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USA breeze past Argentina for the title - Jun 16, 2013


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Josh Jackson
FINAL
USA - Argentina 94-48
The USA conquered the FIBA Americas U16 Championship title. They knocked down Argentina in the Final in Punta del Este yesterday. Joshua Jackson (201-G/F-97) stepped up with 16 points to lead the winners. It was a one way traffic right from the start. The North Americans jumped to a 15:8 lead at the first break. The USA poured in 28 points in the second period to gain a 28-point halftime lead 43:15. The USA kept on mounting the pressure in the third period. They cleared off to a massive 33-point lead heading into the fourth frame. Argentina scored just 13 points in the fourth term as the US team cruised to the victory. Jayson Tatum (201-F-98) posted 14 points, while Seventh Woods added 12 points for the winning side. Maximo Fjellerup (192-SG-97) responded with 13 points for Argentina. Lucio Delfino (197-PF-97) and Lautaro Riego had 12 points each in the loss.



3rd place
Puerto Rico - Canada 50-62
Canada finished their FIBA Americas U16 Championship on a high note. They rallied past Puerto Rico to climb onto the pedestal. Jamal Murray (191-PG-96) nailed 15 points helping Canada earn the Bronze medals. Canada grabbed a narrow 12:11 lead at the first intermission. But Puerto Rico denied it in the second term. Puerto Rico surged ahead to secure a 25:21 halftime advantage. Canada increased the tempo in the second half. They trimmed the deficit to trail by a single point at the final intermission. Canada triggered a 24:11 run in the fourth quarter to escape with a tough victory at the end. Koby McEwen (187-PG-97) chipped in 12 points, while Nolan Narain added 10 points in the winning case. Leandro Allende (190-F/G-97) answered with 16 points for Puerto Rico. Arnaldo Toro (205-C-97) had 15 points and 14 rebounds in the loss.

5-6 places
Uruguay - Chile 65-66
Chile clinched 5th position at the FIBA Americas U16 Championship. The team won over the hosts, Uruguay 66:65 in the last game and sent the hosts a step lower. Both teams scored 13 points each in the opening period and stayed close for the majority of the game. Chile needed a 13-12 rally in the second frame to take 1-point advantage at the halftime. Uruguay however looked better in the third period and managed to respond with a 23-18 surge, but Chile managed to win the game. Dante Bahamonde scored the two to seal the victory for Chile, 66:65. Nicolas Aguirre (176-PG-97) was unstoppable with 33 points and Dante Bahamonde (174-G-96) added 14. Herrera Sebastian and Low Diego finished the game with 6 points each. Facundo Grolla (193-C-97) replied with 25 points and 13 rebounds, whilst Counago Martin had 17. Viotti Agustin delivered 10 and Baltasar Federico brought 7.

7-8 places
Bahamas - Mexico 60-58
Bahamas finished 7th in Uruguay at the FIBA Americas U16 Championship. The team escaped the last position after a 60:58 win against Mexico. Deajour Adderley brought the last points for his side to seal the victory. Bahamas won the first period 12-10 and then added 21-13 in the second frame. Mexico managed to recover in the third period after a 15-9 rally and continued to catch up with the opponents in the last period. Although Mexico won the period 20-18, it was not enough to win the game. Being tied at 58, Deajour Adderly brought the last points for his side to seal the victory. Deajour Adderley (187-SG-96) top-scored for the winners with 24 points and Gibson Qyemah collected 12 points and 10 rebounds. Sebastian Gray (198-SF-97) followed them with 9 points in a win. Rene Melendez (192-SF-96) finished the game with 16 points in defeat, whilst Venegas Ivan had 15 points and 10 rebounds. Pina Oscar nailed 10 and Contreras Diego brought 6.   




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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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