Argentina - Puerto Rico 79-78 Very exciting game and thriller win for Argentina against Puerto Rico. Both teams have 1-1 record now in Group A. Actually, Mexico and Canada also have the same score, so today will be the crucial day for all four teams. The winners of today's games will advance to Semifinals of the Panamerican Games in Guadalajara. Matias Sandes (201-F/G-84) led Argentina to victory with 15 points and 8 rebounds. Luciano Gonzalez (196-F-90) and Luis Cequeira (180-G-85) scored 12 points each, and Nicolas Romano (197-F/C-87) added one point less, plus 7 rebounds. In the loosing squad, Jose Juan Barea (181-PG-84, college: Northeastern) shined with 24 points. Renaldo Balkman (201-F-84, college: S.Carolina) had 16 pts and 7 rebs, while Daniel Santiago (216-C-76, agency: Priority Sports, college: N.Mexico) collected 12 points and 8 boards. Quarters: 24-22, 25-19, 13-22, 17-15. Argentina will meet Mexico today. Puerto Rico will play against Canada.
Canada - Mexico 65-79 Mexico registered first victory in Guadalajara. The host of Panamerican Games 2011 outplayed Canada 65-79 and both teams have 1-1 record in Group A now. Argentina and Puerto Rico have the same numbers and today's games will be do-or-die for all teams. Real Mata (205-C-86) exploded for the hosts with 14 points and 15 rebounds (valuation 30). Victor Mariscal (198-F-72) was the top-scored in victory with 16 points and Orlando Mendez-Valdez (185-G-86, college: W.Kentucky) helped with 14 pts, plus 5 boards. In defeat, Warren Ward (196-G-89) delivered 20 pts. Owen Klassen (208-F-91) had 17 points and 9 rebounds, and Jordan Baker (192-G-91, college: Utah Valley St.) added 10 pts in this loss. Quarters: 7-22, 14-17, 19-21, 25-19. Mexico will play against Argentina today. Canada will take on Puerto Rico.
Brazil - USA 77-88 USA is the first team who secured the Semifinals in Guadalajara. They handed 77-88 loss to Brazil for perfect 2-0 record in Group B. Brazil dropped to 1-1 and still has a chance to reach the next stage. Blake Ahearn (188-G-84, college: Missouri St.) led the winners with 21 points. Justin Dentmon (183-G-85, college: Washington) had 16 points and 6 assists, while Jerome Dyson (191-G-87, college: Connecticut) and Donald Sloan (191-G-88, college: Texas A&M) helped with 10 points each. In Brazil, Welington Dos Santos (185-PG-81) collected 16 points and 7 assists. Vitor Alves (190-F/G-90) and Murilo Becker (210-C/F-83) (7 rebs) delivered 15 and 12 points respectively. Quarters: 18-19, 20-13, 23-24, 16-32. Today, USA will play against Uruguay. Brazil will meet Dominican Republic in do-or-die game. The winner will advance to Semifinals.
Uruguay - Dominican Republic 55-69 Dominican Republic celebrated first win at Panamerican Games 2011 in Guadalajara. Dominicans were better than Uruguay 55-69 for 1-1 record in Group B and they kept Semifinals hope alive. Uruguay dropped to 0-2 and lost all chances to reach the next stage. Juan Coronado (196-G-83) paced Dominicans to victory scoring 17 points. Jack Michael Martinez (203-F/C-81, agency: Paris Global Sports) had 12 points and impressive 21 points, while Elys Manuel Guzman (206-F/C-82, college: Bemidji St.) also had double-double, including 12 pts and 10 rebs. Uruguay got 16 points and 8 rebounds from Martin Osimani (194-G-81, college: Duquesne). Nicolas Borsellino (202-F-86) scored 12 and Bruno Fitipaldo (183-PG-91) stopped to 9 pts. Quarters: 15-17, 19-19, 12-13, 9-20. Dominicans will meet Brazil today and the winner will advance to Semifinals. Dominicans will play against strong USA.
Brazil celebrate the trophy in Toronto - 2 Years ago
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Canada - Brazil 71-86
Brazil rolled over hosting Canada to celebrate the title at the Panamerican Games in Toronto. Augusto Lima (207-C-91), Rafael Hettsheimer (206-C-86) and Larry Taylor (185-PG-80, college: Missouri Western) scored 13 points each to lead well-balanced effort from the Latin American powerhouse. Brazil did not waste time jumping to a comfortable 48:29 halftime lead. Canada stopped the rot in the third term. The hosts pulled within 13 points at the final interm... [read more]
Canada - Brazil 71-86 Brazil rolled over hosting Canada to celebrate the title at the Panamerican Games in Toronto. Augusto Lima (207-C-91), Rafael Hettsheimer (206-C-86) and Larry Taylor (185-PG-80, college: Missouri Western) scored 13 points each to lead well-balanced effort from the Latin American powerhouse. Brazil did not waste time jumping to a comfortable 48:29 halftime lead. Canada stopped the rot in the third term. The hosts pulled within 13 points at the final intermission. But Brazil sank 19 points in the fourth frame and eased to the victory. Anthony Bennett (203-F-93, college: UNLV) provided 18 points and 9 rebounds, while Jamal Murray (198-F/G-97) added 12 points in the loss.
USA - Dominican Republic 87-82 The USA stepped onto the pedestal in Toronto. They held off Dominican Republic to earn the Bronze medals. Brown Bobby (188-PG-84, college: CS Fullerton) came up with 19 points to lead the effort. Dominican Republic jumped to a 26:15 lead after ten minutes. They extended the margin at 13-point mark at the final intermission. The USA however picked up the tempo in the second half. They pulled within 9 points at the final break. The North American team went on a 28:14 rally in the fourth frame to escape with a tough victory. Damien Wilkins (198-G-80, college: Georgia) delivered 18 points, while Taurean Prince (201-F-94) added 12 points for the winners. James Maye (201-G/F-81, college: NC-Greensboro) responded with 16 points for Dominican Republic.
Canada and Brazil advance into title game in Toronto - 2 Years ago
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USA - Canada 108-111 OT
Canada survived overtime thriller versus their North American rivals USA to advance into the Panamerican Games Final. Andrew Nicholson (206-PF-89, college: St.Bonaventure) stepped up with 31 points and 10 rebounds to lead the winners. Canada piled up a 52:47 halftime lead. However the USA replied with a 33:22 run in the third term to spur ahead. Canada had to come back from behind in the fourth frame to force overtime. The hosts dropped 14 points i... [read more]
USA - Canada 108-111 OT Canada survived overtime thriller versus their North American rivals USA to advance into the Panamerican Games Final. Andrew Nicholson (206-PF-89, college: St.Bonaventure) stepped up with 31 points and 10 rebounds to lead the winners. Canada piled up a 52:47 halftime lead. However the USA replied with a 33:22 run in the third term to spur ahead. Canada had to come back from behind in the fourth frame to force overtime. The hosts dropped 14 points in the extra period and rallied to the victory. Jamal Murray (198-F/G-97) delivered 22 points, 6 assists and 4 rebounds for the winners. Brown Bobby (188-PG-84, college: CS Fullerton) responded with 25 points and 7 assists for the USA.
Brazil - Dominican Republic 68-62 Brazil held off Dominican Republic to seal their Final appearance. Vitor Benite (191-SG-90) topscored for Brazil with 18 points. Brazil accounted for a 35:29 halftime lead. Dominican Republic erased the deficit tying things up at 50 at the final break. Brazil however limited their opponents to just 12 points in the fourth quarter and iced the victory. Augusto Lima (207-C-91) accounted for 15 points and 11 rebounds in the win. James Maye (201-G/F-81, college: NC-Greensboro) responded with 15 points for Dominican Republic.
Puerto Rico - Argentina 85-105 Argentina clinched the fifth overall position at the Panamerican Games. They knocked down Puerto Rico in the final game at the tournament. Seven players scored in double digits for the winners. Facundo Campazzo (179-PG-91) stepped up with 17 points to pace the effort. Argentina recorded a 42:39 halftime lead. Argentina unleashed 63 points in the second half and marched to the victory. Federico Aguerre (203-F-88) and Juan Manuel Torres (210-C-84) delivered 13 points each for the winners. Jezreel De Jesus (185-G-91) responded with 12 points for Puerto Rico.
Venezuela - Mexico 83-59 Venezuela capped their Panamerican Games campaign on a winning note. They rallied past Mexico to finish in the seventh position. John Cox (194-G-81, college: USF) accounted for 24 points in the victory. Venezuela recorded a 16:6 lead after the opening quarter. They accounted for a 45:29 halftime lead. Venezuela kept Mexico at bay throughout the second half marching to the victory. Jhornan Zamora (196-G-89) netted 15 points in the win. Marco Ramos (198-F-87, college: Grand Canyon) and Jesus Gonzalez (195-F-86) answered with 11 points apiece for Mexico.
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