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South American Championships U17 Final Standings
 1. Argentina
 2. Uruguay
 3. Brazil
 4. Colombia
 5. Venezuela
 6. Ecuador
 7. Peru
 8. Paraguay
 9. Bolivia
South American Championships U17 Stage One Standings
Group A
 1. Brazil 4-0 
 2. Colombia 3-1 
 3. Venezuela 2-2 
 4. Ecuador 1-3 
 5. Bolivia 0-4 
Group B
 1. Argentina 3-0 
 2. Uruguay 2-1 
 3. Peru 1-2 
 4. Paraguay 0-3 

Points Per Game
 Octavio MEDINA
  (-F-96)
  Avg: 21.4
 1. Medina, Hebraica21.4 
 2. Mendoza, COL N.18.3 
 3. Sojo, VEN N.17.3 
 4. Atencia, Bucaros15.5 
 5. Grolla, Bigua15.0 
 6. Arengo, Regatas C.14.6 
 7. da Silva, Palmeiras13.7 
 8. Counago, Bigua13.6 
 9. Guerra, ECU N.13.5 
 10. Cobena, ECU N.13.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Sebastian LUQUE
  (--96)
  Avg: 14
 1. Luque, PER N.14.0 
 2. Ibarguen, COL N.13.8 
 3. Quinones, ECU N.10.3 
 4. Guerra, ECU N.10.0 
 5. Grolla, Bigua10.0 
 6. Mercado, BOL U.9.3 
 7. Brugada, PAR N.9.0 
 8. Cobena, ECU N.8.8 
 9. Da Silva, Olympico.8.2 
 10. Medina, Hebraica8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Jose VILDOZA
  (190-G-96)
  Avg: 5.6
 1. Vildoza, Libertad5.6 
 2. Atencia, Bucaros5.0 
 3. de Paula, Pinheiro.4.3 
 4. Siqueira, S.Jose/U.3.3 
 5. Martinez, PAR N.3.2 
 6. Medina, Hebraica3.2 
 7. Pereira, Malvin3.0 
 8. Costa, SESI3.0 
 9. Attademo, Estudi.2.8 
 10. Guerra, ECU N.2.8 
Steals Per Game
 Hansel ATENCIA
  (182-G-97)
  Avg: 3.7
 1. Atencia, Bucaros3.7 
 2. Sojo, VEN N.3.3 
 3. Marziali, Obras2.8 
 4. Arengo, Regatas C.2.4 
 5. Ibarguen, COL N.2.4 
 6. Montano, BOL U.2.3 
 7. Fajardo, COL N.2.3 
 8. Centeno, VEN N.2.3 
 9. Guerra, ECU N.2.2 
 10. Gomez, Sionista2.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Joe QUINONES
  (--97)
  Avg: 3.8
 1. Quinones, ECU N.3.8 
 2. Mercado, BOL U.3.0 
 3. Colimerio, S.Jose.2.3 
 4. Guerra, ECU N.2.0 
 5. Espinoza Mal., VEN1.8 
 6. Bernal, VEN N.1.3 
 7. Mendoza, COL N.1.2 
 8. Zagarra, BOL U.1.0 
 9. Cobena, ECU N.1.0 
 10. Brugada, PAR N.1.0 
 

Argentina clinch the title in Salto (Photo: fibaamericas.net)
Starting five
#s#
Juan Arengo
Arengo
Juan Pablo Vaulet
Vaulet
Jose Vildoza
Vildoza
Mateo Marziali
Marziali
Lucio Delfino
Delfino
#e#5
4 Favio Vieta Stechina 185-G-96 Regatas C. Argentina
5 Juan Arengo 190-G/F-96 Regatas C. Argentina
6 Martin Gomez 195-G/F-96 Sionista Argentina
7 Juan Pablo Vaulet 198-PF-96 Atenas Argentina
8 Juan Lugrin 192-F-96 Obras Argentina
9 Alejandro Marinelli 198-F/C-96 Libertad S. Argentina
10 Facundo Attademo 181-PG-96 Estudiantes LP Argentina
11 Jose Vildoza 190-G-96 Libertad S. Argentina
12 Mateo Marziali 194-G/F-96 Obras Argentina
12 Mateo Marziali 194-G/F-96 Obras Argentina
13 Lucio Delfino 197-PF-97 Union SF Argentina
14 Carlos Buemo 193-G/F-96 Banco Prov. SF Argentina
15 Diego Pena 194-PF-96 Lanus Argentina

Carlos Alberto Duro Head Coach Boca Jrs Argentina
Eduardo Japez Assistant Argentino Argentina
Luis Fernandez Assistant

Latinbasket.com All-South American Championships U17 Awards 2013 - Aug 13, 2013

Latinbasket.com All-South American Championships U17 1st Team 2013
Jose Vildoza
Vildoza
Hansel Atencia
Atencia
Octavio Medina
Medina
Jose Sojo
Sojo
Andre Ibarguen
Ibarguen

Best Player: Jose Vildoza (190-G-96) of Argentina
Best Guard: Jose Vildoza (190-G-96) of
Argentina
Best Forward: Octavio Medina (F-96) of Hebraica
Best Center: Andre Ibarguen (C-96) of Colombia

1st Team
G: Jose Vildoza (190-G-96) of
Argentina
G: Hansel Atencia (182-G-97) of Colobmia
F: Octavio Medina (F-96) of Uruguay
F: Jose Sojo (F-96) of Venezuela
C: Andre Ibarguen (C-96) of Colombia

2nd Team
G/F: Juan Arengo (190-G/F-96) of
Argentina
G/F: Mateo Marziali (194-G/F-96) of
Argentina
F: Yildon Mendoza (F-97) of Colombia
C: Wesley da Silva (208-C-96) of Brazil
C: Facundo Grolla (193-C-97) of Bigua

Honorable Mention
Tulio Da Silva (195-F/C-96) of
Brazil
Lucas Colimerio (207-C-96) of
Brazil
Martin Gomez (195-G/F-96) of
Argentina
Martin Counago (186-PG-97) of Uruguay
Sebastian Luque (96) of Peru
Joe Quinones (97) of Ecuador
Alexander Guerra (96) of Ecuador
Erick Cobena (97) of Ecuador



Argentina clinch the title in Salto - Aug 11, 2013

FINAL
Argentina - Uruguay 92-53
Argentina clinch the title in Salto at the U17 South American Championship. The favorites overcame the hosts in the Final game 92:53 and became the winner of the campaign. Uruguay ended up on the second place at the home tourney. Argentina opened the game with 22-11 rally and led 7 points at the halftime. The second half fully belonged to the winners as they erupted with two massive victories in the third and the last quarters. Argentina overcame Uruguay 21-12 in the third period and added 34-11 surge in the last stanza. Jose Vildoza (190-G-96) top-scored for the winners with 23 points and Arengo Juan nailed 20. Gomez Martin poured in 19, whilst Diego Pena (194-PF-96) had 7. Grolla Facundo ended up with 18 points and 10 rebounds and Medina Octavio had 13. Martin Counago (186-PG-97) poured in 8, while Pereira Santiago scored 7.

3-4 Place
Colombia - Brazil 56-94
Brazil celebrate Bronze in Salto at the U17 South American Championship. They needed a 94:56 win over Colombia to finish third. Both teams played their first game against each other in a group stage and faced last night again in the last clash. Brazil proved their ambitions for the third place from the very beginning and started with 20:14 lead. Moreover Brazil added 24-11 rally in the second frame and had 44:25 halftime advantage. The second half also belonged to the Brazilian side that posted two victories. They won the third period 25-17 and finished the game with 24-14. Junior Duval (185-G-96) stepped up with 18 points for the winners and Wesley da Silva (208-C-96) netted 17. Costa Pablo produced 13, whilst Colimerio Lucas collected 11 points and 12 rebounds. Yildon Mendoza (97) answered with 21 points and 12 rebounds in defeat and Atencia Hansel notched 12. Castano Cristian produced 7 points, while Rivera Yoice put up 5.

5-6 Place
Venezuela - Ecuador 84-61
Venezuela beat Ecuador in the last game of their U17 South American Championship campaign. Venezuela posted an 84:61 win to finish on the 5th spot. Venezuela started with a 19-6 surge and never looked behind after. They posted a 24-12 rally in the second frame and enjoyed a 43:18 halftime advantage. Ecuador woke up in the second half and managed to be a decent representative on the court. Ecuador won the third period 23-18, but lost the last quarter 20-23. Jose Sojo (96) stepped up with 19 points in the winning effort. Torres Salvador scored 14, while Martinez Diego poured in 11. Luis Bahamonde (96) finished the game with 18 points in defeat and Guerra Alexander nailed 17. Erick Cobena (97) brought 14 and Quinones Joe collected 7 points and 11 boards.

7-8 Place
Paraguay - Peru 61-96
Peru overcame Paraguay for the 7th position at the U17 South American Championship. Peru clinched a 96:61 win in the last game of their campaign and sent Paraguay to the 8th spot. Peru took 21:13 lead at the end of the first period and never looked behind after. Peru also posted a 27-16 rally in the second frame and had 48:29 halftime advantage. Moreover the last two quarters also belonged to the winning side. Peru won the third period 33-20 and finished the game with 15-12 run. Hernen Goicochea (98) stepped up with 25 points for the winners and Sebastian Luque (96) collected 13 points and 18 rebounds. Sambucetti Bruno and Ramirez Cristian scored 12 points in a win. Leguizamon Elias replied with 14 points in defeat and Marco De Felice (97) had 13. Marecos Ricardo brought 11, whilst Gonzalez Emmanuel and Mereles Mario netted 6 each.


Argentina and Uruguay to play for title in Salto - Aug 10, 2013

SEMIFINALS
Argentina - Colombia 89-70
Argentina advanced into the Final of the U17 South American Championship. They outgunned Colombia in the first semifinal at the tournament yesterday. Six players scored in double figures for Argentina. Juan Arengo (190-G/F-96) nailed 18 points to lead the charge. Argentina scored 23 points in the opening quarter to ensure a 6-point lead. They stretched the gap in the second term. Argentina built a 44:35 halftime advantage. Argentina stayed aggressive offensively in the third term. They registered a 68:58 lead into the fourth frame. Colombia managed just 12 points in the fourth frame and could not rescue the battle. Jose Vildoza (190-G-96) posted 15 points and 9 assists for the winners. Martin Gomez had 13 points for Argentina. Hansel Atencia (182-G-97) answered with 22 points, 7 assists and 5 boards for Colombia. Juan Fajardo chipped in 12 points in the loss.

Brazil - Uruguay 71-84
Uruguay will play in the championship game of the U17 South American Championship. The hosts stunned top favourites Brazil to punch ticket into the title game. Octavio Medina (F-96) nailed 26 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for the winners. Brazil and Uruguay exchanged baskets throughout intense first quarter. The scoreboard read 19:19 after ten minutes. Brazil pulled ahead in the second frame. They snatched a 31:28 halftime lead. But Uruguay picked up the tempo in the third term. The hosts exploded with 31 points to secure a 7-point advantage before the fourth frame. Uruguay added 25 points in the final term and raced to the victory. Martin Counago (186-PG-97) chipped in 24 points, while Juan Galletto had 18 points for the winners. Wesley da Silva (208-C-96) answered with 18 points for Brazil. Junior Duval netted 15 points in the loss.
5-8 Place
Peru - Ecuador 51-70
Ecuador registered victory at the U17 South American Championship. They held off Peru to set up the clash versus Venezuela for the 5th overall position at the tournament. Alexander Guerra (96) posted 19 points and 16 rebounds to lead the charge. Ecuador held their opponents to 9 points in the first quarter and gained a 7-point lead. Peru narrowed the deficit in the second frame. They got within 4 points at the interval 24:28. But Ecuador stepped up in the third term. They nailed 26 points to open a 15-point lead at the final intermission. Ecuador held Peru to 12 points in the fourth frame and sealed the winning outcome. Paolo Tamayo (96) knocked down 13 points, while Joel Quinonez had 12 points and 14 rebounds in the win. Renzo Yanez (97) answered with 17 points for Peru. Hernen Goicochea netted 11 points in the loss.

Venezuela - Paraguay 111-61
Venezuela will play for the fifth place at the U17 South American Championship. They knocked down Paraguay in the classification round game yesterday. Jose Sojo (96) stepped up with 25 points and 10 rebounds to pace the winners. Venezuela unloaded 26 points in the opening ten minutes to take a 3-point lead. They added 30 points in the second quarter to ensure a 56:43 halftime lead. Venezuala kept Paraguay at distance throughout the third term. They registered a 28-point buffer heading into the fourth frame. Venezuela went on a 30:8 run in the final period to seal the win. Angel Blanco (97) and Diego Martinez (96) had 14 points each for the winners. Elias Leguizamon (G) answered with 21 points for Paraguay. Ricardo Marecos had 9 points in the loss.


Semifinals are set in Salto - Aug 9, 2013

Group A
Ecuador - Colombia 56-76
Colombia registered the third victory in Group A of the U17 South American Championship. They overcame Ecuador to secure the second position in the ladder. Colombia will now take on Argentina in the semifinal round. Ecuador will play versus Peru in the classification game. Colombia posted a 20:14 lead after ten minutes. They stretched the gap in the second frame. Colombia enjoyed a 42:27 halftime advantage. Ecuador narrowed the deficit in the third term. They got within 8 points at the final intermission. But Colombia sank 21 points in the fourth frame to seal the winning outcome. Andre Ibarguen (96) posted 18 points and 17 rebounds for Colombia. Hansel Atencia (182-G-97) added 15 points in the win. Alexander Guerra (96) answered with 15 points and 11 boards for Ecuador. Erick Cobena dropped 12 points in the loss.

Bolivia - Brazil 32-111
Brazil clinched the top position in Group A of the U17 South American Championship. They claimed the fourth straight win and set up the clash versus Uruguay in the semifinal round. Bolivia on the other hand suffered the fourth consecutive loss and finished 9th at the tournament. Brazil got to a flying start. They unloaded 32 points in the opening quarter taking a 30-point lead. Brazil added 28 points in the second quarter to ensure a 60:13 halftime advantage. The game remained lop-sided after the big break. Brazil eased to the victory in the second half. Tulio Da Silva (195-F/C-96) finished with 17 points for Brazil. Lucas de Souza (197-F-85) added 15 points, while Wesley da Silva had 14 points for the winners. Axel Veizaga (96) responded with 8 points for Bolivia. Juan Zegarra produced 6 points in the loss.

Group B
Peru - Uruguay 51-83
Uruguay completed the semifinal picture at the U17 South American Championship. The hosts knocked down Peru on the final day of the preliminary round to set up the clash versus Brazil. Uruguay earned a 15:9 lead after ten minutes. The hosts stretched the gap in the second quarter. Uruguay enjoyed a 34:23 halftime lead. They unleashed 21 points in the third term and recorded a 15-point buffer before the final stanza. Uruguay added 28 points in the fourth frame and cruised to the victory. Facundo Grolla (193-C-97) notched 21 points to lead the winners. Martin Counago (186-PG-97) added 19 points for the hosts. Rodrigo Cruz (97) answered with 13 points for Peru. Bruno Sambucetti chipped in 10 points in the loss.

Paraguay - Argentina 57-121
Argentina earned the third consecutive win at the U17 South American Championship. They knocked down Paraguay to clinch the top position in Group B. Carlos Buemo (193-G/F-96) nailed 21 points to lead the winners. Argentina will now take on Colombia in the semis. Argentina set the tone early in the game. They unleashed 30 points in the opening quarter to gain a 17-point lead. Argentina remained red hot in the second frame. They dropped 28 points in the period and ensured a 58:36 halftime lead. Argentina exploded with 34 points in the third period to ensure a massive 45-point lead at the final intermission. They never looked back cruising to the victory. Mateo Marziali (194-G/F-96) finished with 19 points, while Lucio Delfino added 17 points for the winning side. Ricardo Marecos (96) and Angel Trinidad (96) answered with 13 points each for Paraguay.


Results and Stats from Day 4 in Salto - Aug 8, 2013

Group A
Colombia - Bolivia 107-57
Colombia demolish Bolivia in Salto at the U17 South American Championship. Colombia needed a 107:57 win to improve to 2-1 record in Group A. Bolivia meanwhile remained undefeated and dropped at 0-3 record. Colombia erupted with a 36-12 surge and added 23-11 rally before the halftime. Colombia enjoyed a 59:23 halftime advantage and continued their dominance in the rest of the game. They added 29-10 burst in the third quarter and did not mind 19-24 in the last stanza. Yildon Mendoza (97) paced all the winners with 16 points and Mauricio Montano (96) netted 15. Fajardo Juan poured in 14, whilst Atencia Hansel had 12. Pablo Castellanos (97) ended up with 20 points in the losing effort and Mercado Luis scored 7. Veizaga Axel had 6 points in the losing effort.

Brazil - Venezuela 64-53
Brazil takes 3-0 record in Group A at the U17 South American Championship. Brazil outscored Venezuela 64:53 in Day 4 of the tournament. Venezuela meanwhile dropped at 2-2 record. Brazil won the first period 17-9 and added massive 13-5 surge in the second frame. Venezuela looked better in the second half and replied with two narrow victories in the third and the last quarters. Venezuela won the third frame 21-20 and finished the game with 18-14, but it was not enough to catch up with the opponents. Junior Duval (185-G-96) top-scored for the winners with 10 points and Tulio Da Silva collected 9 points and 10 rebounds. George de Paula and Buboltz Fernando delivered 8 points each in a win. Christian Centeno (96) answered with 11 points in defeat and Angel Blanco (97) brought 7. Alejandro Bernal (96) notched 6, whilst Jose Medina (97) and Espinoza Malave Adrian shot 5 each.

Group B
Peru - Paraguay 75-59
Peru posts the initial victory at the U17 South American Championship. They overcame Paraguay 75:59 in Day 4 of the tournament. The latter meanwhile dropped at 0-2 record in Group B. Both teams entered the game without victories and looked forward achieving the first W. Peru grabbed massive 22:4 lead after the first period and never looked behind after. Peru led 37:20 at the halftime and produced a 23-19 rally in the third quarter. Paraguay managed to win the last stanza 20-15 but could not come closer. Yanez Renzo top-scored for the winners with 17 points and Luque Sebastian was unstoppable with 16 points and 25 rebounds. Hernen Goicochea (98) delivered 14 points in a win. Martinez Jorge replied with 15 points in the losing effort and Ricardo Marecos (96) netted 14. Brugada Joaquin shot 11, whilst Renato Yaluk (96) put up 10.


Results and Stats from Day 3 in Salto - Aug 7, 2013

Group A
Venezuela - Colombia 75-87
Colombia celebrated the initial win at the U17 South American Championship. They knocked down Venezuela for 1-1 record in Group A. Venezuela suffered the first defeat at the tournament and fell at 2-1 record. Yildon Mendoza tallied 21 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists for Colombia. The teams stayed close throughout the opening quarter. Colombia snatched a 22:20 lead after ten minutes. The teams traded baskets throughout the second frame. Colombia secured a narrow 39:37 halftime lead. Venezuela managed to erase the deficit in the third term. The teams entered the fourth frame tied at 54. However Colombia unloaded 33 points in the final period and snatched the victory at the end. Hansel Atencia (97) delivered 20 points, 8 steals and 7 assists, while Andre Ibarguen added 18 points and 17 rebounds for Colombia. Jose Sojo answered with 16 points for Venezuela. Evert Bernal dropped 13 points in the loss.

Bolivia - Ecuador 47-71
Ecuador snapped two-game losing skid and celebrated the first win at the U17 European Championship in Uruguay. They defeated Bolivia for 1-2 record in Group B. Joel Quinonez) stepped up with 19 points and 18 rebounds for the winners. Ecuador snatched a 13:11 lead after ten minutes of action. They boosted the gap in the second frame. Ecuador accumulated a 30:21 halftime lead. Ecuador cleared off in the third term. They went on a 27:5 rally to build an unassailable 31-point advantage before the fourth frame. Ecuador never looked back en route to the win. Erick Cobena and Luis Bahamonde chipped in 15 points each for the winners. Ricardo Montano answered with 13 points for Bolivia. Pablo Castellanos dropped 12 points in the losing effort.

Group B
Uruguay - Argentina 56-63
Argentina claimed the second consecutive victory at the U17 South American Championship. They defeated hosting Uruguay to remain on top of Group B. Juan Pablo Vaulet (198-PF-96) stepped up with 27 points and 17 rebounds to lead the winners. Argentina snatched a 16:11 lead after ten minutes. Uruguay denied the deficit in the second frame. The hosts jumped to a 24:23 halftime lead. Uruguay and Argentina exchanged baskets throughout the third term. Uruguay entered the fourth frame up by a single point 38:37. But Argentina exploded with 26 points in the fourth frame and snatched a tough win at the end. Jose Vildoza (190-G-96) posted 12 points and 10 boards, while Juan Arengo and Martin Gomez added 6 points each for the winners. Octavio Medina (F-96) led all scorers with 32 points. Facundo Grolla (193-C-97) chipped in 17 points and pulled down 12 boards for Uruguay.


Results and Stats from Day 2 in Salto - Aug 6, 2013

Group A
Ecuador - Venezuela 67-74
Venezuela posts the second win in Salto at the U17 South American Championship. Venezuela overcame Ecuador 74:67 for 2-0 record. Ecuador meanwhile suffered their second loss and dropped at 0-2 record. Venezuela started the game with 22:12 lead, but Ecuador was too far to give up. They replied with a similar 23-13 rally and tied the game at the halftime. Ecuador also won the third period 14-13, but could not win the game. Venezuela needed a strong last period to seal the second victory at the tournament. Jose Sojo top-scored for the winners with 23 points and Torres Salvador nailed 13. Medina Jose delivered 12, whilst Angel Blanco had 10. Cobena Erick answered with 20 points and Alexander Guerra collected 16 points and 14 rebounds. Joe Quinones had 10 points and 10 boards in a loss.

Colombia - Brazil 75-76
Brazil grabbed 76:75 win over Colombia in Day 2 of the U17 South American Championship. Brazil improved to 2-0 record in Group A, while Colombia fell at 0-1 record. Colombia started strong and grabbed 17:16 lead at the end of the first period. Brazil replied with a 17-15 rally in the second frame as Dos Santos gave Brazil 33:32 halftime advantage. Brazil managed to increase the lead to 6 points midway through the third period, while Colombia reduced to 50:48. Again Brazil had 6-point lead with less than 2 minutes to go, however Yildon Mendoza gave Colombia 75:74 lead. George de Paula (191-F) scored two free throws for Brazil at the very end for the final 1-point win. Wesley da Silva top-scored for the winners with 21 points and George de Paula had 17. Duval Junior ended up with 13 points and Costa Pablo scored 7. Yildon Mendoza replied with massive 28 points and Atencia Hansel notched 12. Andre Ibarguen collected 11 points and 15 rebounds, whilst Cristian Castano scored 10.

Group B
Argentina - Peru 82-34
Argentina beat Peru in Day 2 of the U17 South American Championship. Argentina opened the campaign with an 82:34 win. Argentina erupted with a 22-6 lead in the first period and added 19-16 rally in the second period. Moreover the favorites dominated the second half and posted two comfortable victories. Argentine won the third period 17-4 and finished the game with a 24-8 surge. Juan Pablo Vaulet (198-PF-96) top-scored for the winners with 15 points and 11 rebounds, while Lucio Delfino (197-PF-97) had 15. Marziali Mateo and Vildoza Jose poured in 9 each. YANEZ ended up with 9 points in defeat and BRUCE as well as GOICOCHEA had 6 apiece. LUQUE followed them with 5 points in a loss. Tomorrow Argentina will take on Uruguay.


Results and Stats from Day 1 in Salto - Aug 5, 2013

Group A
Venezuela - Bolivia 103-47
Venezuela victoriously opened their U17 South American Championship campaign. They knocked down Bolivia in Group A action. Jose Sojo nailed 17 points to lead the winners. Venezuela unloaded 25 points in the first period to gain a 15-point lead. They added 27 points in the second stanza as their lead grew at 31-point mark 52:21. Venezuela stayed red hot offensively in the third term. They poured in 29 points and accumulated a 44-point lead at the final break. Venezuela never looked back afterwards cruising to the victory. Jose Medina delivered 16 points, while Alejandro Bernal added 15 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Luis Mercado answered with 16 points and 16 boards for Bolivia. Ricardo Montana chipped in 10 points in the loss.

Brazil - Ecuador 84-37
Brazil got to the winning start of their U17 South American Championship campaign. They fired past Ecuador in Group A. Tulio Da Silva (195-F/C) came up with 15 points and 8 rebounds to lead the winners. Ecuador surprised Brazil in the opening quarter. Ecuador grabbed a 22:14 lead after ten minutes. Brazil stopped the rot in the second frame. They went on a 26:10 run to surge ahead. Brazil followed with a 29:3 rally in the third period to clear off for good. Ecuador managed just two points in the fourth frame and had to surrender at the end. Lucas Colimerio (207-C-96) had 13 points and 11 boards, while Junio dos Santos added 12 points for the winners. Erick Cobena responded with 11 points for Ecuador. Pedro Auquilla chipped in 8 points in the loss.

Group B
Uruguay - Paraguay 87-64
Uruguay claimed the first win at the South American U17 Championship. The hosts knocked down Paraguay in Group B opener. Octavio Medina nailed 29 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for the winners. Paraguay eked out a 15:14 lead after ten minutes. Uruguay surged ahead in the second frame. The home team snatched a 36:33 halftime lead. Uruguay increased the tempo in the third period. They unloaded 27 points in the quarter and raced to a 13-point lead at the final break. Uruguay maintained the tempo in the fourth period and cruised to the victory at the end. Facundo Grolla (193-C-97) accounted for 19 points and 19 rebounds for Uruguay. Martin Counago had 15 points in the win. Ricardo Marecos chipped in 17 points for Paraguay. Renato Yaluk had 16 points in the losing effort.



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