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USA and Argentina advance to the Finals - Jun 15, 2013

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5-8 Places
Bahamas - Uruguay 66-72
Facundo Grolla (193-C-97) erupted with 36 points and 25 rebounds against Bahamas as his Uruguay won the first Classification game for 5-8 places. Uruguay won 72:66 at the FIBA Americas Championship Day 4 opener. Uruguay opened the game with 18-13 and looked better in the first half. Both teams scored 11 points each in the second frame for 29:24 home side lead at the halftime. Uruguay won also the third period 22-16 and enjoyed 11-point advantage after three quarters. Bahamas managed to win the last period 26-21 and reduced to final 6 points. Santiago Massa (187-PF-96) and Viotti Agustin scored 9 points each for the hosts. Adderley Deajour replied with 20 points in the losing effort, while Gibson Qyemah collected 19 points and 10 rebounds. Sebastian Gray (198-SF-97) delivered 10 and Burrows Shamar added 7.

Chile - Mexico 72-64
Aguirre Nicolas posts a triple-double against Mexico at the Classification Round for 5-8 places at the FIBA Americas Championship. The player helped Chile to win 72:64 as he erupted with 17 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds. Chile won the first period 17-15, but allowed the opponents to take 2-point lead at the halftime when Mexico posted a 19-15 rally in the second frame. The second half however belonged to Chile. They posted similar 20-15 in the third and the last stanza to win the game. Herrera Sebastian top-scored for Chile with 24 points and Dante Bahamonde (174-G-96) added 20. Haase Felipe followed them with 6 points in a win. Rene Melendez (192-SF-96) ended up with 23 points in the losing effort and Contreras Diego brought 12. Venegas Ivan and Kevin Vazquez (198-PF-97) poured in 8 points each. Chile will face Uruguay in the game for the 5th place. Mexico will take on Bahamas in the opener of the last day.

Canada - Argentina 64-65
Argentina U16 needs overtime to beat Canada at the Semifinals of the FIBA Americas Championship. The team posted a 65:64 win over Canada and advanced to the Final. Argentina started the game with 18-10 in the first period and dominated the first half. They added 17-13 in the second frame and led 35:23 at the halftime. Canada, meanwhile, served with extra passes on offense and cut the lead to Argentina to 4, but a half-court basket in the final seconds of the third quarter by Guillermo Aliende gave a 7 points lead back to Argentina who closed the third quarter, 45-38. Canada won the fourth period 18-11 and tied the game after fourth period. In overtime Argentina led 8 points, while Canada tied the game again at 64:64. Maximo Fjellerup (192-SG-97) scored one free throw for the final result in the game. Boudet Christian paced all the winners with 15 points and 10 rebounds, while Lucio Delfino (197-PF-97) netted 13. Aliende Guillermo scored 12, while Maximo Fjellerup brought 9. Murray Jamal finished the game with high 27 points and Edward Ekiyor (203-F/G-96) netted 9. Turenne Malick and McEwen Koby ended up with 8 points in defeat.

USA - Puerto Rico 93-64
USA U16 advanced to the Final of the FIBA Americas Championship. The favorites overcame Puerto Rico U16 93:64 and will face Argentina in the Final game. USA took 22-18 lead at the end of the first period and pushed the tempo in the second frame. The defending champions added 25-7 in the second period for 47:25 advantage at the halftime. In the third period USA was stronger with 26-19 burst and reached 29-point deficit before the final period. Both teams scored 20 points in the last stanza for the final result in the game. Diamond Stone (208-C/F-97) and Rabb Ivan top-scored for the winners with 19 points each, while the latter also added 14 rebounds. Joshua Jackson (201-G/F-97) nailed 13, whilst Bryant Thomas had 11. Gandia Ivan replied with 21 points in the losing effort. Ebube Ezegwula-Ebube (200-PF-97) notched 12 and Cancel Edwin brought 10.   

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FINAL USA - Canada 111-60 USA celebrated Gold in Formosa. They beat Canada in the championship game. Vernon Carey (204-C-01) banked in 19 points to pace the winners. USA dominated from start to finish. They grabbed a comfortable 49:24 halftime lead. USA unleashed 62 points in the second half to cruise to the victory. DeVion Harmon, Jeremy Roach (186-G-01) and Jalen Green (196-G-02) delivered 13 points each for the winners. Luka Sakota (185-PG-01) responded with 17 points for Canada. 3-4...   [read more]

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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

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