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Tournament of the Americas U16 Final Standings
 1. USA
 2. Canada
 3. Argentina
 4. Brazil
 1. Mexico
 2. P.Rico
 3. Dominican R.
 4. Guatemala

Tournament of the Americas U16 Preliminary Round Standings
Group A
 1. Canada 3-0 
 2. Brazil 2-1 
 3. Mexico 1-2 
 4. Guatemala 0-3 
Group B
 1. USA 3-0 
 2. Argentina 2-1 
 3. P.Rico 1-2 
 4. Dominican R. 0-3
Starting Five in BOLD letters
4 Alexia Standish (-92)
5 Ariel Massengale (-92)
6 Alexyz Vaioletama (-92)

7 Cassidie Burdick (-93)
8 Breanna Stewart (-94)
9 Jordan Adams (-93)
10 Bashaara Graves (-93)
11 Kaleena Lewis (-93)
12 Justine Hartman (-92)
13 Betnijah Laney (-93)
14 Kiah Stokes (-92)
15 Elizabeth Williams (-92)

USA wins Gold on FIBA Americas U16 Championship - Aug. 15, 2009 
USA destroyed Canada 103-52 in the Big Final of FIBA Americas U16 Championship in Mexico City grabbing the gold medal. Both teams entered to this game undefeated, but USA demonstrated way better performance last night. After opening ten minutes it was 27-20 and until the half time USA jumped to magnificent 56-29. Second half was just the formality as the gold medal winner was already known. Elizabeth Williams (-92) led Americans with 19 points. Justine Hartman (-92) was behind her with 14. Canada got 12 points from Nirra Fields (170-G-93).

In the battle for bronze medal Argentina outplayed Brazil 64-47. After 20 minutes of the game it was already clear who the winner will be as Argentina already created huge 30-11. It is interesting that Argentina drained 10 triples in the first half. Melisa Gretter (-92) stepped up for Argentina with 20 points and Carolina Belen had 13. In a losing effort Ramona Macedo had 12 points.

The fifth place belongs to Mexico, who was better than Puerto Rico 72-56.

Dominican Republic is No.7 after its first win on this event, Dominican Republic - Guatemala 65-57.

It is very important to mention that USA, Canda and Argentina booked a spot for the 2010 FIBA U17 World Championship.

Summary of the Semifinals in Mexico City - Aug. 14, 2009 
As it was expected, USA and Canada advanced to Big Final of FIBA Americas U16 Championship. These two teams demonstrated way better performance than all other participants in Mexico City and totally deserved to meet each other in battle for the Gold. There is another important thing, with this success USA and Canada booked a spot for the 2010 FIBA U17 World Championship. Two teams who are eliminated in the Semifinals, Argentina and Brazil, will also have a chance to appear on this event. That depends of today's game for third place in Mexico City (Bronze).

Team USA smashed Brazil yesterday 105-54 mostly owing to Kaleena Jordan Lewis and Ariel Chanel Massengale, who scored 24 and 23 points respectively.

Canada outplayed Argentina 66-59. Alexandra Jubilee Der top-scored for the winners with 17, while Shalie Richelle Dheensaw added one point less. Julieta Vazquez shined in loss delivering 22 points.

In classification games for 5-8 place Rico beat Guatemala 45-39 and Mexico dominated against Dominican Republic>
Today USA will meet Canada for the Gold at 20:00h. Two hours before that Argentina will take on Brazil for the Bronze.

We will have two more games today. For the fifth place Puerto Rico will player against the hosts, Mexico. Guatemala and Dominican Republic will try to avoid the last place on this event.

Summary of the Preliminary Round in Mexico City - Aug. 13, 2009 
Preliminary Round in over in Mexico City. Canada and USA demonstrated the best performance so far and they are on top of their groups.
Canada outplayed Brazil, Mexico and Guatemala in Group A for perfect 3-0. From this pool Brazil also advanced to Semifinals with 2-1 record. The crucial game for Brazilians was the one against Mexico. The host of this event faced with 62-66 defeat, falling to third place.
In Group B, USA registered perfect 3-0 record. The Americans outplayed Argentina, Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic. The second team from this pool who advanced to Semifinals is Argentina. Crucial win for Argentina was the one against Puerto Rico 78-53. That was on Day 1.
The Semifinals are scheduled for today. Naturally No.1 of Group A, Canada, will meet No.2 of Group B, Argentina. The Americans will play against Brazil. Canada and USA are favorites and it will be a big surprise if one of these two teams fail to reach the Big Final.


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