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Canada is undefeated after Day 2 at Tuto Marchand Cup - Aug 18, 2007

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Canada - Argentina 84:78
Canadian team occupied the top spot at the Marchand Cup Continental Championship Cup after two rounds of action. Yesterday they continued their winning streak edging Argentina 84:78. Carl English (192-G-81, college: Hawaii) burst out with 30 points on a 4/7 shooting from beyond the arc to fuel Canadian team to another win at the tournament.
The teams started the game closely enough and finished the first frame all square 25:25. Canadian players bombarded the basket from the outside in the second quarter and secured a 39:38 lead at halftime. North American team surged ahead in the third stanza. They opened the term with a 9:0 run and later added another 9:0 rally to clear off to a 61:47 distance into the fourth quarter. Argentina though did not surrender and tied the scoreline at 75 with just over one minute to go in the game. But Jermaine Anderson and Andy Rautins (196-G-86) ignited a 9:3 for Canada to seal a positive result in the end.
Andy Rautins provided 12 points for Canada. Olu Famutimi (197-G-84, college: Arkansas) added 11 points for the winners. Paolo Quinteros (185-G-79) amswered with 16 points for Argentina. Luis Scola (206-F/C-80) and Carlos Delfino (199-G-82) had 15 points apiece in a loss.
Canada shot 53% from the field and 83% from charity stripe. Argentina converted just 39% of field goals and 72% from free throw line. Canadian players also outrebounded their counterparts 29:25, committing 28 turnovers at the same time.

Canada: Carl English 30, Andy Rautins 12, Olu Famutimi 11
Argentina: Paolo Quinteros 16, Luis Scola 15, Carlos Delfino 15

Brazil - Puerto Rico 79:67
Brazilian National team celebrated their first win at the Tuto Marchand Continental Championship Cup in Puerto Rico today. They defeated Puerto Rico to handed them the hosts second consecutive loss at the start of the competition. This time Tiago Splitter (211-C/F-85, agency: Interperformances) became the main force for Brazilian offense as he nailed 24 points to lead his side.
Brazil got to a better start to the game as they established an early 20:14 lead after the first frame. Puerto Rico struggled to match the pace and fell behind 10 points in the second quarter 27:41. But the home side revived after the break. Carlos Arroyo sparked their comeback effort, which resulted in a 25:13 third term as Puerto Rico cut the deficit to 52:54 entering the final frame. But Brazil did not let the win slip away. T  

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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
  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
  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
  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
  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
  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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