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Tuto Marchand Cup tips off in Puerto Rico - Aug 17, 2007


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Carlos
Arroyo
Canada - Puerto Rico 65:63 (OT)
Canadian team got to a perfect start at the Tuto Marchand Continental Championship Cup in Puerto Rico. They edged the home side in overtime to post the first win. Puerto Rico dominated the first half and rolled to a 29:23 lead at halftime. The things got even worse for Canadian team as Puerto Rico extended the gap to 47:38 after three quarters. However it was the end of the contest yet. Samuel Dalembert (211-C-81, college: Seton Hall) fueled Canadian comeback rally as North American team recorded a 7:0 run to cut the deficit to 4 points. Dalembert dunked the ball home to narrow the gap to only 3 points with under two minutes to go. The teams exchanged missed shots before Jermaine Anderson (185-G-83) connected from beyond the arc with 3 seconds left in regulation and forced overtime.
The game was rough and nervous in extra time and the teams were tied at 63 with less than a minute to go. But once again Samuel Dalembert stepped up to change things for Canada. He nailed a jumper to give Canada a 65:63 lead with 41 seconds remaining. Puerto Rico never managed to reply and suffered their first defeat at the tournament.
Samuel Dalembert led Canada with 13 points and 13 rebounds. Jermaine Anderson and Levon Kendall (208-F-84, college: Pittsburgh) provided 11 points apiece for the winners. Larry Ayuso (190-G-77, agency: Edge Sports, college: USC) chipped in game-high 18 points for Puerto Rico. Angelo Reyes (205-F/C-81) secured 12 points and 14 boards in defeat.
Canada will next face Argentina, while Puerto Rico will try to rebound against Brazil.

Canada: Samuel Dalembert 13+13 boards, Jermaine Anderson 11, Levon Kendall 11
Puerto Rico: Larry Ayuso 18, Angelo Reyes 12+14 boards

Brazil - Argentina 67:75
Brazilian team had somehow a bitter start at the Tuto Marchand Continental Championship Cup in Puerto Rico. They were canned by Argentinean squad 67:75 in the opener.
The teams packed with overseas stars got off to a slow start and kept it close in the first frame. Argentina managed to outscore their Brazilian opponents 14:12. The tempo did not change in the second quarter as both teams tried to stay on a safe side. Argentina remained ahead 26:24 at halftime. However Argentina finally spurred in front in the third stanza and surprised Brazil. Paolo Quinteros (185-G-79) connected from outside and


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Puerto Rico - Canada 72-78 Canada have clinched the Marchand Cup title. The North American team outgunned Puerto Rico to earn the trophy. Andrew Wiggins (203-G-95, college: Kansas, agency: BDA Sports) scored 20 points to pace the champions. Canada jumped to a 19:14 lead after the opening frame. They boosted the gap at 7-point mark at the interval 38:31. Puerto Rico narrowed the gap in the third quarter. The hosts dropped 26 points to get within 2 points at the final break. Canada thoug...   [read more]

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Marchand Cup Standings
 1. Canada 4-0 
 2. P.Rico 2-1 
 3. Argentina 1-2 
 4. Brazil 1-2 
 5. Dominican R. 0-3 
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Luis SCOLA
  ARG
  (206-F/C-80)
  Avg: 17.7
 1. Scola, ARG17.7 
 2. Nocioni, ARG16.0 
 3. Vassallo, PUR15.3 
 4. Batista, BRA15.0 
 5. Wiggins, CAN14.5 
 6. Laprovittola, ARG13.3 
 7. Sosa, DOM13.0 
 8. Lima, BRA12.3 
 9. Flores, DOM12.0 
 10. Bennett, CAN11.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Edward SANTANA
  ESP
  (203-F/C-80)
  Avg: 9.5
 1. Santana, ESP9.5 
 2. Scola, ARG9.3 
 3. Bennett, CAN7.5 
 4. Liz, DOM7.0 
 5. Ejim, CAN6.8 
 6. Sanchez, ESP6.5 
 7. Clemente, USA6.0 
 8. Vassallo, PUR5.7 
 9. Lima, BRA5.7 
 10. Vargas, DOM5.5 
Assists Per Game
 Francisco GARCIA
  DOM
  (201-F/G-81)
  Avg: 5
 1. Garcia, DOM5.0 
 2. Scola, ARG4.0 
 3. Feldeine, DOM4.0 
 4. Sosa, DOM4.0 
 5. Fischer, BRA3.7 
 6. Joseph, CAN3.7 
 7. Benite, BRA3.0 
 8. Rivera, PUR2.7 
 9. Gonzalez, PUR2.3 
 10. Scrubb, CAN2.3 
Steals Per Game
 Marcus Vinicius TOLEDO
  ESP
  (201-F-86)
  Avg: 2
 1. Toledo, ESP2.0 
 2. Clemente, USA2.0 
 3. Garino, ARG1.7 
 4. Liz, DOM1.5 
 5. Pena, DOM1.5 
 6. Balkman, USA1.5 
 7. Joseph, CAN1.3 
 8. Benite, BRA1.3 
 9. Deck, ARG1.3 
 10. Diaz, GEO1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Eloy VARGAS
  DOM
  (211-C-88)
  Avg: 2
 1. Vargas, DOM2.0 
 2. Sanchez, ESP1.5 
 3. Balkman, USA1.0 
 4. Santana, ESP1.0 
 5. Powell, CAN0.8 
 6. Wiggins, CAN0.8 
 7. Vassallo, PUR0.7 
 8. Batista, BRA0.7 
 9. Collier, USA0.7 
 10. Scola, ARG0.7 
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