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South American Championships Final Standings
 1. Venezuela
 2. Argentina
 3. Uruguay
 4. Brazil
 5. Paraguay
 6. Chile
 7. Ecuador
 8. Peru
South American Championships Stage One Standings
Group A
 1. Argentina 3-0 
 2. Brazil 2-1 
 3. Paraguay 1-2 
 4. Ecuador 0-3 
Group B
 1. Venezuela 3-0 
 2. Uruguay 2-1 
 3. Chile 1-2 
 4. Peru 0-3 
Points Per Game
 Mauricio AGUIAR
  ITA
  (197-F-83)
  Avg: 16.4
 1. Aguiar, Hebraica16.4 
 2. Vasquez, Toronto15.2 
 3. Fitipaldo, Obras14.8 
 4. Carcelen, Importad.14.2 
 5. Fabio, Obera TC13.4 
 6. Araujo, Arecibo13.4 
 7. Cardenas, Importad.12.4 
 8. Suarez, Portland.11.8 
 9. Perez, Libertad11.6 
 10. Monges, Regatas11.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mauricio QUINTERO
  (203-C-92)
  Avg: 9
 1. Quintero, Importad.9.0 
 2. Wachsmann, Defen.8.8 
 3. Fabio, Obera TC8.4 
 4. Borsellino, Hebrai.6.8 
 5. Felicio, Flamengo6.2 
 6. Valencia, Boston C.6.0 
 7. Hettsheimer, Bauru5.8 
 8. Calfani, Malvin5.6 
 9. Marriaga, Trotamun.5.0 
 10. Araujo, Arecibo5.0 
Assists Per Game
 Martin OSIMANI
  URU
  (193-G-81)
  Avg: 3.6
 1. Osimani, Brasilia3.6 
 2. Perez, Libertad3.6 
 3. Laprovittola, Flam.3.4 
 4. Guillent, Guaros3.0 
 5. Monges, Regatas3.0 
 6. Vasquez, Toronto2.8 
 7. Chaia, Flamengo2.6 
 8. Cubillan, Trotamun.2.6 
 9. Figueroa, Vivo/Fra.2.4 
 10. Fabio, Obera TC2.2 
Steals Per Game
 Nicolas LAPROVITTOLA
  ARG
  (187-PG-90)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Laprovittola, Flam.2.4 
 2. Mata, Vivo/Franca1.8 
 3. Zanotti, Libertad.1.8 
 4. Araujo, Arecibo1.8 
 5. Fitipaldo, Obras1.8 
 6. Mellone, Cerro P.1.4 
 7. Neto, Gipuzkoa1.4 
 8. Vargas, Marinos1.4 
 9. Andrade, Bauru1.4 
 10. Vasquez, Toronto1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Mathias CALFANI
  (202-C-92)
  Avg: 1
 1. Calfani, Malvin1.0 
 2. Marriaga, Trotamun.0.6 
 3. Delgado, ComuniKT0.6 
 4. Bortolin, Regat.0.6 
 5. Mina, Mavort0.4 
 6. Rodriguez, Flame.0.4 
 7. Valencia, Boston C.0.4 
 8. Isla, Columbia, MO0.4 
 9. Vargas, Marinos0.4 
 10. Bethelmy, Cocodri.0.4 

Venezuela celebrate title in Isla Margarita (Photo: FIBA Americas)

Starting five
#s#
Greivis Vasquez
Vasquez
Jhornan Zamora
Zamora
David Cubillan
Cubillan
Luis Bethelmy
Bethelmy
Windi Graterol
Graterol
#e#5
4Miguel Marriaga 205-C-84 Trotamundos Venezuela
5Gregory Vargas 180-PG-86 Guayama Puerto Rico
6Greivis Vasquez 198-PG-87 Toronto R. USA
7Jhornan Zamora 196-G-89 Trotamundos Venezuela
8David Cubillan 181-PG-87 Trotamundos Venezuela
9Nestor Colmenares 203-PF-87 Cocodrilos Venezuela
10Jose Vargas 195-G/F-82 Marinos Venezuela
11Luis Bethelmy 200-F/C-86 Cocodrilos Venezuela
12Jesus Centeno 190-G-85 Cocodrilos Venezuela
13Heissler Guillent 186-PG-86 Guaros Venezuela
14Miguel Ruiz 197-F-90 Trotamundos Venezuela
15Windi Graterol 204-C-86 Metros STGO Dominican Republic


Nestor Garcia Head Coach Guaros Venezuela

Latinbasket.com All-South American Championships Awards 2014 - Jul 30, 2014

Latinbasket.com All-South American Championships 1st Team 2014
Greivis Vasquez
Vasquez
Bruno Fitipaldo
Fitipaldo
Marcos Mata
Mata
Mauricio Aguiar
Aguiar
Rafael Hettsheimer
Hettsheimer

Best Player: Greivis Vasquez (6'6''-PG-87) of Venecuela
Best Guard: Greivis Vasquez (6'6''-PG-87) of
Venecuela
Best Forward: Mauricio Aguiar (197-F-83) of
Uruguay
Best Center: Rafael Hettsheimer (206-C-86) of
Brazil

1st Team
PG: Greivis Vasquez (6'6''-PG-87) of
Venecuela
PG: Bruno Fitipaldo (183-PG-91) of Uruguay
SF: Marcos Mata (199-SF-86) of Argentina
F: Mauricio Aguiar (197-F-83) of
Uruguay
C: Rafael Hettsheimer (206-C-86) of Brazil

2nd Team
PG: Raul Neto (186-PG-92) of Brazil
G/F: Daniel Perez (190-G/F-84) of Paraguay
F: Jose Fabio (200-F-77) of Paraguay
PF: Nestor Colmenares (203-PF-87) of Venezuela
C: Guillermo Araujo (204-C-82) of Paraguay

Honorable Mention
Matias Bortolin (208-C-93) of Argentina
Heissler Guillent (186-PG-86) of Venezuela
Kiril Wachsmann (203-C-84) of Uruguay
Mauricio Quintero (203-C-92) of Ecuador



Venezuela celebrate title in Isla Margarita - Jul 29, 2014

FINAL
Argentina - Venezuela 65-74
Venezuela are the new South American champions! They overcame Argentina in the title game in Isla Margarita. Greivis Vasquez (198-PG-87, college: Maryland) stepped up with 24 points to pace the hosts. The victory marked just the second South American Championship triumph in Venezuela history. They won the trophy back in 1991 for the first time. Argentina eked out a 16:14 lead after the opening quarter. They maintained the advantage throughout the second frame. Argentina ensured a 31:29 halftime lead. But Venezuela held Argentina to 11 points in the third term and jumped to a 48:42 lead at the final intermission. Venezuela unloaded 26 points in the fourth frame and hung to clinch victory. Nestor Colmenares (203-PF-87, college: Campbellsville) netted 13 points, while Luis Bethelmy (200-F/C-86) added 8 points in the victory. Selem Safar (190-SG-87) responded with 16 points for Argentina. Martin Leiva had 9 points and 10 rebounds in the defeat.
3-4 Place
Uruguay - Brazil 61-66
Brazil stepped onto the pedestal at the South American Championship. They edged Uruguay to clinch the Bronze medals. Vitor Benite (190-SG-90) nailed 16 points to pace the winners. Brazil secured an 18:17 lead at the end of the first quarter. They triggered an 18:12 run in the second term to gain a 36:29 halftime lead. Brazil maintained the advantage throughout the third quarter. They opened a 57:47 lead heading into the fourth stanza. Uruguay however limited their opponents to just 9 points in the final frame and pulled closer. But it was not enough to threaten Brazil at the end. Rafael Hettsheimer (206-C-86) provided 14 points for the winners. Bruno Fitipaldo (183-PG-91) responded with 26 points for Uruguay. Mauricio Aguiar had 15 points in the defeat.

5-6 Place
Paraguay - Chile 75-49
Paraguay earned the fifth position in the South American Championship. They toppled Chile in the final game. Jose Fabio (200-F-77) produced 18 points for the winners. Paraguay marked their ambitions early in the game. They jumped to a 21:9 lead after the first frame. Paraguay accounted for a 42:22 halftime lead. Chile pulled within 18 points at the final intermission. However Paraguay held their opponents to just 10 points in the fourth frame and escaped with the victory at the end. Guillermo Araujo (204-C-82) netted 15 points, while Bruno Zanotti and Federico Mellone posted 10 points each in the win. Sebastian Suarez (193-G-91) responded with 18 points for Chile. Gerardo Isla netted 8 points in the loss.

7-8 Place
Peru - Ecuador 63-90
Ecuador scored the victory in the final day of the South American Championship. They edged Peru to finish seventh. Raul Cardenas (190-G-82, college: Faulkner) chipped in 26 points to pace the winners. Peru unloaded 29 points in the first period to ensure a 2-point lead. But Ecuador went on a 25:12 run in the second quarter and secure a 52:41 halftime lead. Ecuador triggered a 20:9 rally in the third term to secure a 22-point advantage heading into the fourth frame. Ecuador never looked back afterwards cruising to the win. Carlos Carcelen (202-C-81) tossed in 17 points, while Mauricio Quintero added 16 points for the winners. Julio Monges (191-G-81) answered with 19 points for Peru. Luis Saldana netted 12 points in the defeat.


Argentina and Venezuela advance into Final in Isla Margarita - Jul 28, 2014

SEMIFINALS
Venezuela - Brazil 66-65
Venezuela reached the championship game in Isla Margarita. The hosts prevailed against Brazil to join Argentina in the Final. Venezuela overcame a 10-point deficit in the third term to snatch the victory at the end. Heissler Guillent (186-PG-86) provided 15 points for the winners. Venezuela accounted for a 16:15 lead after ten minutes. The hosts maintained the lead throughout the second term. They arrived at halftime up by two points 28:26. But Brazil shifted the gear in the third term. They surged ahead to accumulate a 10-point lead. Brazil entered the fourth quarter up by 5 points 55:50. However Venezuela erased the deficit as David Cubillan tied things up at 63. Venezuela soon took the lead and and held on to the victory. Windi Graterol (204-C-86) produced 10 points, while Nestor Colmenares added 9 points for the winners. Raul Neto (186-PG-92) responded with 15 points for Brazil. Jefferson Andrade (207-PF-83) and Cristiano Silva had 12 points each in the loss.

Argentina - Uruguay 79-68
Argentina punched the Final tickets at the South American Championship. They defeated Uruguay in the semifinal clash. Nicolas Laprovittola (187-PG-90) provided 15 points to pace the winners. Argentina unloaded 31 points in the first period gaining an 11-point lead. Uruguay cut the deficit in the second quarter. They pulled within 9 points at the interval 33:42. But Argentina quickly regained the control. They raced to a 17-point lead at the final intermission. Uruguay narrowed the gap in the fourth frame but could not avoid the defeat. Matias Bortolin (208-C-93, agency: Interperformances) and Marcos Mata (199-SF-86) had 14 points each for the winners. Mauricio Aguiar (197-F-83, agency: Players Group) responded with 21 points for Uruguay. Bruno Fitipaldo (183-PG-91) netted 16 points in the loss.
5-8 Place
Chile - Ecuador 74-57
Chile overcame Ecuador in the classification round battle at the South American Championship. They will now take on Paraguay for the fifth position. Ecuador will wrap up their campaign at the tournament against Peru. Gerardo Isla (201-F-91) tallied 18 points and 10 rebounds for Chile. They jumped to an early lead. Chile registered a 26:14 lead after the opening quarter. They held Ecuador to only 9 points in the second frame and ensured a 42:23 halftime lead. Chile and Ecuador exchanged baskets throughout the third term. Chile entered the fourth frame up by 19 points and never looked back en route to the win. Sebastian Suarez (193-G-91) had 16 points, while Franco Morales (179-PG-92) and Jose Del Solar netted 8 points each in the victory. Carlos Carcelen (202-C-81) responded with 14 points for Ecuador. Mauricio Quintero (203-C-92) had 13 points and 16 boards in the defeat.

Paraguay - Peru 80-56
Paraguay overcame Peru in the classification round in Isla Margarita. Daniel Perez (190-G/F-84) and Bruno Zanotti (198-SF-82, college: Merrimack) provided 14 points each for the winners. Paraguay held their opponents to just 4 points in the first frame and opened a 12-point lead. Peru improved offensively in the second quarter. They pulled within 10 points at halftime 23:33. But Paraguay took over again in the second half. They unloaded 47 points in the next two quarters to cruise to the victory. Guillermo Araujo (204-C-82) netted 12 points in the win. Manuel Morales (195-SF-88) and Julio Monges (191-G-81) answered with 14 points each for Peru.


Semifinals are set in Isla Margarita - Jul 27, 2014

Group A
Argentina - Brazil 64-59
Argentina ensured the third consecutive victory at the South American Championship. They defeated Brazil to win Group A. Selem Safar (190-SG-87) nailed 17 points for the winners. Argentina piled up a 21:12 lead after the opening quarter. Brazil cut the deficit in the second frame. They pulled within 2 points at the interval 27:29. Brazil stayed aggressive defensively in the third period. They held Argentina to just 8 points and spurred ahead for a 46:37 lead at the final intermission. Argentina however turned things around in the fourth quarter. They tuned in offensively pouring in 27 points and sealed the victory. Nicolas Laprovittola (187-PG-90) and Matias Bortolin (208-C-93, agency: Interperformances) produced 9 points each for the winners. Jefferson Andrade (207-PF-83) responded with 12 points for Brazil. Raul Neto (186-PG-92) had 10 points in the defeat.

Paraguay - Ecuador 83-73
Paraguay recorded the first victory in the South American Championship. They knocked down Ecuador for 1-2 record in Group A. Jose Fabio (200-F-77) tallied 18 points and 15 rebounds to pace the winners. Paraguay recorded a 20:13 lead after the opening quarter. They stretched the gap in the second frame. Paraguay accumulated a 44:32 halftime lead. Paraguay stayed in front throughout the third term. They entered the final stanza up by 15 points. Ecuador cut the deficit in the fourth frame but could not avoid the defeat at the end. Daniel Perez (190-G/F-84) and Bruno Zanotti (198-SF-82, college: Merrimack) provided 16 points each in the victory. Carlos Carcelen (202-C-81) responded with 20 points for Ecuador. Raul Cardenas (190-G-82, college: Faulkner) had 18 points in the losing effort.

Group B
Venezuela - Uruguay 67-63
Venezuela celebrated the third win in a row at the South American Championship. They knocked down Uruguay to clinch the top position in Group B. Greivis Vasquez (198-PG-87, college: Maryland) scored 19 points to pace the winners. Venezuela recorded a 20:13 lead after the first frame. They stretched the gap in the second quarter. Venezuela ensured a 30:22 halftime advantage. Uruguay improved offensively in the third term. They knocked down 28 points and eked out a one-point lead before the fourth frame. But Venezuela held the visitors to 13 points in the final stanza and sealed the winning outcome. Nestor Colmenares (203-PF-87, college: Campbellsville) had 14 points, while David Cubillan (181-PG-87, college: Marquette) and Jose Vargas (195-G/F-82) added 8 points each for the winners. Mauricio Aguiar (197-F-83, agency: Players Group) responded with 14 points for Uruguay. Martin Osimani (193-G-81, college: Duquesne) netted 13 points in the loss.

Chile - Peru 85-70
Chile opened win count at the South American Championship. They held off Peru for 1-2 record in Group B. Franco Morales (179-PG-92) chipped in 18 points to lead the charge. Chile jumped to a 23:18 lead after the opening quarter. They stretched the margin in the second period. Chile accounted for a 47:33 halftime lead. Chile stayed dominant in the third term. They registered a 21-point cushion heading into the fourth stanza. Peru outscored their opponents in the final frame but could not avoid the defeat. Gerardo Isla (201-F-91) sank 13 points, while Jorge Valencia added 12 points for the winners. Alejandro Bellatin (188-F) and Julio Monges (191-G-81) answered with 15 points for Peru.


Recap of Day 2 in Isla Margarita - Jul 26, 2014

Group A
Argentina - Paraguay 75-65
Argentina had to work hard to overcome Paraguay in the second round of preliminary action at the South American Championship. The victory propelled Argentina at 2-0 record on top of the ladder. Nicolas Richotti (184-PG-86) recorded 16 points in the victory. Argentina jumped to a 25:15 lead after the opening quarter. But Paraguay stiffened defensively in the second term. They limited Argentina to just 11 points and pulled within 2 points at the interval 34:36. Argentina were back in the drivers seat in the third term. They unloaded 27 points in the quarter to enter the fourth frame leading by 16 points. But Paraguay did not surrender as they cut the distance before losing the game. Marcos Delia (208-C-92) had 14 points, while Marcos Mata (199-SF-86) added 11 points for Argentina. Jose Fabio (200-F-77) responded with 19 points and 12 rebounds for Paraguay. Ramon Sanchez (194-F-91) and Guillermo Araujo (204-C-82) netted 11 points each in the loss.

Ecuador - Brazil 54-106
Brazil coasted to their second win at the South American Championship. They knocked down Ecuador to stay undefeated in Group A. Olivinha Rodriguez (202-F-83) and de Souza Ferreira (208-C/F-88) contributed 17 points each for the winners. Brazil eked out a 17:16 lead after the opening quarter. They went on a commanding 29:11 run in the second frame to ensure a 46:27 halftime lead. Brazil unloaded 31 points in the third term to take a massive 44-point lead heading into the fourth stanza. Brazil stayed red hot offensively knocking down 29 points in the final stanza and sealing the victory. Arthur Silva (198-SF-82) contributed 12 points in the win. Carlos Carcelen (202-C-81) responded with 11 points for Ecuador. Raul Cardenas (190-G-82, college: Faulkner) had 10 points in the defeat.

Group B
Venezuela - Chile 76-55
Venezuela celebrated the second win in a row at the start of the home South American Championship. The hosts prevailed against Chile to stay perfect. Greivis Vasquez (198-PG-87, college: Maryland) accounted for 15 points and 6 rebounds in the victory. Venezuela registered a 22:14 lead ten minutes into the encounter. They held Chile to just 13 points in the second term and opened a 17-point halftime lead. Chile could not come closer in the third quarter. Venezuela ensured a comfortable 23-point lead before the fourth stanza. Chile stopped the rot in the final frame but could not avoid the defeat. Windi Graterol (204-C-86) had 14 points, while Jose Vargas added 13 points for Venezuela. Gerardo Isla (201-F-91) responded with 12 points for Chile. Jorge Valencia (206-C-77) had 11 points in the defeat.

Peru - Uruguay 45-103
Uruguay accounted for the second straight win at the South American Championship in Venezuela. They romped past Peru to improve at 2-0 record in Group B. Martin Aguilera (195-F-87) nailed 15 points to pace the winners. Uruguay held their opponents to just 4 points in the opening quarter and secured a 21-point lead. They stretched the margin at 28-point mark at the interval. Uruguay went on a 29:10 run in the third term and never looked back en route to the victory. Mauricio Aguiar (197-F-83, agency: Players Group), Rodrigo Trelles (191-F-88) and Mathias Calfani (202-C-92) recorded 14 points apiece for the winners. Gianfranco Sambucetti (188-G-88) responded with 15 points for Peru. Julio Monges (191-G-81) had 7 points in the defeat.


Recap of Day 1 in Isla Margarita - Jul 25, 2014

Group A
Brazil - Paraguay 73-56
Brazil tipped off their South American Championship campaign with victory. They knocked down Paraguay in Group A opener. Rafael Hettsheimer (206-C-86) notched 13 points and 9 rebounds for the winning side. Paraguay stunned Brazil with a confident start to the game. They grabbed a 17:14 lead after ten minutes. But Brazil slowly overcame sloppiness taking a 32:26 halftime lead. Brazil went on a 23:11 rally in the third term to open an 18-point advantage at the final intermission. Paraguay cut the deficit in the fourth frame but could not avoid the defeat. Jefferson Andrade tossed in 10 points, while Rafael Freire and Raul Neto added 9 points apiece in the victory. Guillermo Araujo (204-C-82) replied with 16 points for Paraguay. Daniel Perez had 14 points in the defeat.

Ecuador - Argentina 44-100
Argentina clinched the first victory at the South American Championship in Isla Margarita. They knocked down Ecuador in the first game at the tournament. Marcos Mata (199-SF-86) nailed 15 points to pace the winners. Argentina got to a slow start. They eked out a 10:9 lead after ten minutes of action. But the favourites stepped on the gas in the second period. Argentina unleashed 37 points in the second frame to record a 47:22 halftime lead. Argentina triggered a 32:4 run in the third quarter to clear off for good. Pablo Espinoza (200-PF-87) had 13 points, while Nicolas Richotti (184-PG-86) added 12 points for Argentina. Carlos Carcelen responded with 9 points for Ecuador. Carlos Delgado (202-C-90) and Mauricio Quintero netted 8 points each in the loss.

Group B
Uruguay - Chile 92-52
Uruguay claimed the first victory at the South American Championship. They defeated Chile in the opener. Mauricio Aguiar (197-F-83, agency: Players Group) scored 18 points to pace the winners. Uruguay dominated from start to finish in this one. They jumped to a 16:8 lead after the first frame. Uruguay poured in 26 points in the second term to secure a 42:23 halftime advantage. Uruguay unleashed 28 points in the third term to secure a comfortable 32-point lead before the fourth frame. Uruguay outgunned Chile in the final stanza and sealed the winning outcome. Sebastian Izaguirre (207-C-85) netted 14 points for the Uruguayan side. Sebastian Suarez (193-G-91) responded with 13 points for Chile. Franco Morales had 10 points in the loss.

Peru - Venezuela 49-86
Venezuela registered the first victory in Isla Margarita. They knocked down Peru in Group B. Greivis Vasquez (198-PG-87, college: Maryland) stepped up with 13 points for Venezuela. The hosts opened the game on a strong 28:11 rally. They stretched the gap at 22-point mark at the interval 46:24. Venezuela dominated in the third period. They went on a 27:12 rally to clear off for good. David Cubillan (181-PG-87, college: Marquette) produced 11 points, while Jhornan Zamora connected for 10 points in the victory. Manuel Chavez (201-C-87) and Luis Saldana (201-PF-87) responded with 10 points each in the defeat.



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