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Day 1 results and stats - Jun 18, 2009

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Brazil U16-USA U16 82:110

USA opened their FIBA Americas U16 Championship with an easy win over Brazil in the opener. USA looked much better in the whole game to take 1-0 record in the group.
The favorites took the lead from the very beginning and never looked behind after. After the first 5 minutes USA already had 16-6 lead and then led to 26:15 at the end of the opening quarter. The United States of America team did not slow down and increased the lead in the second period as well. They produced a 28-22 to take 54:37 halftime advantage. Brazil however played better in the third period and as result they won the frame 21-20. In order to prove the superiority in the tournament and to be the leader of the group from the very beginning USA had 36-24 in the last period to win 110:82.
Adonis Thomas led the winners with 21 points while Bradley Beal nailed 19. Andre Drummond ended up with 16 points with 11 boards. Gustavo Scaglia De Paula produced 16 points in the losing effort and Leonardo Meindl posted 15.

Brazil: Gustavo Scaglia De Paula 16, Leonardo Meindl (191-F-93) 15
USA: Adonis Thomas 21 points, Bradley Beal 19, Andre Drummond 16 points and 11 boards.

Puerto Rico U16-Venezuela U16 81:87
FIBA Americas U16 Championship first game was played between Puerto Rico U16 and Venezuela U16 as the latter grabbed an important win in the opener. Venezuela used a productive second period to seal the winning 87:81 outcome.
Both teams started in a high tempo and stayed close to each other in the opening quarter. Michael Alberto Carrera shined for Venezuela, while Abdiel Badillo was in front of Puerto Rico U16. In the second period Venezuela looked much better and took a massive lead. A 27-15 in the frame gave them 46:34 at the halftime. The Venezuelans maintained a double digit lead in the third quarter that had finished at 24-24. Puerto Rico however closed the lead to 80:77 with two minutes remaining in the game. But Anthony Joseph Perez however made a three pointer to bring his team the win in the opener.
Michael Alberto Carrera top-scored for the winners with 26 points and 19 rebounds. Anthony Joseph Perez nailed 18,while Edyn Calatayud (-93) had 15. Gary Browne delivered 21 points in the losing case and Abdiel Badillo scored 15.

Puerto Rico U16: Gary Browne 21 points, Abdiel Badillo 15
Venezuela U16: Michael Alberto Carrera 26 points and 19 rebounds, Anthony Joseph Perez 18, Edyn Calatayud 15

Argentina U16 - Bahamas U16 106:72
Argentina opened the U16 Fiba Americas championship with a cruising victory over Bahamas. The teams got into Pool B together with Canada and Mexico and thus Argentina appeared on top of the ladder together with Canadian counterparts. The hosts did not waste too much time to stun their opponents in this one. They accounted for 17 straight points to start the game. Bahamas never came back to life in the opening frame trailing by as many as 24 points at the first intermission. But Bahamas refused to surrender. The Caribbean team struck back with a 14:3 run in the second frame to clip the margin. Argentina however stopped the bleeding and arrived at halftime ahead by 21 points. The home team started the second half confidently and dominated at this point. Argentina posted 30 points in the third quarter and raced to a 29-point lead after thirty minutes. Bahamas had no answer for the onslaught and lost the battle. Matias Bortolin (-C-93) (-C-93) produced 22 points and 8 rebounds for Argentina. Carlos Benitez added 19 points for the home team. Michael Carey Jr. (196-G) responded with game-high 27 points and 10 boards for Bahamas. Travis Wildgoose (-F) notched 18 points and 7 boards in defeat.
Bahamas will play against Canada, while Argentina to face Mexico tonight.

Argentina: Matias Bortolin 22, Carlos Benitez 19, Patricio Garino (-G-93) 16
Bahamas: Michael Carey Jr. 27+10 boards, Travis Wildgoose 18

Canada U16 - Mexico U16 90:44
Canadian U16 National Team got to an impressive start of their U16 Fiba Americas Championship campaign. The North American team faced Mexico in Group B opener. Canada left no chance for their opponents claiming a spectacular 46-point victory at the end.
Canada opened the battle with an 11:2 run to take the lead. They continued to dominate throughout the opening stanza and built a 25:11 advantage after ten minutes. Mexico could not change the complexion of the game in the second frame. They scored just 8 points and appeared trailing by 27 points at halftime.
Canada quickly built a 30-point advantage in the third frame and rolled comfortably. Mexico lost the battle under the rims and shot just 23% from the field. They never threatened the margin as Canada ensured the winning outcome at the end.
Kevin Pangos (183-G) notched 18 points and 6 boards for Canada. Anthony Bennett (196-F) added 17 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Raul Borquez responded with 13 points for Mexico. Oscar Murillo and Sergio Panduro had 5 points each in defeat.
Canada will face Bahamas, while Mexico will take on Argentina today.

Canada: Kevin Pangos 18, Anthony Bennett 17+10 boards, Nikolas Staukas 16
Mexico: Raul Borquez 13, Oscar Murillo 5, Sergio Panduro 5

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FIBA Americas U16 Final Standings
 1. USA
 2. Canada
 3. P.Rico
 4. Argentina
 5. Dominican R.
 6. Mexico
 7. Venezuela
 8. Paraguay

Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
  Avg: 21.8
 1. Curbelo, PUR21.8 
 2. Jones, DOM19.0 
 3. Cruz, MEX16.2 
 4. Barreto, PAR15.4 
 5. Mcneilly, CAN14.4 
 6. Carey, USA14.0 
 7. Bertona, ARG13.6 
 8. Rathan-Mayes, CAN13.4 
 9. Lugarini, ARG12.0 
 10. Harmon, USA11.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Malachi NDUR
  Avg: 8.6
 1. Ndur, CAN8.6 
 2. Sosa, PUR7.8 
 3. Alcala, VEN7.8 
 4. Weems, USA7.4 
 5. Bastianoni, DOM7.4 
 6. Curbelo, PUR7.0 
 7. Shand, CAN6.4 
 8. Carey, USA6.2 
 9. Jones, DOM6.2 
 10. Krikke, CAN6.0 
Assists Per Game
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Curbelo, PUR3.3 
 2. Harmon, USA3.2 
 3. Rolon, PUR3.0 
 4. Jones, DOM3.0 
 5. Roach, USA2.8 
 6. Bertona, ARG2.8 
 7. Hampton, USA2.6 
 8. Pividori, ARG2.4 
 9. Rathan-Mayes, CAN2.4 
 10. Harmon, USA2.4 
Steals Per Game
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Curbelo, PUR3.5 
 2. Moore, USA3.0 
 3. Jones, DOM3.0 
 4. Diaz, VEN2.6 
 5. Barnes, USA2.4 
 6. Cruz, MEX2.0 
 7. Marrero, VEN2.0 
 8. Pividori, ARG2.0 
 9. Hampton, USA1.8 
 10. Ramirez, VEN1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Isaiah TODD
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Todd, USA1.6 
 2. Nwagha, CAN1.2 
 3. Bastianoni, DOM1.2 
 4. Aguero, PAR1.2 
 5. Wiseman, USA1.0 
 6. Ramirez, VEN1.0 
 7. Sosa, PUR1.0 
 8. Scacchi, ARG1.0 
 9. Lucero, MEX0.8 
 10. Ndur, CAN0.8 
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