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FIBA Americas U18 Championship. Day 2 - Jul 16, 2008

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USA U18 - Bahamas U18 115:51
United States Junior National Team earned their second win in a row in Formosa. The success meant United States team advanced to the semifinal stage at the FIBA Americas U18 Championship and thus qualified for the U19 World Championship in New Zealand in 2009. Bahamas in the meantime suffered their second straight loss at the tournament. The USA dominated the game from the tip off. They outgunned their opponents 29:5 in the first period and were well in control of the situation throughout the rest of the contest. They held Bahamas team to 6 points in the second stanza and built a 59:11 lead at halftime. Bahamas finally came back to life in the second half and notched 40 points but it was still not enough to outscore the North Americans. The USA secured a thumping victory and remained on top of Group B. Travis Wear (206-F-90) tallied 15 points and 4 boards for the USA. Mason Plumlee (210-F-90) had 14 points and 14 boards, while JaMychal Green (205-F/C-90) added 13 points and 8 caroms for the winners. Donathen Moss (201-C-90) answered with 10 points for Bahamas. Olen Smith (-90) posted 9 points in a losing case. The USA team outrebounded their opponents 58:28 and forced those to 29 turnovers. United States will face Puerto Rico tonight. Bahamas and Venezuela will fight for the initial win at the tournament.

USA U18: Travis Wear 15, Mason Plumlee 14+14 boards, JaMychal Green 13
Bahamas U18: Donathen Moss 10, Olen Smith 9

Canada U18 - Uruguay U18 76:56
Canadian Junior National Team remained perfect at the U18 FIBA Americas Championship in Formosa. They defeated Uruguay on the second day of the tournament and automatically ensured their U19 World Championship birth next year. Uruguay got to a better start to the game as they led 20:16 after ten minutes of action. But Canada had their secret weapon. Robert Gagliardi (185-G-90) nailed 11 points in a row for Canada in the second quarter, while defense worked hard and Canadian team gradually took over. They limited Uruguayan team to only 8 points in the period and established a 41:28 advantage at halftime. Canada kept on running well and piled up a 20-point cushion in the third frame. Uruguay never recovered suffering their second loss at the start of the event. Canada and Argentina share the top spot in Group A and would play for the top seed today. Robert Gagliardi finished with game-high 33 points for Canada. Mangisto Arop (197-G-90) delivered 14 points and 12 boards, while Marc Trasolini (206-F-90) added 8 points and 7 caroms for the winners. Mathias Calfani (199-C-92).

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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
  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
  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
  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
  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
  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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