico defeated Brazil in their third game at the Tuto Marchand Cup. The victory allowed the hosts to improve at 3-0 record. They will now take on Argentina for the title in the final day of the tournament. Carlos Arroyo (188-PG-79, agency: Interperformances, college: FIU) stepped up with 26 points to lead Puerto Rico to the victory. The teams stayed neck and neck throughout the opening quarter. The scoreboard read 14:14 after ten minutes. Brazil surged ahead in the second term. They eked out a 32:27 halftime lead. But Puerto Rico stepped on the gas in the second half. The hosts exploded with 31 points in the third stanza to narrow the deficit to a single point. Puerto Rico unleashed 26 points in the fourth period and sealed the winning outcome at the end. Renaldo Balkman (201-F-84, college: S.Carolina) posted 24 points and 15 boards, while Jose Juan Barea added 19 points in the win. Larry Taylor (185-PG-80, college: Missouri Western) answered with 17 points for Brazil. Alex Ribeiro and Caio Silveira netted 11 points each in the loss.
Argentina - Dominican Republic 74-67 Argentina clinched the third straight win at the Tuto Marchand Cup in Puerto Rico. They overcame Dominican Republic to stay perfect. Argentina will face Puerto Rico for the trophy later tonight. Argentina snatched a 20:19 lead after ten minutes. They boosted the gap in the second frame. Argentina piled up a 38:29 halftime advantage. Dominican Republic narrowed the deficit in the third term. They got within 7 points at the final intermission. Argentina unloaded 21 points in the fourth frame and marched to the victory at the end. Luis Scola (206-F/C-80) and Juan Gutierrez (205-F/C-83) finished with 12 points each to pace Argentina. Leonardo Mainoldi and Selem Safar had 9 points each in the win. Elpidio Fortuna (188-G-85) and Karl-Anthony Towns (208-C-95) answered with 11 points each for Dominican Republic.
Day 3 in San Juan - Aug 25, 2013
Brazil - Argentina 70-90 Argentina celebrated the second consecutive victory at the 2013 Tuto Marchand Cup in Puerto Rico. They rallied past Brazil. Luis Scola (206-F/C-80) was pivotal tallying 23 points and 11 rebounds for the winning team. Brazil fell at 1-1 record after the loss. Argentina enjoyed a narrow 21:20 lead after ten minutes. They exploded with 29 points in the second frame to clear off. Argentina ensured a 50:35 halftime advantage. They dominated throughout the third term. Argentina gained a 71:45 lead before the fourth quarter. Brazil dropped 25 points in the final stanza but could not avoid the loss. Facundo Campazzo (179-PG-91) netted 19 points, while Juan Gutierrez added 13 points in the victory. Larry Taylor (185-PG-80, college: Missouri Western), Arthur Silva (198-SF-82) and Rafael Hettsheimer (206-C-86) chipped in 12 points apiece in the defeat.
Canada - Dominican Republic 68-74 Dominican Republic claimed the first victory at the 2013 Tuto Marchand Cup. They held off Canada for 1-2 record. Eulis Baez (198-F-82, college: W.Illinois) stepped up with 19 points to pace the winners. Canada fell at 0-3 record after the loss. Dominican Republic ensured a 23:18 lead after ten minutes of action. Canada erased the deficit in the second frame. Intense defence helped the North American team held Dominican Republic to just 8 points tying things up 31. But Dominican Republic retained the lead in the third term. They dropped 22 points in the quarter and raced to a 6-point lead at the final break. Canada and Dominican Republic traded baskets throughout the fourth quarter as the latter one cruised to the win. Juan Coronado (193-G-83) posted 15 points, while James Feldeine added 11 points in the win. Tristan Thompson (203-F-91, college: Texas) had 21 points and 11 boards for Canada. Andrew Rautins and Brady Heslip had 11 points each in the loss.
Day 2 in San Juan - Aug 24, 2013
Argentina - Canada 83-74 Argentina opened their 2013 Marchand Cup campaign with victory. They held off Canada as Luis Scola (206-F/C-80) nailed 25 points and grabbed 9 rebounds. Canada suffered the second straight defeat at the tournament. Argentina set the tone in the opening quarter. They built a 21:13 lead after ten minutes. But Canada denied the deficit in the second term. The North American team ignited a 20:8 run to ensure a 29:33 halftime lead. But Argentina quickly regained composure. They unloaded 31 points in the third term and spurred ahead for a 6-point lead at the final break. Argentina nailed 23 points in the fourth period and sealed the winning outcome. Selem Safar (190-SG-87) posted 17 points, while Facundo Campazzo added 11 points and 8 assists in the win. Andrew Nicholson (205-PF-89, agency: Priority Sports, college: St.Bonaventure) answered with 17 points for Canada. Tristan Thompson had 16 points in the defeat.
Dominican Republic - Puerto Rico 78-84 Puerto Rico recorded the second consecutive victory at the 2013 Marchand Cup. The hosts shot down Dominican Republic in San Juan. Carlos Arroyo (188-PG-79, agency: Interperformances, college: FIU) stepped up with 17 points to lead the winners. Puerto Rico snatched a 19:17 lead after the opening quarter. They stayed in charge throughout the second frame. The hosts arrived at the interval up by 7 points 43:36. Dominican Republic narrowed the deficit in the third term. They got within 4 points at the final break. But Puerto Rico unleashed 25 points in the fourth quarter and sealed the winning outcome. John Holland (195-G/F-88, college: Boston U.) posted 16 points, while Jose Juan Barea and Larry Ayuso added 10 points each for the winners. James Feldeine (193-G-88, college: Quinnipiac) responded with 18 points for Dominican Republic. Francisco Garcia had 15 points in the loss.
Day 1 in San Juan - Aug 23, 2013
Canada - Puerto Rico 71-78 Puerto Rico got to the winning start of the Tuto Marchand Continental Cup. The hosts held off Canada in San Juan. Jose Juan Barea (181-PG-84, college: Northeastern) stepped up with 23 points and 8 assists to lead the home team. Puerto Rico accumulated a 23:19 lead after the opening quarter. They held Canada to 11 points in the second term and accounted for a 40:30 halftime lead. Canada shifted the gear in the third term. They narrowed the deficit at just 3 points heading into the fourth frame. But Puerto Rico unloaded 22 points in the final period and secured the victory. John Holland (195-G/F-88, college: Boston U.) netted 12 points, while Larry Ayuso and Ricardo Sanchez added 9 points each for the winners. Andrew Nicholson (205-PF-89, agency: Priority Sports, college: St.Bonaventure) answered with 21 points for Canada. Tristan Thompson posted 10 points and 10 rebounds in the defeat.
Dominican Republic - Brazil 77-78 Brazil gained a narrow victory over Dominican Republic in the opening game of the Continental Jenaro Tuto Marchand Cup in San Juan. Alex Ribeiro (191-G-80, agency: Interperformances) scored in the final seconds of regulation to seal the victory. Brazil stayed in charge throughout the opening quarter. They raced to a 20:16 lead after ten minutes. Brazil extended their lead in the second frame. They recorded a 40:33 halftime lead. But Dominican Republic slowly got back into the contest. They narrowed the gap at 4-point mark before the fourth frame. Feldeine put Dominican Republic in front 77:76 with seconds left in regulation. But Alex Ribeiro came up with a decisive bucket to win the game for Brazil. Guilherme Giovannoni (203-F-80, agency: Interperformances) posted 15 points for Brazil. Arthur Silva and Marcelinho Huertas added 14 points each for the winners. Francisco Garcia (201-F/G-81, college: Louisville) answered with 17 points for Dominican Republic. Eulis Baez had 15 points in the loss.
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