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Day 5 in San Juan. Puerto Rico clinch the trophy - Aug 27, 2013

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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.   

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Recap of Day 4 in San Juan. Canada claim the title - 29 months ago
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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Recap of Day 3 in San Juan - 29 months ago
Argentina - Brazil 71-80 Brazil recorded the first victory in San Juan. They held off their archrivals Argentina for 1-2 record. Joao Paulo Batista (205-C/F-81, college: Gonzaga, agency: AAI Sports) posted 15 points to pace the winners. Brazil eked out a 20:19 lead after the opening frame. They stretched the gap in the second frame. Brazil accumulated 37:34 halftime advantage. They knocked down 26 points in the third frame to secure a 9-point lead at the final break. The teams traded b...   [read more]

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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