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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
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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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