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Day 2 results and stats - Jun 19, 2009

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Brazil U16-Puerto Rico U16 81:83

The game between Brazil U16 and Puerto Rico U16 became the most interesting in Day 2 of FIBA Americas U16 Championship. Puerto Rico U16 grabbed 83:81 win over Brazil U16 to tie their record at 1-1.
From the very beginning it became clear that the teams would fight up to the end of the campaign. Brazil looked better in the first half and took 22:19 lead at the end of the opening quarter. The things got better for the Brazilian squad in the second quarter as they started to increase the lead. A productive 22-12 in the frame brought them 44:31 advantage at the halftime.
The game however was not over for Puerto Rico U16. led by Browne Ramirez Gary and Betancourt Carbonell Carmelo they became to reduce the gap and to dominate the court. Puerto Rico shocked Brazil 29-13 in the third period for 60:57. The last period became very exciting for the spectators as the teams remained alive for the victory until the last seconds. Puerto Rico grabbed the last seconds win to tie both teams records at 1-1.
Gary Browne was unstoppable with 32 points and 10 rebounds. Carmelo Betancourt netted 24, while Kevin Ramiu (-92) scored 9. Martini Giovanni ended up with 17 points and 10 rebounds in defeat. Scaglia De Paula Gustavo and Alcantara Abbade Aguiar Faria Pedro scored 13 each, while Guimaraes Minuci Eduardo added 10.

Brazil U16: Martini Giovanni 17+10 rebs, Scaglia De Paula Gustavo 13, Alcantara Pedro 13, Eduardo Guimaraes (185-G-92) 10
Puerto Rico U16: Gary Browne (-92) 32+10 rebs, Carmelo Betancourt (-92) 24, Kevin Ramiu 9

Venezuela U16-United States of America U16 76:102

The United States of America U16 become the leader of Group A as the team celebrated the second victory in a row. The win in all the quarters against Venezuela U16 remained them undefeated in the group.
United States of America U16 started offensively and took the control of the court from the very beginning. The first quarter was finished at 26:21 as Quinn Cook (-92), Mc Adoo James and Beal Bradley pulled their team up. In the second period the favorites paid even more attention to defense and as a result allowed Venezuela U16 to score only 13 points. USA meanwhile notched 22 to take 48:34 advantage at the halftime.
The tempo remained high in the beginning of the third period as USA dominated the court. A 26-18 in the third frame gave them 74:52 advantage after thirty minutes of the game. With 28-24 the team finished the winning campaign to take 2-0 in the group.
Quinn Cook paced all the winners with 22 points and Mc Adoo James added 15. Beal Bradley delivered 14 points in the winning effort. Michael Carrera (-92) top-scored for Venezuela U16 with 21 points and 17 rebounds. Blanco Key Israel de Jesus collected 14 points and 13 rebounds, while Anthony Sanchez and Edyn Calatayud (-93) nailed 10 each.

Venezuela U16: Michael Carrera 21+17 rebs, Blanco Key, Israel de Jesus 14+13 rebs, Anthony Sanchez 10, Edyn Calatayud 10
United States of America U16: Quinn Cook 22, Mc Adoo James 15, Beal Bradley 14

Argentina U16 - Mexico U16 84:35
Argentinean U16 National Team posted the second consecutive victory at the Fiba American championship. They dismantled Mexico to remain on top of Group B. The win also propelled the hosts into the semifinal stage of the tourney. Mexico suffered the second loss in a row and remained at the bottom of the ladder winless.
Mexico tried to stay close in the first frame. They trailed by 7 points after ten minutes but then turnovers plagued the team. Argentina held their opponents to just 4 points in the second stanza to clear off to a 40:15 distance at halftime. Mexico could not pick up the tempo offensively as they managed just 9 points in the third frame. Argentina eased to a 40-point advantage after three quarters. The home team cruised to the victory in the final term.
Tomas Zanzotera (-G-92) secured 16 points for Argentina. Patricio Garino (-G-92) finished with 15 points for the winning side. Raul Borquez (-93) responded with 11 points and 8 boards for Mexico. Ernesto Quintero (-92) added 7 points in defeat. Mexico committed 35 turnovers and lost the battle on the boards 34:63.

Argentina: Tomas Zanzotera 16, Patricio Garino 15, Federico Herrera (-F-92) 12, Luciano Massarelli (-G-93) 12
Mexico: Raul Borquez 11, Ernesto Quintero 7

Canada U16 - Bahamas U16 88:69
Canadian U16 National Team posted the second straight win at the Fiba Americas championship in Mendoza, Argentina. They rallied past Bahamas on the second day of the competition to ensure their semifinal birth. Canada will now take on Argentina for the top position in Pool B.
Canada rallied in front early in the encounter. Their offense worked hard to account for as many as 32 points in the opening stanza. It was worth a 26-point advantage after ten minutes. Michael Carey Jr. (196-G-93) kept Bahamas in the game as they showed some signs of recovery in the second quarter. The Caribbean team adjusted their defense and limited Canada to 16 points. Bahamas thus clipped the margin to trail by 23 points at the interval. Bahamas stayed persistent in the third frame as they got the rhythm now. They shot down Canada and got as close as 13 points from their opponents. But the North American team snapped the run from Bahamas in the fourth term. Negus Webster-Chan (198-G-92) helped Canada to run away to a well-deserved victory at the end. Webster-Chan finished with game-high 23 points and 8 rebounds for Canada. Kevin Pangos (183-G-92) and Anthony Bennett (196-F-92) added 14 points each in the win. Michael Carey Jr. responded with 21 points and 10 rebounds for Bahamas. Wannah Bail (203-C-92) had 17 points and 8 rebounds in defeat.

Canada: Negus Webster-Chan 23, Kevin Pangos 14, Anthony Bennett 14
Bahamas: Michael Carey Jr. 21+10 boards, Wannah Bail 17

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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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