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FIBA Americas U18 Championship. Day 1 - Jul 15, 2008


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P.J. Young
USA U18 - Venezuela U18 82:73
The USA U18 Team got to a winning start of the FIBA Americas championship in Formosa. Yesterday they held off their counterparts from Venezuela to earn the first win in the preliminary Group B. Travis Wear (206-F-90) delivered 15 points and 7 boards to pace the USA. Ryan Kelly (207-F-91) delivered 12 points and 10 boards for the winners. Kemba Walker (183-G-90) nailed 10 first points for the North American side but Venezuela kept it close and jumped to a 23:17 lead late in the first stanza. Emilio Cappare (190-F/G-90) and Yonaiker Ecker (179-G-90) allowed Venezuela to go up 28:23 at the start of the second period. But the USA answered with a 10:3 run that was capped by the jumper from Maalik Wayns (184-G-91). The USA accumulated a 47:36 advantage at halftime and never looked back in the second half. They stretched the gap to as many as 14 points heading into the final period. The USA team let Venezuela no closer than 8 points in the final quarter and celebrated their first win at the tournament. Emilio Cappare led all scorers with 17 points for Venezuela. Jorge Rondon (193-G/F-90) delivered 14 points in a losing effort. The USA had a 44:34 rebounding advantage. They also forced Venezuelan team to 20 turnovers and limited them to just 29% from close range. The USA however had some facets to improve as they shot 1/16 from downtown. The USA will take on Bahamas today. Venezuela opposes Puerto Rico in the second game in Group B.

USA U18: Travis Wear 15, Ryan Kelly 12+10 boards, Kemba Walker 12
Venezuela U18: Emilio Cappare 17, Jorge Rondon 14

Puerto Rico U18 - Bahamas U18 97:65
Puerto Rican U18 National Team breezed past Bahamas in the Tournament of the Americas opener yesterday. Bahamas that were the last second invitee could not match Puerto Rican team. The Latin American team rushed ahead right from the start and soon accumulated a 26:16 advantage. Having an obvious advantage inside and outside the paint Puerto Rico easily stretched the margin to 25 points at the interval. The Caribbean side finally showed character as they outscored their opponents 26:23 in the third frame. But it was a short spark as Puerto Rico answered with a deadly 25:15 spurt in the fourth quarter to seal the winning outcome. Carlos Lopez (208-F-90) led all scorers with 24 points and 10 boards for Puerto Rico. Isaac Sosa (188-G-90) had 17 points, while Raymond Cintron (186-G-90) provided 13 points for the winners.   




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FIBA Americas U18 Final Standings
 1. USA
 2. Canada
 3. Argentina
 4. P.Rico
 5. Chile
 6. Dominican R.
 7. Panama
 8. Ecuador

Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Marcos GIORDANO
  (183-PG-0)
  Avg: 18.5
 1. Giordano, ARG18.5 
 2. Frink, DOM18.2 
 3. Quinones, DOM17.5 
 4. Miller, CAN17.3 
 5. Caffaro, ARG16.7 
 6. Nembhard, CAN15.7 
 7. Moncayo, ECU15.3 
 8. White, USA15.3 
 9. Lawson, CAN14.8 
 10. Marcos, ARG14.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Maxwell LORCA-LLOYD
  USA
  (208-F/C-0)
  Avg: 11.3
 1. Lorca-Lloyd, CHI11.3 
 2. Caffaro, ARG8.8 
 3. Frink, DOM8.7 
 4. Robinson, USA8.5 
 5. Samuel, CAN8.0 
 6. Gunn, PAN7.8 
 7. Capurro, ECU7.7 
 8. Torres, PUR7.3 
 9. Miller, CAN7.3 
 10. Lombardo, PAN7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Andrew NEMBHARD
  CAN
  (193-PG-0)
  Avg: 8.8
 1. Nembhard, CAN8.8 
 2. Arroyo, CHI6.5 
 3. Andrade, PAN5.4 
 4. Farabello, ARG5.3 
 5. Santiago, PUR5.3 
 6. Dosunmu, USA4.5 
 7. Anthony, USA4.2 
 8. Marcos, ARG4.0 
 9. Brown, CAN4.0 
 10. Grimes, USA3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Andrew NEMBHARD
  CAN
  (193-PG-0)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Nembhard, CAN2.7 
 2. Andrade, PAN2.2 
 3. Moncayo, ECU2.2 
 4. Gunn, PAN2.2 
 5. Rubel, DOM1.8 
 6. Maxey, USA1.8 
 7. Farabello, ARG1.8 
 8. Grimes, USA1.7 
 9. Patterson, CAN1.5 
 10. Marcos, ARG1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 George CONDITT
  PUR
  (210-C-0)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Conditt, PUR3.3 
 2. Lorca-Lloyd, CHI2.8 
 3. Hurt, USA1.5 
 4. Capurro, ECU1.5 
 5. Davis, USA1.2 
 6. Rivera, ECU1.2 
 7. Caffaro, ARG1.0 
 8. Bediako, CAN1.0 
 9. Frink, DOM1.0 
 10. Linares, PUR1.0 
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